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MANCHESTER’S BERNSTEIN MAKES ANOTHER TRIP TO LIVERPOOL AND URGES OTHER TO VISIT THE IFB 2014 CITY

Wednesday, 25 June 2020
Sir Howard Bernstein is urging as many business people to involve themselves in the International Festival for Business 2014 as it enters its third week.

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A wealth of top speakers for IFB 2014’s financial and professional services week

Tuesday, 24 June 2020
Sir Terry Leahy, John Humphreys and Rory Underwood are some of the top names featuring in the International Festival for Business 2014’s Professional & Financial Services week which starts on Monday June 30.

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RED TAPE AND BUSINESS INTERFERENCE - GUIDING SMES THROUGH THE MAZE

Tuesday, 24 June 2020
How can government policy in relation to red tape help UK SMEs? What are the key ways in which SMEs are able to reduce their regulatory burden?

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THE SINGLE MARKET - LOOKING BACK AND LOOKING FORWARD

Tuesday, 24 June 2020
The Law Society is bringing together a distinguished list of Brussels and UK names to discuss the future of the Single Market and the key priorities of the EU policy-makers over the next five years.

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VINCE CABLE MEETS 'BRAINS' BEHIND NEW, GREAT BRITISH INVENTIONS

Tuesday, 24 June 2020
Business Secretary, Vince Cable, came face-to-face with bionic limbs, an airship and a model of a hypersonic aircraft today when he launched a new report – Pioneering Great British Products – at Liverpool’s Life Sciences University Technical College.

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INNOVATIVE NORTH WEST AUTOMOTIVE SUCCESSES SHOWCASED AT THE BIS MANUFACTURING SUMMIT

Monday, 23 June 2020
The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, witnessed some of the innovative success stories of the North West automotive industry at the BIS Manufacturing Summit held at the Floral Pavilion in Merseyside on 19 June as part of IFB 2014.

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CHINA FOCUS AT THE IFB HUB

Monday, 23 June 2020
A one-day complimentary event to provide information on business opportunities and challenges in Mainland China and Hong Kong for UK businesses.

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IFB YOUNG REPORTERS ATTEND THE WOMEN INSPIRING ECONOMY EVENT

Monday, 23 June 2020
IFB 2014 invited schools from across the city to be the eyes and ears on the ground throughout the festival. Pupils from primary and secondary schools submitted entries to be either a reporter or photographer at some of IFB 2014’s most exciting events, and get experience of the world of journalism. The entries were whittled down to determine the winners in each category, who will report back throughout the festival.

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SUPERCARS AND SUPPLIERS ON SHOW AT MADE IN THE UK

Monday, 23 June 2020
Supercars and supply chain opportunities both on show at Insider’s Made in the UK event.

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SANTANDER SME SUMMIT 3 JULY LIVERPOOL

Monday, 23 June 2020
As part of Santander and The Times commitment to fast-growth businesses Santander are hosting a major summit in Liverpool to help SMEs learn from SME leaders and share experiences with their peers.

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PSMG TO LEAD SERIES OF EVENTS FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICE MARKETERS AT IFB 2014

Friday, 20 June 2020
Professional Services Marketing Group (PSMG) will be leading a series of five lunchtime seminars and a Director/Partner level roundtable dinner for professional services marketers as part of the inaugural IFB 2014 in the week commencing 30th June 2014.

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IFB 2014 YOUNG REPORTERS READY TO GO

Friday, 20 June 2020
A team of 30 youngsters, aged between 11 and 18, have been tasked with capturing the stories of the festival in both print and image.

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DRAGONS ON THE PROWL FOR IFB BUSINESSES

Friday, 20 June 2020
The BBC is heading to IFB 2014 to meet with entrepreneurs, growing businesses and fledgling start-ups interested in taking to the floor on Dragons’ Den.

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FROM BEIJING TO BEIRUT - 200 CITY LEADERS FROM ACROSS THE WORLD GATHERED IN LIVERPOOL THIS WEEK FOR FIRST EVENT OF ITS KIND

Friday, 20 June 2020
BT Global City Leaders' Summit addressed the metropolitan revolution taking place across the globe

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WEST DERBY SCHOOL ARE CROWNED WINNERS OF ROBOT CHALLENGE

Thursday, 19 June 2020
After six heats over six months students from West Derby School are crowned winners of the Liverpool City Region Robot Challenge.

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FT LIVE LUNCH FEATURING ALEX SALMOND

Thursday, 19 June 2020
The FT are delighted to announce their latest event - a Live Lunch, featuring Alex Salmond in conversation with FT Editor, Lionel Barber.

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DOING BUSINESS IN MACEDONIA

Thursday, 19 June 2020
It’s Europe week at IFB 2014 and following Benelux day at the IFB Hub today, it's Macedonia’s turn to take centre stage tomorrow (Friday June 20th).

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IFB 2014 PUTS BENELUX IN THE GLOBAL SPOTLIGHT

Thursday, 19 June 2020
More than 200 leading representatives from Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg met on Thursday 19 June at the IFB Hub to discuss the unique business opportunities each nation holds.

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PWC NORTH WEST - REGION OF OPPORTUNITY

Thursday, 19 June 2020
Register your place today for PwC North West – Region of Opportunity on Tuesday 1st July at the IFB Hub. Regional growth is at the forefront of the government and business agenda, and it's widely accepted that a strong regional economy is critical to long-term sustainable growth of the overall economy. Join the debate...

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LIVERPOOL WATERFRONT BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCE IFB LEGACY EVENT IN 2015

Thursday, 19 June 2020
Sydney and Toronto line up to contribute to the next Liverpool International Waterfront Forum, confirmed for June 11th 2015 at BT Convention Centre.

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THE SEARCH IS ON FOR THE 'GREAT' FACE OF THE FESTIVAL

Thursday, 19 June 2020
Business is GREAT Britain campaign and BT launch search for outstanding businesses in the North West

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HOTEL INVESTMENT PANEL DISCUSSION - CONSIDERATIONS BEFORE INVESTING: POSITIVES AND PITFALLS

Thursday, 19 June 2020
Are in the Hotel Business or a keen investor? Then this DWF event may be of interest...

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GLOBAL SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED FOR FIRST LIVERPOOL INTERNATIONAL WATERFRONT FORUM

Wednesday, 18 June 2020
Liverpool Waterfront Partners have announced three global speakers at the first International Waterfront Forum, taking place at Tate Liverpool on June 18 and 19 as part of IFB 2014.

