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Festival Coverage

EEF in call to celebrate British manufacturing as its IFB 2014 programme gets under way

This week is Manufacturing, Science and Technology Week at IFB 2014 and it aims to destroy some myths about the sector, including the mistaken belief that the UK manufactures less goods now than 30 years ago.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/business/eef-call-celebrate-british-manufacturing-7306605

 
 

North West businesses must capitalise on IFB 2014

North West businesses have a unique opportunity to capitalise on the investment and exposure that the International Festival for Business brings to the region, John Schorah told Insider, following his appearance at the Institute of Directors' (IoD) annual North West conference.

http://www.insidermedia.com/insider/national/117385-north-west-businesses-must-capitalise-ifb

 
 

QuantuMDx on the hunt for suppliers

QuantuMDx is a finalist and speaker at the Made in the UK Conference, a 2 day event in July as part of IFB 2014 in Liverpool.

http://www.insidermedia.com/insider/national/117366-quantumdx-hunt-suppliers

 
 

The drive to restore the economy needs more backing from bigger business, says tech boss

Interview with Danny Longbottom, managing director of UK SME BT Business, at IFB 2014

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/drive-restore-economy-needs-more-7304365

 
 

Business blondes 'not taken seriously', says Michelle Mone

Blondes are not taken as seriously in business as women who wear glasses and dress conservatively, lingerie entrepreneur Michelle Mone claimed at the Accelerate conference, part of the International Festival for Business in Liverpool.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/businesslatestnews/10915875/Business-blondes-not-taken-seriously-says-Michelle-Mone.html

 
 

Benelux Day highlights foreign business opportunities

Business figures and ambassadors from Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg (Benelux) met at the International Festival for Business (IFB) 2014 to discuss opportunities in each nation.

http://www.insidermedia.com/insider/national/117290-benelux-day-highlights-foreign-business-opportunities

 
 

Cyber security seminars for IFB 2014

Cyber security and the business of data will be discussed in a series of seminars. DWF, FutureTech and KPMG will hold the sessions, which will look at the cyber threats most business face, as well as practical steps that can be taken to protect themselves.

http://www.insidermedia.com/insider/national/117282-cyber-security-seminars-ifb

 
 

IFB legacy event announced following Waterfront Forum success

Liverpool Waterfront Business Partnership has hailed the success of its first International Waterfront Forum by announcing that next year's forum will act as a legacy event for the International Festival for Business 2014.

http://www.insidermedia.com/insider/national/117275-ifb-legacy-event-announced-following-waterfront-forum-success

 
 

Nuclear suppliers urged to work together

Suppliers hoping to take advantage of the wealth of contracts available in the nuclear energy industry may need to work with higher-tier contractors or risk missing out, according to one of the UK's leading experts. Manufacturers ranging from small suppliers to major developers will be attending this year's Made in the UK event, taking place in July.

http://www.insidermedia.com/insider/national/117164-quality-paramount-nuclear-supply-chain

 
 

Liverpool and Shanghai strengthen bond

Liverpool and Shanghai have renewed their memorandum of understanding (MoU), first signed in 2007, at the International Festival for Business (IFB) 2014.

http://www.insidermedia.com/insider/national/117129-liverpool-and-shanghai-strengthen-bond

 
 

Ports Scheme On Track

An IFB 2014 debate on the future of Liverpool as a major port heard that Peel Ports’ Liverpool2 scheme is on schedule but concerns have been raised over access issues.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/business/liverpool2-scheme-back-schedule-peel-7287156

 
 

Investment Banker Looks For City Opportunities

Jonathan Taylor, vice-president of the European Investment Bank, visits Liverpool to assess potential investment opportunities including social housings - and said IFB 2014 gave him the opportunity to engage with stakeholders in the city.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/business/european-investment-bank-impressed-work-7287792

 
 

Core cities gather to discuss additional powers

All eight leaders of England's cash-strapped "Core Cities" are gathering in Liverpool today to discuss ways to break what they see as financial strangleholds imposed on them by central government.

http://www.liverpoolconfidential.com/News-and-Comment/Core-cities-summit-liverpool

 
 

Government’s Record Defended

The Government’s record on the economy was defended by Lord Heseltine, in who was In Conversation at St George’s Hall, an IFB 2014 event.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/business/lord-heseltine-accuses-critics-coalitions-7284126

 
 

Liverpool and Shanghai strengthen bond

Liverpool and the Chinese city of Shanghai have strengthened their bond after a meeting of the cities’ leaders during the International Festival for Business 2014. Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson met with Ms Zhao Wen, Vice-Mayor of Shanghai, to renew the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which was first signed in 2007.

http://www.baytvliverpool.com/vod/?vid=JBV53a15d07241ed

 
 

Why Detroit is a model for UK cities

Bruce Katz, vice president of the Washington think tank the Brookings Institution, addressed the BT Global City Leaders Summit at the International Festival for Business 2014 in Liverpool.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/what-british-cities-can-learn-from-detroit-motor-citys-turnaround-should-be-a-model-for-regeneration-9546835.html

 
 

BT Global City Leaders' Summit comes to IFB 2014

A debate on the evolution and growth of global cities will take place at the International Festival for Business (IFB) 2014, with more than 200 leaders from the world's capital cities attending.

http://www.insidermedia.com/insider/national/117091-bt-global-city-leaders-summit-comes-ifb

 
 

Olympian Steve Smith inspires small firms

Liverpool hero to speak at Accelerate 2014, part of the International Festival for Business (IFB) which is currently taking place in the city.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/business/liverpool-olympian-steve-smith-address-7274670

 
 

Digital conference as part of IFB 2014

Sound City Digital is a one-day digital & technological conference & exhibition, taking place on Thursday 17 July and showcasing 20 of the region’s most innovative digital and tech companies.

http://www.beat-vision.com/player/?vid=MBV539f197b17990#.U6AoEU2PKkx

 
 

Graduate event at International Festival for Business 2014 shows big opportunities in Merseyside

The Graduate Job festival kicked off at St Georges Hall with a variety of businesses and organisations offering advice and opportunities to recent graduates.

http://www.baytvliverpool.com/vod/?vid=DBV539f08f440c75

 
 

Business and political leaders from across the world gather for the Global Economic Forum

