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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.

View the Forum's photos here Download the Forum's Brochure here


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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View event photos here

 

 
   
6th International Banking and Finance Forum - London, 20 January 2015

 

On 20 January 2015, IBDE organised the 6th International Banking and Finance Forum, hosted kindly by Cass Business School in London.

The Forum was yet another highly successful event in this series, bringing together some 15 CEO-level speakers and 200 senior delegates. Speakers included CEOs of Barclays Personal Banking, British Business Bank, SEB, Aberdeen Asset Management,  BVCA, IFG Group plc, Bip,  Hampshire Trust Bank, Deloitte, Euroclear UK & Ireland, TheCityUK.

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Inward investment and access to finance: Challenges for recovery

The Mansion House, London, 15 October 2013

The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor Alderman Roger Gifford and the Chief Executive of IBDE, Rudi Guraziu hosted a High-Level Meeting on “inward investment and access to finance: challenges to recovery” on 15 October at the Mansion House, in London.  The meeting was attended by heads of mission and other senior representatives of EU and business leaders.

 

Mark Tilden, Partner and Head of UK Practice, Ares & Co provided an excellent presentation on Alternative Finance for SMEs and Mid-Market Companies - a Report commissioned by TheCityUK.


These high-level meetings in this series provide an excellent platform to discuss inward investment regulatory environment, access to finance and the impact of financial regulation on long-term investment and challenges for the European economic recovery.

 

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Financing recovery: the impact of financial regulation on long-term investment

The Mansion House, London, 31 October 2013 - Download the Summary Here


The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor Alderman Roger Gifford and the Chief Executive of IBDE, Rudi Guraziu hosted a High-Level Roundtable Meeting on “Financing the recovery: the impact of financial regulation on long-term investment” on 31 October at the Mansion House, in London.

In the second of a series of  "the City - London Embassies Meetings", senior business leaders from the financial industry and senior diplomats converged to discuss the impact of financial regulation on long term investment and the improvements that could be implemented into this infrastructure.

The summary of the meeting is available for download here.



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SPEAKERS’ PROFILES

 

The Rt Hon the Lord Heseltine CH

UK Deputy Prime Minister (1995-1997)


Sir Michael Rake

Chairman, BT Group

President, CBI


The Rt Hon Michael Fallon

Secretary of State for Defence

 

Sir Winfried Bischoff

Chairman

Lloyds Banking Group (2009-2014)


STRATEGIC PARTNERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

A great number of IBDE events are held with the support of our partners


 

CORPORATE PARTNERS

Clifford Chance

KPMG

Thomson Reuters

 

UNIVERSITY PARTNERS

Cass Business School

EUCERS, King's College London

European Institute, UCL

SEESOX, Oxford University

LAD, Stirling University

 

INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS