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 the CBI President at this exclusive member event. An informative discussion, over lunch, with senior business leaders, you will hear first-hand what is going on in the government and what this means for your business. Tackling business conce...

  • 23 Apr 2020 / Leeds
    An Audience with John Allan CBE, CBI President
  • 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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Following the publication of the Scottish Government’s Future Skills Action Plan, this half-day conference will provide attendees with the opportunity to discuss how business, government and our colleges and universities can work collaboratively t...

  • 05 Mar 2020 / Falkirk
    CBI Conference Series: The Future of Talent - Skills
  • 24 Mar 2020 / London
    CBI Conference Series: International Trade
  • 28 Apr 2020 / Midlands
    CBI Conference Series: Diversity & Inclusion
  • 29 Apr 2020 / Edinburgh
    CBI Conference Series: Cyber Security


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The need to navigate the current political uncertainty and communicate your messages in a clear, impactful and persuasive way to influence the policy debate has never been greater. Drawing on the experience and expertise of the CBI’s campaigns tea...

  • 13 Feb 2020 / London | Manchester | Birmingham | Leeds
    Campaigning and how to influence
  • 28 Feb 2020 / London
    Understanding and responding to external risks
  • 25 Mar 2020 / Manchester | Birmingham | Leeds
    Engaging with regional stakeholders and understanding devolved decision making
  • 11 May 2020 / London
    How to influence UK trade policy - delivering for your business
  • 08 Oct 2020 / Brussels
    How to work effectively with Brussels and the EU institutions