Two-day summit at the Crowne Plaza Hotel is a flagship event of the International Festival for Business 2014

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/business/business-political-leaders-across-world-7266787

 
 

Sound City Digital will be IFB 2014 showcase for the region's top digital and tech companies

Event is a one-day digital & technological conference & exhibition taking place at Constellations in the Baltic Triangle

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/business/sound-city-digital-ifb-2014-7266853

 
 

Minister praises Clarke Energy venture

Minister for Trade & Investment Lord Livingston toured the Knowsley factory of Clarke Energy and congratulated them on winning a multi-million pound project in Mozambique which will be vital in pioneering low carbon supplies.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/business/minister-trade--investment-tours-7263765

 
 

Bernstein joins in at IFB 2014

Sir Howard Bernstein, leader of Manchester City Council, will attend the Global Economic Forum at IFB 2014 today.

http://www.thebusinessdesk.com/northwest/news/631570-bernstein-joins-in-at-ifb-2014.html?news_section=54017

 
 

Business growth events launch at IFB 2014

The first of four events aimed at growing businesses has taken place at the International Festival for Business (IFB) 2014, with 70 people attending

http://www.insidermedia.com/insider/national/116818-business-growth-events-launch-ifb

 
 

City Has Regained its Buoyancy

Tristram Hunt looks at the history of the city’s trading links and said with IFB 2014 triggering investment and showcasing excellence in manufacturing, digital and maritime technology, “the Queen of the Mersey has regained her buoyancy.” He adds that the city is looking to China and India for trade in the future.

http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/newsreview/features/article1422504.ece

 
 

Liverpool Based Car Company BAC builds the Mono from scratch for the International Festival for Business

Work has begun at the IFB Hub, Mann Island, to assemble a BAC Mono – the world’s first road legal, single-seat production supercar.

http://www.baytvliverpool.com/vod/?vid=CBV539ad079310ed

 
 

BAC Mono supercar under construction at IFB Hub as potential buyers queue up

For the next 30 days, the real-time building of the Mono will form the centrepiece of the Mann Island facility

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/business/bac-mono-supercar-under-construction-7245593

 
 

Liverpool has the potential to attract many more tourists, visitor economy experts claim

Tourism conference held at the Museum of Liverpool as part of the International Festival for Business heard that four out of five international visitors visiting Britain would visit locations outside London if they knew more about them.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/business/liverpool-potential-attract-many-more-7247031

 
 

'Innovative city branding' conference at the IFB

Around 45 European delegates will descend upon Liverpool for a conference on 'innovative city branding' as part of the International Festival for Business.

http://www.insidermedia.com/insider/national/116571-innovative-city-branding-conference-ifb

 
 

Albert Dock welcomes IFB 2014 delegates to Liverpool with pop-up Welcome Centre

Following a five-figure investment from the Albert Dock Estate, the Welcome Centre will be located at the main Albert Dock gate

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/business/albert-dock-welcomes-ifb-2014-7246121

 
 

Liverpool's International Festival for Business 2014 launches

Liverpool's International Festival for Business has been billed as the biggest business event the country has seen since the Festival of Britain in 1951 and gets underway today.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/live-liverpools-international-festival-business-7235990

 
 

David Cameron says region is benefiting from country's rapid economic recovery

Speaking after his address at today’s opening of Liverpool’s International Festival for Business, Mr Cameron told the ECHO that the North West was seeing real jobs growth.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/david-cameron-says-region-benefiting-7241965

 
 

Britain is facing a “retirement cliff” in engineering

The chief executive of Raytheon UK, the British arm of the American defence giant, spoke at the launch of the International Festival for Business in Liverpool – saying that the lack of skilled engineering students leaving Britain's universities "is of concern".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27764671

 
 

Cameron backs more regional devolution

Prime Minister David Cameron said he would like to see more money devolved to the regions when he appeared in Liverpool at the launch of IFB 2014.

http://www.thebusinessdesk.com/northwest/news/628826-cameron-backs-more-regional-devolution.html?news_section=54017

 
 

Liverpool leaders welcome IFB 2014 launch

The International Festival for Business, which is now underway, is offering more than 1,000 live business opportunities with an estimated value of over £1.7bn.

http://www.thebusinessdesk.com/northwest/news/628607-liverpool-leaders-welcome-ifb-launch.html?news_section=54017

 
 

Liverpool Giants: 'Grandma Giant' makes her debut

A French street theatre group bringing three giants to Liverpool as part of a show commemorating the centenary of World War One has unveiled one of its star attractions.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-27761334

 
 

Giant grandmother prepares for her trip to Liverpool

Thousands line the streets for first appearance of the gran in Nantes

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/liverpool-giants-2014-giant-grandmother-7236515

 
 

Heseltine: Change takeover laws to protect UK firms

The Tory peer has said Britain should still move to protect key R&D; companies from takeover, despite the collapse of Pfizer's bid for AstraZeneca

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/pharmaceuticalsandchemicals/10882512/Heseltine-Change-takeover-laws-to-protect-UK-firms.html

 
 

Factories turn up the power to galvanise UK recovery

Britain’s increasingly bullish manufacturers expect the industry to outpace the rest of the economy this year, according to a new study, in the latest sign that Britain’s factories are booming despite weaker growth in both Europe and the United States.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/factories-turn-up-the-power-to-galvanise-uk-recovery-9509693.html

 
 

UK rises to take top investment spot in Europe

Investors are increasingly turning to the UK instead of other European countries, with the number of large foreign direct investments jumping by 15 per cent as growth picked up during the last year.

http://www.cityam.com/article/1402289636/uk-rises-take-top-investment-spot-europe

 
 

Gravity suit at International Festival for Business 2014

The suit worn by actress Sandra Bullock in Oscar-winning film Gravity has gone on display in Liverpool.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-27762563

 
 

British manufacturers raise growth forecast

The Prime Minister was today opening the International Festival of Business in Liverpool, a 50-day event that the Government hopes will encourage foreign investment in the UK.

http://www.standard.co.uk/business/business-news/british-manufacturers-raise-growth-forecast-9510206.html

 
 

