IFB 2014, a global showcase of British industry, will host hundreds of events in June and July 2014. It is a key part of the government’s ambition to promote economic growth, rebalance the economy and double UK exports by 2020.
Some of the first events to be announced as part of the overall IFB schedule include:
- British Business Embassy – 5-6 June 2014
- Undersea Defence Technology - 10-12 June 2014
- Global Leaders Summit - 17-19 June 2014
- ACCELERATE 2014 - 20 June 2014
- World Corporate Games - 26-29 June 2014
- Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) National Council – 2 July 2014
- UK Property Forum – 2 July 2014
- British Chamber Annual Export Conference & Exhibition – 14-18 July 2014
- International Business of Sport – 21-22 July 2014
IFB 2014 will focus on key business sectors and themes, including:
- Maritime, Logistics & Energy – week commencing 9th June 2014
- Higher & Further Education – week commencing 16th June 2014
- Cities, Enterprises & Urban Business – week commencing 16th June 2014
- Manufacturing, Science & Technology, week commencing 23rd June 2014
- Knowledge, Professional & Financial Services – week commencing 30th June 2014
- Low Carbon & Renewables – week commencing 14th July 2014
- Knowledge, Creative & Digital – week commencing 14th July 2014
Max Steinberg, Chair of IFB 2014, said: "The IFB will be the most important international business event for Britain in 2014 and it is happening here in Liverpool. Through partnerships with the Confederation of British Industry, UKTI, British Chambers of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses, IFB 2014 will appeal to businesses across the UK and beyond, from small firms to large corporates, and from pubic to private sectors.
"It will be a showcase of everything that is brilliant about international and British business, bringing 250,000 visitors to Liverpool next year."
Event and Exhibition Partners, organisers of the Interntaional Festival for Business 2014, recently launched a major recruitment drive.