UKBAA Takes Over Liverpool at the International Business Festival

We are thrilled to announce that UKBAA is the Investment Partner at the International Business Festival taking place in Liverpool from June 12-28. This nine-day sector themed festival is the largest business event of its kind and will welcome over 30, 000 international delegates and key industry players. With 55 major events and 200 world-class speakers across 3 weeks, UKBAA is delighted to be at the heart of the festival organising a range of exciting events for the investment community through thematic business showcases, thought leadership workshops and networking opportunities.

As an integral part of the investment offering at the IBF, we are delighted to host our flagship Global Angel Investment Summit and Annual Angel Investment Awards both on June 19th. By day we’ll explore the impact of emerging technologies and the evolving landscape of Angel Investing at the Summit, and by night we’ll celebrate this year’s most successful and innovative businesses and investors that back them at the Awards. The Summit and Awards will offer the perfect opportunity to delve into the future of Angel Investing in an ever-changing world, and reflect on opportunities taken and the resulting high growth success stories. Looking back on 2017 and forward into 2018, the Awards & Summit offers a unique platform to hear from individuals and businesses at the forefront of industry developments, network with 400 key industry players from across the sector and celebrate this year’s high-growth founders and their investors, all in one single day. We are delighted to offer special combined ticket options this year to make the most out of your time in Liverpool, including special member pricing! We are very pleased to also announce that with purchasing your ticket to Summit and Awards, you will also receive a complimentary full access nine-day festival pass at a savings of over £105!

To be a part of this fabulous double-offering of UKBAA flagship events, head over to our Summit website or Awards website. Both sites will provide a full overview of what opportunities are available for you including, awards nominations, sponsorship opportunities and the incredible themes we will be highlighting.

In addition to our Summit and Awards, we are also organising an on-going series of thematic business pitching showcases that align with the sector theme of each day. In accordance with our goal to highlight key businesses from across the UK and international market seeking to scale and/or enter the UK market, we have launched an open call for businesses at scale-up level to be a part of this amazing series of pitching events. There are 8 themed sectors we will be focusing on, each of which will welcome 6-8 expertly selected businesses the opportunity to pitch to a room of investors. Businesses applying should be at scale-up level and demonstrate a clear value for this product or service, as well as disruption to the current market. As with all of our pitch showcasing events, UKBAA will be offering bespoke guidance and pitching support to all businesses selected. For more information on what sectors will be covered and how to apply or refer a business you are investing in, click here. 

As a part of UKBAA’s role as the Investment Partner at the IBF, we are hosting specially curated workshops for the investment community, including how to Be Investable for entrepreneurs, how to be an Effective Investor for those new to angel investing and Women in Investing for both women angels and entrepreneurs. These workshops will include guest speakers to touch on their first hand experience and tips for navigating the industry, as well as overviews on how to make the most out of what the market offers you. Ranging in length from 30-40 minutes, each session will cover core criteria to support your growth in your role and further deepen your relationships within the investment community. For more information on the dates and times of this informative seminars click here.


Date and time
12 June 2018 - 28 June 2018
09:00 - 17:00
Venue Address
Exhibition Centre Liverpool