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21 - 22 November 2022 The Vox Conference Centre, Birmingham

Annual Conference Annual Conference

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GROWTH

THE VOX, BIRMINGHAM | 21 - 22 NOVEMBER

Experience the UK's highest profile business conference

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  • Join us in person

    The CBI Annual Conference returns in person for 2022!

  • Exciting speakers

    Bringing together exciting speakers from business and politics.

  • Political Leaders

    Hear how government can support business in these challenging times.

  • Network

    Network with senior business and political leaders from across the UK. 

World Class Speakers

Confirmed speakers include:


Conference programme

  • 10:00
    Tony Danker
    Tony Danker

    Welcome and opening keynote address

    How can government and business work together to go for growth?

    The CBI Director General will set out his thoughts, on behalf of the CBI membership, on what more the government can do to drive investment and growth in challenging times.

    Speakers
    • Tony Danker
      Tony Danker Director General, CBI
  • 10:15
    Speakers to be announced
    Speakers to be announced

    Political keynote address

    A senior Cabinet Minister will set out their vision for the UK and their view on the role of business in supporting this.

  • 11:05
    Sharon White
    Sharon White

    Managing the rising cost of doing business

    Firms have faced the challenges of the past two years head-on. But the costs of doing business have risen sharply with rising energy costs, rising inflation, and wages – alongside labour and supply shortages.

    Join us to hear what strategies other firms have used to tackle these challenges and the solutions they’ve found to make the most of opportunities. We’ll also discuss what more can be done to support UK business to thrive against this backdrop.

    Speakers
    • Sharon White
      Sharon White Chairman, John Lewis Partnership
    • Andy Briggs MBE
      Andy Briggs MBE CEO, Phoenix Group
  • 12:00
    Simon Eaves
    Simon Eaves

    Keynote address

    Hear from Accenture, strategic partner for the CBI Annual Conference.

    Speakers
    • Simon Eaves
      Simon Eaves CEO UKI, Accenture
    • Tony Danker
      Tony Danker Director General, CBI
  • 12:30
    World Cup 2022
    World Cup 2022

    World Cup 2022: England vs Iran

    Keen to watch England v Iran? We’ll be showing it on a giant screen – grab some lunch and watch with us and a well-known pundit (tbc) who’ll provide half time analysis of the game…

  • 13:00
    Speakers to be announced
    Speakers to be announced

    A media view

    Football not your thing? Sit down with a leading media analyst for their take on the current political backdrop and analysis of the morning’s speeches.

  • 14:00
    Speakers to be announced
    Speakers to be announced

    The economic picture

    Will inflationary pressures ease? As the second half kicks off, join this session to hear more about the current global and UK economic picture, outlook for the year ahead and what this means for business.

  • 15:00
    Philip Jansen
    Philip Jansen

    The places to be - the opportunity for business in UK cities and regions

    Getting every region and nation of the UK firing on all cylinders is good for business – it can drive productivity within the economy, help create better quality jobs with good wages for local people and attract the talent firms need to succeed whilst also being a magnet for investment.

    To achieve this requires bold and imaginative thinking and new approaches from business to step up and lead from the front but what does this look like? We’ll hear from a range of business leaders and stakeholders on how they are working together to create new models of delivery to unlock private investment and economic growth and driving success across different parts of the UK.

    Speakers
    • Philip Jansen
      Philip Jansen Chief Executive, BT Group
    • Andy Street
      Andy Street Mayor, West Midlands
  • 16:30
    Luis Gallego
    Luis Gallego

    Going global - UK success on the world stage

    Climate change, the COVID  pandemic and geopolitical tensions have brought into sharp focus the importance of resilience and diversification. How are companies finding new sources of revenue and diversifying supply chains? Is deglobalisation a real risk and how do business respond?

    Join this session to learn how companies are tackling these issues whilst helping to make the UK a more competitive, dynamic, and future-focused economy.

    Speakers
    • Luis Gallego
      Luis Gallego Chief Executive, International Airlines Group
  • 09:30
    Brian McBride
    Brian McBride

    CBI President's opening remarks

    Speakers
    • Brian McBride
      Brian McBride President, CBI
  • 09:45
  • 10:45
    Simon Winfield
    Simon Winfield

    Keynote address

    Hear from CBI Annual Conference strategic partner Hays on what more businesses can do to address acute skills shortages and attract and retain key talent in a fiercely competitive labour market.

    Hays will share examples of good practice and innovations as the solution to a key problem facing businesses of all sectors.

    Speakers
    • Simon Winfield
      Simon Winfield Managing Director, Hays UK & Ireland
  • 11:00
    Amanda Pritchard
    Amanda Pritchard

    The purpose of profit is people

    The cost-of-living crisis has shone a spotlight on the links between health and wealth. Combined witith a potential 'summer of discontent', corporate profit and the role industry plays to alleviate societal pressures has shot up the agenda once more.

    Business should be focused on capitalising on the trust it built and retained through the pandemic, to invest in the health of the nation and the wealth of society.

    Join this session to hear how business can be rooted in purpose and operate as a force for good. As well as how treating employee health as an investment not a cost, is an unsung lever to drive productivity and support talent retention.

    Speakers
    • Amanda Pritchard
      Amanda Pritchard Chief Executive Officer, NHS England
  • 13:30
  • 14:30
    Speakers to be announced
    Speakers to be announced

    More unicorns: why creating the right landscape for fast growth scale ups benefits us all

    Fast growth technology scale ups bring a wealth of benefits to the UK economy and business landscape, from competition to innovation to skills and knowledge transfer.

    In this session, we’ll hear from a number of founders on how they have flourished and how they plan to keep innovating as they grow – with transferable lessons for companies of all sizes.

  • 15:10
    Poppy Gustafsson OBE
    Poppy Gustafsson OBE

    Beating the invisible threat - taking the lead on cyber defence

    An in-depth discussion with the CEO of fast growth, cyber defence firm Darktrace. Poppy will speak frankly about the increasingly sophisticated cyber threats that businesses face and how firms can innovate and adapt to get ahead of these risks.

    Speakers
    • Poppy Gustafsson OBE
      Poppy Gustafsson OBE Chief Executive Officer, Darktrace plc
    • Syma Cullasy-Aldridge
      Syma Cullasy-Aldridge Chief Campaign Director, CBI
  • 16:00
    Speakers to be announced
    Speakers to be announced

    The World Ahead

    To finish the conference, we’ll look at what you might expect from the year ahead - consider the major political, economic, and social shifts that may lie ahead and what these mean for your risk register and growth plans for 2023.

  • 16:30

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Join us in person

The Vox Conference Centre

Resorts World
Birmingham
B40 1PU

How to get there

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    The Vox is only 70 minutes by train from London and just 10 minutes from Birmingham City Centre. It is then a 10 minute walk from Birmingham International train station, head for the Resorts World Arena.

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    The Vox is near the NEC and Birmingham International Airport, both clearly signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 & M6.

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