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Partnerships

A partnership with the UK’s most influential business organisation gives direct access to senior decision makers.

Benefits to partnering with the CBI include:

  • We will work with you to understand your key business objectives and messages and will tailor the partnership to meet your goals.
  • Unrivalled access to key business decision makers and added credibility, influence and intelligence to your own brand communications.
  • Your company, brand and message will be aligned with the CBI - the most influential business organisation in the UK.
  • We will work with you to maximise coverage, looking at campaign opportunities and ways to reinforce your company's position as a thought-leader.

For further information on any of the below partnership opportunities please contact us on commercial@cbi.org.uk or 0800 983 0093.

National events

   

CBI Annual Conference – 19 November 2018, London

Speakers – Carolyn Fairbairn, Senior Government, high-profile business leaders
A highlight of the UK business calendar attracting a senior level audience of over 1,500 including chairman, chief executives and board level directors from across the business landscape. With c. 300 journalists and broadcasters the event receives significant media coverage across all major channels, including BBC, Sky News and Channel 4. Depending on partner’s marketing and strategic objectives we can create bespoke packages to ensure a campaign including branding, marketing and networking opportunities with senior business leaders, media and other key stakeholders.


Leaders Dinners' – 2 July, 15 October 2018, London

Speakers – CBI President, Senior Cabinet Minister
The most exclusive events series in the CBI calendar, the Dinners offer unrivalled networking at the most senior level with a high-profile audience of Chairmen and CEOs including FTSE 350 organisations. We have an opportunity to partner with a firm across our 2018 series.  This exclusive partnership opportunity is based around maximising networking and includes a seat at each table and the opportunity to host your own clients.  


MSB Conference – 26 June 2018, London

Speakers to include CBI, and representatives from business, and government.   Options for sponsors to speak and facilitate breakout sessions
The premier networking event for medium-sized businesses, with over 300 business leaders joining us in 2017 to hear from Margot James MP, Sir Charlie Mayfield, Chairman, John Lewis Partnership plc, and Charles Rolls, Co-founder and Managing Director, Fever-tree. In 2018 we will continue to explore the challenges SMEs face in raising productivity across their business and highlight steps they can take to increase output and aid growth, at home and abroad.  Partners can demonstrate their expertise through active content development, including speaking opportunities and the facilitation of breakout sessions, as well as branding and marketing opportunities.  


Energy & climate change network, London (Q3/4)

Speakers – Matthew Fell, CBI, alongside business and government.  Opportunity for sponsor to speak

The network provides a forum for business and key stakeholders to receive the very latest intelligence from CBI, Government, and industry experts, whilst networking with other business leaders.  The CBI will run 3 events in 2018, each will focus on a different topic relevant to the energy sector.  We are keen to work with partners across the series or on specific topics, as mutually agreed.  The last event in October saw Claire Perry MP, Minister of State at the Department for BEIS address 100 delegates on ‘the role of innovation in meeting our climate change objectives’. 


Christmas Reception, December 2018

Opportunity for sponsor to provide a short welcome alongside CBI
An intimate networking event for business executives from FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and SME member organisations as well as invited senior civil servants. A unique opportunity to promote your organisation and gain prime networking time, our partner will enjoy brand profile and opportunity to address delegates and provide thoughts on the year ahead.  2017 saw 150 delegates from across business, and senior government including Greg Clarke MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.  


National FD Network (dates tbc)

Senior CBI spokesperson.  Opportunity for sponsor to provide a short welcome
2016 saw the introduction of our FD/CFO series.  This series, specifically aimed at providing a forum for FDs and CFOs to network and discuss key issues that are impacting their business and to receive high-level insight from CBI and expert partners. Each event focuses on a specific business issue, suggested topics for 2018 include ‘Changes to payments and what this means for your business’, and ‘Pensions – from future of triple lock to dealing with defined benefits’. We are keen to work with new partners in 2018 who are looking to build relationships with this audience, whilst demonstrating expertise, brand value and thought-leadership.  Our Partners will work alongside us to shape the agenda around a specific topic and deliver content for this audience of key decision-makers.  


Political briefing events (dates tbc)

Senior CBI spokesperson.  Opportunity for sponsor to provide a short welcome
Throughout the year the CBI will hold a series of informal events for Heads of / Directors of Government Affairs professionals. The events provide an excellent forum for networking and insight for this specific audience.  We are looking for a partner for the series, who is keen to build profile and networks amongst senior Government Affairs audience.

