Meet your global network at the Global Economic Forum 2014

Date: 16 & 17 June 2014
Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Liverpool, United Kingdom

The Global Economic Forum 2014 will provide the gateway for prospective investors and exporters interested in exploring global FDI climate and business opportunities. As an integral part of the International Festival for Business 2014, the Forum will bring together over 50 distinguished speakers who will form panels exploring business opportunities in Europe, USA, China, India, Latin America, Middle East and Africa and covering topics such as "Britain is Open For Business", "Going Global - what exporters and companies need to know?" and "Challenges in doing business internationally".

Chamber International are supporting IBDE and in partnership we are pleased to offer complimentary tickets for this event but advise delegates to register soon since spaces are highly limited. In order to register for a complimentary ticket, email or select the 'Guest' option via this link.

Confirmed speakers include, among others:

  • Joe Anderson OBE, Mayor of Liverpool
  • H.E. Nikola Gruevski, Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia
  • Rt Hon. the Lord Heseltine CH, UK Deputy Prime Minister (1995-1997)
  • Sir Michael Rake, Chairman, BT Group
  • William Bell Sr. Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, United States
  • Sir Howard Bernstein, Chief Executive, Manchester City Council
  • Luis Alvarez, CEO, BT Global Services
  • Sir Thomas Harris, Vice Chairman, Standard Chartered Bank
  • James Stewart, Global Chairman, Infrastructure, KPMG
  • Kevin Ellis, Managing Partner, PwC
  • Jurgen Maier, Managing Director, Siemens
  • Simon Galpin, Director-General, Invest Hong Kong

For more information, the event schedule and a full list of confirmed speakers, visit