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 event below and follow the link to book your place or find out more. 

BREXIT

BREXIT

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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SCALE-UP BRITAIN
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 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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  GLOBAL RENEWABLE ENERGY SUPPLY CHAIN CONFERENCE
NEW MOBILITY GLOBAL

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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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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  MARITIME AUTONOMY IN FUTURE SEA TRANSPORT
FUTURE PROOF YOUR BUSINESS

FUTURE PROOF YOUR BUSINESS

20th June 2018

EEF represent global manufacturers across Britain. Their Future Proof Your Business Event will examine issues around the overseas decision making process that international companies face, when considering investing in the UK.  The event will also explore key issues facing manufacturers today, including the 4th Industrial revolution, apprentice levy, Brexit, Supply chain management and the Industrial Strategy.

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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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FOOD AND DRINK EXPORTERS ASSOCIATION
MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE 

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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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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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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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 health care 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 annual bioConclave event examines the fast-paced, ever-changing landscape of global Biomedicine. It highlights the latest developments in clinical trials, patient recruitment and retention, data collection and technology and considers their impact on the lives of patients and medical professionals.

Held as part of our Life Sciences day, delegates will have the chance to explore other exclusive life science events, taking place on the same day and will have the chance to meet and network with more than 300 life science and biotech companies.

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BIOCONCLAVE  

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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EUROPEAN SEARCH CONFERENCE
MAJOR EVENTS SUMMIT

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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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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FUTURE GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR UK TOURISM
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