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6-7 November
International Convention Centre, Birmingham

The Chartered ABS Annual Conference brings together the deans and directors of UK business schools and senior figures from government and industry.

The UK has some of the best business schools in the world: The sector represents nearly 1 in 5 university students and contributes £3.25 billion to the UK economy, business schools play a key role in helping UK universities act as ‘anchor institutions’, contributing enormously to their regional economies and one-third of all international students studying in the UK are studying on a business and administration course.

We encourage all those holding senior positions in business & management education, or who collaborate with UK business schools, to join us for discussion, debate and networking.

Confirmed speakers include:

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Professor Howard Thomas
LKCSB Distinguished Professor of Strategic Management, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University

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Joseph A. Ripp
Executive Chairman, Time inc.

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Andy Street CBE
West Midlands Mayor and formerly Managing Director, John Lewis Partnership

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Professor Janet Beer
President, Universities UK and Vice-Chancellor, University of Liverpool

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David Sweeney
Executive Chair Designate, Research England

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Professor Veronica Hope Hailey
Dean, University of Bath, School of Management

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Rt Hon. Lord David Willetts
Executive Chair, Resolution Foundation

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Dominic Scott OBE
Chief Executive, UK Council for International Student Affairs

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Neil Carberry
Managing Director for People and Skills, Confederation of British Industry

This year's conference comes at a critical time and explores:

The ramifications of Brexit on UK business schools
Recruiting EU students and faculty, accessing Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+ and the changing relationship between UK business schools and partners & collaborators in Europe.

The Higher Education & Research Act 2017 and the new policy ecosystem
The latest developments in the TEF, changes to the REF, the implications for business schools of the OfS and UKRI.

Industrial Strategy and business schools
The role of business schools in enabling and empowering the Industrial strategies

Innovations in learning & teaching
Preparing students for jobs that do not yet exist, understanding the learning characteristics of generation Z, taking advantage of new opportunities in vocational education.

The 'value-add' of management research
Opportunities for business & management scholars in interdisciplinary research and the role business schools play in turning invention into innovation.

Plus: If you are a dean or head of a UK business school then you will be entitled to attend the closed-door Deans Meeting. Attendance is restricted to heads of business schools and the free-flowing agenda allows for open and frank discussion about the complexities of leading and managing institutions in the current environment.

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Professor Madeleine Atkins, HEFCE

The Small Business Charter workshop focuses on 'Using digital technologies to support business engagement'.

Join us at this workshop to explore how digital technologies are becoming a regular part of business school practice and its impact on SME engagement.

The workshop runs on 6 November from 10:00 - 12:10.

Fee: £99 (includes lunch)

Further details and programme here

NB. To register you must select the 'SBC workshop' option under registration options on the Chartered ABS website

Chartered ABS Members

Not sure whether your institution is a member? Full list available here.

Full conference with Gala Dinner  £759
Single day without Gala Dinner  £429
Full conference without Gala Dinner  £699
Two participants for full conference and Gala Dinner  £1,329
Group booking: For groups of 3 or more participants  Please contact us for a bespoke package

Non Members (higher education, public sector and third sector)

Full conference with Gala Dinner  £829
Single day without Gala Dinner  £479
Full conference without Gala Dinner  £769

Commercial organisations

Full conference with Gala Dinner  £909
Single day without Gala Dinner  £529
Full conference without Gala Dinner  £849

Speakers qualify for a special discounted rate of £449 for the full conference and gala dinner.

View the Chartered ABS policy on cancellations, transfers and substitutions.

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The 2017 Annual Conference takes place at The International Convention Centre in Birmingham.

The International Convention Centre
Broad Street
Birmingham
B1 2EA

Please follow the link here to see the closest hotels to the ICC. This page has the current rate available at individual hotels.

We will shortly be able to confirm preferential rates.

Confirmed speakers include:

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Rt Hon. Lord David Willetts
Executive Chair, Resolution Foundation and formerly Minister for Universities and Science

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Joe Ripp
Executive Chairman, Time Inc.

