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.

  • 27 Feb 2020 / Cambridge
    The Future of UK Trade with Jonathan Brenton, CBI Head of Trade Policy
  • 26 Mar 2020 / Newcastle upon Tyne
    The Future of UK Trade: International Perspective
  • 19 May 2020 / Leeds
    The Future of UK Trade with Ben Digby, CBI Director of International Trade & Investment

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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Join the CBI Brussels Director and CBI Head of EU Negotiations for an informative and engaging discussion in an exclusive Brexit webinar giving you the latest intelligence from our interactions with politicians. Following the winter general electi...

  • 06 Feb 2020 / Webinar
    Brexit Briefing Webinar
  • 27 Mar 2020 / Belfast
    Brexit Briefing (Northern Ireland)
  • 04 May 2020 / London
    Brexit Briefing
  • 13 May 2020 / Manchester
    Brexit Briefing
  • 19 May 2020 / Newcastle upon Tyne
    Brexit Briefing
  • 15 Oct 2020 / London
    Brexit Briefing

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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Enter 2020 ahead of the curve by joining the CBI’s Campaigns and EU Negotiations teams for a download on their latest political intelligence as we return from Christmas with a new Conservative majority government. The Prime Minister and Conservati...

  • 23 Jan 2020 / Manchester
    Political Briefing
  • 24 Jan 2020 / Cardiff
    Political Briefing
  • 30 Jan 2020 / London
    Political Briefing
  • 04 Mar 2020 / Newcastle upon Tyne
    Political Briefing
  • 12 Mar 2020 / Exeter
    Political Briefing
  • 12 Mar 2020 / Bristol
    Political Briefing
  • 18 Mar 2020 / London
    Government Affairs Network

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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Join Rain Newton-Smith for an informative discussion over lunch with other senior business leaders. Hear first hand economic insight and intelligence and what this means for your business organisation. Have the opportunity to take part in a roundt...

  • 27 Feb 2020 / Newcastle upon Tyne
    In Discussion with CBI Chief Economist, Rain Newton-Smith
  • 10 Mar 2020 / London
    In Discussion with Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General
  • 10 Mar 2020 / Manchester
    In Discussion with CBI Chief Economist, Rain Newton-Smith
  • 19 Mar 2020 / London
    In Discussion with Josh Hardie, CBI Deputy Director General
  • 19 Mar 2020 / Birmingham
    In Discussion with CBI Chief Economist, Rain Newton-Smith
  • 23 Mar 2020 / Leicester
    In Discussion with Matthew Fell, CBI Chief Policy Director
  • 24 Mar 2020 / London
    In Discussion with John Allan CBE, CBI President
  • 26 Mar 2020 / Birmingham
    In Discussion with Matthew Fell, CBI Chief Policy Director
  • 31 Mar 2020 / Newcastle upon Tyne
    In Discussion with Josh Hardie, CBI Deputy Director General
  • 01 Apr 2020 / London
    In Discussion with Matthew Fell, CBI Chief Policy Director
  • 24 Apr 2020 / Holywood
    In Discussion with Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General
  • 30 Apr 2020 / Birmingham
    In Discussion with Josh Hardie, CBI Deputy Director General
  • 13 May 2020 / Cardiff
    In Discussion with Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General
  • 19 May 2020 / London
    In Discussion with Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General
  • 19 May 2020 / Manchester
    In Discussion with Josh Hardie, CBI Deputy Director General
  • 18 Jun 2020 / Newcastle upon Tyne
    In Discussion with Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General
  • 23 Jun 2020 / London
    In Discussion with Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General
  • 14 Jul 2020 / London
    In Discussion with the Bank of England
  • 14 Oct 2020 / London
    In Discussion with Josh Hardie, CBI Deputy Director General
  • 20 Oct 2020 / London
    In Discussion with Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General
  • 30 Nov 2020 / London
    In Discussion with the Bank of England
  • 03 Dec 2020 / London
    In Discussion with Matthew Fell, CBI Chief Policy Director

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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Hear an in-depth briefing on how the UK economy is performing in the first 100 days of a new government, and discuss the major economic trends that business leaders need to consider in 2020. Our latest insights will ensure you are better able to...

  • 29 Jan 2020 / Hull
    Economic Briefing
  • 05 Mar 2020 / Nottingham
    Economic Briefing
  • 18 Mar 2020 / Birmingham
    Economic Briefing