In 2014, the International Business Festival was established as a biennial event that brought some of the world’s most ambitious businesses under one roof to make valuable business connections happen.
The Festival – staged in one of the UK’s most vibrant cities, Liverpool – captured the diversity and dynamism of the global marketplace. It hosted more than 100 individual events, from international conferences to intimate seminars, all housed within the £66m Exhibition Centre Liverpool. In 2016, the second International Business Festival welcomed more than 30,000 attendees from around the world.
People attend for many reasons, to do deals, be inspired, make connections and enjoy an exciting and engaging programme of expert panels, practical workshops and high-profile keynote addresses.
The Festival is organised by Liverpool Vision, the city’s economic development company in partnership with the Department for International Trade and UK Government.