Liverpool was made for business. Liverpool is a city that shines. It’s a lively place where the people have a true entrepreneurial spirit as famous as the warmth of their welcome. It’s the perfect place to host an International Business Festival.

The 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. Capturing the diversity and dynamism of the global marketplace, it will host more than 100 individual events, from international conferences to intimate seminars, all housed within the £66m Exhibition Centre at the Liverpool Docks. 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.

Important delegates from 100 different countries attend and this year will be no different. It is an open market to new deals, a gathering of ambitious international companies looking to meet new investors, suppliers and partners. The festival celebrates and supports business, through unmissable conferences, seminars and bespoke business brokerage meetings. Returning to Liverpool for three weeks from the 12 – 28 June 2018, bringing a world of business to anticipated crowds of more than 25,000 visitors. With over £500m worth of business deals secured, £87m worth of exports secured and £250m sales generated, this is truly a remarkable stage for UK and worldwide businesses and business focus individuals.