CEO of Santander UK speaks at the opening of IFB 2014

Ana Botin was a spirited warm-up act for David Cameron today at the opening of the International Festival for Business in Liverpool.

http://www.standard.co.uk/business/cityspy/city-spy-ana-steers-clear-of-clubs-in-liverpool-9513248.html

 
 

Prime Minister David Cameron to hail UK as a 'nation of geniuses' as he opens IFB 2014 in Liverpool

A who’s who list of the UK’s top business leaders will descend on Liverpool today for the start of the International Festival for Business, Britain’s biggest trade fair for 60 years, in a bid to drum up foreign investment and boost flagging exports.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/markets/article-2652294/Prime-Minister-David-Cameron-hail-UK-nation-geniuses-opens-trade-fair.html?ITO=1490&ns;_mchannel=rss&ns;_campaign=1490

 
 

Cameron to open business festival

Britain is a "nation of geniuses" which can be turned into the "most creative country on earth", David Cameron will say today.

http://news.uk.msn.com/uk/cameron-to-open-business-festival-1

 
 

Economic recovery ‘for all’

David Cameron says he believes the country is on its way back from the great recession but that he wants to see a full economic revival and a recovery that benefits every part of the country.

http://www.itn.co.uk/UK/103941/cameron--economic-recovery-must-benefit-whole-country

 
 

International Festival for Business opens in Liverpool

Britain’s biggest business festival for more than 50 years has opened in Liverpool as part of a government drive to promote economic growth and double exports by 2020.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/businesslatestnews/10887096/International-Festival-for-Business-opens-in-Liverpool.html

 
 

Liverpool kicks off business festival

Festival Aims: IFB 2014 hopes to generate more than £1.7bn in contracts and £100m of foreign direct investment over the next five years.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/1380983c-ef04-11e3-8e82-00144feabdc0,Authorised=false.html?_i_location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ft.com%2Fcms%2Fs%2F0%2F1380983c-ef04-11e3-8e82-00144feabdc0.html%3Fsiteedition%3Duk&siteedition;=uk&_i_referer=#axzz34BCjiCHI

 
 

David Cameron opens business festival for 'nation of geniuses'

The festival is regarded as the largest of its kind in the UK for decades, and it is hoped it could be worth £100m to the economy

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jun/09/david-cameron-opens-business-festival-for-nation-of-geniuses

 
 

Liverpool reopens for business as the global dealmakers fly in

Thousands of visitors are coming to a commercial festival in Liverpool this summer – and will find an economic revival that goes far beyond the bustling Albert Dock and the Three Graces, the handsome beaux-arts palaces that line the Mersey riverfront.

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jun/08/liverpool-festival-for-business-2014-regeneration

 
 

Liverpool is a city 'rising up again' says Prime Minister David Cameron ahead of IFB 2014

PM to address hundreds of Britain’s top business leaders at St George’s Hall

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/liverpool-city-rising-up-again-7235085

 
 

Britain has unique advantages, but they’re worthless if it isn’t the most attractive place to invest

The UK must showcase its strengths and opportunities to potential investors, while continuing to develop and further its portfolio

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/10885338/Britain-has-unique-advantages-but-theyre-worthless-if-it-isnt-the-most-attractive-place-to-invest.html

 
 

Sky’s the limit for landmark UK exports growth event

UKTI claims to have boosted British exports by billions as it joins business leaders in launching the International Festival of Business in Liverpool

https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/sky-limit-landmark-uk-exports-200320142.html

 
 

Liverpool reopens for business as the global dealmakers fly in

This week, thousands of visitors are coming to a commercial festival hosted on the resurgent Mersey riverfront.

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jun/08/liverpool-festival-for-business-2014-regeneration

 
 
 

ACC Liverpool ready for bumper month

ACC is reporting its busiest month in years, including IFB 2014 events.

http://www.conference-news.co.uk/news/2014/05/30/ACC-Liverpool-ready-for-bumper-June-for-business/7166

 
 

Industry bodies meeting at IFB 2014

Several leading event industry bodies are holding meetings throughout IFB 2014.

http://www.exhibitionnews.co.uk/newsdetails/3807/industry-associations-join-international-festival-for-business

 
 

Tourism events unveiled for IFB

A series of tourism events have been unveiled for IFB 2014, including a VisitEngland conference.

http://www.insidermedia.com/insider/north-west/115474-tourism-events-unveiled-ifb?utm_source=liverpool_newsletter&utm;_medium=business_article&utm;_campaign=liverpool_news_tracker

 
 

Experts debate the future of manufacturing

EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, and Siemens, are joining forces at IFB 2014 to tackle the key issues facing industry as companies emerge from the ‘Great Recession’.

http://www.pwemag.co.uk/news/fullstory.php/aid/1263/Experts_join_forces_to_debate_the_future_of_manufacturing.html

 
 

MYOB event for IFB 2014

SMEs are being invited to get involved with an IFB 2014 ‘fringe’ event.

http://www.clickliverpool.com/business/business-news/1221302-smes-invited-to-dive-into-the-liverpool-international-festival-of-business-%5Cmyob-fringe%5C.html

 
 

Youngsters’ artwork exhibited at IFB 2014 event

Artwork from Crosby students will be showcased at an exhibition as part of the IFB 2014 cultural programme.

http://www.champnews.com/newsstory.aspx?story=3052552

 
 

City is North’s business Capital

Sir Terry Leahy says progress made by regional cities is often undersold. “Liverpool is fast building a reputation as the business capital of the North. A huge part of this is thanks to the efforts of city officials to showcase the realities of Liverpool in the 21st century, a city not in decline but in the midst of a renaissance. Next month it will host IFB 2014, set to be the biggest business event since the Festival of Britain back in 1951. Not only will it showcase the diversity of modern British industry, but if, as expected, it attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors, Liverpool will have pulled off a stunning coup - for Britain, the North West and the port that finally managed to escape the toxic legacy of the post-war years as a city riven by political and economic strife.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/10856829/Britain-undersells-its-regional-cities.html

 
 
 
 
 

Exclusive: Third giant will join Little Girl and her dog in Liverpool this summer

'Grandmother' will stride through the city as part of the World War I Centenary event.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/whats-on/liverpool-giants-2014-third-giant-7136229

 
 

