Welsh businesses urged to take part in International Festival for Business
5 Jun 2014 12:35 PM
David Jones: “This
is a tremendous opportunity to showcase the very best that North Wales has to
Businesses in North Wales must
seize the huge opportunities created by the UK’s first International Festival of
Business to attract investment and boost trade with new markets around
That’s the message from
the Secretary of State for Wales David Jones as more than 250,000 visitors from
more than 100 countries get ready to attend the festival next week (9th
Liverpool is hosting the
festival but all parts of the UK will be represented at the
It will be the UK’s most
significant international trade and commerce showcase since the 1951 Festival
of Britain and the biggest concentration of business events globally in
Organisers hope the festival
will attract £100million or more of new investment into the UK and
connect British businesses with new international markets.
Scheduled events include Opportunity North
Wales on June 26 which will focus on manufacturing, science and
technology and feature keynote speakers from leading industry representatives
in the region.
It will also showcase the
multiple opportunities for businesses to invest in North Wales thanks to the
region’s diverse sectors and highly skilled workforce.
Other events will cover cities,
enterprise and urban business, higher and further education, creative and
digital, financial and professional, low carbon and renewable and maritime,
logistics and energy.
UK Trade &
Investment will also be hosting a number of sessions focussing on
emerging markets including China, South East Asia, Latin America and
Secretary of State for Wales
David Jones said:
“We are in a global race
and it’s vital that Welsh businesses set their sights on new overseas
markets to boost trade, create jobs and attract new investment
Festival of Business is a tremendous opportunity for businesses to do this and
establish links with organisations from around the world and showcase the very
best that Wales has to offer.
“I would also urge
businesses in Wales to contact UK Trade and Investment who can offer advice and
in-depth support on how to export their products and expertise to new global
The festival will run from 9th
June to 22nd July 2014.
Find out more about the
International Festival for Business and how you could