IFB 2014 is the largest global concentration of business events during 2014. The 50-day festival runs across 7 weeks in June and July and will attract business delegates and trade intermediaries from around the world.

IFB 2014 offers the choice of more than 150 business-focused events of all shapes and sizes, spanning seven broad IFB 2014 themes:

  • Cities, Enterprise and Urban Business
  • Creative and Digital Industries
  • Financial and Professional Services
  • Higher/Further Education and Research
  • Low Carbon and Renewables
  • Manufacturing, Science and Technology
  • Maritime, Port and Logistics

IFB 2014 is very ambitious. It is a key part of the government’s target of rebalancing the economy and achieving its export and investment objectives.

A festival like this has never been held before. IFB 2014 is a chance for you to develop your business. We are placing an explicit focus on creating new international and domestic business-to-business relationships and commercial openings for small, medium and large UK companies.

This is a once in-a-generation business festival experience, and shipping will be port, starboard and centre.

WISTA-UK will be proudly promoting the maritime industry during IFB2014, and on 16th June we play host to an innovative one day forum. The event will build on the WISTA Annual Grand Debate