 

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National/regional campaigns

      

Inclusive Workplaces Conference – 26 September (Newcastle)

Speakers – CBI alongside business.  Options for sponsors to speak and facilitate breakout sessions

This event will provide a forum for businesses to share ideas and experience while understanding that there is no one-size-fits-all plan for becoming more inclusive. Our event will enable employers to take the lead in building inclusive workplaces by identifying strengths and weaknesses, and generating coherent strategies that address the challenges facing their organisation.  We will be looking for a headline and supporting partners, with opportunities to speak, high-profile branding and marketing.


Innovation Conferences (multiple dates for events across the UK) 

Senior CBI speakers, alongside business and government.  Options for sponsors to speak and facilitate breakout sessions
A series of conferences bringing together 50-150 business leaders as well as government representatives and senior civil servants in London and across the regions, the Innovation Conferences provide an excellent platform for businesses to network and discuss topics such as; how to drive a culture of innovation, how business can collaborate, case studies around adoption of technology and delivering ROI, raising business R&D spend.  We will be looking for a headline and supporting partners, with opportunities to speak, high-profile branding and marketing, and promotion as a thought-leader on innovation.  


Cyber Security Conferences 12 September 2018 (London and regional events) 

Speakers to include CBI, and representatives from business, government, and GCHQ.   Options for sponsors to speak and facilitate breakout sessions
A conference in London on 12 September 2018 for 200+ delegates, and a series of regional events before and after (50-100 delegates), this campaign will build on our successful 2017 series of practical insight events, convening experts and UK business leaders to discuss the vital importance of an integrated cyber security strategy. Suggested topics will include; adopting new technologies in a cyber resilient manner, how should an enterprise prepare for a cyber-attack? practically preparing for GDPR, how to make your people and their behaviours your strongest defence, how hackers think, how to invest and manage cyber security on a budget.  Partners can demonstrate their expertise in the field through active content development, including speaking opportunities and the facilitation of breakout sessions, as well as branding and marketing opportunities.  


EU business insight campaign (various dates/events across 2018)

Speakers to include CBI and relevant thought-leaders from business and government across the series of events.  Opportunity for sponsor to speak
A platform to provide practical support to businesses in the form of insight events and briefings with the aim to share intelligence, facilitate dialogue and provide content and thought leadership throughout the negotiation process. It is with this practical, business insight-led agenda that we are looking for companies to work collaboratively with us to shape the campaign of events.  Our partner will work with us to agree content and demonstrate expertise via speaking opportunities.  


People & Skills: Business Insight Conference (Belfast) – 22nd November

Speakers – various
The half-day conference (08:30 - 13:30) has been running for four years and aims to bring together many of Northern Ireland’s business leaders and top HR practitioners with in-depth presentations to give inspired ideas that can improve employee and organisational performance. As well as discussing the current economic and political landscape in which we operate, key themes have included: the impact of Brexit on global mobility, migration and skills; diversity & inclusion; employment law; performance & transformation; and leadership development. 

 

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Regional events

          

Wales CBI Intelligence Series: Economic Breakfast - 7 June 2018

Speakers –  CBI Head of Economic Policy, Annie Gascoyn & Professor Mark Drakeford AM Cabinet Secretary for Finance   

A key highlight of the Wales Events Calendar this is CBI's Strategic advice and analysis on upcoming changes to the political, policy and economic environment. We will be joined by the Minister where he will give us an outline of his tax plans as well as an economic and Brexit update. 

 

East Midlands Annual Dinner – 5 July 2018

Speakers – CBI Director General, Carolyn Fairbairn, Alastair Campbell.

The CBI’s flagship event in the East Midlands, this dinner will bring together over 280 senior business leaders for an evening of networking and corporate entertaining. We will be joined by the CBI’s Director-General, Carolyn Fairbairn, who will provide an update on the CBI’s latest activities and interactions with Government. We will also hear from high profile speaker; Alastair Campbell – journalist, broadcaster and author.

 

Scotland Annual Dinner – 6 September 2018

Speakers – Carolyn Fairbairn and political and business speakers. There may be an opportunity for the headline sponsor to give a welcome at the event (TBC).  No speaking opportunity for the associate sponsor

This is the CBI’s flagship Dinner in Scotland, and one of the most prestigious business events of the year, bringing together 700 business leaders.  Excellent networking opportunities, and the chance to hear from a senior political speaker and a high-profile business speaker on the current economic and political landscape UK and in Scotland.  We are looking for two associate partners, who will enjoy a campaign of profile opportunities including branding and corporate hospitality. 

