Strategic partner

A strategic-based forum for those with a significant FD function in their job role. An opportunity to hear first-hand, political and economic analysis and expert-led discussion on topics found on the Board agenda.

Megan Baddeley CBI Principal Economist, will provide a general Economic Briefing which is aimed at helping you understand developments in both the domestic and global economies so you can plan and make informed decisions for the future.

We will discuss our key priorities around a stable framework on tax and regulation, the outlook for the UK and global economy; taking into consideration, ongoing political change and the Brexit negotiations. 

Barnett Waddingham will share their latest report into the impact of pension obligations on companies based on FTSE350 data.  With a particular focus on companies based in the Midlands, Barnett Waddingham will combine the insights from the report with the wider economic challenges identified during the earlier discussions, and will highlight potential future developments and the possible implications for these, typically historic, pension commitments.  This will provide you with an opportunity to discuss with peers how, if at all, pension risks are impacting on your plans for growth and consider the typical actions being taken to manage and address these risks.

Why attend?

  • Expert led discussion that considers ‘the business impact’, from a finance perspective
  • Opportunity to address the key issues and challenges affecting your industry – wide range of themes discussed, including the shifting international landscape, growth indicators, and tax in a modern economy.
  • Help influence and shape CBI policy, and our Government responses, eg Pre-Budget Analysis.
  • High level networking to share best practice with your peers
  • Practical takeaways which can be implemented into your business

Registration and a drinks reception will commence at 18:00, followed by dinner and discussion from 18:30. Places are limited so early booking is highly recommended.

Book your place now

Please register your interest for this event at and we will look to confirm your place as soon as possible.

Why join the Finance Directors' Network

Understanding developments in both the domestic and global economies is crucial for helping businesses plan for the future, and influencing policymakers. This network will bring together Finance Directors (and those with a significant FD function in their job role) as a peer community and provide the opportunity to hear first-hand, the latest CBI intelligence - unrivalled expertise, based on solid evidence and well-considered analysis.

Finance Directors’ Networks are for members only and take place two – four times per year with limited capacity to 20 attendees.

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