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Welcome to Liverpool

explore Your Host City

Maximise your time spent in Liverpool by joining our free unique investor tours of the city region. These tours will highlight some of the innovative, world-class companies we have on our doorstep, alongside unique R&D facilities in key sectors.

Tours will start daily at 12:45 from the main Exhibition Centre Liverpool, and will return in time to catch each day’s Blue Skies Event in the same venue. Tours are completely free of charge, but we’re anticipating a high demand, so please register early.  Or contact us for more information E:[email protected]

Welcome to Liverpool, a city which is renowned for its warm welcome and friendly faces. You will find the best of the city is showcased through the people you meet. We have a team of local volunteers in place at all the major citywide gateways, ready to welcome IFB2016 delegates.

Liverpool is unconventional, revolutionary and transformational. This is evident not just in our IFB2016 event programme, but also through our downtime offer.

There are some experiences in Liverpool which just can’t be found anywhere else, so make the most of your free time and explore the city. Immerse yourself in our culture, heritage and leisure offer.

This page is designed to help you plan your visit and provide some ideas on how to spend your free time. For more inspiration, we recommend

Getting to Liverpool


For international connections there is a choice of Liverpool or Manchester airports, both of which are within 45 minute drive time.


London is just two hours away by train, with services every hour. Direct rail services to Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Nottingham are in continuous operation.


By motorway, Liverpool is connected to the central belt of Scotland and Newcastle and Bristol are all within 4 hours’ drive time.

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