 

Wales Annual Lunch - 22 June 2018

Speakers – Sir Vince Cable MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats and the Member of Parliament for Twickenham 

The CBI’s Wales Annual Lunch brings together over 200 senior business leaders and stakeholders from across the region for an evening of networking and corporate entertaining. We will be joined by Rt Hon. Vince Cable MP, the Leader of the Liberal Democrats and the Member of Parliament for Twickenham. He was the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills from 2010 to 2015. Sponsor benefits include branding opportunities, spaces at the dinner and networking opportunities.

 

Wales Annual Lunch - 22 June 2018

Speakers – Sir Vince Cable MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats and the Member of Parliament for Twickenham 

The CBI’s Wales Annual Lunch brings together over 200 senior business leaders and stakeholders from across the region for an evening of networking and corporate entertaining. We will be joined by Rt Hon. Vince Cable MP, the Leader of the Liberal Democrats and the Member of Parliament for Twickenham. He was the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills from 2010 to 2015. Sponsor benefits include branding opportunities, spaces at the dinner and networking opportunities. 

 

West Midlands Annual Dinner – 13th June 2018

Speakers – Paul Drechsler CBE, CBI President, Andy Street CBE, Mayor of the West Midlands, Frances O’Grady, General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress & Estelle Brachlianoff, Senior Executive Vice-President UK & Ireland, Veolia. Chaired by Patrick Burns, BBC Political Editor.  

The CBI West Midlands annual dinner is the highlight event in our business calendar. The dinner brings together over 350 senior business leaders from across the region and is the perfect opportunity for client entertainment and the chance to network with businesses of all sizes and representing many sectors.  Previous speakers include: Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy & António Simões, Chief Executive of HSBC Bank.

 

North East Annual Dinner –  28 June 2018  

Speakers – Paul Drechsler and actor, writer and comedian, David Schneider  

The CBI’s flagship event in the North East, this dinner brings together over 300 senior business leaders and stakeholders from across the region for an evening of networking and corporate entertaining. We will be joined by Paul Drechsler CBE, who having just stepped down as CBI President will be taking a look back over his three years in office and highlighting some of the key moments. We also have an after-dinner speaker to entertain guests and this year we will be joined by actor, writer and comedian David Schneider. Sponsor benefits include branding opportunities, spaces at the dinner and networking opportunities.

 

Yorkshire & the Humber Annual Dinner –  18 October 2018  

Speakers – Josh Hardie and comedian Jo Caulfield 

The CBI’s flagship event in Yorkshire & the Humber, this dinner brings together over 300 senior business leaders and stakeholders from across the region for an evening of networking and corporate entertaining. We will be joined by CBI Deputy Director-General, Josh Hardie, who will provide an update on the CBI’s latest activities and interactions. We also have Jo Caulfield, a stand-up comedian, host, and comedy writer as our after-dinner speaker. She has worked on some of the biggest shows, and with some of the biggest names, in British comedy. Sponsor benefits include branding opportunities, spaces at the dinner and networking opportunities. 

 

Wales Annual Dinner - 6 December 2018

Speakers – Comedian Jo Caulfield and High profile keynote to be confirmed 

The CBI’s flagship event in Wales, this dinner brings together over 450 senior business leaders and stakeholders from across the region for an evening of networking and corporate entertaining. We will be joined by Jo Caulfield, a stand-up comedian, host, and comedy writer as our after-dinner speaker. She has worked on some of the biggest shows, and with some of the biggest names, in British comedy. Sponsor benefits include branding opportunities, spaces at the dinner and networking opportunities.

 

Thames Valley Annual Dinner – 18th October 2018

Speakers – Carolyn Fairbairn and political speakers. There may be an opportunity for the headline sponsor to speak (TBC)

The CBI’s flagship event in the Thames Valley region, this dinner will once again bring together 200 senior business leaders for an evening of networking and corporate entertaining. We will be joined by the CBI’s Director-General, Carolyn Fairbairn, who will provide an update on the CBI’s latest activities and interactions with Government. We will also have a keynote from a high profile political speaker. Sponsor benefits include branding opportunities, spaces at the dinner and networking opportunities.

 

London Summer Lunch – 27th June 2018

Speakers – Carolyn Fairbairn and political speakers. There may be an opportunity for the headline sponsor to give a welcome at the event (TBC)

One of the CBI’s flagship events in London, this annual lunch provides attendees with the opportunity to network with senior business leaders from across London. Carolyn Fairbairn, the CBI’s Director-General, will provide an update on the CBI’s latest priorities and interactions with the Mayor of London’s office and national Government. We will also be joined by a high profile political speaker to hear their views on the current political and economic climate; our 2017 speaker was Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London. Sponsor benefits include branding opportunities, press coverage, spaces at the lunch and high-profile networking opportunities.