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LIVERPOOL AND SHANGHAI STRENGTHEN BONDS AT IFB 2014

Wednesday, 18 June 2020
LIVERPOOL and Shanghai have strengthened their bond of friendship during a meeting between the cities’ leaders at IFB 2014

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COME TOGETHER! Can you help 'make The Beatles'?

Wednesday, 18 June 2020
The first steps towards creating an iconic sculptural tribute to the Beatles are underway, as a model of the proposed statue goes on display at the opening of the IFB at The Hub on Mann Island. With John and Paul already on show, the sculptures will reform the group as they come together throughout the event.

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BIG NAMES AT BUSINESS INNOVATION FOR GROWTH CONFERENCE

Tuesday, 17 June 2020
One of the UK’s leading designers and entrepreneurs is to take to the stage at IFB 2014 to address how creativity and innovation can grow a business.

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THE DIGITAL FUTURE OF SHIPPING

Monday, 16 June 2020
Being able to do business online has helped many sectors, from retail to travel, revolutionise their offering and reach new audiences. The importance of the internet to business is underlined by IFB's commitment to all things digital.

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IFB SHOWCASES LIVERPOOL'S MARITIME PROGRESS

Monday, 16 June 2020
The opening week of IFB 2014 has been hailed as a ‘great success’ by Jim Teasdale, chief executive of Mersey Maritime Group, which represents 1,700 firms operating in the sector across Liverpool City Region.

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MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS EVENTS SEE SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH

Friday, 13 June 2020
A series of IFB 2014 events aimed at small and growing businesses in the city region has been launched with 70 delegates attending the first, ‘Go On Ask Me’, in The Old Hall at the Cotton Exchange.

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BUSINESS LIFE ON THE OCEAN WAVE WITH THE ISLE OF MAN

Friday, 13 June 2020
Business is not just about the hard sell, it can be fun as well.

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IFB AMBASSADOR SHARES EXPORT TIPS

Friday, 13 June 2020
IFB Ambassador Rupert Lee-Brown was a keynote speaker at the International Trade Expo 2014, a key IFB 2104 event.

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BRITISH ENTERPRISE, INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY IS UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT AT IFB 2014

Friday, 13 June 2020
The festival is the biggest showcase of British industry since 1951, and was launched at UKTI's British Business Embassy event by Prime Minister David Cameron.

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UKWA DELEGATION VISITS THE TYPHOO FACTORY AS PART OF IFB 2014

Thursday, 12 June 2020
Today, Thursday 12th June, Typhoo tea hosted thirty members of the UKWA delegation highlighting their support for the local business community.

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RABBITING ABOUT BUSINESS AT DIGITAL BOOK LAUNCH

Thursday, 12 June 2020
International consultant David Parrish has launched his latest book, published by Liverpool’s Wordscapes, at an event as part of the Creative and Digital theme of the International Festival for Business 2014.

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PRIME MINISTER LAUNCHES IFB 2014

Thursday, 12 June 2020
Prime Minister, RT Hon David Cameron officially opened the International Festival for Business 2014 in Liverpool this week.

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SIEMENS APPOINTS JUERGEN MAIER AS NEW UK CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Wednesday, 11 June 2020
Siemens has announced today (11 June 2020) that Juergen Maier, Managing Director of Siemens Industry is to be appointed Chief Executive of Siemens in the UK, effective from July 1st.

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SHIP DAZZLES TOURISM MINISTER AHEAD OF PUBLIC OPENING

Wednesday, 11 June 2020
YOU MAY have seen the multi-coloured ship docked in the shadow of the IFB Hub. In fact it’s pretty hard to miss, as tourism minister Helen Grant MP found out on an impromptu visit today.

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BEAT IN THE MERSEY RETURNS TO GIVE NETWORKING A TWIST

Wednesday, 11 June 2020
Beat in the Mersey – the unique event which is part theatre, part history lesson, part music gig and part performance art – will return to Liverpool’s famous Cunard Building as the most distinctive business networking session held during IFB 2014.

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The Business of Art: A panel discussion on getting the most from the creative economy

Wednesday, 11 June 2020
Is it time for other areas of business to wake up to the potential which the creative industries provide? What can the creative and commercial sector learn from each other?

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PWC LEADS DISCUSSION ON AFRICA AT IFB 2014

Tuesday, 10 June 2020
PwC’s Africa Business Group is hosting Africa Rising, a three day conference starting today (Tuesday) at the International Festival for Business [IFB], to showcase the growing Africa market and explore why the continent is the economic landscape of the future.

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SUPERCAR COMES TO LIFE AT IFB HUB

Tuesday, 10 June 2020
Work has begun at the International Festival for Business (IFB) central Hub, Mann Island, to assemble a BAC Mono – the world’s first road legal, single-seat production supercar.

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RADICAL ACTION NEEDED TO SUSTAIN ESSENTIAL NORTH WEST RESOURCES

Tuesday, 10 June 2020
The North West Business Leadership Team (NWBLT) yesterday released its latest report identifying the state of the region’s essential resources, and the action required to optimise the future supplies of food, water and energy by 2040.

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David Cameron launches International Festival for Business 2014

Monday, 9 June 2020
At the British Business Embassy - the launch event for the International Festival for Business 2014, hosted by UKTI - in Liverpool’s St George’s Hall, the Prime Minister David Cameron addressed an audience of leading business figures about the importance of supporting British industry.

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INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FOR BUSINESS 2014: £1.7BN OF OPPORTUNITY

Monday, 9 June 2020
Britain’s biggest business festival for 60 years launches today bringing the world to the UK

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Get behind #IFB2014 for the chance to win a signed Everton fc shirt!

Friday, 6 June 2020
Register now for the world's largest business gathering in 2014 and you could win this signed Everton shirt!! TWO fantastic opportunities in one!

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Liverpool’s International Festival for Business 2014 Prepares for Visually Impaired Visitors

Thursday, 5 June 2020
Organisers of this prestigious event, which is set to attract visitors from all over the world, have been planning ahead to ensure that the event is as accessible as possible for blind and partially sighted visitors.

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INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FOR BUSINESS 2014 UNDER STARTER'S ORDERS

Thursday, 5 June 2020
Preparations for the inaugural International Festival for Business are well under way and the lead sponsors, BT and Santander, alongside the city’s civic leaders, attended a special preview of the festival’s International Trade Hub today.

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ISLE OF MAN PRESENCE AT IFB 2014

Thursday, 5 June 2020
The Isle of Man will be hosting a number of events at the International Festival for Business 2014 (IFB 2014) in Liverpool this summer.

