Events and Networking

Peer Networks

All our Peer Networks encourage the sharing of brilliant ideas, best practice and learning from others. They bring together senior leaders with their peers who share their job role, but work in a different sector. This combination can provide enlightening solutions to common problems. Each session focuses on different business issues and offers attendees the chance to ask questions, explore and walk away with fresh perspectives. All Peer Networks are exceptionally popular, so book early. They are an exclusive CBI member benefit and therefore non-members are unable to attend.


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People and Skills Networks

Open to members who hold the role of Chief of People/ HR Director/VP within their organisation. This cross sector network will support you to share best practice, hear new perspectives on the challenges faced when it comes to managing people and skills.

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As part of the CBI’s support to members we will be hosting a fortnightly industry-based Webex meeting to support HR professionals in the East of England and will discuss the key HR challenges affecting UK business during the coronavirus crisis.Thi...

  • 09 Jul 2020 / Online
    People and Skills Network (East of England)
  • 09 Jul 2020 / Online
    People and Skills Network (North East)
  • 09 Jul 2020 / Online
    People and Skills Network (SW)
  • 09 Jul 2020 / Online
    People and Skills Network (North West)
  • 09 Jul 2020 / Online
    People and Skills Network (LDN/SE) on Employee Benefits and Rewards
  • 09 Jul 2020 / Online
    People and Skills Network (Yorkshire and the Humber)
  • 09 Jul 2020 / Online
    People and Skills Network (EM/WM)
  • 23 Jul 2020 / Online
    People and Skills Network (East of England)
  • 23 Jul 2020 / Online
    People and Skills Network (North East)
  • 23 Jul 2020 / Online
    People and Skills Network (SW)
  • 23 Jul 2020 / Online
    People and Skills Network (North West)
  • 23 Jul 2020 / Online
    People and Skills Network (London and South East)
  • 23 Jul 2020 / Online
    People and Skills Network (Yorkshire and the Humber)
  • 17 Sep 2020 / Online
    People and Skills Network (North West)
  • 17 Sep 2020 / Online
    People and Skills Network (YH)
  • 30 Sep 2020 /
    People and Skills Network (North West)
  • 06 Oct 2020 / Belfast
    People and Skills Network (Northern Ireland)
  • 08 Oct 2020 / Bristol
    People and Skills Network (South West)
  • 13 Oct 2020 / Newcastle upon Tyne
    People and Skills (North East)
  • 20 Oct 2020 / Birmingham
    People and Skills Network (WM)
  • 17 Nov 2020 / Nottingham
    People and Skills Network (East Midlands)
  • 19 Nov 2020 / Manchester
    People and Skills Network (NW)
  • 24 Nov 2020 / Sheffield
    People and Skills Network (YH)

Finance Director Networks

Only open to members who hold the role of CFO / Finance Director within their organisation. This cross sector network provides regular opportunities across the country for healthy collaborative discussion with your peers. The network supports business to help solve the issues we collectively face from the perspective of the FD.

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This fortnightly industry-based webex meeting is to support those with a significant finance function in their job role.Speakers and further key discussion points will be announced shortly.Who should join this webinar?This event will be of importa...

  • 14 Jul 2020 / Online
    Finance Directors Network (LDN/SE/TV)
  • 14 Jul 2020 / Online
    Finance Directors Network (NE/YH/NW)
  • 14 Jul 2020 / Online
    Finance Directors Network (EM/WM)
  • 14 Jul 2020 / Online
    Finance Directors Network (EE/SW)
  • 28 Jul 2020 / Online
    Finance Directors Network (LDN/SE/TV)
  • 28 Jul 2020 / Online
    Finance Directors Network (NE/YH/NW)
  • 28 Jul 2020 / Online
    Finance Directors Network (EM/WM)
  • 23 Sep 2020 / Glasgow
    Finance Directors Network (Scotland)
  • 29 Sep 2020 / Birmingham
    Finance Director Network (West Midlands)
  • 14 Oct 2020 / Newcastle upon Tyne
    Finance Directors Network (North East)
  • 15 Oct 2020 / Exeter
    Finance Directors Network (South West)
  • 15 Oct 2020 / Bristol
    Finance Directors Network (South West)
  • 11 Nov 2020 / Belfast
    Finance Directors Network (Northern Ireland)
  • 12 Nov 2020 / Nottingham
    Finance Director Network (East Midlands)
  • 16 Nov 2020 / Manchester
    Finance Directors Network (North West)
  • 17 Nov 2020 / Leeds
    Finance Directors Network (YH)

SME/MSB Networks

Open only to MD's / CEOs / Senior Leaders who are running an SME/MSB. Convene with peers who are facing similar challenges. Discuss, explore, and find new solutions to common challenges. Each session focuses on a specific topic - check each event for details.

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A unique opportunity for senior leaders running SME’s to collaborate and discuss current business challenges. Retain your edge by participating in shared learning.  Wales has never been short of dynamic businesses and entrepreneurs, providing valu...

  • 07 Jul 2020 / Online
    SME Network (Wales)
  • 17 Sep 2020 / Online
    SME Network (North East)
  • 21 Oct 2020 / Cardiff
    SME Network (Wales)

Women in Leadership Networks

A cross-sector network exclusively for the business women in leadership roles at our member organisations. Women leaders can face a multitude of challenges in the workplace today. We'll discuss a wide range of topics but with some focus on those issue that affect women, diversity and the ways to continue improving women’s standing in business.

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Offering an opportunity for senior female executives to network, collaborate and discuss current business issues. The network takes place three times a year and allows members to hear from an inspiring female leader at the top of their game, shari...

  • 12 Nov 2020 / Newcastle upon Tyne
    Women in Leadership (North East)

Sector Networks

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Covid-19 has redefined the way universities and businesses operate. Despite the challenging outlook, partnership between business, universities and the government is absolutely central to the CBI’s message of building back better. Be it by nurturi...

  • 16 Jul 2020 / Online
    Vice Chancellor Network
  • 06 Oct 2020 / Manchester
    Pro Vice Chancellor Network (NW)

Future Leaders Network

A network for the rising stars and future leaders of British business. This cross sector network provides regular opportunities across the country for healthy, collaborative discussion with your peers. Supporting your personal development through the exchange of ideas that you can take back to your business to make a difference.

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A unique opportunity for talented and ambitious young professionals from across the breadth of British industry to network, collaborate and discuss topical business opportunities and challenges.As we look towards the UK’s economic recovery, the ro...

  • 10 Jul 2020 / Online
    Future Leaders Network (EE) on Creating jobs and reskilling
  • 21 Jul 2020 / Online
    Future Leaders Network (East Midlands)
  • 22 Jul 2020 / Online
    Future Leaders Network (SW) on creating jobs and reskilling
  • 10 Sep 2020 / Bradford
    Future Leaders Network (YH)
  • 24 Sep 2020 / Glasgow
    Future Leaders Network (Scotland)
  • 28 Sep 2020 / Online
    Future Leaders Network (SW)
  • 01 Dec 2020 / London
    Future Leaders Network (South East)
  • 03 Dec 2020 / Nottingham
    Future Leaders Network (East Midlands)

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