Join us at the International Business Festival 2018!

Date: Monday, June 04, 2018

Join us at the International Business Festival 2018!

Are you attending the International Business Festival this summer? Running 12 – 28 June, at the Liverpool Exhibition Centre the International Business Festival (IBF) delivers 55 major events with 200 world-class speakers across nine inspiring days.  The University of Liverpool is involved in a number of activities across the Festival, from panel participation, hosting stages and running breakout sessions to a permanent stand presence.

Meet the University of Liverpool at their IBF 2018 hub

The University of Liverpool will be on site throughout the Festival with two stands (96 and 97) by the UK Innovation Hub, the government pavilion featuring ‘Best of British’ developments. The University of Liverpool hub is a fantastic base for you to meet the team who will be delivering demonstrations and sharing expertise.

University of Liverpool led events at IBF

Session 1: ‘Skills and the digital economy in the Liverpool City Region’

Thursday 14th June, 10.00-12.00, The Exhibition Centre Liverpool, Level 2 Lounge. Jointly led by the Combined Authority and the University of Liverpool’s Heseltine Institute. Register here.

Session 2: The Agility Centre: ‘Developing strategies and solutions for successful supply chain management’

Wednesday 20th June, 09:30 – 10:15. The Exhibition Centre Liverpool, the Terrace. Presenters: Prof Andy Lyons (Professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management, University of Liverpool) and Dr Jorge Hernandez (Senior Lecturer in Operations & Supply Chain Management, University of Liverpool) Register here.

Session 3: ‘Supply chains, transparency and modern slavery: beyond compliance’

Wednesday 20th June, 10:30 – 12:00. The Exhibition Centre Liverpool, the Terrace. Presenters: Alex Balch (University of Liverpool Professor of Politics and Co-Director of Centre for the Study of International Slavery (CSIS) Register here.

Please note that all delegates who register for a University of Liverpool led event will receive a free one day Festival pass.

Join us at the University of Liverpool

During the Festival the University will celebrating their work with industry and would like to invite you and your colleagues to join them at the University for the chance to experience our facilities, share ideas and make new connections with professionals spanning industry and academia:

Leading Impact Wine Reception

17:00 – 23:00, The Victoria Gallery and Museum Waterhouse Café.

Research Partnerships and Innovation (RPI) and The Academy will be hosting a networking session, in order to allow you to meet and network with other colleagues from the International Business Festival, University of Liverpool Research Impact Leads, Faculty APVCs, other research and academic staff in the lovely setting of the Victoria Gallery Museum Waterhouse Café. Register here. 

Materials Innovation Factory Tours will take place each Wednesday throughout the Festival from 14:00 – 15:00. Register here.

To view the University at IBF full programme and register for our events visit their website or contact Hannah Schumann, Research Partnerships Marketing Manager


The Virtual Engineering Centre will be alongside the University of Liverpool at the Liverpool ACC on Tuesday 19th June 2018, as we focus on Future Transport, focusing on the collaborative and innovative projects we have achieved alongside some great companies including Bentley, Aston Martin and Jaguar Land Rover.  




University’s VEC to partner in Phase 2 of UK nuclear research programme

University's Virtual Engineering Centre awarded contract to provide the digital framework development for a ground-breaking digital nuclear research programme. READ MORE