International Business Festival 2018

LIVERPOOL 12-28 JUNE

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HOSTED EVENTS

No single event, no matter how big the venue or extensive the programme, could hope to cover a world of business. That's why we partner with organisations far and wide to bring our delegates an extensive range of hosted events. Think of these as a fabulous fringe festival alongside our main event. Take a look at our hosted events below and follow the link to book your place or find out more. 

BREXIT AMBITIONS

BREXIT AMBITIONS

12th June 2018

How will Brexit change international business? What preparations should companies be making? As the membership organisation for British chambers of commerce and business groups across Europe, COBCOE is uniquely placed to lead the debate.This one-day conference will investigate the threats and opportunities that Brexit brings with discussions by business leaders and key diplomats from across Europe. Panels will look at harnessing opportunities in Emerging Europe and the Commonwealth, as well as China and emerging economies.The debate will also draw on COBCOE’s pan-European research into the effects of Brexit on European businesses which is now informing the debate for negotiators on both sides and national governments. 

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SCALE-UP BRITAIN

12th June 2018

Competitive advantage doesn’t go to the nations that focus on creating companies, it goes to nations that focus on scaling up companies. Scale Up Britain examines the importance of ‘scale up’ businesses to the British economy. Five panel events followed by Q&As form the full one-day programme, discussing Britain’s position as a great place to do business and trade globally.

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WORLD FORUM FOR FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT

WORLD FORUM FOR FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT

12th & 13th June 2018

The World Forum for FDI 2018 is the premier global event for any business involved in international investment or expansion. Leading commercial thought leaders debate the world’s current economic landscape and explore new business opportunities. This long-established event is sure to kick-off our Festival in typically international style.

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GLOBAL SMART CITY SUMMIT

 

13th & 14th June 2018

The 2-day Smart Cities Realised Summit will focus on case studies of real and deployed/deployable solutions from cities around the world.  Running across the 2 days will also be 5 Mayor’s Challenges – around current issues that cities face, winning companies will get the chance to implement their ideas by signing contracts with the City of Liverpool as well as sharing vital information with all the other cities in attendance.  The Summit will feature case studies from global cities including London, Amsterdam, Palo Alto, Milton Keynes, Madrid, Utrecht and Miami.

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GLOBAL SMART CITY SUMMIT  
WATER & THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

WATER & THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

 

14th June 2018

Water is the most important shared resource across all supply chains, yet wastewater is the largest untapped waste category. It’s time to change that. An alternative to the traditional linear economy of make, use and dispose, the circular economy keeps resources in use as long as possible, saving money and reducing waste.  This event will highlight the considerable business opportunity of building a circular water economy, helping stakeholders to meet clients and providing a vital shop window for global buyers and thought leaders to learn about UK expertise on the Circular Economy and revolution.

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  GLOBAL RENEWABLE ENERGY SUPPLY CHAIN CONFERENCE

 

GLOBAL RENEWABLE ENERGY SUPPLY CHAIN CONFERENCE

14th June 2018

The renewable energy sector is growing rapidly. That means big things for all businesses who supply services to this advanced industry. This event is aimed at helping businesses to harness and build upon these exciting developments, examining innovation and highlighting international commercial, technology and R&D collaboration opportunities.

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ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS CONFERENCE

ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS CONFERENCE

14th June 2018

Energy storage systems provide a wide array of technological approaches to managing our power supply to create a more resilient energy infrastructure, and bring cost savings to utilities and consumers.

The EI Energy Barometer cites energy storage as having the potential to transform the energy system. Renewables, energy storage and the smart grid are all identified as playing potentially important roles but also top the list for needing innovation. Facilitating this innovation and unlocking the potential of these technologies might involve a combination of additional support and the removal of barriers.

Through a combination of presentations and case studies, this one-day conference will seek to explore the innovative solutions that currently exist to provide real-world benefits.

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TEDX LIVERPOOL: TOGETHER WE FACE THE FUTURE

17th June 2018

In an increasingly globalized world, driven by technological change and tough competition, all businesses are under increasing pressure to sharpen their focus and deliver results. TEDx Liverpool 2018 will help you get there.

The award-winning, independently organised event. It will provide a rare opportunity for delegates to zoom out, look at the bigger picture and get an essential snapshot of the future for technology, science, design, entertainment, media, entrepreneurship and a wide variety of other fields.Delegates will come away from TEDx Liverpool with insight and inspiration that will help fuel changes in how they look at the world, their industry and their own business and skillset.

