Skip Navigation Links
30 April 2016

International Festival for Business 2016 (IFB2016)

WHAT IS IFB2016?

The International Festival for Business 2016 is a global marketplace, bringing together delegates from around the world to create connections, share ideas and do business. Part of Exporting is GREAT, IFB2016 is three weeks of events, networking and deal-making which will take place at the purpose built Exhibition Centre Liverpool, in partnership with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).

WHEN & WHERE IS IT?

  • 13th June - 1st July
  • Exhibition Centre, Liverpool

WHAT’S HAPPENING?

 Over 70 high quality events focussing on three key sectors:

  • Manufacturing
  • Energy and Environment
  • Digital and Creative

The world’s biggest Meet the Buyer event - over 7500 appointments available with international buyers, advisers and investors.

A bespoke digital matching service to introduce businesses to potential customers.

A dedicated trading floor at the festival where experts from across the world will come together to support new trade and investment.

The GREAT British Showcase - a major exhibition featuring the UK's most advanced innovations, products and technology.

 

WHY ATTEND?

Over 35,000 UK and International delegates are expected at IFB 2016 giving businesses access to thousands of meetings and potential deals. GREAT's delivery network in 144 countries will attract the world's smartest business leaders and thousands of top international companies. Free professional advice from experts in international trade, logistics, legal, banking, finance and more.

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

Register now for IFB’s Business Club at www.ifb2016.com. This is your free ticket into the festival and provides access to exclusive benefits during the run-up to the festival, including a range of free business support services.

  • Download the IFB2016 flyer here.
  • For more information visit the IFB2016 website.
  • Or follow them on Twitter.

TRAVEL TO TRADE

With an expected 30,000 delegates from around the world, IFB2016 offers unprecedented access to national and international buyers, advisors and investors. Backed by HM Government and in partnership with UK Trade & Investment and the GREAT campaign, IFB2016 is a highlight of the 2016 business calendar, and eligible companies will be able to access funding from the ‘TRAVEL to TRADE’ programme.

‘TRAVEL to TRADE’ has been set up to help organisations bring delegations to IFB2016, ensuring that businesses from across the UK are able to benefit from the many opportunities the festival presents. Up to £150 per company and IFB2016 sponsor packages are available for delegations comprising a minimum of 5 companies each.

  • Download more information about Travel to Trade here.
  • Download an application form for Travel to Trade here.

 

News

  • Weymouth College will undertake a £250,000 engineering upgrade to introduce hybrid and electric vehicle facilities
    28 August 2019

    Weymouth College will undertake a £250,000 engineering upgrade to introduce hybrid and electric vehicle facilities

    The redevelopment aims to future-proof the College’s infrastructure, introduce pioneering industry standards to a growing number of students and suppo...

  • Helping Dorset’s rural economy bloom
    27 August 2019

    Helping Dorset’s rural economy bloom

    Dorset’s rural economy has received a financial boost that will help the county’s cutting edge agri-tech industry bloom.

  • Three new inward investment opportunities in Dorset
    23 August 2019

    Three new inward investment opportunities in Dorset

    The latest brochures highlight Dorset’s sector strengths in aquaculture, cyber security and VFX.

Click here to view our news archive