The yearly gathering of Deans and leadership teams of UK business schools

Each November the Chartered ABS Annual Conference brings together over 200 business school Deans and senior leadership teams; and senior representatives of government, the wider higher education sector and business.

The conference is a great opportunity to reconnect with colleagues from across the sector; and join discussions about the future direction of business & management education, research, school strategy, and about what it it means to be a business school in the new social and economic environment.

Key themes for 2022 include:

Driving environmental sustainability: collaboration and innovation

How business schools can help make tangible progress on promoting greater environmental responsibility and work towards goals of carbon neutrality

Tackling inequalities and improving inclusion

The actions that can be taken at an individual and institutional level to tackle award gaps, support underrepresented staff, and create business schools that are more culturally nuanced, diverse and inclusive

Supporting society and business across the UK

How business schools are upskilling and reskilling the UK workforce; creating knowledge that influences government policymaking; and supporting regional and local communities.

Co-created, personalised learning

The latest innovations in business & management education, and how business schools can keep the best of these innovations whilst transitioning to a post-pandemic world.

Leading innovative and resilient business school teams

The attributes that business school leaders need to support staff development and wellbeing, deliver strategy, meet student expectations, and work with stakeholders.

The programme is in development and will be released shortly.

The Gala Dinner takes place on the evening of Day One (Monday 7 November). It is an excellent opportunity for informal networking.

The Dinner will take place at a venue within walking distance of the conference venue. Further details to be announced.

Early Bird Discounts available + 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 - £735
  • Full conference without Dinner - £665
  • Single day without dinner - £420
  • Two participants for full conference with Dinner - £1,285 (save 25% on the second place)
  • Two participants for full conference without Dinner - £1,165 (save 25% on the second place)
  • For groups of 3 or more participants or for bespoke combinations of tickets please contact for a quote.

Non-Members - Early Bird Rates

Universities, public sector, commercial

  • Full conference with Dinner - £820
  • Full conference without Dinner - £750
  • Single day without Dinner - £475
  • Two participants for full conference with Dinner - £1,435 (save 25% on the second place)
  • Two participants for full conference without Dinner - £1,310 (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
Belvedere Rd

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

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 return preventing the conference from taking place as an in-person event?

If we are forced to cancel the in-person event on 7-8 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 need to cancel?

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

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