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WOMEN INSPIRE ECONOMY AT IFB 2014

Thursday, 5 June 2020
A NUMBER of the UK’s most high-profile businesswomen (and men) will speak at a dynamic one-day conference as part of the International Festival for Business 2014 (IFB 2014).

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THE BEATLES STORY SYMPOSIUM TO DISCUSS HOW THE UK COULD BE WORTH A FAB £4BILLION IN MUSICAL HERITAGE

Thursday, 5 June 2020
The UK could earn an extra £4bn every year in music heritage tourism, according to a recent report from UK Music, the campaigning and lobbying group representing every part of the recorded and live music industry.

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THE ARTS NEED TOURISM AND TOURISM NEEDS THE ARTS

Wednesday, 4 June 2020
The Tourism Society’s Symposium was IFB 2014’s first event yesterday, opening the festival programme. The Symposium brought together a line-up of prominent speakers from the arts and tourism sectors to debate the role of tourism and culture in creating economic success.

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GLOBAL SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED FOR FIRST LIVERPOOL INTERNATIONAL WATERFRONT FORUM 18-19 JUNE

Wednesday, 4 June 2020
Liverpool Waterfront Partners have announced three global speakers - Michael Marrella, Dr. Stanley Yip and Rita Justesen at the first International Waterfront Forum, taking place at Tate Liverpool on June 18 and 19 as part of IFB 2014.

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FUNDING AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT LIVERPOOL CITY REGION BUSINESSES TO PARTICIPATE IN IFB 2014

Wednesday, 4 June 2020
Liverpool City Region businesses can apply now for a 50% reimbursement of the cost of attending events at the International Festival for Business (IFB) 2014.

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JOIN US FOR FREE REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING AT THE 'PUB IN THE IFB HUB'!

Wednesday, 4 June 2020
The IFB 2014 team invites you to an early evening ‘Pub in the IFB Hub’ event every weekday evening from 5.30-7pm.

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UK MOST DESIRABLE MARKET IN EUROPE FOR BUSINESS EXPANSION

Wednesday, 4 June 2020
World business leaders select UK as the second most desirable country in the world for businesses to expand into – narrowly behind US

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A business trip like no other! Start your preparations for IFB 2014 today by downloading the MYIFB app!

Wednesday, 4 June 2020
MYIFB is the official app for the International Festival for Business (IFB) 2014 and it's available to download NOW on IOS and Android!

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FAMILY BUSINESS: SUCCESSFULLY SURVIVING THE GENERATIONS

Monday, 2 June 2020
Celebrating the best of British family businesses, this event as part of IFB 2014, presented by Family Business United, will showcase some incredible family business success stories.

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SANTANDER STAFF JOIN IFB 2014 VOLUNTEERING SCHEME

Monday, 2 June 2020
Sixty bank employees from across Merseyside are getting involved by volunteering in IFB 2014, which is coming to Liverpool next week.

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May 2014

BT CONNECTS WITH ACCELERATE 2014 TO BOOST BRILLIANT SME'S

Friday, 30 May 2020
BT are to host ‘Potential’ event at Accelerate 2014 and will be giving away tickets to ‘Potential’ to anyone a buying a ticket for Accelerate 2014.

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IFB 2014: A Truly Giant Opportunity!

Thursday, 29 May 2020
IFB 2014 really is a huge opportunity – not only for large businesses and corporations, but for everyone. We wanted to make sure that no one misses out on this amazing opportunity and so, we created something big. And when we say big, we mean BIG…

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Get your perfect pairing now!

Thursday, 29 May 2020
Don't miss out on this 2 for 1 offer for VIP weekend tickets to the largest tennis exhibition in Europe, Liverpool Hope International Tennis Tournament, 21-22 June.

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United Utilities Supplier Opportunities at IFB 2014!

Thursday, 29 May 2020
United Utilities is offering UK suppliers of all sizes the chance to meet with their senior buyers to discuss a large number of upcoming tender opportunities.

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VISITENGLAND CHIEF JOINS LINE-UP OF TOP SPEAKERS AT TOURISM SYMPOSIUM

Thursday, 29 May 2020
James Berresford, Chief Executive of VisitEngland, will chair a session at the Tourism Society’s Tourism Symposium taking place on Tuesday 3 June as part of IFB 2014.

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NEW LOOK FOR CITY LINK BUSES READY FOR SUMMER TOURISM

Wednesday, 28 May 2020
New bus wraps have been designed to reflect what Liverpool has to offer in terms of attractions, shopping and culture in time for the influx of visitors expected for this year’s International Festival for Business 2014.

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RUM WAREHOUSE WELCOMES WORLD CLASS BUSINESS

Tuesday, 27 May 2020
Liverpool’s most exciting new events space will open exclusively this June for the highly anticipated IFB 2014.

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ONE CITY, ONE SUMMER: Tales to tell over the next two weeks

Tuesday, 27 May 2020
Several works commissioned specifically for the IFB Culture programme are now starting to come to life and the feast that is the One City, One Summer cultural programme for Liverpool becomes very visible this week.

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Get behind #IFB2014 for the chance to win a signed 2014-15 season #LFC shirt!

Friday, 23 May 2020
Register now for the world's largest business gathering of 2014 and you could win this signed 2014-15 season #LFC shirt!!

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RUM WAREHOUSE WELCOMES WORLD CLASS BUSINESS

Thursday, 22 May 2020
Liverpool’s most exciting new events space will open exclusively this June for the highly anticipated International Festival For Business 2014 (IFB2014).The 1,000 capacity Rum Warehouse, at Titanic Hotel Liverpool, Stanley Dock will open to host and cater for a variety of events, including awards ceremonies, expos, roadshows and conferences.

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MLE WORKSHOP TO EXPLORE THE DANGERS OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Thursday, 22 May 2020
The use of social media as a business tool and how to avoid the pitfalls will be the subject of a half day workshop due to be held during the popular Maritime, Logistics and Energy thematic which forms part of the forthcoming International Festival For Business 2014 in Liverpool.

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Businesses urged to smell the opportunity presented by IFB 2014

Thursday, 22 May 2020
It may be a couple of weeks until the start of the International Festival for Business 2014 (IFB 2014), but the first business to be launched off the back of it is already grinding in to action.

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EUROPE WEEK 16-20 JUNE

Wednesday, 21 May 2020
Europe week will be one of the busiest weeks of IFB 2014, with an extensive programme of business and cultural events attracting delegations from around the world.

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Place Expo Event: Logistics 2020

Tuesday, 20 May 2020
Place North West, in association with Warrington & Co and Hill Dickinson, is all set to host Logistics 2020, the first conference on this summer's PlaceEXPO programme within IFB 2014 in Liverpool.

