Good Business Festival returns in 2022

Six showcase event will be held across Liverpool city region over three days in March 2022 when the Good Business Festival returns

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Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram launches the Good Business Festival at Knowsley Safari Park. Picture by Gareth Jones

 

Major brands and leaders from business, media, music and academia will gather for the second part of the Good Business Festival in Liverpool city region.

An online version of the festival first took place in October 2020. This was followed by an in-person event in April 2021 with the theme of Change Business for Good. It was held at ACC Liverpool as part of the Government’s science-led Events and Research Programme.

Taking place from March 22 to 24 in 2022, the next instalment will see six showcase events held across three days. They will comprise presentations, panel discussions, workshops and knowledge sessions. They will take place in Sefton, St Helens, Halton, Wirral, Liverpool city centre and Knowsley.

Hosted across different quarters in the city centre, venues for next year’s events include Oh Me Oh My on Liverpool Waterfront, The Liverpool Guild of Students in the Knowledge Quarter, and CONTENT in the Baltic Triangle.

Major names taking part include Innocent, Arbonne, musician Louis VI, as well as Joe Illes from The Ellen MacArthur Foundation; Kelly Beaver from Ipsos Mori; Felicia Odamtten, Founder of The Black Economists Network; Jude Kelly, chief executive and founder of The WOW Foundation; and Andrew Sandoz, from Deloitte.

Joining them at the event to also share their insight will be a host of local businesses and speakers, including Joanne Holden, sustainability director at Peel L&P; Carl Beer, chief executive of Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority; Dorcas Seb, multi-disciplinary artist; The Regenda Group.

Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram said: “The Good Business Festival has been on quite a journey since it was first launched. What was originally planned as a three-day summit has transformed into a programme of virtual and in-person events lasting more than a year.

“We know that the coronavirus pandemic has hammered people and businesses across our region and around the world but the time in lockdown last year also gave us an opportunity to pause and think about the kind of city region, and world, we want to build.”

The Good Business Festival showcase events, collectively known as Greater Good, will bring the event even closer to regional business audiences on a tour of interesting and unusual venues across Liverpool city region’s boroughs.

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