Liverpool shows world it’s back in business

The city got its mojo back as the European City of Culture. Now it is about to host a showcase for business.

http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/business/article1411747.ece

 
 

International Festival for Business will offer access to 1,200 business leads worth £1.7bn

IFB 2014 organizers urge Merseyside firms to join the Business Club ahead of next month's launch

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/business/international-festival-business-offer-access-7120279

 
 

IFB 2014 offers £1.7bn worth of business leads

The International Festival for Business 2014 is giving businesses access to more than 1,000 live business leads from over 70 countries, worth an estimated £1.7bn.

http://www.thebusinessdesk.com/northwest/news/617928-ifb-2014-offers-1.7bn-worth-of-business-leads.html?news_section=54017

 
 

IFB 2014's £1.7bn 'game changing' contract bonanza

The 1200+ leads cover a multitude of opportunities drawn from all corners of the globe. The most important economies to the UK are all well represented along with multiple opportunities from emerging markets like China, India, Russia, Turkey and Indonesia.

http://yourbusinessezine.com/news/2014-05-15/6722/ifbs-17bn-game-changing-contract-bonanza

 
 

IFB 2014’s £1.7 billion contract bonanza

Festival organizers have compiled the leads in partnership with UKTI and the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and made the majority of leads freely accessible via the IFB2014.com website.

https://bdaily.co.uk/entrepreneurship/15-05-2014/ifb-2014s-17bn-contract-bonanza/

 
 

Lord Heseltine Tops Bill at Conference

Lord Heseltine will be the keynote speaker at the Regen 2014 conference, part of the IFB 2014. It will address the latest issues in urban regeneration policy.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/business/lord-heseltine-keynote-speaer-ifb-7112634

 
 

Mandela art at fair

Original artwork by Nelson Mandela will be on show at World Museum Liverpool.

http://www.ifb2014.com/uploadedfiles/festival_coverage/Mandela%2014%2005%2014.pdf

 
 

MY BUSINESS LIFE - Lord Bilimoria

Interview with Lord Bilimoria, founder of Cobra Beer, who will be delivering his personal insights this summer at the International Trade Expo as part of the IFB 2014 - with his exclusive presentation “Adapt or Die”.

http://www.ifb2014.com/uploadedfiles/festival_coverage/Director_May.pdf

 
 

Adlib wins contract for business festival hub

Agency to provide services and technology for Liverpool's International Festival for Business 2014

http://www.meetpie.com/modules/newsmodule/newsdetails.aspx?t=Adlib-wins-contract-for-business-festival-hub&newsid;=18732

 
 

Adlib Wins Trade and Investment Hub Contract at IFB 2014

The Liverpool-based agency will supply services and technology for the hub, an interactive area incorporating an Invest UK zone, a trading floor for international trade and investment networking, investment showcase areas, meeting rooms, lounges and a dedicated AV-equipped events facility.

http://www.internationalmeetingsreview.com/uk-ireland/uk-adlib-wins-trade-and-investment-hub-contract-ifb-2014-98878

 
 

Siemens to use IFB 2014 to call for manufacturing investment

Siemens is sponsoring the manufacturing, science and technology week at the IFB alongside EEF.

http://www.insidermedia.com/insider/north-west/114286-siemens-use-ifb-call-manufacturing-investment

 
 

Mandela Artwork on Show

Original artwork by Nelson Mandela is going on display at the World Museum in July as part of the city’s inaugural international Contemporary Arts Fair.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/original-mandela-artwork-go-public-7094147

 
 

Adlib wins IFB 2014 contract

Speke-based Adlib Audio has won the contract to provide the technology infrastructure behind the Trade and Investment Hub, the main centre for the International Festival for Business 2014 in Liverpool this summer.

http://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news/archive/15783-ifb-appoints-adlib-for-investment-hub.html

 
 

Beatles business to be discussed at IFB 2014

The Beatles Story Exhibition is teaming up with Liverpool Hope University to host a symposium on the business of The Beatles as part of the International Festival of Business 2014.

http://www.baytvliverpool.com/vod/?vid=ABV536b685971eb4

 
 

IFB 2014 Video

Festival partners CNN have released a video for IFB 2014.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MxNWSugjkQ&feature;=youtu.be

 
 

Siemens calls for IFB 2014 to springboard inward investment boom

Global engineering company Siemens is to use its sponsorship of the inaugural International Festival for Business to call for more international investment in manufacturing, R&D; and UK skills.

https://bdaily.co.uk/entrepreneurship/08-05-2014/siemens-calls-for-ifb-to-springboard-inward-investment-boom/

 
 

IFB 2014 awards Adlib ‘nerve centre’ contract

Adlib Audio will provide the infrastructure for the Trade and Investment Hub at the International Festival for Business 2014 (IFB 2014), taking place in Liverpool this summer.

http://www.conference-news.co.uk/news/2014/05/08/IFB-2014-awards-Adlib-nerve-centre-contract/7090

 
 

Adlib wins International Festival for Business contract

Adlib Audio has won a three-month contract to help deliver the Trade and Investment hub at the International Festival for Business 2014 in Liverpool, following a competitive pitch.

http://www.citmagazine.com/article/1293373/adlib-wins-international-festival-business-contract

 
 

Siemens backs IFB 2014 and calls for greater investment in UK industry and skills

Siemens have been unveiled as the latest sponsor for IFB 2014. They aim to use the festival to call for more international investment in manufacturing, research and development and UK skills.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/business/siemens-backs-ifb-2014-calls-7083203

 
 

Liverpool based Adlib Audio win IFB 2014 Nerve Centre contract

Speke-based Adlib Audio has won the contract to provide the infrastructure behind the Trade and Investment Hub, the nerve centre for the International Festival for Business 2014 (IFB 2014).

http://www.baytvliverpool.com/vod/index.php?vid=JBV536b27b83c454

 
 

Top businesswomen address unique International Festival for Business 2014 event

Michelle Mone, former model, mum-of-three and founder of international lingerie brand Ultimo, is aiming to supercharge the UK’s best businesses in Liverpool this summer when she speaks at Accelerate 2014.

https://bdaily.co.uk/entrepreneurship/07-05-2014/top-businesswomen-address-unique-international-festival-for-business-event/

 
 

