IFB Hub opens to the world

Mayor Joe Anderson has opened the IFB hub, signalling the start of the International Festival Business which will see around 75,000 important and senior business people from around the world come to Liverpool.

The IFB Business Club is a free service centred around the Hub on Mann Island with networking space, meeting rooms and a wide range of facilities and services designed to help businesses get the most out of the IFB.

The Club also includes a business brokerage service, expected to encourage billions of pounds worth of contracts being available from other companies, and advice sessions by UKTI on exporting to new markets. The Business Club is free to join and will have a full programme of sessions over the whole IFB period.

WATCH: Video of the IFB hub

Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson said: “The IFB Hub is a fantastic facility that makes the very best of the building and will really show off the city to visitors.

“It has a real feeling of being the nerve centre of IFB 2014 and we’re sure both visitors and locals will find the facilities and events of tremendous value.”

The international Trade Hub, which is situated on the first, third and fourth floors of No 1 Mann Island will provide a range of facilities free to registered IFB Business Club members including:

• The International trading floor home to the UKTI, British Chambers of Commerce and a number of international delegations
• Exhibition space
• A 200-capacity events room
• Meeting rooms and networking space including ‘the pub at the hub’ from 17.00 every day
• A fully-equipped IT suite
• A media centre including broadcast facilities
• A rooftop terrace networking / events space

Anyone can join the Business Club at www.ifb2014.com