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Dedicated Followers of Fashion

Tuesday, 20 May 2020
Fashion industry gurus Clara Mercer and Hilary Riva OBE to speak at Tourism Symposium in Liverpool during IFB 2014

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Are you a UK-based supply company? Guess what? Aldi, Hewlett Packard, Bibby Line, Typhoo Tea are waiting to meet you!

Monday, 19 May 2020
Register for IFB 2014's FREE 'Meet the Buyer' service today to take advantage of these amazing opportunities available exclusively during the International Festival for Business (IFB) 2014, taking place in the Liverpool City Region throughout June and July.

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Liverpool Hope University International Tennis Tournament goes viral after Bartoli announcement

Monday, 19 May 2020
Liverpool Hope University International Tennis Tournament has gone viral after news broke that Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli would play at this year’s event at Liverpool Cricket Club. The International Festival for Business 2014 is a partner of the Liverpool Hope University International Tennis Tournament.

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One City, One Summer

Sunday, 18 May 2020
IFB 2014 is another world first for Liverpool, and to enhance the business festival, we have a sparkling summer 2014 season of cultural events and attractions to delight, amaze, amuse, inspire, treasure and remember.

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Lord Heseltine stars in summer bonanza of Business and Culture

Sunday, 18 May 2020
Lord Heseltine returns to Liverpool this summer to take part in both the business and cultural programmes of the International Festival for Business 2014.

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What's in the box?!

Sunday, 18 May 2020
Liverpool took delivery of a very unusual box on Friday - but what is it and what's it for?

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International Festival for Business 2014: Fantastic opportunities for law firms!

Sunday, 18 May 2020
The Law Society is encouraging lawyers to take part in the UK's biggest business festival - an unrivalled opportunity to connect UK businesses into international markets.

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How to get the most out of IFB 2014

Sunday, 18 May 2020
If you do only one thing prior to IFB 2014, then make sure you sign up for the IFB Business Club!

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Take part in the IFB 2014 Evaluation Survey to have a chance of winning some great prizes!

Sunday, 18 May 2020
Tell us about your expectations of IFB 2014 and you could win a leather satchel worth £200, Toshiba computer package (to the value of £1,000), replica World Cup or First Class Virgin Train tickets.

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Experience IFB 2014 in style with our fantastic VIP PRIZE DRAW!

Saturday, 17 May 2020
Experience the world's largest business gathering of 2014 in style with our fantastic VIP PRIZE DRAW!

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Still not sure what IFB 2014 is all about? Here's a little something that we hope will help...

Saturday, 17 May 2020
Help spread the word about #IFB2014! Here's a little infographic detailing what the #Festival is all about...

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Isle of Man Maritime Group announces IFB 2014 event plans

Friday, 16 May 2020
The Isle of Man Maritime Group has announced its event plans for the International Festival of Business 2014, during the Maritime, Logistics and Energy themed week in June.

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Businesses encouraged to try wheelchair basketball at World Corporate Games during IFB 2014

Friday, 16 May 2020
UK businesses are being encouraged to enter a wheelchair basketball event being held as part of the World Corporate Games during the International Festival of Business in Liverpool in June.

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Benelux Day at IFB 2014

Thursday, 15 May 2020
UK Trade & Investment are all set to host Benelux Day during IFB 2014, a one-day conference to give UK companies a chance to explore the current business opportunities in the Benelux through a series of seminars and workshops offering insight, support and inspiration.

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Chester business preview event for IFB 2014

Thursday, 15 May 2020
A free breakfast briefing event will give Cheshire businesses the lowdown on what opportunities are presented by IFB 2014, and how they can be maximised.

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Isle of Man superyacht experts target IFB 2014 for global expansion

Wednesday, 14 May 2020
The Isle of Man Maritime Group will stage two days of events during the Maritime, Logistics and Energy themed week in June.

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Gianni Russo comes to Liverpool as part of IFB 2014

Wednesday, 14 May 2020
Godfather actor Gianni Russo is set to fly in to Liverpool to perform a special tribute to Frank Sinatra.

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IFB HUB HOSTS FIRST EVENT

Wednesday, 14 May 2020
The venue which will act as the focal point for IFB2014 has held its first test event ahead of the real thing in June, as research and development organisations from across the North West heard about how they can maximise opportunities from the festival.

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REGEN 2014 LAUNCHES IN LIVERPOOL

Wednesday, 14 May 2020
In collaboration with Liverpool Vision, Regen 2014 will take place on the 25th and 26th June at The Rum Warehouse on Stanley Dock. It will be the first in a series of annual events and forums providing thought leadership in regeneration and economic development.

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Liverpool Biennial 2014

Wednesday, 14 May 2020
The programme of Liverpool Biennial 2014, takes place from 5 July – 26 October 2014, at venues across Liverpool.

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NATIONAL BUSINESS AWARDS ANNOUNCES LIVE PITCH & PANEL DEBATE FOR DUKE OF YORK NEW ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Tuesday, 13 May 2020
As part of IFB 2014 the event will see semi finalists of the Duke of York New Entrepreneur of the Year Award pitch to a panel of judges andthen face a public vote to determine the overall winner

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IFB 2014's KNOWLEDGE, CREATIVE & DIGITAL: almost a festival in its own right

Tuesday, 13 May 2020
IFB 2014’s Knowledge, Creative and Digital strand is a diverse and comprehensive offer to everyone working in this burgeoning sector; from gaming to social media, from music to digital marketing...

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Sir Terry Leahy calls on UK businesses to invest their time in IFB 2014

Tuesday, 13 May 2020
Sir Terry Leahy, former CEO of Tesco, business investor and Chairman of B&M; Retail, discusses the business-growth benefits for companies investing time in IFB 2014.

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Lord Bilimoria, founder of Cobra Beer, on thinking globally

Tuesday, 13 May 2020
Lord Bilimoria will be delivering his personal insights at the International Trade Expo, 10th and 11th June at the Arena & Convention Centre Liverpool - with his exclusive presentation “Adapt or Die”.

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Liverpool Welcomes Nelson Mandela Art Collection

Monday, 12 May 2020
The city is hosting a rare opportunity to view and purchase artwork by Nelson Mandela. The Long Walk to Freedom Collective, at Liverpool Contemporary Arts Fair, is taking place at the World Museum in July as part of the IFB 2014.

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International Meet and Greet Foreign Language Courses

Monday, 12 May 2020
Prepare for a summer of overseas visitors to the Liverpool City Region for an array of International events including IFB 2014 with a specialist 'Meet and Greet' foreign language course.