Michelle Mone will speak at Accelerate 2014

Michelle Mone, the founder of lingerie brand Ultimo, is to speak at Accelerate 2014 as part of the International Festival for Business 2014.

http://www.insidermedia.com/insider/north-west/114080-michelle-mone-speak-accelerate-2014

 
 

Tycoon to Speak at Business Event

Top entrepreneur Michelle Mone, founder of the international Ultimo brand, will be one of the speakers at Accelerate, one of the keynote events at IFB.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/business/ultimo-founder-michelle-mone-speak-7066187

 
 

Buzz about the city

Travel section piece about the city.” Not since it took over the mantle of European Capital of Culture in 1998 has there been such a buzz around Liverpool. From the recent unveiling of the new Everyman Theatre to the return of the animatronic giants which wowed the city two years ago, this summer's cultural calendar is a treat.”

http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/may/04/travel-tips-liverpool-somerset

 
 

Here's an offer you can't refuse!

Godfather star Gianni Russo is set to fly in to Liverpool to perform a special tribute to Frank Sinatra as part of the cultural programme surrounding IFB 2014.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/heres-offer-you-cant-refuse-7071633

 
 

World's city leaders to meet in Liverpool

More than 300 city leaders from around the world will meet at Liverpool's International Festival for Business 2014 to discuss economic growth.

http://www.ifb2014.com/uploadedfiles/festival_coverage/City%20Leaders.pdf

 
 

City leaders brought together at global summit

Mayor Anderson said: “This summit is one of the highlights of the festival when we will debate the powers and responsibilities our cities need to deliver the best economic future for our communities”.

http://www.clickliverpool.com/business/business-news/1221209-worlds-city-leaders-debate-economic-fight-back-at-liverpool-summit.html

 
 

City leaders from around the world will come to Liverpool for major summit

The BT Global City Leaders Summit will be held at St George’s Hall on 18 June as a signature event for IFB 2014 and will feature leaders from many of the world’s greatest cities.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/business/city-leaders-around-world-come-7053220

 
 

World's City Leaders Debate Economic Fight-back at Liverpool Summit

More than 300 city leaders and senior members of local government from around the world are to meet in Liverpool’s St George’s Hall to discuss how they are ‘Delivering growth in times of austerity.’

http://www.freshbusinessthinking.com/news.php?NID=22301&Title;=World%27s+City+Leaders+Debate+Economic+Fightback+at+Liverpool+Summit#.U3lAAU2PJMs

 
 

Commerce of Beatles heritage joins IFB 2014 roster

The Beatles Story museum is teaming up with Liverpool Hope University to host a symposium on ‘The Business of The Beatles’ as part of the International Festival for Business 2014.

https://bdaily.co.uk/hospitality/29-04-2014/commerce-of-beatles-heritage-joins-ifb-2014-roster/

 
 

The Business of the Beatles Symposium at IFB 2014

The symposium will be of interest to all those who wish to know more about how the legacy of the Beatles is being handled by entrepreneurs within the city of Liverpool, and how the history of such developments have brought us to this point.

http://yourbusinessezine.com/news/2014-04-29/6622/business-beatles-symposium-ifb-2014

 
 

Read all about it! Get the very latest on all things IFB 2014 in our new Trinity Mirror supplement out now!

With more than 200 events over 7 weeks, IFB 2014 is the largest global concentration of business events this year and as such it can be difficult to keep abreast of the Festival’s developments. We wouldn’t want you to miss a thing, so we teamed with Trinity Mirror to bring you all the latest in one supplement (published 28 April 2020).

http://issuu.com/ihughes007/docs/trinity_mirror_ifb_supplement_28_ap/1?e=5479579/7637751

 
 

Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to host IFB 2014 events

The Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is co-ordinating a range of events and activities during the International Festival for Business 2014 to showcase four of the city region's growth sectors.

http://www.insidermedia.com/insider/north-west/113429-lep-host-ifb-events?utm_source=liverpool_newsletter&utm;_medium=business_article&utm;_campaign=liverpool_news_tracker

 
 

City Welcome Ready for IFB 2014

A meet and greet service for visitors to the city is being extended to IFB 2014 delegates

http://www.ifb2014.com/uploadedfiles/festival_coverage/Echo%2028%2004%2014%20Maghull%20Coaches(1).pdf

 
 

Going global with IFB 2014

IFB 2014 Chairman Max Steinberg says the Festival is providing UK businesses with a great opportunity to go global

http://www.ifb2014.com/uploadedfiles/festival_coverage/The%20Times%2028%2004%2014.pdf

 
 

Leading Edge: Joe Anderson

Interview with Liverpool’s Mayor Anderson ahead of this summer’s International Festival for Business (IFB 2014) in the city

http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/public/Appointments/article1403919.ece

 
 

Liverpool Giants to be welcomed back by green-fingered residents of Newsham Park

A planting scheme is planned for the city park providing the sleepover location for the Giants. The visit to Liverpool by the Little Girl Giant and her dog Xolo is part of the WW1 centenary commemorative events and will act as the finale for IFB 2014.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/liverpool-giants-return-welcomed-green-fingered-7009658

 
 

Liverpool will host diversity conference during the International Festival for Business

Diverse Magazine's Diversity and Inclusion Conference will be held on July 9th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, bringing together some of the world’s leading practitioners in the area of workplace diversity management.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/business/liverpool-host-global-diversity-conference-7008398

 
 

What’s being done to help firms export?