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TEDX LIVERPOOL: TOGETHER WE FACE THE FUTURE
LIVERPOOL CITY REGION SKILLS SHOW

LIVERPOOL CITY REGION SKILLS SHOW

18th June 2018

Liverpool City Region Skills Show is Liverpool City Region’s biggest ever skills show, expected to be attended by 2000 people. It is an apprenticeship and careers event for all residents of Liverpool City Region, aged 15 and over.  Covering all major industry sectors, the event will provide-  an excellent opportunity to talk to employers, training providers and careers experts.

Attendees can have a go at simulated job related tasks across a wide range of career, receive careers advice about the training routes and options available and hear about apprenticeship and training opportunities.

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NEW MOBILITY GLOBAL

19th June 2018

New Mobility Global will focus on how new technologies and innovations are affecting the future of transportation and infrastructure. The event will look at how urban environments around the world will develop to support the revolutionary shift into the connected era. Throughout the conference, organised by Three6Zero, mobility visionaries will spotlight the main drivers of change, including smart infrastructure, emobility, connected car technology and future transportation such as ridesharing and e-hailing.

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NEW MOBILITY GLOBAL
  MARITIME AUTONOMY IN FUTURE SEA TRANSPORT

 

MARITIME AUTONOMY IN FUTURE SEA TRANSPORT

19th June 2018

Organised by The Society of Maritime Industries, this full, one-day event will be centred around presentations from six experts in their fields.  It will feature panel discussions and Q&A sessions, covering the impact of autonomy on the shipping industry - one of the fastest growing technologies in the maritime industry. The event will highlight current and future autonomous platforms, effective ship-shore communications for autonomy and adopting common autonomous system standards.

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FOOD AND DRINK EXPORTERS ASSOCIATION

FOOD AND DRINK EXPORTERS ASSOCIATION

20th June 2018

Inspired by the highly successful FDEA Summer Network Forum, this new event will focus on the implications of Brexit for food and drink businesses. Expert speakers will kick-off the day, presenting emerging trends and issues. ‘Meet the Buyer’ meeting will feature prominently throughout the day sessions, followed by afternoon exporting workshops.

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MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE 

20th & 21st June 2018

The UK Is widely regarded as a global leader in manufacturing excellence and this 2-day conference will showcase how to achieve world-class status in industrial engineering and production, drawing on the examples set by past winners of the of ‘The Manufacturer MX Awards’. The 2018 event will focus on practical tools and techniques for improving manufacturing efficiency through education, innovation, leadership, and collaboration.

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MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE 
THE MANUFACTURER SOFTWARE CONNECT

THE MANUFACTURER SOFTWARE CONNECT

21st June 2018

Leading manufacturers from across Europe join forces to examine the industry’s software needs of tomorrow. Industry 4.0, data analytics and digital transformation spearhead the agenda, with contributions from software multinationals including IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP. Tailored 121 meeting schedules and vendors demonstrations are offered to help de-risk and fast track enterprise IT implementation projects.

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INTERNATIONAL MARITIME FORUM

21st June 2018

Organised by Shipping Innovation Ltd, the International Maritime Forum conference attracts international maritime businesses eager to hear from and meet UK shipping, maritime and supply chain leaders.  The event will focus on the importance the Northwest plays in facilitating global trade to and from the UK. It will provide a showcase for the regional maritime businesses and introduce overseas participants major Northwest maritime organisations.

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  INTERNATIONAL MARITIME FORUM
AUTOMOTIVE LEADERS SUMMIT

AUTOMOTIVE LEADERS SUMMIT

21st June 2018

The Automotive Leaders Summit UK, organised by Three6Zero and co-hosted by Jaguar Land Rover, is now in its 10th year. The event is designed to attract logistics service providers, tier suppliers, technology providers, future transportation representatives, government bodies and research bodies.  Thought leaders from original equipment manufacturers, suppliers and logistics providers gather to examine supply chain challenges and solutions and to hear about exciting new solutions to some of the issues facing today’s global markets.

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INTERNATIONAL ROBOTICS SHOWCASE 

21st June 2018

Robotics is on the rise, revolutionising industry and changing the world. Here, through a series of thought-provoking panel debates and live demonstrations, leading scientists and industry experts will examine and present the very latest advancements in robotics.

This awe-inspiring, positive 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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INTERNATIONAL ROBOTICS SHOWCASE 

TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE – EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS

26th June 2018

Healthcare is one of the world’s most vital sectors and digital health is changing the industry in exciting and challenging ways. Innovation Agency’s ‘Transformation Healthcare – Everybody’s Business’ will explore NHS collaborations, projects and initiatives that make the UK and its Northwest an attractive international healthcare market. 