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GET BEHIND THE SCENES IN THE IFB 2014 SOCIAL CORNER

Monday, 12 May 2020
Do you want to know what's going on behind the scenes at IFB 2014? Are you keen to find out what's happening on the ground already?

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IFB 2014 Hub coming to life on Liverpool's historic waterfront

Monday, 12 May 2020
The build and branding of the IFB Hub, the nerve-centre of this summer’s International Festival for Business 2014, is now well under way with the majority of purpose-built event space now in place at the Mann Island venue on Liverpool’s historic waterfront.

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Prestigious Liverpool club opens doors to IFB 2014 delegates

Monday, 12 May 2020
Liverpool’s historic Athenaeum club, in the heart of the city centre, is offering temporary membership to all IFB 2014 delegates for the duration of the Festival.

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Business of the Beatles conference to be held during IFB 2014

Friday, 9 May 2020
Liverpool tourist attraction The Beatles Story is to host a free conference on 'The Business of the Beatles'. The two-day symposium on June 26 and 27 has been organised as part of the city’s International Festival for Business (IFB) 2014.

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IN CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL HESELTINE

Friday, 9 May 2020
Lord Heseltine will be the latest interviewee in the hugely popular Liverpool ‘In Conversation’ Series, which sees guests who are natives of or have a strong connection to the city interviewed live on stage and their five favourite pieces of music performed by five separate live acts.

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International Festival for Business 2014 – Supplier Opportunities Available NOW!

Thursday, 8 May 2020
Aldi, Hewlett Packard, Bibby Line, Typhoo Tea - these are just some of the big name companies waiting to meet with UK suppliers during the International Festival for Business (IFB) 2014, which is taking place in the Liverpool City Region throughout June and July.

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IFB 2014 'nerve centre' contract success for Adlib Audio

Thursday, 8 May 2020
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 (IFB) 2014.

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Real Ale Festival to showcase benefits of IFB 2014 to Wirral and Cheshire-based SMEs

Thursday, 8 May 2020
As part of the build-up to IFB 2014 and embracing a ‘Made in the UK’ theme, Hillyer McKeown Solicitors and Anselmians RUFC will be hosting a 'Real Ale Festival & Ploughman’s Lunch’ on the afternoon of Friday 23rd May 2014.

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Women bring Passion, Performance and Power to Accelerate 2014

Wednesday, 7 May 2020
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. Early Bird tickets on sale now!

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Is tomorrow’s revolution happening now? By Luis Alvarez, CEO BT Global Services

Tuesday, 6 May 2020
I don’t talk about a revolution that is 'coming' because I believe we are right in the middle of one. At the International Festival for Business (IFB) 2014 in Liverpool this June, I join a panel of global industrialists to discuss the 'coming third industrial revolution'.

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NGF Europe's innovation award adds to 2014 success for Merseyside-based glass cord manufacturer

Monday, 5 May 2020
NGF Europe Limited is already celebrating the unveiling of a new £4 million fibre forming facility this year, with the official opening set to take place as part of the International Festival for Business (IFB) 2014. And now the small filament diameter glass cord made at the site has been recognised with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2014.

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April 2014

Local Businesses: Are YOU ready for IFB 2014?

Tuesday, 29 April 2020
The International Festival for Business (IFB) 2014 is pleased to announce an informative and highly interactive workshop for visitor economy businesses and retailers in the Liverpool City Region to ensure they are prepared for IFB 2014

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

Monday, 28 April 2020
So much is happening at IFB 2014 and we wouldn’t want you to miss a thing! We have teamed up with Trinity Mirror to bring you all the latest on the Festival in today's supplement

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Liverpool to host global diversity conference during International Festival for Business 2014

Thursday, 24 April 2020
Garth Dallas, one of the North West’s most high profile and respected voices on workplace diversity and inclusion, has announced plans to bring a major national conference to Liverpool this summer; the 'Diverse Magazine, Diversity and Inclusion Conference'.

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UK Defence Minister to give keynote address at UDT 2014 during the International Festival for Business

Wednesday, 23 April 2020
Philip Dunne MP, Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, will give the keynote address at UDT, the world’s principal conference and exhibition for the subsea defence and security sector, opening in ACC Liverpool on 10 June during IFB 2014.

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IFB 2014 AMBASSADOR FOCUS: PAUL LINDLEY, FOUNDER AND CEO OF ELLA'S KITCHEN

Wednesday, 16 April 2020
IFB 2014 ambassador Paul Lindley hopes to see IFB 2014 "foster new collaborations and ways for businesses to work together". He would also like to see the festival live his belief that "the key is WE" for development in any community and helping Britain to double its exports by 2020.

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Horizon 2020 event – €80bn Euro fund to boost your R&D

Tuesday, 15 April 2020
Running from 2014 to 2020 with an 80bn Euro budget, the EU’s new programme for research and innovation is part of the drive to create growth and new jobs in Europe. Liverpool Vision are collaborating with the Enterprise Europe Network North West and the IFB to explain the level of support you can expect nationally and locally to assist you in your participation.

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INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FOR BUSINESS 2014 TO PROVIDE GLOBAL PLATFORM FOR BRITISH INDUSTRY

Tuesday, 15 April 2020
British businesses are to be given unprecedented access to a global network of potential partners and customers at this summer’s International Festival for Business (IFB) 2014, which promises to showcase the strengths of the UK’s economic recovery.

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Business chiefs blow trumpet for IFB 2014 taking place in Liverpool this summer

Friday, 11 April 2020
Festival ambassadors John Cridland CBE and Sir Terry Leahy hail the significance of IFB 2014 as a 'national event' in an interview with The Guardian.

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All aboard the business fast track with Virgin Trains

Wednesday, 9 April 2020
20% discount announced for Business Club members of the International Festival For Business 2014

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European Business Summit 2014 to focus on ‘Rebuilding a Competitive Europe’

Monday, 7 April 2020
Business leaders and policy makers to discuss rebuilding a competitive Europe at the 12th European Business Summit in May 2014.

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IFB Launches Professional and Financial Services Week 

Thursday, 3 April 2020
National business law firm DWF has been announced as an official supporter of the International Festival for Business (IFB) 2014 at the launch of the Knowledge, Professional and Financial Services week.

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A helping hand for businesses breaking into new markets

Wednesday, 2 April 2020
The Santander Trade Portal is a free online tool that can help small and medium-sized businesses research their target market, contact potential business partners, and overcome the most common barriers to export growth.

