Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Dates for the Diary
June 2016
Feature Event
International Festival for Business (IFB) 2016
Liverpool, 13 June - 1 July 2016

The world’s biggest business festival is back with three weeks of events, networking and deal making taking place at the Exhibition Centre, Liverpool.

IFB2016 Schedule:
  • Week 1 – Advanced Manufacturing
  • Week 2 – Energy and Environment
  • Week 3 – Creative and Digital
If you are looking to develop your business internationally, IFB2016 is a global marketplace, bringing together thousands of delegates from around the world to create connections, share ideas and do business.

To download the IFB2016 brochure, please click here >>

'Travel to Trade' funding programme and other benefits for IFB2016 delegates 

London companies may receive a grant to cover the cost of their visit at an IFB2016 event if they are part of a delegation led by an experienced International Trade Adviser (ITA). On proof of registration, IFB2016 delegates have also access to other exclusive benefits, such as special rates at a range of hotels in the city during the festival and a 20% discount on Virgin Trains

UKTI London is organising delegations to IFB2016 events. To find out more, please contact us

UKTI Programme
Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP)

TAP provides funding in the form of grants for eligible businesses to attend overseas trade shows.

Please see below a link to the TAP supported tradeshows for the full year 2016-17.

Full TAP Supporting List of Events 2016 - 17
UKTI London Events

Meet the International Expert

Meet with a country specialist for a pre-booked, 30 minute one-to-one meeting to discuss business opportunities for your business in that market. All meetings are held in Central London:

Thursday 9 June 2016

Meet the Expert - Czech Republic
Sectors: Multisector
Expert: Filip Franek, British Chambers of Commerce Czech Republic Head of Trade 

Thursday 9 June 2016

Meet the Expert - Poland
Sectors: Food and Drink
Expert: Market Schejbal, British Chambers of Commerce Poland Sector Specialist

Wednesday 15 June 2016

Meet the Expert - Thailand
Sectors: Multi-Sector
Expert: Greg Watkings, British Chambers of Commerce Thailand CEO

Wednesday 27 June 2016

Meet the Expert - Turkey
Sectors: Multi-Sector
Expert: Ceyhan Karaduman, British Chambers of Commerce Turkey Sector Specialist

Wednesday 29 June 2016
09:00 - 17:00

Meet the Expert – Australia and New Zealand 
Sectors: Financial and Professional Services, Education and Training

Expert: Odette Hurle, Head of Financial and Professional Services at UKTI Australia

To register to 'meet the international expert' please email
  • The name of the attendee
  • Organisation's details
  • Any information you wish to share with the expert

UKTI Events