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International Business Festival Launch 2018

On 28 September 2017 I was proud to be asked by Max Steinburg CBE to attend the International Business Festival.

On 28 September 2017 I was proud to be asked by Max Steinburg CBE to attend the International Business Festival launch event at Lancaster house in the presence of the HRH The Duke of Cambridge.

From 12 – 28 June 2018, the UK will host the world’s biggest business event –
The International Business Festival. 50 major events. 9 high-growth industry themes.
200 world-class speakers. Countless opportunities.

In 2014, the International Business Festival was established as a biennial event that brought some of the world’s most ambitious businesses under one roof to make valuable business connections happen.
The Festival – staged in one of the UK’s most vibrant cities, Liverpool – captured the diversity and dynamism of the global marketplace. It hosted more than 100 individual events, from international conferences to intimate seminars, all housed within the £66m Exhibition Centre Liverpool. In 2016, the second International Business Festival welcomed more than 30,000 attendees from around the world.
People attend for many reasons, to do deals, be inspired, make connections and enjoy an exciting and engaging programme of expert panels, practical workshops and high-profile keynote addresses.
The International Business Festival has given a platform to some of the biggest and most influential names in their fields to share expertise and let delegates in on their success stories. With more than 200 events in total, we couldn’t possibly list all our speakers.
But here’s a small selection who took to the stage and told their story in 2016, just to give you a taste of what we can offer. – Wayne Hemingway MBE (Red or Dead) – Sir Martin Sorrell, Founder, WPP – Jude Kelly CBE, Artistic Director, Southbank Centre – Andy Palmer, Aston Martin CEO – Sir Terry Leahy, former Chief Executive of Tesco – Lord Powell. Former Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister – Johnny Earle, Founder of Johnny Cupcakes EVENTS
Over three weeks, the 2018 International Business Festival will showcase the world of business as it is today, through an exceptional programme of conferences and seminars. Each will feature input from leading authorities in their fields, promising a range of contrasting and insightful views. It’s what gives our festival its lively atmosphere, memorable debates and lasting value.
The 2018 International Business Festival will also help businesses get to grips with new markets, including China, India and the Americas. True lands of opportunity, where savvy businesses can secure substantial growth.
The event will feature an international marketplace, festival incubator, TED style talks from leading business minds, an innovation hub and brokered business meetings to make new deals happen.