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Leicester Business Festival: last few days to submit events - Press Release

Businesses wishing to host an event in the Leicester Business Festival (LBF) have only a few days left to submit their applications, before the closing date of 31st August.

Nearly 100 event applications have been submitted over summer period with more expected to arrive over the remaining few days.

The Festival, partnered by Leicester Castle Business School, is a fortnight of business events taking place across the city and county between 23rd October and 3rd November.

The aim is to encourage investment and business growth across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland for the benefit of all who live, do business and work there.

Any business or organisation can apply to host an event, which can take any shape from a seminar or workshop through to a trade show or major conference.

Scott Knowles, chair of the LBF Steering Group said: “We’ve capped the number of events at 150 and we’re getting close to that limit, so I would urge businesses to get their applications in as soon as possible, before the closing date of 31 August to give their events a chance of being included.

“This year’s festival promises to be very exciting, with something for everyone, from micro-businesses through to large corporates. We’re confident this year’s is going to be the biggest and best Leicester Business Festival’s in the event’s three-year history.”

Events are being listed on the LBF website as and when they are confirmed. The varied programme will appeal to a diverse audience with events ranging from understanding paid advertising and legal basics for SMEs, to a showcase of Leicester’s innovative and quality designer makers at LCB Depot, and #morethanbasketball – a national basketball conference and exhibition: and first to be held in the UK that is anticipated to attract a high-profile audience from across the country.

Most events are completely free to attend although tickets need to be reserved on line in advance.

Along with headline partners, Leicester Castle Business School, the 2017 Festival has the support of well-known business organisations including East Midlands Chamber, LLEP Business Gateway, East Midlands Airport, the Federation of Small Businesses, Highcross Leicester, Brewin Dolphin, Leicester Racecourse and IBM.

Other supporters include East Midlands Trains, IOD, De Montfort University, Leicester University and media partners, Capital FM, Global Radio and the Leicester Mercury.

For more information including applying to run an event, visit or email

Notes to editors

For further information please contact: Associate Events Press Office | e: | t: 0116 454 5995 | | twitter LBFestival #LBF2017

About the Leicester Business Festival

LBF is the first two-week business festival ever to be run in the UK and, in its third year it is by far, the largest of its kind. LBF aims to drive economic growth across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland for the benefit of all who live, do business and work there.

The LBF is run in association with Associate Events Ltd and the headline partner for the next three years is Leicester Castle BusinessSchool. Other partners include East Midlands Chamber, East Midlands Airport and the LLEP Business Gateway. Sponsors include Brewin Dolphin, Leicester Racecourse, Highcross Leicester and the Federation of Small Businesses.

The LBF is also supported by MAG, East Midlands Trains; DeMontfort University, the University of Leicester and media partners, Global Radio, Capital FM and the Leicester Mercury.

The Leicester Business Festival is a Community Interest Company registered in England and Wales (company number 10522854).

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