AHEAD of a summer in which International Festival for Business 2014 will bring business people from around the world to the Liverpool City Region, It’s Liverpool is in London is launching its Summer Business Club series at the capital’s Heron Tower, one of the tallest buildings in the UK.
On Thursday, May 15, Chris Heyes, head of It’s Liverpool in London, will give attendees the latest developments for IFB 2014, the largest business event in the UK for more than 60 years.
Comprising more than 200 high-value business events over 50 days this June and July, IFB2014 will be a global showcase for business and industry and will champion UK businesses to new markets, new products and new partners.
Key themes of the festival are: manufacturing, science & technology; maritime, logistics & energy; knowledge, professional & financial services; higher & further education & research; low carbon & renewables; cities, enterprise & urban business; knowledge, creative & digital.
IFB2014 is expected to attract tens of thousands of visitors and business delegations from across the world, including, India, China, USA, Middle East and Europe.
Chris Heyes said: “IFB2014 is a festival for all businesses of all sizes, whether it’s entrepreneurs and start-ups or high growth firms and corporates.
“This summer will provide all businesses with the means to tap into markets that could fuel their growth for decades and already on IFB2014.com there are more than 900 live business opportunities waiting to be taken up.
“Those interested in taking their business to next level should join the IFB business club, enjoy the benefits and reap the rewards.”
In addition to the comprehensive range of business events at IFB2014, the festival is complemented by a huge cultural offer including Liverpool Biennial, Piet Mondrian at Tate Liverpool and the return of the Royal de Luxe giant puppets, as well as the Open Championship of golf and the Liverpool International Tennis Tournament featuring current women’s Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli.
Guests will also hear from IFB Ambassador, Rupert Lee-Browne, Founder & CEO of Caxton FX. After starting the online currency specialist in 2002 with £25,000 and a telephone, Rupert has grown to become an industry leader with an annual turnover of £750m.
Caxton FX is now one of the leading financial services in Europe, making its success through offering consumers bank-beating exchange rates. As a leading spokesperson for SMEs, Rupert is at the forefront of a campaign that aims to educate and support business owners and will share some of the insight he’s gained over the past 12 years with the Summer Business Club.