International Business Festival 2018

The Isle of Man Department for Enterprise returns to the International Business Festival in Liverpool.
International Business Festival

12th - 28th June 2018
Exhibition Centre, Liverpool

The Department for Enterprise will be returning to the International Business Festival 2018 to showcase the wealth of opportunities within the various business clusters on the Isle of Man.

About the Show

The International Business Festival aims to celebrate business through conferences, seminars and business meetings. Each will feature input from prominent authorities in their fields with a wide variety of contrasting and insightful views. This year the festival will be showcasing how to access new markets and to discuss the world of business as it is today. The festival is anticipated to attract over 25,000 visitors over the three weeks.

Key Themes

Each week of the festival will feature three themes focusing on specific sectors with analysis and expert advice.

The event schedule can be found in full here. The Department for Enterprise team will be active on Stand 39 throughout the duration of the three weeks.

Week 1:

12 June: Global Economics 
13 June: Urbanisation and Cities
14 June: Sustainable Energy

Week 2:

19 June: Future Transport
20 June: Manufacturing
21 June: Global Logistics & Shipping

Week 3:

26 June: Health and Life Sciences
27 June: Creative Industries
28 June: Sport, Culture & Travel

Where to find the team

The Locate team will be at the festival representing the Department for Enterprise and supporting Liverpool Vision, over the three weeks. We'll be there celebrating and supporting businesses from the North West. Head to Stand 39 in the Knowledge Hub to discuss how the Isle of Man could be the destination for you and your business.

We look forward to seeing you and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch with one of our Locate team members.


To find out more about IBF and to learn more about the programme, please visit the official IBF website.

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