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International Business Festival returns to Liverpool

Since launching in 2014, the International Business Festival has delivered more than £500m in new deals, £250m of sales and £87m of export
08/06/2018

Pictured: The International Business Festival

Thousands of industry professionals from across the UK and around the world are expected to attend the International Business Festival, which takes place at Exhibition Centre Liverpool from June 12-28. This year’s event focuses around the themes of global economics, sustainable energy, future transport, health and life sciences and creative industries.

Key speakers this year include Cherie Blair, ARM Holdings CEO Simon Segars and Alice Webb, director of BBC Children’s and BBC North. England’s metro mayors will also be in attendance, together with mayor of London Sadiq Khan,

Since launching in 2014, the International Business Festival has delivered more than £500m in new deals, £250m of sales and £87m of exports. 

Bob Prattey, chief executive of The ACC Liverpool Group, home to Exhibition Centre Liverpool, Echo Arena and BT Convention Centre, said: “The International Business Festival is a vibrant conference and exhibition which provides a platform for thousands of entrepreneurs to gather together to network, take part in educational sessions, listen to inspirational industry experts and negotiate millions of pounds worth of deals.

Max Steinberg, chair of the International Business Festival, said: “We’re delighted once again to be holding what is the world’s biggest business festival at Exhibition Centre Liverpool. We’re expecting hundreds of innovators, influencers and industry leaders from across the UK and around the world at this year’s event and we couldn’t think of a more perfect venue to host them.

The Exhibition Centre Liverpool will be transformed into a lively and colourful festival arena, created by designer Wayne Hemingway. Key features include a Future Stage with insights from industry experts and influencers; an International Marketplace for world-leading ideas, products and services; a knowledge hub where delegates can access practical workshops and an innovation hub where they are able to interact with the latest tech.

The Duke of Cambridge is patron of the global event and will visit Exhibition Centre Liverpool on June 19. 
The Queen officially opened Exhibition Centre Liverpool and the adjoining Pullman Liverpool hotel during the last International Business Festival in June 2016.


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