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March 2014

In Conversation With Michael Heseltine

Friday, 28 March 2020
Lord Heseltine will be the latest interviewee in the hugely popular Liverpool ‘In Conversation’ Series. The event, produced by Liverpool company Little Atom Productions, has been specially commissioned by Liverpool Vision CEO Max Steinberg to sit within the cultural programme of the International Festival for Business (IFB) 2014.

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IFB 2014 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AS WORLDHOST AMBITION REVEALED

Thursday, 27 March 2020
Organisers of IFB 2014 are seeking 1,000 volunteers to welcome visitors to the city this summer as part of Liverpool’s bid to become the first city region in Great Britain to achieve the prestigious WorldHost accreditation.

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LIVERPOOL SIGNS UNDERSTANDING WITH ISLE OF MAN

Thursday, 27 March 2020
The Isle of Man has agreed to promote the International Festival for Business (IFB) 2014, ahead of the major programme of business events being held in Liverpool this summer.

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IFB 2014 AMBASSADOR FOCUS: ED WRAY, CO-FOUNDER OF BETFAIR

Monday, 24 March 2020
IFB 2014 ambassador Ed Wray predicts a strong legacy from IFB 2014 as a result of 'bringing smart and ambitious people together'

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DON'T MISS OUT ON A FREE LOCAL AUTHORITY CONTRACT MASTERCLASS AT IFB 2014

Friday, 21 March 2020
IFB 2014’s Meet the Buyer service is offering you a fantastic opportunity to meet with Ian Brown, Head of Procurement for Manchester and Bolton Council and Chair of the North West Regional i-network Procurement Group.

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LIVERPOOL TO HOST INTERNATIONAL WATERFRONT FORUM

Tuesday, 18 March 2020
In June, Liverpool Waterfront Business Partnership (LWBP) will be hosting representatives from Copenhagen, Shanghai and New York at the inaugural ‘Liverpool International Waterfront Forum’.

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WORLD CUP FEVER STRIKES AS BRAZILICA FESTIVAL RETURNS TO LIVERPOOL FOR IFB 2014

Friday, 14 March 2020
Enjoy a week-long street party to celebrate the World Cup in Brazil during your trip to Liverpool for IFB 2014

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IFB 2014 AMBASSADOR FOCUS: RUSS SHAW, FOUNDER, TECH LONDON ADVOCATES AND FORMER VICE PRESIDENT AT SKYPE

Friday, 14 March 2020
We caught up with Russ and asked about his motivation in business and his aspirations for IFB 2014

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ADLIB'S MAJOR IFB 2014 CONTRACT WIN

Friday, 14 March 2020
The sound, lighting and audiovisual experts will be working with Liverpool Vision to deliver a number of projects during the 50-day business festival hosted in Liverpool during June-July 2014.

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MIPIM’S MOVERS AND SHAKERS GET REVVED UP FOR IFB 2014

Thursday, 13 March 2020
Liverpool has unveiled its plans for the UK’s IFB 2014 at MIPIM (Marché International des Professionels d’Immobilier), the world’s largest property fair in Cannes.

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Marketing conference announced for IFB 2014

Wednesday, 12 March 2020
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 2014.

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KARREN BRADY LEADS ALL-STAR LINE-UP FOR LIVERPOOL'S ACCELERATE 2014

Monday, 10 March 2020
The Apprentice’s Karren Brady CBE, fashion guru Wayne Hemingway and Ultimo founder Michelle Mone announced as keynote speakers at IFB’s signature event.

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BE A GIANT VOLUNTEER IN LIVERPOOL THIS SUMMER

Thursday, 6 March 2020
The team behind the UK’s biggest street theatre spectacular taking place in Liverpool is looking to recruit an army of volunteers. Preparations are well under way for Memories of August 1914, which will be this year’s national flagship cultural event- marking a centenary since the outbreak of the First World War.

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Santander is to launch its first national incubator

Monday, 3 March 2020
Global banking group and major IFB 2014 sponsor Santander is to launch its first national incubator for fast-growth, small firms in Liverpool. As part of its strategy to become the SME bank of choice, Santander will provide space for eight budding ventures of up to three staff in its St Paul’s Square corporate business centre, providing access to state-of-the-art systems and 12 months’ free rent.

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February 2014

BRITAIN’S BUSINESS LEADERS MARK 100-DAY COUNTDOWN

Tuesday, 25 February 2020
Britain’s business leaders have marked the 100-day countdown to the UK’s first International Festival for Business at an exclusive showcase hosted by London Stock Exchange.

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‘GET FIT FOR IFB’ NEW MARKETS AND EXPORT GROWTH PROGRAMME

Thursday, 20 February 2020
Liverpool Chamber of Commerce is now able to offer further support to SMEs who wish to export or expand their current export sales in conjunction with their Get Fit for IFB programme.

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UK BUSINESS SECRETARY LAUNCHES IFB 2014 IN BRUSSELS

Wednesday, 12 February 2020
At the British Residence in Brussels on Tuesday 11th February, the Business Secretary told the high-profile audience that businesses in Benelux countries (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg) should take advantage of the multitude of opportunities offered by this huge UK business and trade event.

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IFB 2014: Culture means business

Friday, 7 February 2020
Liverpool will show leaders from the world of commerce and industry that culture is big business in the city.

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PEEL announced as festival supporter of IFB 2014

Thursday, 6 February 2020
The Peel Group, which is driving forward multi-billion pound regeneration plans for the Liverpool and Wirral waterfronts, is to be a major festival supporter of the International Festival for Business 2014.

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HRH The Duke of York announced as patron of IFB 2014

Monday, 3 February 2020
The International Festival for Business (IFB) 2014, Britain’s greatest business showcase in more than a generation, today announces His Royal Highness The Duke of York KG as its Patron.

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January 2014

North West United: Liverpool & Manchester leaders tell business 'We're better together'

Friday, 31 January 2020
IFB briefing features speeches from Sir Richard Leese, Mayor Joe Anderson and Sir Terry Leahy. The leaders of Liverpool and Manchester told a high-level business audience at Manchester Town Hall that far more unites the two great cities than divides them.

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IFB 2014 launches IFB Business Club

Tuesday, 28 January 2021
The International Festival for Business 2014 has launched the IFB Business Club, through which members can enjoy free access to a wide range of fantastic facilities and high value services during the 50-day festival. The festival nerve-centre, the IFB Hub, is located at Liverpool’s iconic and historic waterfront and is the place where the many benefits of IFB Business Club membership will be accessed.

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Royal de Luxe to provide giant finale to IFB 2014

Tuesday, 7 January 2021
Liverpool will host the UK’s flagship 2014 World War One (WW1) commemoration event – and it’s going to be big. Well, giant to be precise.