Michael Fallon MP urges Morecambe businesses to get involved with IFB 2014.

http://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/news/business/what-is-being-done-to-help-firms-export-1-6567256

 
 

Businesses must adopt a buccaneering mentality, says IFB 2014 Ambassador Sir Terry Leahy

Innovation is king in business and the trendsetters are almost always nimble organisations – those small enough to adapt quickly to the changing landscape.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/10764344/Businesses-must-adopt-a-buccaneering-mentality.html

 
 

Peel Ports named as sponsor for IFB 2014’s Maritime, Logistics and Energy themed week

The Maritime, Logistics and Energy events take place from 9 to 20 June during the Festival and have been organised jointly by Mersey Maritime and Shipping Innovation

http://www.insidermedia.com/insider/north-west/112618-peel-ports-sponsorship-ifb?utm_source=liverpool_newsletter&utm;_medium=business_article&utm;_campaign=liverpool_news_tracker

 
 

Business chiefs: North-West can refresh parts of the economy that London cannot reach

CBI director general and former Tesco boss blow trumpet for International Festival for Business 2014 taking place in Liverpool this summer

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/apr/10/liverpool-business-festival-north-west-economy-cridland-leahy

 
 

Fare’s fair - Virgin Trains on track to support IFB 2014

Virgin Trains is offering a special 20% discount of Advance Fares for IFB Business Club members. Participating businesses and event organizers travelling together can also use a group booking service to reserve an exclusive carriage or even an entire train. There are 16 direct services each day from London to Liverpool, with an average journey time of 2hrs 13 minutes.

https://bdaily.co.uk/environment/09-04-2014/special-rail-fare-discounts-for-ifb-2014-business-club-members-announced-by-virgin-trains/

 
 

Law Firm Hillyer McKeown to host IFB 2014 ‘Made in UK’ event

Wirral and Cheshire law firm, Hillyer McKeown, have announced that they are to host an event in the lead up to the launch of IFB 2014. Their ‘Made in the UK’ networking lunch, in conjunction with Anselmians RUFC ‘Real ale festival’, will be held in a marquee in the grounds of the Club in Eastham, Wirral on Friday 23rd May.

https://bdaily.co.uk/entrepreneurship/09-04-2014/law-firm-hillyer-mckeown-to-host-ifb14-made-in-uk-event/

 
 

Duke of York New Entrepreneur of the Year Award opens

The inaugural Duke of York New Entrepreneur of the Year Award will celebrate those starting their first enterprise and is now open for entries from founders of all ages. The ten highest scoring entrants will be invited to a live judging event that will form part of the International Festival for Business in Liverpool.

https://bdaily.co.uk/hospitality/09-04-2014/duke-of-york-entrepreneur-of-the-year-award-opens/

 
 

Peel Ports sponsors IFB theme

Peel Ports has been announced as Diamond Sponsor for the Maritime, Logistics and Energy (MLE) thematic within the International Festival of Business 2014 (IFB) in Liverpool

http://www.baytvliverpool.com/vod/?vid=KBV534531f04fe91

 
 

IFB 2014: The Olympics of Business & A Showcase of Business Opportunities in the Benelux

2 articles in the April 2014 issue - including an overview of the IFB and details of the Benelux Day to be hosted by UKTI on 19 June as part of the Festival, pages 43-45

http://issuu.com/scanmagazine/docs/discoverbenelux_4_april_2014

 
 

Liverpool a starting point for new exporters

Crispin Simon, acting Chief Executive of UKTI, says the International Festival for Business, in Liverpool this summer, should be in the diary of every businessman and woman.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/business/columnists/article4056051.ece

 
 

Professional and Financial Services Week Details Announced, with DWF now confirmed as an official supporter of IFB 2014

National business law firm DWF has been confirmed as an official supporter of the International Festival for Business (IFB), as the spotlight turns to a week-long series of events showcasing Knowledge, Professional and Financial Services.

https://bdaily.co.uk/law/04-04-2014/dwf-supports-ifb-2014-professional-and-financial-services-week/

 
 

DWF Pledges Support for IFB at Unveiling of Professional and Financial Services Week

It has been announced that Liverpool-based corporate law firm DWF is to be an official supporter of IFB and will host events during the professional and financial services week. Julie Simms, property partner at DWF, and Max Steinberg, IFB chair, jointly unveiled details of this week which will run from June 30 to July 4.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/business/dwf-pledges-support-ifb--6916014?ptnr_rid=206492&icid;=Untitled

 
 

Gary Vaynerchuk to headline Inbound Marketing UK 2014

New York Times bestselling author Gary Vaynerchuk is to deliver the keynote speech at Inbound Marketing UK 2014. Now in its second year, the Liverpool-based digital marketing conference will return to Stanley Dock as part of IFB 2014.

http://www.prolificnorth.co.uk/2014/03/vaynerchuk-to-headline-inbound-marketing-uk-in-liverpool/

 
 

International Festival for Business (IFB) will be the UK’s most significant international trade and commerce showcase since 1951

It will be the biggest concentration of business events globally in 2014, attracting more than 250,000 visitors from more than 100 countries across 50 days during June and July 2014.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/international-festival-for-business-2014-and-uk-trade-investment

 
 

Innovative financing options for small businesses

The Times have published a series of supplements in partnership with IFB 2014 Festival Partner Santander to support small businesses. In this supplement SMEs pair traditional financing with innovative ways of raising money.

http://www.ifb2014.com/uploadedfiles/documents/SME-For-Santander-March-25.pdf

 
 

Startups.co.uk positive on IFB 2014

Key small-business publication Startups.co.uk references IFB 2014 in its story on the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference, describing the Festival as an event that will give "entrepreneurs, policy makers and investors around the world the opportunity to learn new skills and network".

http://startups.co.uk/manchester-selected-as-venue-for-leading-entrepreneurship-event/

 
 

Giants commemorate WW1 anniversary

Creativetourist.com feature on how the North West is remembering the outbreak of World War One. It mentions 'Memories of August 1914' which will see giants explore the city of Liverpool in a tale of a city preparing for war. The event will act as the finale for IFB 2014 as part of the Festival's cultural programme.

http://www.creativetourist.com/articles/art/cumbria/remembrance-day-how-world-war-one-is-being-remembered-in-the-north/

 
 

Apprentice star announced as Accelerate 2014 keynote speaker

High-growth business festival Accelerate today announced its line-up of speakers, with Apprentice star Karren Brady set to take centre stage. The one-day 2014 event will be held as part of the two-month International Festival for Business (IFB) 2014 event in Liverpool.

http://startups.co.uk/apprentice-star-announced-as-accelerate-2014-keynote-speaker/

 
 

IFB 2014 ambassador Russ Shaw talks to ComputerWeekly

In an interview with ComputerWeekly, IFB 2014 ambassador Russ Shaw highlights the UK's tech potential and the rebalancing of the UK's economy - two areas close to the heart of IFB 2014!

http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240216404/Interview-Russ-Shaw-founder-Tech-London-Advocates

