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About ICBI - the International Centre for Business Information

The International Centre for Business Information (ICBI) is a division of Informa plc. Set up in 1993, ICBI produces large scale annual events on topics from investment management, private equity, energy to alternative investments, infrastructure finance and risk management. ICBI runs conferences in Europe, Asia, Middle East, US, Latin America and Africa.

Each year our events attract thousands of senior attendees from all over the world, drawn by the excellent quality of our programmes which are focussed on commercial business issues, as well as the opportunity to network, meet and do business with speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and fellow delegates.

Our events benefit from high level sponsorship and focussed exhibition areas enabling our event partners to raise their profile and demonstrate their expertise to our senior level, qualified audiences.

Informa plc

Informa Plc provides businesses, academics and individuals with unparalleled knowledge, up-to-the minute information and highly specialist skills and services in, amongst others, the format of conferences, exhibitions, newsletters and books, on-line and off-line. With around 8,000 employees working in some 150 offices in over 40 countries, their global reach and breadth of offer is unique. Informa has an unparalleled portfolio of brands including IIR, ICBI, Euroforum, Lloyds List, Routledge and Taylor and Francis and a unique database of 25 million names.

In the events field, Informa is the largest publicly-owned organiser of exhibitions, conferences and training in the world providing inspiring marketplaces and the opportunity for knowledge to be shared at the 8,000 events they develop annually.

So What Makes ICBI Conferences Unique Learning & Networking Opportunities?

• Cutting-Edge, Market Driven, Quality Programmes
Months of intensive industry research with market professionals, determines the issues critical to business professionals right now and forms the basis of our market driven programmes. Unbiased, content rich, in-depth, comprehensive and insightful, all of our agendas tackle topics and themes essential to business from the strategic, technical and controversial to the challenging and thought provoking. Never dull, information packed, providing rare insights, advanced training and unpublished perspectives on issues which are indispensable to business leaders.

Our programmes are often multi-streamed enabling delegates build the agenda to suit their needs and interests. Session formats are varied and designed to be interactive and stimulating, enabling delegates to gain unique insights and a range of perspectives on the critical issues discussed.

• Unparalleled Speaker Line-Ups
Our prestigious speaker faculties, often featuring up to 200 speakers, are hand-picked and assembled after months of research with market professionals. They feature the crème de la crème of “A-list” international industry leaders, academics, politicians, industry practitioners, specialist experts as well as “out of the box” guest speakers to stimulate and entertain.

Nobel Laureates, Former Presidents, Professors, internationally acclaimed authors, CEOs of global companies, industry gurus as well as the best practitioners in their field, regularly grace the stage at ICBI events.

Solo presentations, interviews, panel discussions, head-to-head, debates, off the record, Q&A and electronic polling sessions facilitate the exchange of information, discussion and candid insights into key issues.

• Facilitated Networking At Its Very Best
Meeting clients, new prospects, catching up with peers and old friends, glittering social events, speed networking and our e-networker technology all make networking easier and more efficient.

Delegates want to meet and exchange business cards with key contacts and we work extremely hard to provide a range of occasions, interactive conference formats and social networking breaks to enable all our delegates to meet key targets in a relaxed and informal manner.

It's all under one roof too! At an ICBI conference, delegates often set up 30 or 40
business meetings, all in the same place and at the same time, saving weeks of travel on the road, endless nights in different hotel rooms, not to mention the air miles and dead time spent at airports. Three weeks worth of meetings are condensed into just 3 days of focussed networking.