 

London CBI Insight: Brexit Briefings – October 2018 

Speakers – Representatives from the CBI’s EU Negotiations team. There will be an opportunity for the sponsor to give a welcome at the event and provide their own insight into Brexit. 

This series of events will provide members with the opportunity to hear the latest insights from the CBI’s Brexit team, during a key time for the EU negotiations. The team will share their latest thoughts and analysis, on the progress of the negotiations, as well as discussing the CBI’s recent interactions with the UK Government, the EU in Brussels and other European political leaders. A Q&A session will be held at the end so guests can share their own thoughts and understand the implications Brexit may have on their own business.  

This sponsorship package will provide a partner with profile raising opportunities and increase your brand’s association with this key topic in terms of thought leadership. There will also be networking opportunities, and the sponsor is welcome to host the event and invite their own contacts and clients to attend. 

 

London CBI Insight: The Future of UK Trade – Q2 & Q4 2018 

Speakers – Representatives from the CBI’s International team. There will be an opportunity for the sponsor to give a welcome at the event. 

This series of events will provide members with the opportunity to hear the latest insights from the CBI’s International team. With offices in the USA, China and India, the International team will provide an update on their latest thoughts and analysis of the UK’s relationships with these regions, and how this could impact trade in the longer term. A Q&A session will also be held at the end so guests can share their own thoughts and understand the implications these issues may have on their own business.  

This sponsorship package will provide a partner with profile raising opportunities and increase your brand’s association with this key topic in terms of thought leadership. There will also be networking opportunities, and the sponsor is welcome to host the event and invite their own contacts and clients to attend. 

 

London People & Skills Network – Q2 & Q3 2018 

Speakers – Representatives from the CBI’s People & Skills team. There will be an opportunity for the sponsor to give a welcome at the event. 

In 2018 the CBI will run a series of ‘People & Skills’ network events across the UK and we are currently looking for a partner to support two events taking place in London. Each event will provide attendees with the opportunity to discuss current HR-related issues they are concerned about. The sessions are intended to be practical and provide a forum for attendees to share their thoughts and experiences, so participants can learn from each other. The events will be run as small roundtables for approximately 20 people and are intended for HR Directors.  

This sponsorship package will provide a partner with profile raising opportunities and the chance to speak at the event, so they can share their own insights and thoughts. There will also be networking opportunities, and the sponsor is welcome to host the event and invite their own contacts and clients to attend. 

 

London SME Network – Q2 & Q4 2018 

Speakers – Representatives from the CBI’s relevant policy teams. There will be an opportunity for the sponsor to speak at the event and provide their own insight and intelligence.  

As the UK faces the challenge of improving its productivity, with levels trailing behind those of international competitors, there is an opportunity for SMEs – with the right support – to lead the way by boosting productivity in their own organisations. Key insights from industry experts and shared peer-to-peer learning will steer the discussion. 

This sponsorship package will provide a partner with profile raising opportunities and the chance to speak at the event, so they can share their own insights and thoughts. There will also be networking opportunities, and the sponsor is welcome to host the event and invite their own contacts and clients to attend. 

 

Thought-leadership, reports, surveys

With the largest policy team outside Whitehall, we provide members with a wealth of cross-sector expertise to help their companies grow – from market leading surveys, forecasts and analysis to practical support and advice on policy changes and the issues that impact on business success.  

In 2018 there will be opportunities for companies to partner with us on reports, surveys, webinars, and thought-leadership on a variety of topics and policy areas.  These may include; 

• India Sterling Assets report

• China Sterling Assets report

• US Sterling Assets report

• London Business survey

• Digital Skills Survey

• Large Company Adoption of Tech research

• Pensions Survey

 

To find out more about partnering on CBI reports/surveys or to share ideas for topics, please get in touch with Danielle.davis@cbi.org.uk 

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Data Licensing

The CBI's authoritative business surveys are an excellent tool for keeping up to date on a wide range of economic issues. They are an invaluable resource for business.

Data is available for a range of key CBI surveys, covering results from survey inception to present day. The data provides a significant insight into the UK macro-economy, reflecting the captured sentiment of senior business people on a regular basis; this of course, allows for insight and analysis of the cyclical trends that develop over time from the business survey methodology. The detailed analyses of indicators assist in the understanding of the macro-economy and major sector trends.

Data from the following surveys are available:

  • Industrial Trends Survey
  • Distributive Trades Survey including Internet Sales Data
  • Service Sector Survey
  • Financial Services Survey
  • Monthly Growth Indicator

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact the commercial team at 0800 983 0093

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