How business schools are helping to shape a post-pandemic recovery

The Chartered ABS Annual Conference brings together the Deans and leadership teams of UK business schools and senior representatives of government and industry. The conference is a valuable opportunity for participation in high-level discussion about the important issues facing the sector, and what it means to be a business school in the new social and economic environment.

Join colleagues from across the UK for high-level keynote sessions, interactive breakout discussions, and networking.

Join us in person this November. Early Bird Discounts available.

COVID-19 has reshaped our economic prospects and the fabric of society. This year’s programme explores the role of business schools in this new world; and how we can best serve our students, parent institutions, business partners and society at large.

Key themes for this year's Annual Conference include:

Inclusion: How we can engender honest conversations with staff and students about race; how we can learn from our experiences of delivering online to a wide spectrum of students; and work to ensure that our EDI goals remain a core focus amongst competing demands.

Resilience: How business schools can help the UK weather the legacy issues of the pandemic and contribute to society and the economy through reskilling/upskilling programmes, small business support and innovative research.

Innovation: The innovative ways in which business & management educators are delivering online and hybrid education; and the new, creative ways in which business schools are supporting student progression and attainment.

Sustainability: How business schools are tackling the issues around financial sustainability; and are using the current environment to make further progress on the UN’s sustainable development goals.

Internationalisation: The latest developments in international student recruitment; the implications of the global pandemic on transnational education activity; and new opportunities for teaching, research and business engagement.

The conference programme is in development and will be released shortly.

Register at the Early Bird Rates

Bring colleagues and save 25% on each additional ticket

Members - Early Bird Rates

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

  • Full conference with Dinner - £695
  • Full conference without Dinner - £635
  • Single day without dinner - £399
  • Two participants for full conference with Dinner - £1,216 (save 25% on the second place)
  • Two participants for full conference without Dinner - £1,112 (save 25% on the second place)
  • For groups of 4 or more participants or for bespoke combinations of tickets please contact

Non-Members - Early Bird Rates

Universities, public sector, commercial

  • Full conference with Dinner - £775
  • Full conference without Dinner - £715
  • Single day without Dinner - £449
  • Two participants for full conference with Dinner - £1,356 (save 25% on the second place)
  • Two participants for full conference without Dinner - £1,251 (save 25% on the second place

Important: Non-member organisations are are allowed a maximum of two tickets. If you wish to bring more people to the conference please contact Oliver Lowe to discuss sponsorship opportunities

Transfers, Cancellations and full Terms & Conditions - click here

This years’ conference takes place at etc.venues, County Hall on London’s South Bank.

We will ensure that the necessary health & safety measures are in place. If you have any particular concerns then please contact Oliver Lowe.

Become a Supporter

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 contact Oliver Lowe.

Oliver Lowe
Head of Conferences & International
Chartered Association of Business Schools & Small Business Charter
Direct: +44 (0) 207 634 9581  Main: +44 (0) 207 236 7678
Email:  Website: I

What happens if Covid-19 restrictions prevent the conference from taking place as an in-person event?

If we are forced to cancel the in-person event on 8-9 November we will run a fully online conference on the same dates or as soon as is practicable. Registered participants will have the option of transferring their booking to the online event or receiving a full refund

What if I register and then want to cancel because I am uncomfortable about attending an in-person event or my institution discourages my participation?

If you register and decide that you cannot attend you can transfer your pass to a colleague free of charge. If you decide to cancel there may be a cancellation fee. Please refer to our Terms & Conditions for full details.

Transfers, Cancellations and full Terms & Conditions - click here

If I am not comfortable about attending in person can I participate virtually?

This year's conference will be a hybrid event and there will be elements which can be accessed virtually. Further details will be available in due course

Certified Management & Business Educator

CMBE’s can claim up to 14 hours* towards their CPD commitment by attending the Chartered ABS Annual Conference.

About the CMBE

The CMBE gives business and management educators a recognised professional designation and a framework for continuous professional development. The scheme supports educators to further develop their teaching practice and/or leadership of learning & teaching activities, and helps to advance the quality of business and management education in higher education.

For more information about the CMBE and group subscriptions for your faculty, contact