 
 

Karren Brady CBE signed as one of three keynote speakers for IFB 2014

Brady joins fashion guru Wayne Hemingway and Ultimo founder Michelle Mone in speaking at the IFB’s signature Accelerate 2014 event in Liverpool this summer

http://www.conference-news.co.uk/news/2014/03/17/International-Festival-for-Business-signs-Karren-Brady-as-keynote/6925

 
 

IFB Ambassador Henrietta Lovell talks to Bloomberg TV

IFB Ambassador Henrietta Lovell tells Bloomberg TV that IFB is a great global showcase for UK businesses.

http://www.bloomberg.com/video/small-business-perspective-on-u-k-economy-n8SrtlwFRaGKkk2RkdtNrA.html

 
 

IFB 2014 Ambassador Russ Shaw talks up the UK's tech sector

Russ Shaw on the tech sector generally and the importance of its role at IFB 2014 this summer.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/10704016/Internet-privacy-lies-in-the-hands-of-the-private-sector.html

 
 

Marketing conference announced for IFB

Representatives from companies such as Google and Microsoft are to speak at the Inbound Marketing UK 2014 conference as part of the International Festival for Business.

http://www.insidermedia.com/insider/north-west/110245-marketing-conference-announced-ifb

 
 

FOOTIE FEVER AS BRAZILICA FESTIVAL HEADS BACK TO THE STREETS OF LIVERPOOL

Organisers are promising a week-long party to celebrate this summer’s World Cup in Brazil. The Brazilica Festival is part of the official cultural programme for this summer’s International Festival for Business 2014.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/whats-on/arts-culture-news/brazilica-festival-heading-back-liverpools-6802975

 
 

British businesses hoping to compete globally should be at IFB 2014

IFB 2014 Ambassador and Unruly Media founder Sarah Wood is featured as Director of the month for February. Here she reflects on her company's success and expresses her support for IFB 2014.

http://director.co.uk/MAGAZINE/2014/02-February-2014/DOTM_67_05.html

 
 

Technology entrepreneur and IFB 2014 ambassador Russ Shaw talks up IFB 2014

IFB Ambassador Russ Shaw, founder of Tech London Advocates, talks to Reuters TV for their entrepreneur feature: Reuters on the Road.

http://uk.reuters.com/video/2014/02/21/reuters-on-the-road-london-tech-startups?videoId=280949080&videoChannel;=78

 
 

We need to win back public trust, CBI chief John Cridland admits

British business has to rebuild its relationship with the public after the crises and scandals at leading companies, according to John Cridland, the director-general of the CBI.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/business/economics/article3910067.ece

 
 

Video: Betfair founder says Bitcoin adoption is "inevitable"

Ed Wray knows a fair bit about the internet. Having worked at JP Morgan for eight years he co-founded of Betfair in 1999, where he served as chairman until March 2012.

http://www.cityam.com/blog/1393348469/video-betfair-founder-says-bitcoin-adoption-inevitable

 
 

MPs find themselves out of a job

You'd be forgiven for thinking access to finance is the biggest issue facing SMEs at the moment – and up until yesterday you were in good company, as MPs very much thought so too.

http://www.cityam.com/article/1393377657/mps-find-themselves-out-job

 
 

LAUNCHPAD: We're no threat to banks, says Funding Circle boss

Funding Circle director (and Betfair co-founder) Ed Wray reckons the lender is 'a long way' from funding big business.

http://www.managementtoday.co.uk/go/home/article/1282447/launchpad-were-no-threat-banks-says-funding-circle-boss/

 
 

International Trade Expo - IFB 2014: 100 Days to go

Britain’s business leaders today (Tuesday) marked the 100-day countdown to the UK’s first International Festival for Business (IFB 2014) at an exclusive showcase hosted by the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

http://www.freshbusinessthinking.com/news.php?NID=21670#.Uw4W6fR_sgU

 
 

Santander signs up to support Liverpool's International Festival for Business

Business and political leaders gathered at the London Stock Exchange today to begin the 100-day countdown to the start of IFB.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/business/santander-signs-up-support-liverpools-6741410

 
 

Business leaders urge firms to get involved with IFB

Britain's business leaders today mark the 100-day countdown to the UK’s first International Festival for Business (IFB 2014) at an exclusive showcase hosted by London Stock Exchange (LSE).

http://www.liverpoolexpress.co.uk/2014/02/25/business-leaders-urge-firms-to-get-involved-with-ifb/

 
 

Think big from the start, CBI chief advises small companies

Leading figures from the world of business have called on Britain’s smaller companies and start-ups to be more ambitious and set their sights on global markets straight away.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/business/economics/article4016145.ece

 
 

Ladbrokes noses ahead in tackling problem gambling

It may have fallen behind the field in the performance stakes, but Ladbrokes appears to have got a jump on its rivals on the issue of problem gambling by announcing plans to link the matter to executive pay.

http://www.ifb2014.com/uploadedfiles/documents/The_Times_26.2.14.PDF

 
 

Reuters on the Road: London tech startups at tipping point

Tech London Advocates founder Russ Shaw says London’s tech startup scene has 2-3 years to show it can successfully commercialize and have robust exits.

http://uk.reuters.com/

 
 

The balance boosting festival

This summer's International Festival for Business will be the biggest British business event in more than 60 years and could help to drive UK export for a generation to come.

http://www.timesnorth.co.uk/

 
 

His Royal Highness The Duke Of York Announced As Patron Of IFB 2014

The International Festival for Business – Britain’s greatest business showcase in more than a generation – announces His Royal Highness The Duke of York KG as its Patron.

http://www.startyourbusinessmag.com/his-royal-highness-the-duke-of-york-announced-as-patron-of-the-international-festival-for-business/

 
 

Ensuring our small businesses realise their global ambitions is the best way to improve exports

National Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses and IFB 2014 Ambassador John Allan says small businesses are the driving force behind the UK’s growth.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/10598120/Ensuring-our-small-businesses-realise-their-global-ambitions-is-the-best-way-to-improve-exports.html

 
 

In 2014 we will see wearable devices become a key part of our daily lives – but at what cost?

