Chartered ABS Annual Conference
5-6 November 2018, QEII Centre, London

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 contributes over £13 billion to the UK economy and plays a key role in helping UK universities act as ‘anchor institutions’, contributing enormously to their regional economies. Our business schools teach more students than any other subject, 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.

This year's programme is in development. Further details available soon.

Register by Friday 13 July to secure Early Bird Discounts

Speakers include:

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

Sir Gerry Berragan
Chief Executive, Institute for Apprenticeships

Catherine-Cassell

Professor Cathy Cassell
Dean, Birmingham Business School

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

Nicola Dandridge
Chief Executive, Office for Students

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

Tony Danker
Chief Executive, Be the Business

Sir Ciarán Devane
Chief Executive, British Council

Professor Dame Ann Dowling
President, Royal Academy of Engineering

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

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

Professor Julie Lydon OBE
Vice Chancellor, University of South Wales

Adam Marshall
Director General, British Chambers of Commerce

Professor Trevor McMillan
Vice-Chancellor, Keele University

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

Andy Rubin
Chairman, Pentland Brands Limited

David Sweeney
Executive Chair, Research England

Dr Patrick Vallance
UK Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser and Head of the Government’s Office for Science

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

The programme is in development and will be released shortly.

Book bow: Early Bird Discounts expire on Friday 13 July

Chartered ABS Members

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

Full conference with Gala Dinner - Early Bird Discount  £679
Single day without Gala Dinner - Early Bird Discount  £379
Full conference without Gala Dinner - Early Bird Discount  £619
Two participants for full conference and Gala Dinner - Early Bird Discount   £1,189
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 - Early Bird Discount  £759
Single day without Gala Dinner - Early Bird Discount  £429
Full conference without Gala Dinner - Early Bird Discount  £699

Commercial organisations

Full conference with Gala Dinner - Early Bird Discount  £839
Single day without Gala Dinner - Early Bird Discount  £479
Full conference without Gala Dinner - Early Bird Discount  £779

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

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

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.

For accommodation please follow the link here. Please note participants are responsible for their own accommodation.

Confirmed speakers include:

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

Sir Gerry Berragan
Chief Executive, Institute for Apprenticeships

Catherine-Cassell

Professor Cathy Cassell
Dean, Birmingham Business School

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

Nicola Dandridge
Chief Executive, Office for Students

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

Tony Danker
Chief Executive, Be the Business

Sir Ciarán Devane
Chief Executive, British Council

Professor Dame Ann Dowling
President, Royal Academy of Engineering

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

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

Professor Julie Lydon OBE
Vice Chancellor, University of South Wales

Adam Marshall
Director General, British Chambers of Commerce

Professor Trevor McMillan
Vice-Chancellor, Keele University

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

Andy Rubin
Chairman, Pentland Brands Limited

David Sweeney
Executive Chair, Research England

Dr Patrick Vallance
UK Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser and Head of the Government’s Office for Science

Confirmed sponsors for this year's conference include:

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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  

The programme for this year's conference is in development and will be released soon. To request a copy please fill out the form.

 "Interesting and insightful. Great speakers. I return to work enthused and motivated"

Professor Heather McLaughlin, Dean, Coventry Business School