Events and Networking

Ideas Forum

Collaborating to learn and share ideas that will enhance your business with other business savants. These events are designed to inspire new ways of thinking when faced with new challenges and opportunities. Each group convenes around a particular business issue, and working together with the CBI, the purpose of these events is to have everyone leave with an idea of how to grow their business.

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An Audience with...

Listen to the unique experiences and insight of Britain’s business heavyweights - who will share their perspectives on a wide range of challenges facing UK business. typically these events allow the audience to ask direct questions. You'll take away applicable knowledge you can use to improve your business. Networking and meeting invaluable new contacts is also a key ingredient of these events.

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Join CBI Director-General, Dame Carolyn Fairbairn at this exclusive member event for an informative discussion during a private reception. Carolyn will share her unique insights on the current political, economic and business landscape with senior...

  • 28 May 2020 / Edinburgh
    An Audience with Dame Carolyn Fairbairn
  • 01 Jul 2020 / Liverpool
    An Audience with Lord Bilimoria, CBI Vice President

CBI Conference Series

Across the country, the CBI hosts a diverse range of engaging and thought-provoking full and half day business conferences. All are open to CBI members and non-members. Attendees will learn, share ideas, and network. Review each conference to find out more about the topics we'll be covering this year.

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The race to net-zero means business needs to step up to the challenge of reducing their own emissions, while helping consumers take clear action.  Join us to discuss the role of business in delivering clean growth in the run-up to COP26, and how...

  • 14 May 2020 / Norwich
    Race to Net-Zero: The Journey to Clean Growth
  • 17 Sep 2020 / London, E16
    CBI Conference Series: Winning the race to net-zero
  • 24 Sep 2020 / Edinburgh
    CBI Conference Series: Cyber Security
  • 29 Sep 2020 / Dundalk
    Business on a Connected Island Conference
  • 01 Oct 2020 / London
    CBI Conference Series: International Trade
  • 15 Oct 2020 / London
    CBI Conference Series: Cyber Security
  • 01 Dec 2020 / London
    CBI Conference Series: Diversity & Inclusion


  • 11 May 2020 / London
    How to influence UK trade policy - delivering for your business
  • 17 Jun 2020 / Birmingham | Leeds
    Engaging with regional stakeholders and understanding devolved decision making
  • 08 Oct 2020 / Brussels
    How to work effectively with Brussels and the EU institutions

CBI Annual Conference

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Experience the UK's highest profile business conference The CBI’s prestigious annual conference returns in 2020 and promises an unmissable day of insight, expertise and opportunity. Why attend? Powerful insights to solve business challenges Unriv...

  • 02 Nov 2020 / London
    CBI Annual Conference 2020