IFB Business Brokerage

One of IFB 2014’s prime objectives is to foster new business relationships and opportunities that may lead to direct commercial trade and investment outcomes for UK companies of all sizes, across all sectors. We have therefore created a number of mechanisms to facilitate matching up potential customers, suppliers and investors both before and during IFB 2014.

This fantastic service is called IFB Business Brokerage and is free of charge. To use the service and receive your free business opportunities, you firstly need to register for IFB Business Club membership. Once registered, in addition to gaining access to a wide range of IFB Business Club benefits, including access to IFb The Hub, you will also get access to our unique Business Brokerage service.

IFB Business Brokerage is a bespoke business support service for YOU. The team will provide eligible companies* with:

  • A face to face diagnostic to identify where your strategic growth opportunities lie and then link you to events and meetings at IFB 2014 to support these objectives.
  • An agreed bespoke IFB 2014 action plan to signpost you to tailored events and face to face meetings to maximise your time at IFB 2014.
  • Matching with relevant contacts locally, nationally and internationally – when an opportunity is identified through in-depth Brokerage research.
  • ‘Hand-holding’ throughout the whole process - as and when you require our direction, guidance or information.

*This service is available to companies identified as being: high growth, exporting or potential to export, B2B, already or are looking to provide goods and services outside of the Northwest.

IFB Business Brokerage opportunities include:

  • Numerous individual IFB 2014 events with an explicit focus on ‘meet the buyer’ (both UK and international) and on brokering new B2B contacts, e.g. UKTI’s seven target market events focusing on Africa, Benelux/EU, China/Hong Kong, India, Latin America, South East Asia and the US
  • Trade delegations and international buyers from around the world in and around The Hub, where we will facilitate introductions to potential international investors and supply partners  
  • B2B meeting slots with senior buyers from more than 20 of the largest corporates in the UK
  • UK and international business opportunities ‘bulletin board’
  • Ability for individual delegates to easily exchange contact information for the purposes of trade and investment via the MYIFB App (available to download now)
  • A range of transport, booking, event and promotional services.

How to access IFB Business Brokerage

This service is only available to registered IFB Business Club members.

As a registered IFB Business Club member you can take advantage of this fantastic free business service right now by signing in to the exclusive IFB Business Club section of this website called MYIFB.

You will need your email and password. To sign in to MYIFB go to:

If you have forgotten your password please go to:

Once you have signed in you will be able to access the IFB Business Brokerage service, Meet The Buyer service and other ‘live’ commercial opportunities available to you right now.

If you have not yet registered for the IFB Business Club, don't delay! Register now to start using the IFB Business Brokerage service right away!

How does it work?

We will ask you to tell us some specific information about your IFB Business Brokerage requirements. Once this has been received, our specialist team will aim to match your requirements with other delegates and to facilitate business meetings for you throughout the six weeks of the Festival. Delegates are expected from 125 countries across a broad range of sectors and business types; whilst we can’t promise you that your ideal business partner will be in the system, registering is simple and free and it is the only way to access this unique opportunity.

Don’t miss out – a fantastic business opportunity could be just a few clicks away.... 

Non-members of the IFB Business Club register now at

Existing members sign in now at

IFB Business Club Member