Official IFB 2014 Review. Click here to watch the short film.
The International Festival for Business (IFB) is supported and funded by the UK Government. The IFB 2014 took place in Liverpool during June and July and hosted 415 business events and 68.600 business delegates from 92 countries. The initial evaluation report revealed that £300m of sales and investment and 10.000 jobs will be created in the next three years as a result of the IFB 2014. Because of the festival's huge success the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rt Hon George Osborne, on 3 July 2014, announced that the government has committed the funding for a re-run of IFB in 2016 in Liverpool.
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5th International Banking and Finance Forum, Liverpool, 2-3 July 2014
On 2-3 July 2014, IBDE organised the 5th International Banking and Finance Forum. The forum was organised as part of the Official Programme of the IFB 2014.
The Forum assembled senior decision-makers from City of London Corporation, Santander, Jersey Finance, Deloitte, DWF LLP, Bip, Linklaters, Bibby Financial Services, BBA, PwC, Dubai Financial Services Authority, Financial Times, BT Global Services, Lloyds Banking Group, European Investment Bank, Institute of Directors, Business Growth Fund (BGF), Maxeler Technologies, UK Export Finance, and around 180 delegates from across the financial industry, government agencies, and media. Find out more.
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Global Economic Forum 2014 - Liverpool, 16-18 June 2014
On 16-18 June 2014, IBDE organised a highly successful Global Economic Forum 2014 in Liverpool as part of the Official Programme of the IFB 2014. The conference attendees listened from over 30 distinguished decision-makers and from the world of politics and business from across the world.
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