LBF is an annual, two-week festival incorporating hundreds of free business events run by local organisations and which all take place in Leicester and Leicestershire.
First running in 2015, it was the first two-week business festival ever to be run in the UK.
Each year, the Festival sees over 100 events and around 7,000 attendees. Not only is it the largest business event in the region but it has become Leicester & Leicestershire's annual economic showcase.
Events of all descriptions are staged by local businesses to help business growth; challenge and stimulate. The Festival is also fantastic way to draw attention to region as it demonstrates the strengths, innovation, commerce, culture and huge investment potential to the rest of the world.
LBF is operated by the Leicester Business Festival Community Interest Company (CIC) and run in association with Associate Events. It is a non-profit making entity and if any money is made, it is re-invested back into the Festival to make it bigger, better and more effective.
The entire Festival is run by business, for business and while there is an organisation providing the infrastructure to organise and promote the Festival itself, event organisers, partners and supporters take the lead in organising events and collectively set the agenda and programme each year.
De Montfort University is the Festival’s Headline partner until 2022, along with the East Midlands Chamber and the LLEP Business Gateway.