Sarah Wood, IFB 2014 ambassador and Co-founder and COO of UNRULY notes the rise of wearable technology this year.

http://www.startups.co.uk/wearable-technology/

 
 

IFB Ambassador Julie Deane on growing her satchel company from a £600 start-up to a £multi-million turnover success story

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/smallbusiness/article-2533845/Julie-Deanes-The-Cambridge-Satchel-Company-sells-120-countries-300-imitators.html#ixzz2t6quwoO1

 
 
 

Small businesses: could you have the eXport factor?

Fear of the unknown and concerns about language difficulties stop many small businesses from exploring overseas trading opportunities.

http://www.theguardian.com/small-business-network/2013/dec/05/small-businesses-the-export-factor

 
 

The Inventory: Henrietta Lovell

The Financial Times talks with IFB 2014 ambassador Henrietta Lovell.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/103a272e-0bd9-11e3-8f77-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2lxWN78hl

 
 

Real Business: Without more support for SMEs, the recovery is in danger of stalling

Phil Orford, Chief Exec of the Forum of Private Business, says small businesses need help to reach out to the world. Phil is also an IFB 2014 ambassador.

http://realbusiness.co.uk/article/24396-without-more-support-for-smes-the-recovery-is-in-danger-of-stalling

 
 

The Telegraph: No room for complacency in the business of growth management

Without greater support for the UK’s SMEs, any recovery is in danger of stalling before it has been given a chance to take hold. By John Allan, National Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses & Ambassador for the International Festival for Business 2014.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/10374089/No-room-for-complacency-in-the-business-of-growth-management.html#disqus_thread

 
 

The Times Business Insight: On their marks... for Enterprise Olympiad

It’s now less than a year away; that Liverpool-hosted festival showcasing the gloabal appeal of British business.

http://www.ifb2014.com/uploadedfiles/documents/On_their_marks_for_Enterprise_Olympiad.jpg

 
 

Fresh Business Thinking coverage of the World Corporate Games

The Official Launch of the World Corporate Games 2014 presented by the International Festival for Business will welcome a high-profile audience of regional and UK-based business leaders alongside civic and sporting influencers from across the Liverpool City region.

http://www.freshbusinessthinking.com/news.php?CID=0&NID;=19887&PGID;=1#.UjmOUGRUMng

 
 

The Independent: National Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses supports IFB

The UK's leading business organisation the Federation of Small Businesses has supported the International Festival for Business, with the National Chairman John Allan writing for City AM and The Independent.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/john-allan-smallfirm-outlook-brighter-but-lets-not-get-complacent-8773561.html

 
 

The Independent: National Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses supports IFB

The UK's leading business organisation the Federation of Small Businesses has supported the International Festival for Business, with the National Chairman John Allan writing for City AM and The Independent.

http://www.cityam.com/article/1376440177/manufacturing-sector-s-untapped-potential-can-lift-us-out-recession

 
 

The Times Business Insight: Forum on global trading

Patience is not the only virtue good for expertise in exporting.

http://www.ifb2014.com/uploadedfiles/documents/The_Times_Business_Insight.doc

 
 

The Times Business Insight: Global business Olympics to be staged in the North West.

Delegates and visitors from across the globe will descend on the North West next year for the UK’s biggest ever series of business events – the two – month International Festival for Business (IFB) 2014.

http://www.ifb2014.com/uploadedfiles/documents/global_business_olympics.gif

 
 

The Times: It’s time for Britons to step up to the worldwide mark

Despite its obvious rewards, taking a business overseas requires guts. If done badly it can set a business back years, with mistakes on the global stage capable of bringing a company to its knees.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/business/industries/consumer/article3829084.ece

 
 

The Telegraph: Britain's road to recovery lies in overseas trade

Every little helps – it's the slogan that took Tesco to the world, and also one of the key lessons I learned in all my years at the company.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/globalbusiness/9889900/Britains-road-to-recovery-lies-in-overseas-trade.html

 
 

The Independent: Now is the time for the UK to rediscover its exporting mindset

As the US and Europe prepare to begin negotiating what could be the biggest transatlantic trade treaty in generations, now is the right time for Britain to consider its own role in the global marketplace.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/julie-meyer-now-is-the-time--for-the-uk-to-rediscover-its-exporting-mindset-8501901.html?origin=internalSearch

 
 

The Telegraph: Margaret Thatcher: The Entrepreneurs’ Prime Minister

Baroness Thatcher created opportunities that allowed entrepreneurs and immigrants to succeed. When I arrived in Britain in 1981, as a nineteen year old student, the country and its economy could not have seemed more different from the one I had the privilege to reflect on from the benches of the House of Lords last week, as Parliament was recalled to hear tributes to the late Baroness Thatcher.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/9996959/Margaret-Thatcher-The-Entrepreneurs-Prime-Minister.html

 
 

The Independent: Lord Bilimoria: The world loves British goods. It's time to put some fizz in our exports

Addressing business audiences up and down the country, I always ask how many export to India; without fail, it is with despair that I see only a few hands go up among hundreds.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/comment/lord-bilimoria-the-world-loves-british-goods-its-time-to-put-some-fizz-in-our-exports-8664204.html?origin=internalSearch

 
 

The Telegraph: Voice of Business: PM’s India visit is chance to show a bold new Britain

Britain’s economy is now vastly different from how it was when I first came here as a student 30 years ago. Then, it was only starting to bounce back from the 1970s, when the country was undoubtedly the sick man of Europe, and was being widely written off.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/9875327/Voice-of-Business-PMs-India-visit-is-chance-to-show-a-bold-new-Britain.html

 
 

The Financial Times: Liverpool festival is UK global showcase

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/0b3501b8-7cff-11e2-afb6-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2WkkAkzrG

 
 

BBC: Liverpool to host International Festival of Business

Liverpool is to host the International Festival of Business next year, it has been announced. Organisers have said it could attract 250,000 people from across the world to the city over the 61 days of the event.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-21573010

 
 

BBC: Liverpool to showcase UK's best business

Promoting growth, in light of the downgrading by Moody's of the UK's credit worthiness, is now a top political as well as economic priority. Business leaders are launching the International Festival of Business for Liverpool in 2014, a government-backed showcase for the UK, which is intended to attract inward investors.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21586825

 
 
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