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International Business Festival to celebrate Grand Départ

Published 4th Jun 2014 by Samuel Lewis

Yorkshire to host business festival ahead of Tour De France Grand Départ

UKTI and Welcome to Yorkshire, in association with partners, have created a series of events to maximise the business growth opportunities that having the eyes of the world on Yorkshire will present. The Grand Départ International Business Festival features exhibitions, seminars, briefings and matchmaking events. Leeds, Sheffield and York will become hubs for the Grand Départ International Business Festival and celebrate the businesses of Yorkshire, their outstanding international achievements and potential. The Centre for Economics and Business Research reported that the UK was the sixth largest economy in the world in 2013 and forecast that around 2030 it will overtake Germany to become the largest western European economy. Capitalising on the Grand Départ and the opportunity it brings to the country and the county, is one stepping stone towards this goal. 

The Business Festival will showcase the region's economic strengths and assets and there will be a range of events highlighting key sectors and industries, from retail innovation to health informatics and textile and fashion. The Business Festival will also see the launch of the China Business Club, a City Region initiative to build on the region's links with China. 

Full details of the Festival can be found in the brochure.


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