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EEF is hosting a manufacturers’ conference as part of the International Festival for Business 2016 in Liverpool in June. Find out more about the conference and meet our panel of speakers.




Leaders in the manufacturing industry will be coming together in June at the International Festival for Business (IFB2016) in Liverpool, where EEF will be hosting a conference dedicated to UK manufacturing.

Boasting a high level panel of speakers, the EEF conference, in partnership with DLA Piper is set to provide essential insights into the role of UK manufacturing in the global economy.

The conference is taking place on 14 June, at the start of Manufacturing Week, and will be setting the tone for discussion and debate taking place during that week.

Featuring keynote addresses by industry experts, and panel debates by some of the UK’s and the world’s leading manufactures, the conference will be providing answers to crucial questions about the future of manufacturing.

These questions include:

  • What are the emerging trends in global manufacturing?

  • Where are UK manufacturers leading the way and what are the secrets to their success?

  • Why is the UK such a hotbed for product and process innovation?

Our speakers include:

Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea, CBE, DL – Cobra Beer founder and IFB2016 Ambassador

Lord Price - Minister of State for Trade and Investment

Dermot Sterne - Managing Director, Applied Component Technology

Dick Elsy - High Value Manufacturing Catapult

Angus Thirlwell - CEO & Co-founder, Hotel Chocolat




Event details:

14 June 2016,

9:45-14:00 @ Exhibition Centre, Liverpool (including networking lunch)

This event is free to attend.



IFB2016 Business Club Breakfast




Meet some of the IFB2016 team. Network and share ideas with other IFB2016 Business Club members. Find out how to get the most out of IFB2016. Enjoy a light breakfast of bacon baps, pastries, fruit, tea & Coffee

Where and when? Level 2 Business Club members can join the IFB2016 team at 8am on 31 May at the Titanic Hotel, 30 James St, Liverpool:

All Level 2 Business Club members are welcome. If you’ve not already completed your free Level 2 registration, update your membership here. Once you’ve done this, you not only get to come to breakfast, you can also start planning your meetings at the festival.

If you’d like to join the breakfast, just email at


Travelling to Liverpool for IFB2016? GET 20% OFF WITH VIRGIN TRAINS

Get a 20% exclusive discount on travel to IFB2016 on Virgin Trains West Coast main line services.

Tickets with Virgin Trains are bookable up to 12 weeks in advance so tickets are available NOW!

Business Club Members can get the discount by following the booking link on your IFB2016 membership page here or visiting and registering for free to become a Business Club Member.

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