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Duke of Cambridge to visit International Business Festival

The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William will attend Liverpool’s International Business Festival today (19 June).

Having previously been announced as the patron for the 2018 event, the Duke will meet delegates and discuss the importance of the business sector and how it can be a force for good.

During his visit to the festival at Exhibition Centre Liverpool, His Royal Highness plans to explore the exhibits and zones, meet the next generation of young entrepreneurs and business leaders and deliver a speech to delegates.

The International Business Festival, which is currently underway at the waterfront venue until 28 June, has a programme covering nine high growth sectors ranging from manufacturing and life sciences to creative industries.

Following his visit to the festival, the Duke of Cambridge will then officially open Liverpool’s new James’ Place centre for men experiencing suicidal crisis.

Set to be open to service users in late July the facility will be run from a renovated building in the city’s Georgian Quarter and will be the first of its kind in the UK, helping to save lives and addressing high male suicide rates by providing face-to-face therapeutic support for men in their time of need.