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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.

Programme highlights:

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Business school graduates: critical skills, qualities and behaviours

Ann Pickering
HR Director, O2 (Telefónica UK) and Visiting Professor of HRM and Employability, Sheffield University Management School

 

 

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Enabling and empowering the Industrial Strategy: the role of business schools

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

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A perspective on key political, social, economic and demographic issues facing UK business schools

Rt Hon. Lord David Willetts
Executive Chair, Resolution Foundation

Janet-Beer

UK higher education: Connecting and communicating with the world

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

David-Sweeney

Looking ahead to REF 2021

David Sweeney
Executive Chair Designate, Research England

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The role of business schools in enhancing the UK’s productivity, innovation and competitiveness

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

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At the Chartered ABS 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner Professor Alec Cameron, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Aston University will deliver a special guest address:

Poacher turned gamekeeper: from Business Dean to Vice-Chancellor

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Conference presentations

Business school graduates: critical skills, qualities and behaviours
Ann Pickering, HR Director, O2 (Telefónica UK) and Visiting Professor of HRM and Employability, Sheffield University Management School

Workforce readiness and the role of artificial intelligence for business & management education
Mark Dorman, President, MHE International & Professional, McGraw-Hill Education

A perspective on key political, social, economic and demographic issues facing UK business schools
Rt Hon. Lord David Willetts, Executive Chair, Resolution Foundation and formerly Minister for Universities and Science

UK higher education: Connecting and communicating with the world
Professor Janet Beer, President, Universities UK and Vice-Chancellor, University of Liverpool

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. (venue directions)

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:

Professor Georgina Andrews
Professor John Board
Professor Andrew Burke
Professor Fiona Devine
Irene Graham
Debra Leighton
Professor Heather McGregor
Professor Zoe Radnor
Joe Ripp
Dominic Scott
Andy Street CBE
Professor Howard Thomas
Professor Janet Beer
Professor Frances Bowen
Professor Neil Cardberry
Professor Rosemary Deem
Professor Veronica Hope Hailey
David Levin
Professor Steven McGuire
Vincenzo Raimo
John Roos
Gary Stewart
David Sweeney
David Willetts

Principal Sponsor: McGraw-Hill Education

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At McGraw-Hill Education, we believe that our contribution to unlocking that brighter future lies with the application of our deep understanding of how learning happens and how the mind develops. It exists where the science of learning meets the art of teaching. We believe that harnessing technology will enhance learning, both inside and outside of the classroom, and will deepen the connections between students and educators to empower greater success. By partnering with educators around the globe, McGraw-Hill Education’s learning engineers, content developers and pedagogical experts are developing increasingly open learning ecosystems that are proven to improve pass rates, elevate grades and deepen engagement for each individual learner while improving outcomes for all. Why? Because learning changes everything.

Breakout Session Sponsors:

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Pearson Higher Education UK works with educators and institutions to support learner needs and deliver measurable results, enabling students everywhere to fulfill their potential. We are transforming our content to be flexible and digital so that you can deliver learning in more impactful, accessible and personal ways. From digital learning tools and personalised resources to online and blended course development, we help you help your students be the best they can possibly be.

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Studiosity (formerly YourTutor) was founded upon the belief that every student deserves individualised study support at the time it is needed. Since inception YourTutor/Studiosity has delivered over 1.25 million online academic literacy sessions, and now leads the digital education revolution across APAC and the UK with our brilliant and innovative education partners. Today we provide after-hours support for over 350,000 students at 20+ universities in more than a dozen countries, and demonstrably improve learning gain and student engagement. Our mission is to provide accessible and ethical academic literacy support at scale – and we achieve this by connecting students to experts through awesome technology.

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Hotcourses Group specialises in digital technology, disrupting physical markets and providing future students with unique, informative and inspirational content, whilst providing our partners with business intelligence on global student search behaviours and subject demand.