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Professor Georgina  Andrews
Head, Bath Business School

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Professor Frances Bowen
Head of School, Queen Mary, University of London, School of Business and Management

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Neil Carberry
Managing Director for People and Skills, Confederation of British Industry

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David Sweeney
Executive Chair Designate, Research England

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Professor Heather McGregor
Executive Dean, Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University

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Dominic Scott OBE
Chief Executive, UK Council for International Student Affairs

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Andy Street CBE
West Midlands Mayor and formerly Managing Director, John Lewis Partnership

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Professor David Spicer
Dean, Salford Business School

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Professor Julia Balogun
Director, University of Liverpool Management School

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Professor Veronica Hope Hailey
Dean, University of Bath, School of Management

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Professor Janet Beer
Incoming President, Universities UK and Vice-Chancellor, University of Liverpool

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Donna Whitehead
Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean, Bristol Business School

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Professor Howard Thomas
LKCSB Distinguished Professor of Strategic Management, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University

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Debra Leighton
Executive Dean, University of Bedfordshire, Business School

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Irene Graham
Chief Executive Officer, ScaleUP Institute

Professor Fiona Devine
Head, Alliance Manchester Business School

Professor Toni Hilton
Dean, Glasgow School for Business & Society

Professor Andy Lockett
Dean, Warwick Business School

Professor Rebecca Taylor
Executive Dean, The Open University Business School

Professor Andrew Pettigrew
Emeritus Professor, Said Business School and Professor of Strategy and Organisation, School of Business, Economics and Informatics, Birkbeck College, University of London.

Professor Ken Starkey
Professor of Management and Organisational Learning, Nottingham University Business School

Professor David Oglethorpe
Dean, Sheffield University Management School

Graeme Rosenberg
TEF Manager, HEFCE

Professor Jerry Forrester
Hertfordshire Business School and Deputy Chair, Chartered ABS

Brenda McMahon
Global Head of Higher Education (Teaching & Students), British Council

Christopher Hull
Head, School of Management and Social Science, St Mary's University Twickenham

Paul Mason
Interim Director, Emerging and Enabling Technologies, Innovate UK

Johan Roos
Chief Academic Officer, Hult International Business School

Professor John Board
Dean, Henley Business School

 

Carolyn Campbell OBE
Senior Consultant, Observatory on Borderless Higher Education

Mairi Watson
Dean, Faculty of Business and Law, University of Northampton

Professor Steven McGuire
Head, School of Business, Management and Economics, University of Sussex

Professor Mark Gilman
Professor of SME Growth & Development, Birmingham City Business School

Professor Rick Delbridge
Professor of Organisational Analysis, Cardiff Business School

Professor Jo Silvester
Deputy Dean, Cass Business School

Professor Rosemary Deem
Vice Principal (Education) & Dean of Doctoral School, Royal Holloway, University of London,
Chair, UK Council for Graduate Education

Dr Cathy Minett-Smith
Associate Dean - Student Engagement, University of Bedfordshire, Business School

Dr David Russell
Dean, College of Business, Law and Social Sciences, University of Derby

Mark Richardson
Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic Portfolio) & Head, Worcester Business School

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Please note participants are responsible for their own accommodation arrangements, the Chartered ABS have arranged preferential rates at local city hotels.

Please follow the link here to view the five hotels that we have preferential rates with.

Holiday Inn Express Birmingham City Centre

Jurys Inn Birmingham

Hampton by Hilton Birmingham Broad Street

Malmaison Birmingham

Hyatt Regency Birmingham

All of the above are highlighted on the map in pink.

PLEASE NOTE: The link shows the best possible rate available at this time, and will change. If you wish to take advantage of the rate that we have arranged then please select the 'Special events rate' in the rates section.

For information about attending, speaking or sponsoring please contact

Oliver Lowe
Head of Conferences & International
Chartered Association of Business Schools
+44 (0) 207 634 9581 oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org

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