The UK's International Festival for Business, being held in Liverpool this summer, has revealed details of events for the week dedicated to the knowledge, professional and financial sectors.
The events will bring together representatives and speakers from accountancy, law, security and investment, health and property. Further events for the themed week are expected to be confirmed before the festival begins in June.
The first round of events and their partners include:
Business Ethics, Human Rights and Rule of Law – organised by National Law Society, 19 June 2014
Business Futures Conference – ICAEW, 1 July
The Chartered Institute of Security and Investment Annual Conference – 3 July
Health is Wealth Conference - Liverpool Health Partners, 26 June – 3 July
UK Property Forum – British Property Federation and others, 1 – 2 July
Federation of Small Business' National Council – FSB, 1 – 3 July 2014
National Investment Summit and Awards Dinner – UK Business Angels Association, 1 – 2 July
International Business and Diplomatic Exchange (IBDE) 5th International Banking and Finance Forum – 2 – 3 July
Leading Across Cultures – 3 July
The events will be held at various venues across the city, including Liverpool Town Hall, the Anglican Cathedral and the IFB Hub at Mann Island.
Max Steinberg, chairman of IFB 2014, said: "Showcasing the strength of the UK's financial and professional services industries has always been a priority in our plans for IFB. The events offer a rare opportunity to gain some valuable insight from some key personalities and industry thought-leaders. We've enlisted the support of some high-profile organisations and the diversity of the line-up really offers something for everybody."
BT is the lead official festival partner for IFB, while CNN International and the Financial Times are the official media partners.
Place North West will be hosting PlaceEXPO at IFB, with a seven week programme to display the skills and assets that the North West property sector has to offer the rest of the world.