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VMock SMART Career Platform combines cutting-edge data analytics and technology to provide personalized CV feedback to students and alumni in just 30 seconds. In use across over 100 higher education institutions, including 17 of the top 20 business schools on the FT MBA ranking list, the platform incorporates global best practices and school-specific customizations to deliver targeted and actionable recommendations. VMock is fast becoming the industry leader in the SMART coaching space with additional applications, such as Career Fit, helps students learn their fit towards a target career and Aspire, enables students to bridge the gap between their CVs and LinkedIn profiles to present a more consistent story for recruiters.

Accommodation

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 hotels near the ICC. The preferential rates that were arranged have now expired.

PLEASE NOTE: The link shows the best possible rate available at this time, and will change.

Getting to the ICC

Planning your journey

The ICC Birmingham has made available a 25% discount for those who plan to travel with Virgin Trains. To book simply follow the link here.

PLEASE NOTE: If you do take advantage of this offer, please ensure that you have your joining papers with you on your journey confirming your attendance to the annual conference at the ICC. As the conductor may ask you for this on the train.

If you have any queries at all regarding the train discount please contact lisa.boulter@charteredabs.org

Pre-conference working groups take place from 09:30 to 12:30 on Monday 6th November.

The Deans Meeting

The second annual roundtable meeting for business school deans. Discussions held under the Chatham House Rule.

Professor Howard Thomas, LKCSB Distinguished Professor of Strategic Management, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, SMU
Chaired by: Professor Simon Collinson, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Birmingham and Chair, Chartered ABS

Using digital technologies to support business engagement

How business schools are using digital technology to engage with businesses and the community.

Professor Nigel Culkin, Professor of Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Development, University of Hertfordshire
Peter Hooley, Director of Business Development, Portsmouth Business School
Maria Kutar, Associate Dean Academic, Student Experience & Quality, Salford Business School
Chaired by: Professor Nigel Lockett, Associate Dean for Engagement and Professor of Entrepreneurship, Lancaster University Management School 

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Apprenticeships: new opportunities for business schools

Exploring the various aspects of degree-level apprenticeships including assessment, governance, new opportunities and the differences in the four nations.

Adrian Anderson, Chief Executive, University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC)
Professor Gillian Armstrong, Head of Department, Department of Accounting, Finance & Economics, Ulster University Business School
Mark Dawe, Chief Executive, Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)
Ben Hughes, Vice Principal (Academic Delivery and Employer Engagement), Pearson College London
Stella McKnight, Director for Employer Partnerships, Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer, Winchester Business School
Peter Millington, Higher and Degree Apprenticeship Policy Lead, Department for Education
Lisa Rowe, Director of Business Engagement & Partnerships, University of Chester Business School
Chaired by: Dr Keith Hurst, Associate Dean (Learning & Teaching), School of Social Sciences, Business & Law, Teesside University

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International alumni engagement

How business schools can meaningfully engage with their graduates over the immediate and longer term.

Jean-Pierre Choulet, Director of Alumni & Development, Henley Business School
Marcel Cohen, Co-Founder, Graduway
Christine Fairchild, Director of Alumni Relations, University of Oxford
Erin Hallett, Head of Alumni Relations, Imperial College Business School
Professor Micheál J. Kelly, Dean, Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University
Chaired by: Professor Kai Peters, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Faculty of Business and Law, Coventry University

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Please note: Conference participants are free to attend the pre-conference workshops at no extra cost. If you wish to register for a workshop without the conference you can do so for the special price of £99.

12:30   Conference registration and lunch

13:30   Welcome
            Anne Kiem, Chief Executive, Chartered ABS
            Professor Simon Collinson, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Birmingham and Chair, Chartered ABS

14:00   Business school graduates: critical skills, qualities and behaviours
             Ann Pickering, HR director, O2 (Telefónica UK)

14:40   Workforce readiness and the role of artificial intelligence for business & management education
            Mark Dorman, President Higher Education, Professional & International, McGraw-Hill Education

15:20   Break and refreshments

16:00   Breakout sessions commence

Managing and developing your faculty
How to get the best out of staff, the inclusion and diversity agenda, dealing with difficult staff and strategic workforce planning.

