This year Liverpool is the host city for the International Festival for Business and is being billed as the largest event of its kind in the United Kingdom for more than 60 years and the exciting news is it starts next month!
The (IFB) International Festival for Business 2014 will span 50 days and starts on June 9. It will attract business people from around the world to see what the UK has to offer. This is a great opportunity to get involved, as a small business or a larger organisation the hope is that the event will attract £100 million or more of investment into the UK and provide British businesses with opportunities to grow their export markets.
At the launch in January, David Cameron said it was “going to be an event of unprecedented scale.”
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All in all there are circa 240 events planned at up to 96 venues and visitors are expected to attend from more than 80 countries.
Each area of the UK will be represented at the show even though the host is in Liverpool. There is a calendar ‘theme’ which spans the event timeline and include maritime, logistics and energy; education and research; cities and enterprise; manufacturing, science and technology; professional and financial services; low carbon and renewables; and creative and digital.
The government has invested £5 million into what is being billed the biggest business show the UK has ever seen.
The IFB Hub, described as “the beating heart of the festival”, will be open to all members of the IFB Business Club and will feature a trading floor, high-tech presentation chamber and a media suite.
Six hundred volunteers will be on hand to assist visitors and delegates, receiving an NVQ in customer care for their pains.