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International Festival for Business signs big name ambassadors

Innovators, investors and leaders from world-renowned brands have given their support to the International Festival for Business 2016 (IFB2016).

This new cohort of ambassadors will back IFB2016 when it brings thousands of global businesses to the centre of Liverpool for three weeks of export opportunities, networking and deal-making in June.

The second wave of IFB2016 ambassadors includes Paul Lindley, founder and chairman of Ella’s Kitchen; Eileen Burbidge, partner at Passion Capital and chair of TechCity UK; Luke Johnson, chairman of Risk Capital Partners and StartUp Britain and co-founder of the Centre for Entrepreneurs; Frank Meehan, co-founder of SparkLabs and CEO of SmartUp; John Mohin, former managing director of Wedgewood; Keith Morgan, CEO of British Business Bank; Ciaran Quilty, SMB director EMEA at Facebook; and Sarah Wood, Cambridge professor and co-founder and co-CEO of Unruly.

As key figures in the digital, creative, design, technology and venture capital sectors, these ambassadors are said to highlight Britain’s global standing in these industries.

Max Steinberg CBE, chair of IFB2016 and chief executive of Liverpool Vision, says: “The calibre of business leaders supporting the International Festival for Business 2016 is testament to the widely anticipated impact of what will undoubtedly be the greatest global business showcase of the year.

“Our Ambassadors have unrivalled business success records and will play a crucial role in championing the benefits of international commerce as well as ensuring the legacy and impact of the IFB2016.”