94 International Delegations confirmed for International Festival of Business 2016

Delivered in partnership with UK Trade & Investment, the GREAT Britain Campaign and with the support of the UK Government, the International Festival of Business will bring thousands of people to Liverpool to trade with UK businesses.

New or early stage exporters are being encouraged to attend the event and obtain advice, support and inspiration to accelerate their international growth.

94 international delegations made up of 687 companies from around the world are now confirmed to be visiting Liverpool for the International Festival for Business 2016. Delegates from 87 countries, including Japan, China and India have committed to the festival. One of the largest delegations, bringing 45 companies, is from Bangladesh.

Through a competition run by its international network to identify exciting overseas export opportunities for UK businesses, UKTI has formed a multi-national delegation that it is bringing to IFB2016. It includes company CEOs and MDs from Brazil, Mexico, India, Japan, Hong Kong, UAE, Ghana, Nigeria, Italy, Cyprus and Turkey that are all looking to source UK products and services at the Festival. These companies will be attending the Exporting is GREAT event on the opening day of IFB2016.

Microsoft has recently been announced as part of our “Meet the Buyer” service, which also includes businesses such as Heathrow Airport and UKTI competition winner, Harada Corporation.

To attend IFB2016 and make the most of the business opportunities the international delegations will bring, businesses must join the International Festival for Business Club online.

Joining is free and it is the only way to attend the festival. It also allows local delegates to access our free digital matching service, which connects companies to buyers, suppliers, investors and other potential partners – from around the world. To sign up to the IFB2016 Business Club, visit the IFB website.