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.

This year's gathering explores how business schools are contributing to the ‘public good’ and benefiting students, communities and businesses in all parts of the UK and internationally.

Key topics include:

  • How business schools are helping to support the educational growth, economic life and cultural well-being of their local communities.
  • How technology, changing student demographics and new pedagogy is disrupting education at undergraduate, postgraduate and post-experience level
  • How government policy and the changing political environment is impacting business schools and what institutions can do to manage risk and take advantage of new opportunities
  • How business and management education is contributing to social mobility and widening participation
  • How the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion are being embedded in teaching, research and the management of business school faculty
  • What business and management scholars are doing to engage with the innovation agenda, contribute to interdisciplinary research and ensure their research has a positive societal impact
  • How UK business schools are operating in the international landscape and helping to forge economic links, international trade opportunities and inward international investment

Full programme to be released soon.

Confirmed speakers include:

Professor Caryn Beck-Dudley
Dean, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University; Chair, AACSB

Dr Diana Beech
Policy Adviser to Chris Skidmore, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation

Dr Ian Campbell
Executive Chair,
Innovate UK

Professor Julia Clarke
Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Dean, Manchester Metropolitan University Business School; Chair, Chartered ABS

Tim Gardam
Chief Executive,
Nuffield Foundation

Angela Knight CBE
Former Chair,
Office of Tax Simplification

Amanda Mackenzie OBE
Chief Executive,
Business in the Community

Asif Sadiq
Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging,
The Telegraph

Professor Peter Tufano
Dean,
Saïd Business School

James Turner
Chief Executive,
Sutton Trust

Jennifer Wallace
Interim Joint CEO and Head of Policy,
Carnegie UK Trust

Jennie Younger
Executive Director of Development, King’s College London, King’s Health Partners and Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Hospital

Programme

The Chartered ABS Annual Conference is an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues - both old and new - in a collegiate environment. This year's gathering explores how business schools are contributing to the ‘public good’ and benefiting students, communities and businesses in all parts of the UK and internationally.

Key topics include:

  • How business schools are helping to support the educational growth, economic life and cultural well-being of their local communities.
  • How technology, changing student demographics and new pedagogy is disrupting education at undergraduate, postgraduate and post-experience level
  • How government policy and the changing political environment is impacting business schools and what institutions can do to manage risk and take advantage of new opportunities
  • How business and management education is contributing to social mobility and widening participation
  • How the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion are being embedded in teaching, research and the management of business school faculty
  • What business and management scholars are doing to engage with the innovation agenda, contribute to interdisciplinary research and ensure their research has a positive societal impact
  • How UK business schools are operating in the international landscape and helping to forge economic links, international trade opportunities and inward international investment

The full programme to be released soon.

The Gala Dinner taking place on the evening of the first day, Monday 4 November, is always one of the conference highlights.

Fees

Group Booking Discounts are available.

 

Chartered ABS Members

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

Full conference with Gala Dinner  £795
Single day without Gala Dinner  £459
Full conference without Gala Dinner  £735
Two participants for full conference and Gala Dinner  £1,389
Group booking: For groups of 3 or more participants. Save 25% on each additional place  Please contact us for a bespoke package

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

Full conference with Gala Dinner  £875
Single day without Gala Dinner  £509
Full conference without Gala Dinner  £815
Two participants for full conference and Gala Dinner  £1,529

Commercial organisations

Full conference with Gala Dinner  £955
Single day without Gala Dinner  £559
Full conference without Gala Dinner  £895
Two participants for full conference and Gala Dinner  £1,699

Speakers 

Full conference with Gala Dinner  £469
Single day without Gala Dinner  £249
Full conference without Gala Dinner  £409

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

Venue

This year's conference takes place at the Leonardo Royal Hotel London Tower Bridge in the City of London. Participants are responsible for their own accommodation arrangements and we will shortly be advertising recommended hotels.

45 Prescot Street
London
E1 8GP

Supporters

Supporting the Chartered ABS Annual Conference is an excellent way of engaging with deans and directors of UK business schools. If you are interested in supporting this year's event please email our Head of Conferences and International Oliver Lowe at oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org

With thanks to our supporters…

Breakout Session Supporter: Studiosity

We connect students to the best and brightest minds, so they can get help exactly when it's needed most. This is all done through our own awesome technology, accreditation, and academic integrity standards. Together with our education partners across Asia-Pacific and the UK - Universities, Schools, Private Providers, and Government - we ensure that in an age of online education, internationalisation, and mobilisation, every student can get the personal study support they need, anytime, anywhere.

Breakout Session Supporter: MCGRAW HILL

McGraw Hill are a leading learning science company with a vision to unlock the full potential of every student, providing digital technologies grounded in research, worldwide. Complete with a team of innovative pedagogical experts, learning engineers and content developers their solutions facilitate the teaching process and enhance the learning experience, improving pass rates, elevating grades and increasing engagement. Their range of innovative technologies are available in nearly 60 languages, and includes ebooks and a digital course management solution, Connect2.

Breakout Session Supporter: PEARSON

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. pearson.com

Conference Supporter: AACSB

AACSB International (AACSB), a global nonprofit association, connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders.

Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to over 1,700 member organizations and more than 800 accredited business schools worldwide. AACSB’s mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education. The global organization has offices located in Tampa, Florida, USA; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and Singapore.

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.

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