to: 19 Jun 2018


The Exhibition Centre, Liverpool


As the age of commercial space travel dawns, leaders and innovators from across the global space industry gather at the International Business Festival to discuss the sectors emerging challenges and opportunities.

The International Business Festival is the world’s largest business festival. Hosted every two years in its home city of Liverpool, UK, the festival captures the dynamism and diversity of the global marketplace. The goal is to give businesses the space, support and expertise they need to make connections, do deals and realise their potential.

In 2016 the festival welcomed over 25,000 attendees from around the world, putting on a schedule of inspiring events and facilitating an estimated £250 million worth of business deals.

The Space Age: A Global Revolution, the first event that the Festival has hosted from within the space industry, is a daylong conference designed for industry, start ups, SMEs, entrepreneurs and investors, whether they’re established, or are working to expanded into this high growth sector.

Delegates will gain unique insights into the global commercial space market with leading keynote speakers, discussion panels, audience Q&A’s, networking opportunities and specially selected investment showcases.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Miles Carden – Director, Spaceport Cornwall
  • Stuart Eves – Mission Concept Engineer (formally of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd & Astrium)
  • Mitch Hunter-Scullion – CEO, Asteroid Mining Corporation

Purchase of a ticket for this event also includes access to the IBF2018’s full three week (nine day) programme, which is carefully structured into three thematically linked three day blocks:

  • June 19th – Future Transport
  • June 20th – Advanced Manufacturing
  • June 21st – Global Logistics

The Northern Space Consortium CIC also looks forward to welcoming its event partner, the British Interplanetary Society, back to the city in which it was founded exactly 85 years ago.