Get your applications in for #LBF2018 now!

It is vital that you use the summer period to plan your event for Leicester Business Festival 2018 as applications close on August 31. A huge number has already been received, and with the number of events being capped at 125 this year, businesses need to make sure their applications are in before it’s too late. There is plenty of information available online to help you plan your event: from LBF's recent 'How to Host an Amazing Event' workshop, which covers the key things to consider when planning your event, to a new 'Event Organisers’ handbook, which answers a lot of common event hosts' questions.

The festival has seen incredible success in the last three years, and there are plans to take LBF to the next level over the next 18 months. It wants to use the festival fortnight as the regions annual economic showcase to appeal to a national and international audience. The two weeks of exciting and diverse business events demonstrate Leicester and Leicestershire's thriving economy, presenting the perfect opportunity for potential investors and visitors to experience the commerce, innovation and collaborations taking place in our business community.

The organisers are incredibly excited to announce that LBF 2018 will have an official app! They have partnered with Infonote Data Systems Ltd to bring this app to life and make the two week festival run even smoother.

Dana Brown from Leicester Castle Business School, which is headline sponsor, said: "As the first 'modern' university in the United Kingdom to have a 'ranked' business school, we appreciate the importance of the festival’s positive impact, its potential, and we recognise the investment it can bring to the area. So it’s very important that we continue to be at the heart of and continue to support the biggest business initiative in the region.”