Your global marketplace


What's here for you?

Do deals

With the world’s biggest free ‘meet the buyer’ event – Meet Your Future Deal state-of-the-art digital matching will help you make the right contacts. During three weeks of international business networking, IFB2016 offers an unrivalled opportunity to meet buyers, investors, suppliers and technology partners – an unrivalled opportunity to do deals.

Be inspired

Inspirational. Challenging. Prophetic. Blue Skies Speakers are 12 of the world’s most creative leaders, who will share their insights at the end of each day. Blue Skies Sessions challenge the way we think about business, society and culture. Meet the Expert unlocks the secrets of commercial success. Together, they will change how you think about business – and they’re all free.

Make connections

More than 30,000 delegates from 100 countries will attend IFB2016. There are countless no-cost business networking opportunities. The Business Club helps you to make the right connections. There are dedicated events and spaces for you to make the contacts that will drive your business where you want it to go .


The GREAT British Showcase will inspire you with the latest from UK businesses: ambitious and mind-blowing innovation that will change the face of business. ACCELERATE 2016 delivers a unique, accelerator for growth, motivation and an opportunity to connect with organisations that think smarter, helping you take your business to the next level.

Business events

With around 70 top class conferences and seminars, including internationally renowned business conferences and business seminars, IFB2016 is the place to learn, share and develop new ways of thinking. It is a festival of ideas, innovation, challenge and creativity, a place where businesses of all sizes come to grow.

Expert advice

Whether your aim is to grow domestically, export for the first time or increase your international presence, IFB2016 has the experts to help you. With free, one-to-one appointments available with specialist advisors in all aspects of the business growth and export journeys, this element of festival is a must for ambitious businesses.

IFB2016 highlights

Thank you to everybody for attending IFB2016. The festival could not have happened without you. We would encourage you to view video highlights from IFB2016 by clicking below.

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