CBI Annual Conference 2021 - Midlands

CBI Annual Conference 2021 - Midlands

CBI Annual Conference 2021 - Midlands

23 November 2021


08:00 - 13:00




From Free

Ensuring work enables all talent to progress

As part of this year’s CBI Annual Conference, we are giving members the exciting opportunity to attend some of our sessions in person and form part of a live audience.

The CBI Annual Conference is the UK’s flagship event in both the business and political calendar. This year's event will bring together influential leaders to explore ‘the economic vision of the nation’, and discuss the critical issues facing business.

Join CBI President Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE, DL and guest speakers for a live panel discussion that will look at how the decisions we take now – as business, and as a country – will impact social progress for years to come. It’s time for bold action.

This session will focus on ensuring work enables all talent to progress. We must tackle the challenges that have held back too many people for too long. Everyone, regardless of their background or circumstance, must be able to develop their skills, access opportunities, and benefit from the resilience that comes through work.

COVID-19 has massively accelerated some of the structural changes already underway in the economy and placed an even greater imperative on the importance of building inclusive workplaces and having diverse workforces.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Alister Cox, CEO, Hays
  • Gordon Wilson, CEO, Advanced 
  • Joanna Swash, CEO, Moneypenny
  • Dr Helene Roberts, CEO, Robinsons PLC
  • Phillip Gbormittah, Director EMEA, Rosterfy

Rough agenda, further timings to follow:

08:00 Doors Open and Networking with light breakfast
09:30 Day 2 opening and introduction
09:35 Opening keynote
10:05 Political keynote 
10:20 In Discussion with Lord Bilimoria +Guest Speaker
10:35 In-person audience Q&A (10 mins)
10:45 Press Q&A (15 mins)
11:00 Keynote 
11:15 Panel debate
12:15 Event Closes and Networking lunch till 13:00

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This is an invite only event. Should you wish to discuss the event in further detail please contact the event manager. 



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Hannah Simmons

Hannah Simmons

Events Manager - East Midlands & West Midlands