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December 2013

Miliband believes time is right for IFB 2014

Tuesday, 17 December 2020
Labour Party leader, Ed Miliband MP, has responded positively to plans for next year’s International Festival for Business (IFB 2014), following a special briefing by the festival’s chairman.

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Lord Mayor of London to promote IFB 2014 to the world

Tuesday, 17 December 2020
The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Fiona Woolf, concluded a visit to Liverpool during which she offered to promote the International Festival for Business 2014 as she travels the world championing the nation’s business excellence.

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Siemens UK MD named as latest festival ambassador

Monday, 16 December 2020
The industry head of leading global engineering and technology services company, Siemens, Juergen Maier has given his support to the festival.

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Maritime, logistics & energy events programme revealed

Friday, 13 December 2020
Business leaders from the global maritime, logistics and energy (MLE) sectors will descend on Liverpool during the International Festival for Business for scores of events during two weeks in June next year.

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Prime Minister's Questions shines spotlight on IFB 2014

Friday, 13 December 2020
The Prime Minister launched the Festival at an event in January this year, where he stood alongside Mayor Joe Anderson to unveil plans for next year's business showcase.

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CNN International named as official media partner for IFB 2014

Wednesday, 11 December 2020
CNN International will have a commercial presence at the festival, which is taking place across June and July 2014, and the IFB will advertise across CNN’s platforms.

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Prime Minister flies the British flag in China

Thursday, 5 December 2020
Prime Minister David Cameron is in China this week accompanied by over 100 business leaders to promote international trade with the world’s second largest economy.

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BT announced as official partner of IFB 2014

Wednesday, 4 December 2020
Biggest business event of 2014 to feature the BT Global City Leaders' Summit

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Ambassador Focus: Sara Murray OBE, co-founder of Confused.com & Buddi

Tuesday, 3 December 2020
We caught up with entrepreneur Sara Murray and asked for her best piece of business advice and what her hopes are for IFB 2014.

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World Corporate Games celebrates its official launch

Tuesday, 3 December 2020
The International Festival for Business is proud to welcome the World Corporate Games to its programme next year. On Wednesday 4 December, this international event holds its official London launch in the iconic Lloyds Building (One Lime Street, EC3M 7HA) .

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November 2013

All Party Parliamentary Group for Trade & Investment showcases IFB

Friday, 29 November 2020
Business leaders, Parliamentarians and International Delegates gather to hear ambitions of next year's festival.

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Downing Street reception marks 200 days until start of IFB

Thursday, 21 November 2020
Lord Young, Lord Green and Lord Heseltine pledge their support for next year's festival

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Ambassador Focus: Ed Bussey, entrepreneur and Founder of Quill

Tuesday, 19 November 2020
We caught up with serial entrepreneur Ed Bussey and asked for his best piece of business advice and what his hopes are for IFB 2014.

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Liverpool and Moscow do deal over IFB2014

Thursday, 14 November 2020
A major Russian economic institution has agreed to promote the International Festival for Business (IFB 2014) across Russia, which is being held in Liverpool next year, following a meeting in Moscow this week.

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Financial Times selected as official media partner

Tuesday, 12 November 2020
The International Festival for Business will partner with the Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, in a multi-faceted and dynamic programme.

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Foremost annual gathering of Indian business leaders to take place at IFB 2014

Thursday, 7 November 2020
Horasis announces its next Annual Global India Business Meeting will be held in the city of Liverpool on 22-23 June 2014 as an integral part of the Festival. The high profile event will bring together over 300 senior decision makers from the worlds of business and politics from India and beyond, to discuss a wide range of issues directly related to the Indian economy and the impact of UK growth.

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London Stock Exchange confirmed as event supporter

Wednesday, 6 November 2020
The International Festival for Business has confirmed London Stock Exchange, one of the world’s largest and the most international exchanges, as an official event supporter.

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Ambassador focus: Henrietta Lovell, Founder of the Rare Tea Company

Wednesday, 6 November 2020
China's life-long love affair with tea has always been well supplied by domestic producers – the country harvests 1.4 million tons of the stuff every year.

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October 2013

UKTI announced as official event partner for IFB 2014

Thursday, 31 October 2020
Throughout next year’s festival, UKTI will be hosting an array of cross sector and country-focused events, which will add to the expanding programme of events and help develop some of the key themes of the Festival, such as creative and digital, green energy and manufacturing.

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IFB 2014 to form junior press gang

Wednesday, 30 October 2020
We have launched a new campaign to engage young aspiring journalists, by recruiting young people to report on next year's festival.

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Small businesses need help to reach out to the world

Thursday, 24 October 2020
In economic terms, 2013 will be remembered as the year the UK turned a corner. After years of gloom, a sustained recovery has started to look increasingly likely, with the summer months having brought welcome news on the state of UK manufacturing, as well as falling unemployment and rising UK exports.

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IFB 2014 to host Trade Association Forum's Annual Conference and Best Practice Awards

Thursday, 24 October 2020
The Trade Association Forum (TAF) has announced it will be bringing two of its biggest events to the International Festival for Business next year, with its Annual Conference and Best Practice Awards having been added to the Festival’s growing line-up of events.

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Sara Murray OBE, Ed Bussey and Terry Scuoler among business leaders backing Britain's Ambitions for Growth

Monday, 14 October 2020
New ambassadors announced for International Festival for Business 2014: Ed Bussey, John Cridland CBE, Sara Murray OBE, Terry Scuoler, Sarah Wood and Ed Wray.

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Minister for cities launches HQ for International Festival for Business 2014

Friday, 11 October 2020
Minister for Cities Greg Clark MP, today unveiled the IFB Hub, which will be the trade and nerve centre for next year’s festival.

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IFB Ambassador John Allan, Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses

Monday, 7 October 2020
"Manufacturing sector's untapped potential can lift us out of recession". The government claimed a “march of the makers” would drive Britain out of recession. Fast-forward a few years, and it might just be becoming a reality.

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Middle East Association brings events to IFB

Friday, 4 October 2020
The Middle East Association has recently joined forces with IFB organisers, having completed the 2013 edition of its Opportunity Arabia event, which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary and for 2014 will include a series of 10 conference and seminar events encompassing transport & infrastructure, finance, education and skills among other topics in keeping with the Festival’s Themed Weeks.

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International Festival for Business announces new events in its global programme

Thursday, 3 October 2020
The International Festival for Business (IFB) 2014 today adds new events to its ambitious programme, further enhancing its position as the UK’s most significant event for export and entrepreneurship.

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September 2013

IFB launches The World Corporate Games 2014

Monday, 16 September 2020
The World Corporate Games 2014, which will take place during next year’s International Festival for Business, launched at St George's Hall, Liverpool, on Monday 16 September.

