International Business Festival 2018

LIVERPOOL 12-28 JUNE

GLOBAL LOGISTICS & SHIPPING HERO

Global Logistics and Shipping Day

21 JUNE 2018

Business, at its very core, is all about supply and demand, and demands have changed.

In a digital age consumers and retailers want a wider variety of goods, faster, with greater ease and of a higher quality than ever before. The global logistics and shipping industry is working hard to meet or even exceed these demands.

Planes, trains, cars and ships are swiftly starting to shift gear and turn autonomous. Pizza is arriving in people’s homes via drone, and the Internet of Things (IoT) is connecting commerce and sharing resources to consolidate and exchange data in a far superior way.

Logistics and shipping no longer simply involve getting things from A-B. They are central to business and play ever-increasing roles in satisfying consumer expectations, by land, sea or air. This day will make you see this dynamic sector in a totally new light.

We’ll explore how to find stability and opportunity in a changing world and showcase international market opportunities. You’ll meet with future partners, buyers and investors and develop profitable, meaningful relationships.

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21 June 2018
    • Futures Stage

    Chris Kutarna is a two-time Governor General's Medallist, a Sauvé Fellow and Commonwealth Scholar, and a Fellow of the Oxford Martin School with a doctorate in politics from the University of Oxford. 

    He’s also the accomplished author of ‘Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance’. His compelling books present the persuasive argument that we are now in the midst of a second renaissance and considers what lessons we can learn today from the days of Da Vinci, Donatello and Thomas More.  

    Chris will bring a scholarly and philosophical slant to proceedings, but with a keen eye on the lessons we can learn today from the greatest period of human history. Global logistics and shipping has never sounded so good.

    Speakers
    Chris Kutarna
    Author: Age of Discovery: Navigating the Storms of our Second Renaissance
    • Futures Stage

    Connecting the East with the West, linking continents, stretching from the Korean Peninsula and Japan to the Mediterranean Sea, the Silk Roads revolutionised trade and connected the world like never before. China is reimagining the Silk Roads of yesteryear to create a new resurgence in global trade – The One Belt One Road vision.

    This colossal but controversial proposition could be the project of the century, with the potential to re-route the global economic map. Our speaker, Director of China and RMB Internationalisation at HSBC, Sue Anne Tay will examine the impact of the Silk Roads renaissance and consider how it will reshape the world’s economy. 

    Speakers
    Sue Anne Tay
    Director of China and RMB Internationalisation
    HSBC
    • Futures Stage

    More than half the world’s human inhabitants already live in cites, with mass migration towards them consistently on the rise. But what if advances in logistics technology meant that we can actually move away from cities? Could rural soon become the new urban?

    Julio Gil is Industrial Engineering Manager in the Innovation and Advanced Technology Group at UPS Corporate. Gil has spent 15 years driving innovation and logistics improvements at UPS. As an engineering manager, he has pioneered new technologies for drones, 3D printing, the Internet of Things and wearables.

    Here Julio offers a captivatingly counterintuitive approach to where we might all be living in coming decades and what that will mean for the logistics industry.

    Speakers
    Julio Gil
    Industrial Engineering Manager in the Innovation and Advanced Technology Group
    UPS Corporate
    • Futures Stage

    Broader perspectives, talents, skills and experiences, increased innovation and employee performance. Diversity isn’t just something that’s ‘nice’ to have in business. It’s essential and this session will outline why.

    Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Aaqil Ahmed is an outstanding speaker on ethics, religion and the business of people. Here, he’ll illuminate an important paradigm shift in diversity thinking, examine trends in changing demographics and consider exciting new recruitment policies that are paying considerable dividends for companies big and small. Diversity is great for business and this session will show you why.

    Speakers
    Aaqil Ahmed
    Media Consultant
    • Futures Stage
    Take a break, grab some lunch, plug and connect with the office and enjoy some networking meetings in our Global Connections Lounge. 
    • Futures Stage

    An extraordinary business showcase event. Eight high-calibre businesses, seek transformative scale-up investment, by pitching innovative new business ideas to a distinguished but discerning panel of top reps, from UK Business Angels Association. Tense, thrilling but potentially totally rewarding.

    UKBAA

    • Futures Stage

    We all know what blockchain technology is don't we? Er, don't we? It's moving assets and money more easily around the world and the possibilities are limitless. But who is using it? And how might you?

    Speakers
    Daniel Gross
    Associate
    DWF
    • Futures Stage

    Pro, Anti or undecided, Brexit is the elephant in the room for all British businesses. And also, potentially, for the way we function as a society. What impact is all this going to have on the UK and the wider world?

    Gina Miller, described by Bloomberg as an 'Establishment Wrecking Ball', but she says a drive for transparency, scrutiny and integrity is about positive reform, not 'wrecking'.

