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LIVERPOOL JUNE-JULY 2014

EUROPE WEEK 16-20 JUNE

            

 

 

 

 

EUROPE WEEK 16-20 JUNE  

Organised in partnership with the International Business and Diplomatic Exchange (IBDE), EUROPE WEEK will be one of the busiest weeks of the whole Festival, with an extensive programme of business and cultural events attracting delegations from around the world.

International Business and Diplomatic Exchange (IBDE – www.ibde.org) is a London-based non-profit organisation whose aim is to provide leadership in promoting international trade and investment flows through facilitating dialogue and resource-sharing between the global business, policy-making and diplomatic communities - with a particular goal of giving a voice to emerging economies as drivers of the next stage of global development as well as promoting international businesses worldwide.

EUROPE WEEK has been planned to be one of the highlight trade and investment showcases of the IFB 2014, to coincide with the Global Economic Forum, the annual meeting of Executive Bureau of United Cities and Local Government, the BT Global City Leaders Summit and Accelerate 2014.

Many of the delegates to these and other events will want to visit the IFB Hub at Mann Island to take advantage of the free business services available to registered IFB Business Club members.

The Hub will be the focal point for dedicated EUROPE WEEK activities, featuring a series of events showcasing trade and investment opportunities including:

 

EUROPEAN COUNTRY GUIDES

UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) provides Country Guides outlining opportunities in all European markets: visit http://opentoexport.com/countries/ for more information.

 

HUB EXHIBITORS

In addition to attending events, visitors to the Hub will be able to discuss opportunities and seek advice from a range of exhibitors including:

International Business and Diplomatic Exchange (IBDE): www.ibde.org

Seago Line/Maersk Group: www.seagoline.com

The Isle of Man Department of Economic Development: www.gov.im

Liverpool and Sefton Chamber of Commerce/British Chambers of Commerce: www.liverpoolchamber.org.uk

Liverpool University: www.liverpool.ac.uk

University of Chester: www.chester.ac.uk

UK Trade and Investment: www.gov.uk/ukti

Maersk Line: www.maerskline.com

Confederation of British Industry (CBI): www.cbi.org.uk

Institute of Directors (IoD): www.iod.com

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB): www.fsb.org.uk

EEF – the Manufacturers’ Organisation: www.eef.org.uk

Trade Association Forum (TAF): www.taforum.org

Exhibitors will be happy to have one-to-one meetings with delegates to discuss specific matters and areas of interest. To arrange a one-to-one appointment with one or more of the Exhibitors, please contact Anne Marie Kerwin at akerwin@liverpoolvision.co.uk.

 

HUB EVENTS

In addition to Europe Week events, the Hub will also host several other events including:

19 June: UKTI Aid-Funded Business Service - Sector Focus: Water, Environment & Climate Change. This event will provide UK companies with an insight into the International Aid-Donor Agencies’ activities in the Water, Environment and Climate Change sector.

Merseyside Brussels Office will be hosting a number of Seminars for SMEs – dates to be confirmed.

 

OTHER FESTIVAL EVENTS

There is an impressive array of events taking place outside the Hub, full details of which can be found on the IFB website (www.ifb2014.com).  The following events may be of particular interest to delegates with an interest in:

THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

  • IBDE Global Economic Forum: 16-18 June  www.ibde.org
    High level Forum will consist of a number of panels exploring trade and investment opportunities in Europe, USA, China, India, Latin America, Middle East and Africa.

CITIES, ENTERPRISE AND URBAN BUSINESS

MARITIME, LOGISTICS AND ENERGY www.maritimelogisticsandenergy.com

  • Harnessing the Strength of Shipping Innovation: 17 June
    A major one day conference that will focus on the crucial role the shipping and port sectors play in driving forward the growth in UK trade globally.
  • Shipping in Changing Climates: Provisioning the Future: 18 June
    This event is aimed at shipping sector stakeholders interested in the future of shipping. Plenary talks will be followed by panel discussions to draw attention to debates relevant to the shipping sector and raise the profile of the climate change challenge to strategic planning.