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International Festival for Business heads East

Friday, 13 September 2020
IFB representatives travelled to the Far East last week to showcase next summer’s International Festival for Business (IFB) at a series of special events and meetings with some of the country’s senior figures.

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August 2013

Britain’s business champions and prominent entrepreneurs have pledged their support

Thursday, 29 August 2020
Britain’s business champions and prominent entrepreneurs have pledged their support for the International Festival for Business 2014, as the first Ambassadors are announced today.

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IFB continues to raise standards

Wednesday, 28 August 2020
IFB received support at the highest levels of the UK business world last month as the Trading Standards Institute is the latest body to lend its commitment to the event.

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Cumbrian firms urged to join global business gathering

Wednesday, 28 August 2020
The leader of Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership has joined the Prime Minister to encourage Cumbrian companies to get involved in IFB next year.

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First IFB Ambassadors Announced

Wednesday, 28 August 2020
Britain’s business champions and prominent entrepreneurs have pledged their support for the International Festival for Business 2014, as the first Ambassadors are announced today, including Sir Terry Leahy pictured above.

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Professional and financial services experts join forces to ensure big returns from IFB 2014

Wednesday, 21 August 2020
Leading members of the professional and financial services community from across the Northwest region have met to discuss for the first time how next year’s event can bring huge benefits to the sector.

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IFB to be showcased at the World Summit in Rabat

Wednesday, 21 August 2020
In October Festival envoys Julie Ehlen and Sarah Maxwell will be promoting the city of Liverpool and networking with key international delegates, as part of a schedule of events that will help promote the International Festival of Business.

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Partners confirm involvement

Thursday, 8 August 2020
The UK’s major business organisations have confirmed their involvement in IFB.

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Event planning moves up a gear

Thursday, 8 August 2020
Detailed appraisals are being carried out to ensure smooth transport, venue and event organisation and that delegates experience the best the city region has to offer during the IFB.

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PM issues rallying call

Thursday, 8 August 2020
Prime Minister David Cameron has issued a rallying call for businesses to get involved in the IFB.

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50 events, 75,000 delegates - and there's still 10 months to go

Thursday, 8 August 2020
Fifty events attracting 75,000 delegates and delivering a £10m spending boost to the Liverpool city region economy have already been confirmed for the International Festival for Business (IFB).

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

Thursday, 1 August 2020
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.

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June 2013

Selling the dream

Friday, 28 June 2020
When Stuart Ford, the British born Hollywood based founder and CEO of IM Global, heard about the IFB concept, he knew immediately he wanted to be involved with the programme.

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Accelerate makes its mark with next edition announced as part of IFB programme

Friday, 28 June 2020
With the next edition taking place within the IFB programme, last week’s ACCELERATE 2013 gathered 1,200 delegates in Liverpool with a programme of big name speakers. The UK’s first festival aimed at fast-growth businesses, Accelerate was regarded as a huge success, giving a hint of the scale and ambition that can be achieved with next year’s IFB 2014.

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World-class event line up and business community backing announced for next year's festival

Friday, 28 June 2020
IFB 2014 hosted a launch evening where guests heard from business leaders about how their organisations can maximise on the opportunities made available by the festival.

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From concept to reality as first phase of programme highlights announced

Thursday, 27 June 2020
IFB 2014 hosted a glittering gala dinner last week at ACC Liverpool where guests heard from business leaders about how their organisations can maximise the opportunities made available by the festival.

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Promoting British business

Thursday, 27 June 2020
An enthusiastic backing from Britain’s business organisations was bestowed on the Festival last week. A notable story from the night came from the UKTI’s CEO Nick Baird, who announced that the British Business Embassy would run as part of the IFB programme next year, again showcasing the best of British business over two days.

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Insider to stage largest event in its 22 year history at IFB 2014

Saturday, 1 June 2020
Insider to stage largest event in its 22 year history at IFB 2014 Insider Media is staging a major event at The International Festival for Business to be held in Liverpool in 2014.

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May 2013

Major banks back Britain’s world-beating business

Thursday, 23 May 2020
Major banks back Britain’s world-beating business RBS and Coutts are backing the UK’s small business community by announcing their support of ACCELERATE 2013, the inaugural festival for high growth businesses, which is taking place in Liverpool on 27 June 2013.

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Sir Terry Leahy headlines Liverpool preview for the International Festival for Business 2014

Thursday, 9 May 2020
Sir Terry Leahy headlines Liverpool preview for the International Festival for Business 2014 City leaders urge business community to back economic ambition Plans for the International Festival for Business 2014 (IFB 2014), the 61-day expo of world-class events, bringing £100.

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Mayor tells World Chambers Congress: Liverpool will be the global market place in 2014

Wednesday, 1 May 2020
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson has told a global gathering of business leaders that Liverpool is Britain at its best and urged them to visit the city during next year’s International Festival for Business (IFB 2014).

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April 2013

Liverpool in London helps present IFB 2014 to high-level global audience

Monday, 29 April 2020
Liverpool in London joined International Festival for Business 2014 Festival Director, Ian McCarthy, at the first Global Economic Forum as he presented the IFB to a distinguished international audience of more than 200 delegates.

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Britain launches £100m Inward Investment Drive

Sunday, 28 April 2020
Liverpool to host Britain's biggest ever trade promotion festival

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Now is the time for the UK to rediscover its exporting

Friday, 26 April 2020
Midweek View: In international markets the product is only as good as its salesmen, which is where Britain has fallen down (Source: Independent - By Julie Meyer, managing partner of the Ariadne Entrepreneurs Fund)

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Telegraph: IFB 2014 is Chance to Show A Bold New Britain

Thursday, 25 April 2020
Lord Bilimoria, chairman of Cobra Beer, on why there are plenty of opportunities for David Cameron on his upcoming trade visit to India

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Clarion answer call for Liverpool’s International Festival for Business 2014

Wednesday, 24 April 2020
Liverpool Vision, the city’s economic development company, has appointed Clarion Events and joint venture partners Montgomery as the key partner to help deliver the International Festival for Business 2014 following a competitive tender.

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India and Liverpool walk "two-way street" as MOU signed for IFB 2014

Tuesday, 23 April 2020
The Chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for Northern India has agreed to promote the International Festival for Business (IFB 2014) across the subcontinent, which is being held in Liverpool next year.

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January 2013

Prime Minister pitches British Business to the World

Thursday, 3 January 2021
David Cameron meets with business leaders in Liverpool to unveil the International Festival for Business 2014

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