Vice Chancellor Network

Vice Chancellor Network Vice Chancellor Network

20 October 2021


13:00 - 14:15



Vice Chancellor Network

The CBI is working to support the development of a world-class economic cluster in every nation and region of the UK. Universities will be mission critical to this objective: anchoring jobs, investment, skills, and innovation and empowering regional economies to play to their strengths.

Join us as we explore the role for universities in supporting successful business clusters as a motor for levelling up.

Attend this event and you will:

  • Hear from Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE DL, President, CBI on the role and impact of universities in the CBI’s economic cluster work
  • Shape CBI thinking on the role of universities as anchors for cluster development in the UK
  • Engage with CBI policy teams on key areas of concern, including the Levelling Up White Paper, the government’s innovation strategy, and the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill
  • Feedback on challenges and concerns from within the sector and how the CBI can support
  • Gain insights from peers about their practices and lessons learned.


13:00 Welcome address

13:05 Keynote
Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE DL, President, CBI

13:20 Virtual break-out rooms
These cross-regional breakout rooms will be chaired by the CBI's Regional Directors and Policy Advisers from the CBI's People and Skills team

13:50 Audience discussion

14:10 Closing Remarks

14:15 Close


  • Vice-chancellors / Pro-vice-chancellors (and deputies)
  • Provosts / Principals
  • Business and external engagement leads
  • Policy leads

Whilst this event is arranged for Vice-chancellors, registration is transferable, but we ask that those joining the call have an overview of the organisation’s thinking in this space.

In partnership with

  • Tribal Group

Get in touch

Karen Peters

Karen Peters

Event Manager


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