International Business Festival 2018

LIVERPOOL 12-28 JUNE

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HOSTED EVENTS

LIVERPOOL CITY REGION SKILLS SHOW<br>(18 June)

LIVERPOOL CITY REGION SKILLS SHOW
(18 June)

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Brought to you by Liverpool City Region Apprenticeship Hub, the Liverpool City Region Skills Show is a free one day event which brings together the residents of Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St.Helens and Wirral with local employers, apprenticeship providers, colleges and universities under one roof. 

Open to Liverpool City Region residents aged 15 upwards, parents, carers, teachers and careers professionals, the Liverpool City Region Skills Show is a unique opportunity to discover a wide range of career and apprenticeship opportunities through hands-on activities, interactions with employers and career related seminars. 

 

Global Angel Investment Summit 

Global Angel Investment Summit 

- Connecting Globally for Investment in Innovation & Growth

UKBAA’s flagship Global Investment Summit: Connecting Globally for Investment in Innovation and Growth will showcase the latest trends and opportunities in the UK and global markets through bringing together leading international players in the investment community, welcoming insights from expert keynote speakers and encouraging debates from thematic panels of key market players.

 

The Space Age: A Global Revolution

The Space Age: A Global Revolution

As the age of commercial space travel dawns, leaders and innovators from across the global space industry gather at the International Business Festival to discuss the sectors emerging challenges and opportunities.

Featuring a specially invited panel of key international organisations and individuals, The Space Age: A Global Revolution is a daylong conference designed for industry, start ups, SMEs, entrepreneurs and investors, whether they're established, or are working to expanded into this high growth sector.

 

NEW MOBILITY GLOBAL

NEW MOBILITY GLOBAL

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.

 

Diversity and Inclusion Conference <br> & Commonwealth Trade Symposium

Diversity and Inclusion Conference
& Commonwealth Trade Symposium

Diversity continues to be one of the most critical global issues in business, politics and our daily lives. But passionately reflecting who we are as human beings presents extraordinary opportunities for businesses and the people that work within them.

Here Diverse Magazine host their 4th Diversity and Inclusion Conference & Commonwealth Trade Symposium, welcoming hundreds of diversity and HR professionals from across the globe.

The event will celebrate diversity, highlight best practice and explore the issue of diversity in relation to business supply chains.

Attend this event to discover the latest on diversity issues and how a company’s diversity policy can help them to compete in global markets.

 

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FOOD AND DRINK EXPORTERS ASSOCIATION

FOOD AND DRINK EXPORTERS ASSOCIATION

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.

 

MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE

MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE

This 2-day conference will focus on practical tools and techniques for improving manufacturing efficiency through education, innovation, leadership and collaboration.

Day 1: Manufacturing Innovation - Forward looking, future facing manufacturing leaders from across the sector will come to look at ways technology is growing margins and boosting growth by compressing innovation & NPI cycles.

Day 2: Women & Diversity in Manufacturing - Manufacturers on the right side of history will be talking about increasing British industry’s share of the UK talent pool – by boosting participation from women and minority groups in the manufacturing workforce.

 

IOD NORTH WEST: ANNUAL CONFERENCE

IOD NORTH WEST: ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Connect and network with leaders from all sectors, from across the North West region and beyond with this full day conference brought to you by the Institute of Directors.

Following the theme developed by Simon Sinek in his book and TED Talk ‘Start with Why’, the conference will address the business benefits of having a ‘strong sense of why’ and how it  can help your organisation.

Inspired by great speakers from different sectors and backgrounds, this conference will be followed by an evening drinks reception.

 

INDIA – A GLOBAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

INDIA – A GLOBAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY

UK India Business Council and the Confederation of Indian Industry have arranged a day of India-focused activities as part of the festival’s Manufacturing week.

At a growth rate of 7.5% Indian economy is among the fastest growing in the world. With continuous improvement to its ‘ease of doing business’ rankings, India is becoming a more attractive business partner than ever before.

India Day will focus on “India – A Global Business Opportunity”, and opportunities available to UK businesses as a result of the “Access India Programme”. This day provides a great opportunity to network with businesses active in the UK-India corridor.

 

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MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE<br>(DAY 2)

MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE
(DAY 2)

This 2-day conference will focus on practical tools and techniques for improving manufacturing efficiency through education, innovation, leadership and collaboration.

Day 1: Manufacturing Innovation - Forward looking, future facing manufacturing leaders from across the sector will come to look at ways technology is growing margins and boosting growth by compressing innovation & NPI cycles.

Day 2: Women & Diversity in Manufacturing - Manufacturers on the right side of history will be talking about increasing British industry’s share of the UK talent pool – by boosting participation from women and minority groups in the manufacturing workforce.

 

THE MANUFACTURER SOFTWARE CONNECT

THE MANUFACTURER SOFTWARE CONNECT

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.

 

INTERNATIONAL MARITIME FORUM

INTERNATIONAL MARITIME FORUM

The Northern Maritime Powerhouse: Driving Global Trade Post-Brexit

Organised by Shipping Innovation Ltd, this unique shipping conference will focus on the Northern Maritime Powerhouse and its role in driving global trade in a post-Brexit Britain. It will look at how digitalisation and increased connectivity can enhance port processes and how innovative solutions can transform maritime transport by maximising efficiency. It will discuss block chain technologies and big data in the context of streamlining shipping and port operations to the lasting benefit of the end-users: the importers and exporters. Organised by Shipping Innovation, creator of London International Shipping Week, this high-level forum is designed to spark lively debate among key port, shipper and supply chain leaders.

 

AUTOMOTIVE LEADERS SUMMIT

AUTOMOTIVE LEADERS SUMMIT

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.

 

INTERNATIONAL ROBOTICS SHOWCASE 

INTERNATIONAL ROBOTICS SHOWCASE 

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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