IFB brings Far East opportunities to UK businesses

Delegates from across China are heading to the International Festival for Business (IFB) to advise UK businesses on the opportunities the Far East holds.

China and Hong Kong Week IFB2014

China and Hong Kong Week

Launching today (Monday 30 June), IFB 2014’s China and Hong Kong Week will comprise a large number of events especially designed to inform businesses and entrepreneurs about trade, investment, and commercial opportunities in Asia.

The events, which will be held at The IFB Hub, located at No.1 Mann Island, will be led by representatives from a wide range of national, international and specialist organisations.

These will include the week’s lead partner China-Britain Business Council (CBBC), UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and the London Chamber of Commerce.


  • · Connections between East and West – Qingdao International Economic Cooperation Zone/Sino-German Ecopark, 30 June
  • · China Business Culture Training Session, 1 July
  • · Unlocking the China market: practical advice for SMEs, 3 July
  • · Doing Business in China – Santander roundtable, 3 July
  • · UKTI/LCC China Focus, 4 July

Jessica Zhang, China Business Adviser at CBBC, said:

“The China and Hong Kong week is a real must for any business or entrepreneur looking to explore opportunities in Asia. It will provide enormously valuable insight for companies of all sizes and sectors, whether new entrants or established organisations.

“Alongside CBBC, organisations which have extensive experience of doing business in China and across Asia will be offering practical insight into in-market assistance, services and industry initiatives.”

“CBBC works closely with UKTI and has 13 locations in China where we have specialists and large networks both in the private and public sectors which help businesses realise their market potential in the country.”

The China and Hong Kong week is the fourth in a series of internationally themed weeks hosted by IFB 2014. Future weeks will include India Week, launching on the 7th July, and USA Week, which will be held from 14th to the 18th July.


The IFB Hub, which is the central nerve centre for IFB 2014, has reported a significantly strong take up of events, contract negotiation meetings and engagement with exhibitors in its first three weeks.

Spread over two floors of the No1 Mann Island at Liverpool’s Pier Head, it has acted as a magnet for visitors to the city engaged with the various events under the IFB 2014 umbrella.

More than 200 events and meetings have been held in the IFB Hub so far which have ranged from one-to-one investment meetings and small 10 person private functions to conferences for up to 200 people.

Outside of The IFB Hub, next week will also see full programme of conferences and events taking place across the city with a strong focus on businesses operating in the financial and professional services sectors in the UK and globally.

The programme includes The Business of Health, UK Property Forum, 5th International Banking and Finance Forum, UK Business Angels Investment Summit and Leading Across Cultures.

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