Events and Networking

Business Intelligence

Keep your finger on the pulse - with our economic, political and regulatory intelligence and analysis. You'll have access to experts from the CBI Economics, our international team, and the CBI leadership team. In addition we frequently host high calibre industry leaders, politicians and international guests. Attending any Business Intelligence event will give you insights that allow you to make informed business decisions. Many of these events are CBI member exclusives, however non-members are welcome at selected events on payment of a delegate fee.


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International Briefings

We bring the CBI's international expertise back from our offices in Beijing, Washington DC, and New Delhi regularly to keep our members informed on international markets and opportunities. Also, watch out for special events that will introduce you to Ambassadors, government officials and international experts - allowing you to hear first hand about their markets and opportunities for your business.

  • 02 May 2019 / Cambridge
    The Future of UK Trade with Ben Digby, CBI Director of International Trade and Investment
  • 04 Jun 2019 / Newcastle Upon Tyne
    The Future of UK Trade with Europe
  • 11 Jun 2019 / Sheffield
    The Future of UK Trade with John Dickerman, Head of Group in Washington D.C., CBI
  • 12 Jun 2019 / Newcastle Upon Tyne
    The Future of UK Trade with the USA
  • 14 Jun 2019 / London
    The Future of UK Trade with John Dickerman, Head of Group in Washington D.C., CBI (2)

Brexit Briefings

Confused about Brexit? Can’t keep up with what’s going on in Brussels and Westminster? Trying to understand what sort of deal we’ll get? The CBI’s Brexit briefings series - led by CBI experts in our EU Negotiations team - gives you the opportunity to hear their insights to help you to cut through the noise. So you plan and prepare.

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No matter your personal view, remain or leave – Brexit will impact all businesses. CBI Members – business leaders from all sectors and sizes - tell us it’s their number one concern.  By attending this Brexit Briefing you will: Gain expert in...

Political Briefings

It's crucial to understand the political climate, in order to make the right decisions for your business. But at times the world of politics can feel like it's in turmoil. These events can help you to make sense of it all.

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Finding it difficult to keep up with the changes in the political landscape?   Peter McManus, CBI Principal Campaigns Advisor will share with members the latest CBI political intelligence to help. You'll hear key insights and analysis from Westmin...

  • 24 Apr 2019 / Newcastle upon Tyne
    Political Briefing
  • 10 May 2019 / Cambridge
    Political Briefing with CBI Director of Campaigns, John Foster
  • 14 May 2019 / Nottingham
    Political Briefing with CBI Director of Campaigns, John Foster
  • 21 May 2019 / Liverpool
    Political Briefing
  • 21 May 2019 / Manchester
    Political Briefing
  • 29 May 2019 / Coventry
    Political Briefing with CBI Director of Campaigns, John Foster
  • 05 Sep 2019 / Cardiff
    Political Briefing (2)
  • 10 Sep 2019 / Belfast
    Political Briefing
  • 11 Sep 2019 / Leeds
    Political Briefing with CBI Deputy Director General, Josh Hardie
  • 17 Oct 2019 /
    Political Briefing with CBI Deputy Director General, Josh Hardie
  • 23 Oct 2019 / Newcastle
    Political Briefing

In Discussion with...

This series of unique events brings the CEOs of member companies together with either CBI senior leaders or key figures from the world of business or politics for an informative discussion on the key issues facing business today.

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Hear from the CBI Chief Policy Director first-hand what is going on in government and what this means for your business.  Attend and you will: Join an expert led discussion that will address the key issues and challenges affecting the economy...

  • 23 Apr 2019 / London
    In Discussion with Matthew Fell, CBI Chief Policy Director
  • 01 May 2019 / Newcastle Upon Tyne
    In Discussion with John Allan, CBI President
  • 01 May 2019 / North East England
    In Discussion with John Allan, CBI President
  • 01 May 2019 / Newcastle upon Tyne
    In Discussion with John Allan, CBI President
  • 09 May 2019 / Edinburgh
    In Discussion with Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director General (1)
  • 13 May 2019 / Sheffield
    In Discussion with Matthew Fell, CBI Chief Policy Director (2)
  • 15 May 2019 / London
    In Discussion with Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director General
  • 21 May 2019 / Leeds
    In Discussion with Sean McGuire, CBI Director - Europe
  • 22 May 2019 / Cardiff
    In Discussion with CBI President, John Allan
  • 24 May 2019 / Holywood
    In Discussion with CBI Director General, Carolyn Fairbairn
  • 06 Jun 2019 / Swansea
    In Discussion with the Secretary of State for Wales
  • 13 Jun 2019 / Cardiff
    In Discussion with Jeremy Miles AM, Counsel General and Brexit Minister
  • 19 Jun 2019 / East Midlands
    In Discussion with Josh Hardie, CBI Deputy Director General
  • 20 Jun 2019 / Gateshead
    In Discussion with Josh Hardie, CBI Deputy Director-General
  • 09 Jul 2019 / Oxford
    In Discussion with Josh Hardie, CBI Deputy Director General
  • 18 Jul 2019 / London
    In Discussion with Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director General
  • 18 Jul 2019 / Cardiff
    In Discussion with Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP, Secretary of State for Wales
  • 05 Sep 2019 / Glasgow
    In Discussion with John Allan, CBI President
  • 11 Sep 2019 / Yorkshire & Humber
    In Discussion with Josh Hardie, CBI Deputy Director General
  • 12 Sep 2019 / Wales
    In Discussion with Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director General (1)
  • 12 Sep 2019 / East Midlands
    In Discussion with Matthew Fell, CBI Chief Policy Director
  • 13 Sep 2019 / Swansea
    In Discussion with Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director General
  • 25 Sep 2019 / London
    In Discussion with John Allan, CBI President (1)
  • 17 Oct 2019 / Manchester
    In Discussion with Matthew Fell, CBI Chief Policy Director
  • 21 Nov 2019 /
    In Discussion with Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General

CBI Economics

The exceptional team at CBI Economics will take you through the current economic landscape and forecast what will govern your business’ future. Providing attendees the knowledge, resources and intelligence to help plan for the worst and capitalise on opportunity.

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Annie Gascoyne, Head of Economic Policy and the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, Chair of the Treasury Select Committee, will provide intelligence on how the UK economy is performing.  With a detailed economic update, from Annie Gascoyne, on the UK economy...

  • 03 May 2019 / Loughborough
    Economic Briefing with the CBI and Nicky Morgan MP
  • 16 May 2019 / East of England
    Economic Briefing
  • 03 Jun 2019 / Belfast
    Economic Briefing with CBI Chief Economist
  • 11 Jul 2019 / Cardiff
    Economic Briefing with CBI Chief Economist and the Minister for Finance
  • 23 Sep 2019 / West Midlands
    Economic Briefing
  • 01 Oct 2019 / West Yorkshire
    Economic Briefing with CBI Chief Economist
  • 22 Oct 2019 / North West
    Economic Briefing