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"Interesting and insightful. Great speakers. I returned to the office enthused and motivated."
Heather McLaughlin, Professor and Academic Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law, Coventry University

Chartered ABS Annual Conference

5-6 November 2018, QEII Centre, London

The Chartered ABS Annual Conference is the nexus between UK business schools, industry and government. Moreover, it is the occasion for deans, directors and senior leaders of UK business schools to reflect on common challenges, share best practice and explore new opportunities.

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:

Sam Gyimah MP
Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation

Paula Nickolds
Managing Director, John Lewis

Andy Rubin
Chairman, Pentland Brands Limited

Shoshana Stewart
Chief Executive Officer, Turquoise Mountain

Sir Ciarán Devane
Chief Executive, British Council

Nicola Dandridge
Chief Executive, Office for Students

Professor Sir Chris Husbands
Vice-Chancellor, Sheffield Hallam University and Chair, TEF Panel

Professor Julie Lydon OBE
Vice Chancellor, University of South Wales

Professor Alan Manning
Professor of Economics, London School of Economics and Chair, Migration Advisory Committee

Key themes for this year's conference include:

  • The contribution of business schools to the UK's Industrial Strategy
  • How business schools are providing students with a high quality academic experience and the implications for the academy of subject-level TEF
  • The importance of business schools as a high-value export sector
  • Nurturing and supporting social enterprise: the role of business schools
  • Boosting innovation through research commercialisation and knowledge exchange
  • Innovations in L&T: curriculum externalisation and interdisciplinary learning
  • REF2021: the latest news and developments
  • Developing a skilled workforce: Releasing the potential of degree apprenticeships
  • Dealing with disruption: the impact on UK business schools of new providers, markets and technologies
  • Evolution of masters programmes: technology, flexibility, internationalisation
  • Boosting SME competitiveness and productivity: the role of business schools
  • International student recruitment: thriving in a competitive marketplace

Confirmed speakers include:

Businesses & entrepreneurs

Zoe Cunningham
Managing Director, Softwire

Tony Danker
Chief Executive, Be the Business

Kelly Davies
Founder, Vi-Ability and Head of Community, More Than a Club

Adam Marshall
Director General, British Chambers of Commerce

Paula Nickolds
Managing Director, John Lewis

Andy Rubin
Chairman, Pentland Brands Limited

Shoshana Stewart
Chief Executive Officer, Turquoise Mountain

Charles Wookey
Chief Executive Officer, A Blueprint for Better Business

Policymakers & influencers

Sir Gerry Berragan
Chief Executive, Institute for Apprenticeships

Nicola Dandridge
Chief Executive, Office for Students

Sir Ciarán Devane
Chief Executive, British Council

Professor Dame Ann Dowling
President, Royal Academy of Engineering

Sam Gyimah MP
Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation

Professor Sir Chris Husbands
Vice-Chancellor, Sheffield Hallam University and Chair, TEF Panel

Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP
Chair, Science & Technology Select Committee

Dr Rannia Leontaridi OBE
Director, Business Growth, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Rt Hon. Chi Onwurah MP
Shadow Minister for Industrial Strategy, Science and Innovation

David Sweeney
Executive Chair, Research England

Business schools & universities

Professor Anand Anandalingam
Ralph J. Tyser Professor of Management Science, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Lynne Berry OBE
Visiting Professor, Cass Business School and Chair, Breast Cancer Now

Professor Robert Blackburn
Associate Dean for Research, Kingston Business School and Chair, UoA 17 sub-panel, REF2021

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Professor Cathy Cassell
Dean, Birmingham Business School

Professor Julia Clarke
Pro-Vice Chancellor & Dean, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School and Chair, Business and Law Subject Panel, TEF Panel

Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE
50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health, Alliance Manchester Business School

Professor Veronica Hope Hailey
Dean, School of Management and Vice President, Corporate and Government Engagement, University of Bath

Professor Zahir Irani
Executive Dean, Faculty of Management and Law, University of Bradford

Professor Julie Lydon OBE
Vice Chancellor, University of South Wales

Professor Alan Manning
Professor of Economics, London School of Economics and Chair, Migration Advisory Committee

Professor Colin Mayer CBE
Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies, Saïd Business School

Professor Heather McLaughlin
Academic Dean, Faculty of Business and Law, Coventry University

Professor Trevor McMillan
Vice-Chancellor, Keele University

Professor Tim Stewart
Vice-Chancellor and CEO, BPP University

Dr Paolo Taticchi
Director Global Online MBA and Weekend MBA, Imperial College Business School

Professor Helen Woodruffe-Burton
Director, Edge Hill University Business School

This conference will be essential for business school Deans; Heads of School; Directors of Research, Learning and Teaching or Executive Education; and those who are on the Senior Management Team of a business school.

The conference will also be of interest to business leaders and policymakers who want to broaden their understanding of the business school sector and connect with leaders within that community.

The Chartered ABS Annual Conference takes place at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre

The QEII Centre is located in the heart of central London and close to some of the city's most impressive attractions, including Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and the South Bank.

If you require accommodation, please find below hotel options that are within walking distance of the venue. Please note that participants are responsible for their own accommodation.

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The Royal Horseguards Hotel

2 Whitehall Ct, Westminster,

London SW1A 2EJ

11 minutes’ walk from QEII Centre

 

This hotel offers 15% discount when booking online using the code:  8613440

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Amba Hotel Charing Cross

Strand, London WC2N 5HX

15 minutes’ walk from QEII Centre

 

This hotel offers 15% discount when booking online using the code:  8613440

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Park Plaza Westminster

200 Westminster Bridge Rd, Lambeth,

London SE1 7UT

13 minutes’ walk from QEII Centre

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Sofitel London St James

6 Waterloo Pl, St. James's, London SW1Y 4AN

12 minutes’ walk from QEII Centre

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Premier Inn Waterloo

85 York Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 7NJ

14 minutes’ walk from QEII Centre

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Hub by Premier Inn Westminster, St James's Park

15 Dacre St, Westminster, London, SW1H 0DJ

4 minutes’ walk from QEII Centre

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

Chartered ABS Members

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

Full conference with Gala Dinner  £779
Single day without Gala Dinner  £439
Full conference without Gala Dinner  £719
Two participants for full conference and Gala Dinner  £1,359
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  £859
Single day without Gala Dinner  £539
Full conference without Gala Dinner  £799

Commercial organisations

Full conference with Gala Dinner  £939
Single day without Gala Dinner  £559
Full conference without Gala Dinner  £879

Speakers

Speakers qualify for a special discounted rate of £469 for the full conference and gala dinner.

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Conference Supporter: The Case Centre

The Case Centre is the independent home of the case method. A not-for-profit organisation and registered charity, we advance the case method worldwide to inspire and transform business education across the globe. Access to the best management cases, articles, book chapters and instructor materials available worldwide is provided at www.thecasecentre.org, and includes facilities to search, preview and purchase for instant download. The Case Centre also offers many services to support the writing and teaching of cases including training, scholarships, awards and materials on the case method. The Case Centre’s distribution service allows authors to make their cases available to a global audience.

If you are interested in sponsoring this year's conference please contact Oliver Lowe.

Oliver Lowe
Head of Conferences & International
Chartered Association of Business Schools
Direct: +44 (0) 207 634 9581  Main: +44 (0) 207 236 7678
Email: oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org