According to the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) regional director, the IFB 2014 has shown to be “crucial” in helping towards its goal of doubling UK exports by 2020.
Clive Drinkwater revealed that as the two-month festival reached the halfway point, UKTI had helped over 1,000 businesses, with many of these becoming existing exporters.
UKTI have hosted a range of events during the festival targeting specific sectors and locations as well as setting up more than 60 staff from its international destinations at the IFB Hub to unite UK and global suppliers.
“IFB 2014 has been successful because it is a massive focus of our efforts and activity.
“Repeating IFB in 2016 is a tremendous vote of confidence in how Liverpool has picked up the baton and run with it.
“It has been more of a success than any of us could possibly have hoped for.”
Drinkwater and UKTI are confident about the confirmed return of the IFB during 2016.