Last reviewed 14 April 2014

The Liverpool City Region will see the UK’s most significant international trade and commerce showcase since 1951 when it plays host during June and July to the International Festival for Business (IFB).

Expected to attract more than 250,000 visitors from more than 100 countries between 9 June and 22 July, the IFB will include well over 100 business-focused events, underpinned by a major cultural programme.

UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) will be heavily involved in the IFB, including its presentation of the British Business Embassy event (BBE) on 9 June in St Georges Hall in Liverpool.

The opening event of the festival, this will focus on advanced and innovative manufacturing and will cover trade and investment.

Every delegate to the IFB will be offered free Business Club status, which will give free access to the International Hub and to a package of UKTI support.

Based on the Liverpool Waterfront, the Hub will include an "International Trading Floor" with a fully IT-equipped Overseas Buyers’ Lounge, meeting rooms, refreshments points and room for a range of support organisations to take space to provide guidance and support to UK SMEs.

It will be the venue for most of the UKTI events during the Festival.

For more details of the IFB, including the opportunity to register with the Business Club and to book attendance at the full range of events, see the IFB website.