International Business Festival 2018

LIVERPOOL 12-28 JUNE

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INTERNATIONAL SPORT CULTURE & TRAVEL DAY
28TH JUNE 2018

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ATTEND THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FESTIVAL'S SPORT CULTURE & TRAVEL DAY

28 June, Liverpool UK

Grow your business. Discover the latest developments in the world of sport, culture & travel, investigating the role these industries play in turning places into profitable, winning attractions and the opportunities they bring to the world of business.

WHAT IS IT?

The final day of the 9-day 2018 International Business Festival is a multi-faceted business event consisting of a series of TED-style talks, practical knowledge seminars and leading industry events, all under one roof.

WHO IS IT FOR?

This event isn’t just for companies who work in sporting, travel or cultural industries. It’s for anyone interested in how innovations in events and place-marketing can help their business grow, achieve goals and become better-equipped to serve future customers.

WHY ATTEND?

Gain the expert insight you need to secure future growth. Meet delegates and investors from major international events including the SheTrades Global Forum, Major Events Summit and Future Global Opportunities for UK Tourism – and maybe your next client.

SECURE INVESTMENT  

SECURE INVESTMENT  

SECURE INVESTMENT

 

 

 

MEET UK & INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS: Can you stand out from the crowd? We’ll have knowledgeable investors at the festival every day, actively seeking the next big business opportunity.

THE INVESTOR PITCH: If you have strong traction, market share and capacity to scale, could you earn the chance to pitch to deal-hungry investors, ready to support your ambitions with angel financing awards from £250k - £10m. UK Business Angels Association is seeking pitches from the fields of Sport Tech, AR/VR, Fintech, Ticketing/Payments, Tourism, Hospitality, and Food & Drink Tech/Innovation.

LEARN & BECOME INVESTMENT READY: Listen to investors and their insights, what do they look for? Industry peers will share how they managed to secure investor funding to inform your next move

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IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:

UK Business Angels Association

GENERATE LEADS

GENERATE LEADS

GENERATE LEADS

 

 

ONLINE CONNECTIONS: Network with our international sport, culture and travel audience of up to 3,000 international delegates, partners and investors, even prior to your arrival at the festival. Secure your meetings and make the most of your festival visit, all with our online Delegate Select system.

HOSTED EVENTS: The Festival’s International Sport, Culture, Travel day hosts 23 individual events, across the festival’s arena, welcoming thousands of delegates who are ready to connect and explore profitable business opportunities.

INNOVATORS: Discover the inspirational innovators driving the future world of work. Connect to an unparalleled network of professionals who are seeking to change the world of business.

INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE: Visit scores of exhibitors with the most innovative products, ideas and services to further enhance your future partnership prospects.

BOOST KNOWLEDGE

BOOST KNOWLEDGE

BOOST KNOWLEDGE

THE KNOWLEDGE HUB - Our practical ‘how-to’ sessions, workshops and presentations are designed for businesses that are big on ambition but short on time.

DESIGNED FOR FUTURE GROWTH - Knowledge Hub sessions focus on three critical business themes: Leadership & Skills, Access to Finance, and Market Opportunities.

SPECIALIST KNOWLEDGE: Learn from the experts about doing business with China, India or the US, winning government financial support, the technology transforming your sector, and the cyber security you need to protect your business. 

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CHALLENGE YOUR THINKING 

CHALLENGE YOUR THINKING 

CHALLENGE THINKING

 

 

 

INNOVATORS: Including Jude Kelly CBE, Artistic Director, Southbank Centre

INFLUENCERS: Including Peter Moore, Chief Executive, Liverpool FC

INDUSTRY LEADERS: Including Ben Smith, CEO Laduma

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FUEL YOUR FUTURE 

FUEL YOUR FUTURE 

FUEL YOUR FUTURE

 

 

International Sport, Culture and Travel day will examine the advances and opportunities that the sector presents.

- Outlining the sector’s current landscapes

- Examining the power of women in the professional world, the business of football and the real legacy of cultural and sporting events on a town or city.

- Consider the growing emergence of immersive tech including VR, MR and AR in the sports, culture and travel industries

- Take an informed, investigative look at the importance of people in a globalised economy

READ THE DAY'S PROGRAMME

THE LATEST INNOVATION 

THE LATEST INNOVATION 

THE LATEST INNOVATION

Meet the sharpest minds and creative thinkers at the UK Innovation Hub, part of the UK Government pavilion.

Learn what the UK Industrial Strategy is really all about and what it could do for your business. 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 energy growth
  • The future of mobility
  • And meeting the needs of an ageing society
     

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

READ OUR FULL FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

FEATURED SESSIONS

International Sport, Culture & Travel Day will host a full programme of events, designed to help delegates secure growth and seize opportunity.

The ‘Futures Stage’ will feature lively TED-style presentations, inspirational seminars and investigative panellist debates.

The ‘Knowledge Hub will host practical workshops and expert sessions on access to finance, market opportunities and leadership & skills.


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SPEAKERS

View all FESTIVAL speakers

 

NO ORDINARY VENUE

 

SPECIALLY CONSTRUCTED IN THE 8,100 SQM EXHIBITION CENTRE LIVERPOOL, OUR FESTIVAL ARENA BOLDLY MIXES BUSINESS WITH PLEASURE.

Created by legendary British designer, Wayne Hemingway, this immersive venue layout has been exclusively designed to facilitate deals and maximise lead generation. 

 

GENERATE SALES & BOOST REVENUE

  • £500m + 
    WORTH OF BUSINESS DEALS
  • £87M
    WORTH OF EXPORTS SECURED
  • £250M
    OF SALES GENERATED

FESTIVAL IN THREE MINUTES

GLOBAL EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITY 

GLOBAL EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITY 

Effectively marketing your business means talking directly to your customers. Our unique 2018 International Business Festival attracts global buyers, across nine targeted business themes, presenting a massive opportunity to meet the decision makers who can take your business into new markets and beyond.

BOOK YOUR STAND 

NEXT STEPS

1. VIEW OUR PROGRAMME

Take a look at our 9-day programme, including our 'Futures Stage' and 'Knowledge Hub'.
 

PROGRAMME

2. SELECT YOUR DAYS 

What industry are you in? What industry do you want to work with? What industry interests you? 

3. REGISTER YOUR PLACE

We offer two tickets types. A 'Day Pass' for people who want to attend a single day or a 'Festival Pass' for people who want to attend two days or more.  

REGISTER HERE

PARTNERS

Festival Partners

HSBC UKBRITISH AIRWAYSGREATBBC

 

DAY SPONSORS

HSBC UKDWFSeqirus

Sportpesaarupclarke

 

Supporters

 

 

 

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