Organisers behind Liverpool’s International Festival for Business (IFB) 2016 have secured partnership agreements with three of the UK’s largest business institutions.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), UK India Business Council and Canning House have agreed to promote the festival both in Britain and overseas.
The UK India Council and Canning House agreed deals with IFB director Ian McCarthy in July, officially giving their support to the IFB’s cause, which is to champion UK businesses in manufacturing, environment and energy, and creative and digital sectors during the three week event. The festival is set to take place between 13th June – 11th July 2016.
John Allan, national chairman of the FSB recently met with McCarthy to sign an agreement. McCarthy said that all the organisations provided a “vital link” to the national and international business communities.
Mr Allan said: “This festival of business opens doors for companies in the UK and abroad. It also attracts investment opportunities with three weeks of world class events, speakers, deal-making and business services.’’
‘‘We encourage FSB members from all over the UK to get involved. Our recent research shows that nearly two-thirds of small businesses want to grow. IFB provides the perfect opportunity to get the support they need.’’