Kim Frost, University Secretary and Director of Human Resources, University of London

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

Mark Richardson, Director, Roehampton Business School

Chair: Professor Frances Bowen, Dean, Queen Mary, University of London, School of Business and Management

Breakout sessions take place from 16:00 to 17:00.

Looking ahead to REF 2021
How Lord Stern’s proposals are likely to impact management scholars and the key issues facing institutions ahead of the next REF. 

Professor Rick Delbridge, Professor of Organisational Analysis, Cardiff Business School

David Sweeney, Executive Chair Designate, Research England

Naufel Vilcassim, Head of Department, London School of Economics, Department of Management

Chair: Professor Andy Lockett, Dean, Warwick Business School

Breakout sessions take place from 16:00 to 17:00.

Performing against the TEF’s ‘aspects of quality’
Exploring the TEF’s subject-level pilots and how business schools can perform against ‘Teaching quality, learning environment, students’ outcomes and learning gain’.

Michael Larsen, Chief Executive Officer, Studiosity

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

Graeme Rosenberg, TEF Manager, HEFCE

Chair: Professor Georgina Andrews, Dean, Bath Business School and Vice Chair, Chartered ABS LTSE Committee

Breakout sessions take place from 16:00 to 17:00.

The changing postgraduate market
The opportunities and challenges of new delivery models in postgraduate taught programmes, online learning and executive MBA.  

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

Salil Pande, Founder and Chief Executive, VMock

Professor Rebecca Taylor, Executive Dean, The Open University Business School

Professor David Spicer, Dean, Salford Business School

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

Breakout sessions take place from 16:00 to 17:00.

How business schools can influence & shape government policy
How business schools can work together as a cohesive group to have a strong voice in Westminster.

Gordon McKenzie, Chief Executive, GuildHE

 

Jonathan Shaw, Chief Executive, Policy Connect

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

Breakout sessions take place from 16:00 to 17:00.

International student recruitment
The current state of student recruitment, identifying new markets for international students and the challenges posed by increased competition from other countries. 

  • Ed Kelly, Director, Hotcourses Group

  • Vincenzo Raimo, PVC Global Engagement, University of Reading and Chair, UCAS International Advisory Group

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

  • Professor Jo Silvester, Deputy Dean, Cass Business School

  • Yinbo Yu, International Students' Officer, National Union of Students

  • Chair: Professor Wendy Loretto, Dean, University of Edinburgh Business School

Breakout sessions take place from 16:00 to 17:00.

The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Chartered Association of Business Schools will be held on Monday 6 November 2017 at 17:15 at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham, during the Annual Conference. The agenda for the AGM is here.

Representatives of full member business schools are welcome to attend the AGM, even if they are not otherwise coming to the Annual Conference. International, corporate and affiliate members are also entitled to attend.

Each full member business school has one vote at the AGM which is exercised by their nominated voting representative (or, if the voting representative is absent, by a deputy, nominated by the voting representative). Please advise us of any changes in voting representatives or nomination of deputies by emailing gail.norcliffe@charteredabs.org by 16:00 on Friday 3 November.

If you would like to attend the AGM and are not otherwise going to be at the Annual Conference, please let us know by emailing gail.norcliffe@charteredabs.org by Wednesday 1 November.