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TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE – EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS
HEALTH CARE BROKERAGE EVENT

HEALTH CARE BROKERAGE EVENT

26th June 2018

The business of healthcare creates staggering opportunities for businesses both within and outside of the sector. To bolster its ‘Transforming Healthcare – Everybody’s Business’ event, Innovation Agency are developing a tailored healthcare brokerage event. The full-day session will be centered around opportunities in the biomedical, healthcare and life sciences sectors, with input from around 64 European countries.

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SHETRADES GLOBAL

 

26 -28 June 2018

SheTrades is the International Trade Centre’s (ITC) global initiative to connect one million women entrepreneurs to market by 2020.  ITC is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations. SheTrades Global is the premier international business event linking export ready women entrepreneurs with buyers, partners and investors. With a strong focus on business generation, investment and innovation, this business event comprises policy dialogues as well as of a series of business to business meetings and conferences. Previous forums cutting across a variety of sectors attracted thousands of people and generated over US$ 80 million worth of new business opportunities. 

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SHETRADES GLOBAL  
HEALTH IS WEALTH

HEALTH IS WEALTH

26th June 2018

Health is not just about curing disease, it’s also a huge economy in and of itself. This global conference connects leaders and change makers in healthcare with researchers, innovators and businesses. The conference celebrates and highlights the latest research and demonstrates excellence and collaboration on a global level.

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bioConclave

26th June 2018

THE CHANGING FACE OF CLINICAL TRIALS: PATIENT CENTRICITY, DATA AND TECHNOLOGY

bioConclave has built a global reputation as being the leading platform for UK and European life sciences companies to meet innovative medical professional from around the world. It brings together executive-level professionals from pharma, biotech, CROs, healthcare, academics and solution providers from across Europe. The audience will hear views from clinical research industry leaders, see new technologies in the exhibition demonstrations and gain access to leading researchers, industry leaders and innovators. The 2018 event is set to be one of the most important ever, tackling one of the most pressing and divisive issues in medicine today: What is the future of clinical trials? 

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bioConclave
EUROPEAN SEARCH CONFERENCE

EUROPEAN SEARCH CONFERENCE

27th June 2018

Searching for the world’s smartest SEO campaigns? Look no further. The European Search conference, organised by Don’t Panic Events, showcases winning campaigns from International SEO and PPC agencies and in-house marketing teams. The 2018 conference will address how effective international search campaigns are delivered and the challenges and opportunities of working across global markets.

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ACCESSING THE ASIAN MUSIC MARKETS  

ACCESSING THE ASIAN MUSIC MARKETS

 

27th June 2018

Accessing the Asian Music Markets will highlight the opportunities that exist for business and collaboration between UK and Asia and to nurture existing relationships and stimulate new partnerships and international trade with a focus on the environment of music.

Produced by Sound City, in partnership with Liverpool Vision and the Department of International Trade, the one-day event will deliver a high impact programme featuring business delegations from key international territories with a particular focus on the China, Korean, Indian and Japanese markets.

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MAJOR EVENTS SUMMIT

27th and 28th June 2018

Produced by Major Events International, The Major Events Summit focuses on knowledge sharing, building relationships and serving a professional network of major event experts. With attendees from past, current and future major competitions, sector experts and sports related agencies, the events creates an exciting platform share knowledge within the events industry and network at a high level.

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MAJOR EVENTS SUMMIT
FUTURE GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR UK TOURISM

FUTURE GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR UK TOURISM

28th June 2018

This jam-packed, one-day conference for tourism industry professionals covers all aspects of today’s travel and tourism industry. It focusses on all the major industries within the sector, including hospitality, airlines, cruise, online agents and tour operators. It also highlights the latest developments within supporting sectors, that play a vital role in the industry, such as marketing, media, digital, technology, government and association sub-sectors.

This conference, organised by Cheeky Monkey Media,  will provide delegates with a greater understanding of the opportunities that exist for both inbound and outbound tourism professionals, both now and in the future.  It will also present insights from leading authorities from both within and outside the travel and tourism sector. We're also proud to say that this comprehensive and ambitious event will also be the first dedicated tourism conference held as part of our International Business Festival.

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PARTNERS

Festival Partners

HSBC UKBABBCGREAT

 

DAY SPONSORS

HSBC UKDWF

 

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