The Heath Business and Technical Park in Runcorn is set to hold an event this summer as part of Liverpool’s International Festival for Business (IFB) programme.

The business debate, exhibition and networking forum will be held on Thursday, 26 June, and will be one of the official events of the IFB – the largest global concentration of business events during 2014.

The Liverpool festival will run for 50-days across seven weeks in June and July and is set to attract business delegates and trade intermediaries from around the world.

The Heath’s business debate and exhibition, staged in conjunction with Halton Borough Council, will revolve around addressing the skills needs of the science, technology and advanced manufacturing sector.

Breakfast show presenter Steph McGovern will be guest speaker at the event. McGovern, who studied science communication and policy at University College London, was awarded ‘Young Engineer for Britain’ at 19-years old when one of her designs saved tools manufacturer Black & Decker £1 million.

John Lewis, managing director of SOG Ltd, owner and operator of The Heath, said: “We are delighted Steph McGovern has agreed to be our keynote speaker for this important event. Steph is not only a high-profile business presenter on the breakfast programme but she also has a very keen interest in science and engineering.