.International Business and Diplomatic Exchange - IBDE
International Business and Diplomatic Exchange (IBDE) is a London-based non-profit organisation whose aim is to provide leadership in promoting international trade and investment flows through facilitating dialogue and resource-sharing between the global business, policy-making and diplomatic communities - with a particular goal of giving a voice to emerging economies as drivers of the next stage of global development as well as promoting international businesses worldwide. Beside its trade & investment promotion programmes, IBDE runs an international programme on restoring trust and confidence in global financial services. Through selected events such as investments forums, round-tables, workshops, conferences, seminars and networking opportunities, IBDE supports international businesses and embassies in identifying key investment opportunities and strategies within the international economic and political context. IBDE provides an independent, accessible platform for debate on the international business and political issues impacting global markets.
IBDE has the following principle objectives:
- to provide assistance in increasing international trade and investment flows;
- to identify and promote new business opportunities and to support wealth creation;
- to promote sound investment practice;
- to promote responsible banking and finance;
- to promote project finance and public private partnerships
- to promote good governance and corporate social responsibility;
- to promote the concept of international business and commercial diplomacy
- to provide assistance in integrating developing countries into the global markets;
- to undertake research to support our promotional activities.
IBDE prides itself on its excellent partnerships with prestigious institutions and organisations such as European Union, City of London, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, embassies and corporates as well as leading academic institutions such as University of Oxford, UCL, University of East Anglia, Cass Business School etc. IBDE’s overarching concept, linking business, policy-making, diplomacy and academia at all levels, commits the organisation to using its influence to help both embassies and businesses secure new business, trade and investment opportunities. As such IBDE has both the background and outlook to stimulate and support its members’ commercial interests offering an accessible platform to diplomatic as well as global corporate representatives from the widest spectrum of nations.
IBDE is proud and delighted to be an official partner of the International Festival for Business (IFB) 2014. IFB 2014 is supported and funded by the UK Government. The IFB will take place in Liverpool during June and July 2014 and will feature over hundred world - class events attracting more than 250,000 business delegates from across the globe. To find out more about IFB, the IBDE activities during the IFB & how we can facilitate your presence at the IFB please contact us.
To view the IFB 2014 International Brochure click here
If you would like to get involved with the work of the IBDE Advisory Groups and enjoy access to events and initiatives, or for more information on how to become an IBDE member please contact us on membership (at) ibde.org