    She runs a disruptive digital wealth management company which focuses on ethical investment and transparency. She founded the True and Fair Campaign, calling for an end to rip-offs and dubious practices in UK investment and pensions. In 2016, she successfully challenged the Government over its authority to implement Brexit, winning in the High and Supreme Courts. 

    Gina believes we all have a civic duty to engage in the challenging contemporary issues facing business, politics and wider society. We hear about her campaigning work and about where she thinks society is heading.

    Speakers
    Gina Miller
    Co-Founder
    SCM Direct, Transparency Activist and Philanthropist
21 June 2018
    • Knowledge Hub

    This series of compelling sessions will reveal the latest trading opportunities from key international market delegations. Take your business to shores anew and secure sustainable growth. 

    • Knowledge Hub

    Innovate UK will outline new approaches to financing innovation, including innovation loans and the investment accelerator.

    • Knowledge Hub

    Re-examining eternal exporting questions such as; What makes a good distribution partner? What are the tax and regulatory pitfalls? Are cultural differences significant? The world of exporting constantly evolves. Get back to basics with this fundamental session.

    • Knowledge Hub

    For hauliers and commercial fleet owners looking to set up in the UK, the legal and regulatory environment is becoming increasingly complex.  

    This session will provide a step by step guide for overcoming the key challenges and what operators should expect when seeking to gain licenses in the UK.

    Speakers
    Vikki Woodfine
    Partner, Head of Road Transport & Logistics, Head of Regulatory Compliance & Investigations (North West)
    DWF
    • Knowledge Hub
    • Knowledge Hub

    Hear from Transport for the North on how the freight and logistics sector is playing a pivotal role in helping drive the development of the vision for transport networks across the North.

    Speakers
    Lucy Hudson
    Lead Officer for Freight & Logistics
    Transport for the North
    • Knowledge Hub
    Insider advice Global Logistics by a masterclass with British Airways.
    • Knowledge Hub

    Take a break, grab some lunch, plug and connect with the office and enjoy some networking meetings in our Global Connections Lounge. 

    • Knowledge Hub
    Discover how to maximise online sales with international e-commerce.
    • Knowledge Hub

    Innovate UK will outline new approaches to financing innovation, including innovation loans and the investment accelerator.

    • Knowledge Hub

    This series of compelling sessions will reveal the latest trading opportunities from key international market delegations. Take your business to shores anew and secure sustainable growth. 

    • Knowledge Hub

    Understand the opportunities that Angel Investment presents and use this knowledge to attract and secure Angel Investment or become and Angel Investor yourself. 

    Speakers
    Jenny Tooth OBE
    CEO
    UK Business Angels Association
21 June 2018
    • UK Innovation Hub

    UK Innovation HubWe are at one of the most important, exciting and challenging times in the history of global enterprise.

    Powered by new technologies, the way we live our lives as workers, citizens and consumers is being transformed across the world.

    There are developments in technology that are set to transform industries and societies around the world, and the UK is at the forefront of this global technological revolution. 

    Learn about the government’s long-term plan to build a UK fit for the future - the Industrial Strategy. Join us at the UK Innovation Hub to explore UK-based innovations that will shape the future global economy in:

    • artificial intelligence and big data
    • clean growth
    • the future of mobility
    • and meeting the needs of an ageing society

     

    Hear and network with some of the UK’s most innovative business leaders, exporters and investors, and find out more on what government support is available to UK- based organisations, innovators, exporters and foreign investors into the UK to help your business grow. Plus, how Her Majesty’s Government will help businesses create better, higher-paying jobs in every part of the UK with investment in skills, industries and infrastructure.

     

    The UK Innovation Hub is delivered on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Innovate UK, the Department for International Trade and the GREAT Britain campaign

21 June 2018
    • Hosted Events

    HOSTED EVENTS NOTICE

    • Hosted Events
    Leading manufacturers from across Europe join forces to examine the industry’s software needs of tomorrow. 
    • Hosted Events
    This 2-day conference will focus on practical tools and techniques for improving manufacturing efficiency through education, innovation, leadership and collaboration.
    • Hosted Events
    'The Northern Maritime Powerhouse: Driving Global Trade Post-Brexit' is the theme of this event. 
    • Hosted Events
    The event is designed to attract logistics service providers, tier suppliers, technology providers, future transportation representatives, government bodies and research bodies.  
    • Hosted Events
    This event will highlight how robotics and automation is helping mankind, to make life and work easier, by improving people’s capabilities and spearheading a new, lucrative industry that’s poised to change everything, from popping the shops to complex surgery.

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*Please note, sessions and speakers may be subject to change 
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