International Business Festival
22 May 2018



12 - 28 June 2018





The International Business Festival returns to the UK this summer, taking place between June 12 and 28, with a mission to inspire delegates, boost their skills and help them grow their business.

Up to 30,000 people from across the world are expected in Liverpool for the Festival, which has facilitated more than £500m in deals in its previous two events.

Styled as a 'Glastonbury for Business', the three-week Festival features inspirational speakers including ARM Holdings CEO Simon Segars, CBI director-general Carolyn Fairbairn and IBM-Watson's Anthony Behan.

Each of its nine days looks to the future of a sector of high-growth potential, covering Global Economics, Urbanisation & Cities, Sustainable Energy, Future Transport, Manufacturing, Global Logistics & Shipping, Health & Life Sciences, Creative Industries, and Sport, Culture & Travel.

Ticketholders can connect with sector-relevant businesses, investors and local authority representatives, including those attending more than 40 specialist ticketed events on site. An online networking platform will allow attendees to see who's coming and fix meetings in advance.

The Festival's Knowledge Hub offers practical seminars on Leadership & Skills, Access to Finance - whether for innovation or export, or through equity investment - and Market Opportunities, such as in the US, China and India.

Individual masterclasses explore topics including cyber security, workforce motivation and data protection. Other features include an innovation showcase and a competition to pitch to an audience from UK Business Angels Association.

Thanks to its stunning, central location at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool - overlooking the River Mersey - this is one Festival you won't need wellies for. 

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