Several leading event industry associations have announced their participation during the 50-day International Festival for Business (IFB) this June and July in the North West.
The Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP), hotel booking agency association HBAA, Association of British Professional Conference Organisers and the Event Suppliers and Services Association – among others – will hold meetings throughout the festival as part of a joint industry initiative.
The BVEP will host its Partner meeting at IFB, which will include site visits to the Albert Dock, the Arena and Conference Centre, Camp and Furnace, the Liver Building and Anfield Stadium.
Michael Foreman, ABPCO immediate past chair and head of external relations, is leading the BVEP initiatives. “The International Festival for Business shows Britain at its most creative and innovative best,” he said. “It’s only right for the events sector to play its part and be fully represented as the world of business gathers in Liverpool to work together to build better relationships.”
National Tourist Board, VisitEngland, British Destinations, The European Tour Operators Association and the Tourism Society are also all delivering events during the festival.
The IFB spans seven weeks this summer, gathering together the largest concentration of global businesses. It is also a key part of the Britain for Events 2014 campaign and hopes to raise the profile of UK events’ contributions made to trade and cultural development.
The festival begins on 2 June.
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