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International Business Festival 2018

Date: 12th - 28th June 2018
Location: Exhibition Centre Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool L3 4FP
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Theme: Start a business, Business Strategy, Innovation, Open new markets & Export, People, Skills & Talent, Digital & Technology

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This innovative event is designed to deliver business growth through the sharing of knowledge, insight and ideas, enabling the creation of new, lucrative connections, with investors, buyers and partners, to secure future business.

The Festival attracts more than 30,000 international industry professionals ranging from small SMEs to global market leaders. CEOs, MD’s, Sole Traders, decision makers – the people who play a key role in business strategy and success. 

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