08:30   Registration and refreshments

09:30   Opening remarks

09:50   A perspective on key political, social, economic and demographic issues facing UK business schools

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

10:30   Panel discussion: Enabling and empowering the Industrial Strategy: the role of business schools
            Exploring the role of business schools in enhancing the UK’s productivity, innovation and competitiveness

            Angelina Cannizzaro, Head of Cross Cutting Business Growth Policy, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

            Neil Carberry, Managing Director, People and Infrastructure, Confederation of British Industry

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

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

           Chair: Professor Fiona Devine, Head, Alliance Manchester Business School

11:30   Break

12:00   Breakout sessions commence

13:00   Lunch

Business school advisory boards and groups
The role and activities of advisory boards / groups and the ways in which business schools can get more from these bodies.

Dr Angela Maxwell OBE, Director, Acuwomen and member, Birmingham Business School Advisory Board

Professor Baback Yazdani, Dean, Nottingham Business School

Chair: Professor Toni Hilton, Dean, Glasgow School for Business & Society

Breakout sessions take place from 12:00 to 13:00

The value-add of business and management research
A joint Chartered ABS-BAM Fellows panel explores the steps that can be taken to evidence and further develop the value-add from research conducted in business schools in the current UK policy context.

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

Chair: Professor Simon Collinson, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Birmingham and Chair, Chartered ABS

Breakout sessions take place from 12:00 to 13:00

Educating the next generation of students for the next generation of jobs
Business schools need to develop courses that prepare students for a continually evolving job market. This session explores how business schools are externalising the curriculum, using fast-track degrees and other innovations.

Caroline Ennis, Senior Lecturer, Westminster Business School and Digital Faculty Consultant, McGraw-Hill Education

Stephen Isherwood, Chief Executive, Institute of Student Employers

Debra Leighton, Executive Dean, University of Bedfordshire, Business School

Gary Stewart, Director, Wayra UK and Entrepreneur in Residence, IE Business School

Chair: Professor Jerry Forrester, Professor, Hertfordshire Business School and Vice Chair, Chartered ABS

Breakout sessions take place from 12:00 to 13:00

Growing your executive education offering
Exploring the ways in which executive education can be marketed and delivered more effectively and innovatively to clients in the UK and internationally

Professor Stephen Bach, Dean, King’s Business School

Professor John Board, Dean, Henley Business School

Louise Gulliver, Managing Director, Professional Development, Institute of Directors

Professor Johan Roos, Chief Academic Officer, Hult International Business School

Chair: Dr Andrew White, Associate Dean for Executive Education and Corporate Relations, Saïd Business School

Breakout sessions take place from 12:00 to 13:00

Supporting entrepreneurialism across the UK
How business schools are developing collaborations with local business, incubators and start-ups. The group will consider new ways in which business schools can support entrepreneurial activity

Professor David J. Brooksbank, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise) & Dean, Cardiff School of Management

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

Irene Graham, Chief Executive Officer, ScaleUP Institute

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

Chair: Professor Zoe Radnor, Dean, School of Business, University of Leicester

Breakout sessions take place from 12:00 to 13:00

Developing a diversified global profile: new opportunities in transnational education
Exploring the opportunities for joint degrees, in-country PG education, staff student exchanges, distance learning and other forms of TNE activity.

Carolyn Campbell OBE, Senior Consultant, Observatory on Borderless Higher Education

Dr Yvonne Carlisle, Head of International Affairs, Nottingham Business School

Richard Heald, Chief Executive, UK India Business Council

Arif Zaman, Deputy Director of the Centre for Research and Enterprise, London School of Business and Management

Chair: Professor David Oglethorpe, Dean, Sheffield University Management School

Breakout sessions take place from 12:00 to 13:00

13:00   Lunch

14:00   Keynote Address: UK higher education: Connecting and communicating with the world

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

14:30   Panel discussion A changing relationship with Europe
            The impact of Brexit on EU staff/student recruitment, on access to Horizon 2020 / Erasmus+ and on relationships with international partners in Europe and elsewhere.

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

            Professor Andrew Burke, Dean, Trinity Business School

            Professor Alan Manning, Chair, Migration Advisory Committee

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

15:30   Chair's closing remarks and close of conference

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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