International Business Festival 2018

LIVERPOOL 12-28 JUNE

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  • IWD2018: Celebrating our women speakers

    08 March 2018 Andy McFarlane
    AS it's International Women's Day 2018, we're celebrating some of our trailblazing female speakers. Some highly influential figures in the fight for equality will appear on our Futures Stage in June.  ...
  • ‘THE CLOCK IS TICKING… THE WORLD WON’T WAIT FOR BRITAIN’

    08 March 2018 Carolyn Fairbairn, Confederation of British Industry
    On our opening day, Confederation of British Industry director-general Carolyn Fairbairn will respond to a senior cabinet minister's view of post-Brexit Britain. In this comment for Festival publicati ...
  • FEATURED EXHIBITOR: ROAMINGEXPERT

    27 February 2018 Laureece Nuttall
    For three weeks in June this year, the best of business will be represented on the festival floor as companies, organisations and regions will exhibit their brand to an estimated crowd of up to 27,000 ...
  • We hear from the man in charge on what delegates can expect from this two-day summit which takes place this June at the International Business Festival…
  • FLY TO BUY GRANT SCHEME

    20 December 2017
    The Fly to Buy Grant Scheme is now open for its third wave of applicants.
  • Our 2018 Festival uses an innovative new information sharing system, called Poken - A quick and simple tool to capture leads and share content...
  • Let HSBC help you make sense of the Autumn Budget. Free Live webcast. Monday 27th November 2.00-2.30pm. Save the date here. 
  • STRESS TAKES A HOLIDAY

    08 November 2017 Ian Hughes
    Yoga, meditation, power-naps. Advice on how to cope with workplace stress isn't always practical. Here are ten essential tips that are totally transferable, to almost any job...
  • From relaxing beach retreats to busy city breaks, we can’t get enough of holidays. That’s why travel and tourism is one of the world’s fastest-expanding sectors, with the World Travel & Tourism Counci ...
  • MANUFACTURING GREATNESS

    13 October 2017 Ian Hughes
    The things we make have the power to revolutionise every busines sector. Want to get ahead of the competition? Attend the FREE, forward-thinking Smart Factory Expo...
  • PRINCE WILLIAM IS OUR PATRON!

    29 September 2017 Ian Hughes
    EXCITING NEWS! HRH, The Duke of Cambridge is the newly announced patron of the 2018 International Business Festival and will be personally attending our event!
  • THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE ANNOUNCES PATRONAGE

    28 September 2017 Matt Hull
    London, UK: His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge has announced that he will be the patron of the 2018 International Business Festival at an event held yesterday evening at Lancaster House. The Fes ...
  • NEW TRIBUNE - A CHAMPION FOR BUSINESS

    21 September 2017 Ian Hughes
    We love new media. Facebook. Instagram. Snapchat. It’s all good. In an age clearly defined as digital, pretty pictures and punchy words perform well across all platforms. But when you’re marketing an ...
  • HOW AND WHY WE REBRANDED OUR FESTIVAL

    15 September 2017 Nathan Alemany, Head of Marketing, 2018 International Business Festival
    Getting rebranding right can result in reaching new demographics and reinvigorating the perception of your company. Getting it wrong can mean losing brand recognition, alienating your customer base an ...
  • NORTHERN POWERS UNITE

    13 September 2017
    It doesn’t matter what business you’re in, if you live and work in the North of England, the success of our nation’s Northern Powerhouse ambition is likely to be of great importance to you. The reposi ...
  • IN PURSUIT OF PARTNERSHIPS

    13 September 2017
    The race is on. Our International Business Festival attracts 25,000 delegates from all over the world. One thing unites them all - They’re ambitious - and this makes them a very attractive audience to ...
  • (Max Steinberg CBE and Chair of 2018 International Business Festival)   A million isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? A billion. Our International Business Festival has smashed some pretty imposing targ ...
  • Here’s the harsh truth. If you’re not on top of all things e-commerce, you’re falling behind, losing sales and waving goodbye to customers, who’ll flock to more digitally savvy competitors, without sp ...
  • MIND THE GAP

    04 August 2017 Fiona Shaw, Business Tribune
    LAST YEAR, just 9% of the investment that poured into British start-ups supported companies with a female founder, according to data from Barclays and the Entrepreneurs Network, reported this March in ...
  • Launched: New freesheet The Business Tribune targets ambitious UK SMEs   Monday 31 July, Liverpool – This week sees the launch of The Business Tribune, a brand new free newspaper and web platform whic ...
  • Monday 31 July, Liverpool – This week sees the launch of The Business Tribune, a brand new free newspaper and web platform which aims to be a voice for British business. Available online and in print ...
  • ELON MUSK: MAN ON A MISSION

    27 July 2017 Ian Hughes
    Astounding wealth, endless success, international fame, we’re sure they’re all important to the 80th richest man in the world, with a net worth of $14 billion. But Elon Musk isn’t consumed with wealth ...
  • They light fires in the hearts of men and possess more power than even the heaviest artillery. But if you don’t understand, or you misunderstand them, they can be dangerous. As globalisation grows, bu ...
  • LET'S MAKE HANDSHAKES GREAT AGAIN

    19 July 2017 Ian Hughes
    Left? Right? Firm? Loose? Before? After? Both? Admit it, handshakes can be pure HELL. Yes, they might seem like inconsequential pleasantries between polite business men and women. Simple off-the-cuff ...
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