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.

  • 24 Oct 2019 / London
    People and Skills Network (London) on Diversity and Inclusion
  • 30 Oct 2019 / Nottingham
    People and Skills Network (East Midlands)
  • 12 Nov 2019 / Birmingham
    People and Skills Network (West Midlands) Solving the Productivity Puzzle
  • 12 Nov 2019 / Cambridge
    People and Skills Network (East of England) Solving the Productivity Puzzle
  • 15 Nov 2019 / Belfast
    People and Skills Network (Northern Ireland)
  • 26 Nov 2019 / Newcastle
    People and Skills Network (North East)
  • 03 Dec 2019 / Rotherham
    People and Skills Network (YH) on Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • 03 Dec 2019 / Manchester
    People and Skills Network (North West)
  • 03 Dec 2019 / Nottingham
    People and Skills Network (East Midlands) Solving the Productivity Puzzle
  • 18 Mar 2020 / Cambridge
    People and Skills Network (East of England)

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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A unique opportunity for FD’s and CFO's to meet with John Allan CBE, CBI President, to discuss the current business challenges facing the finance function, enabling members to get ahead of the curve. The Finance Director's network takes place reg...

  • 23 Oct 2019 / Belfast
    Finance Directors Network (Northern Ireland)
  • 21 Nov 2019 / Exeter
    Finance Directors Network (South West)
  • 21 Nov 2019 / Bristol
    Finance Directors Network (South West)
  • 26 Nov 2019 / Birmingham
    Finance Directors Network (WM)
  • 26 Nov 2019 / Manchester
    Finance Directors Network (North West)

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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Uncertainty and instability have been severe challenges for SMEs this year, but could they become sources of opportunity in 2020? Retain your edge by participating in shared learning. Collaborate.  Attend this SME Network and you will: Join exp...

  • 06 Nov 2019 / Cardiff
    SME Network (Wales)
  • 25 Nov 2019 / London
    SME Network In Discussion with Lord Bilimoria
  • 25 Nov 2019 / Swindon
    MSB Network (SW) on International Trade with China
  • 26 Nov 2019 / Cheltenham
    MSB Network (SW) on International Trade with China
  • 26 Nov 2019 / Taunton
    MSB Network (SW) on International Trade with China
  • 10 Dec 2019 / Newcastle
    SME Network (NE)

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 hear from expert speakers, network, collaborate and discuss current business issues. The Women in Leadership Network (North East) takes place three times a year, with expert led discussion. E...

  • 27 Nov 2019 / Newcastle
    Women in Leadership Network (North East)

Sector Networks

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This is an exclusive opportunity for the leaders of further and higher educational institutions to collaborate and discuss issues to common challenges in the sector. As a collective voice, you will contribute to shaping a positive and solutions f...

  • 14 Nov 2019 / Bradford
    Higher Education/Further Education Network - YH
  • 19 Nov 2019 / East Midlands
    Higher Education/Further Education Network - East Midlands

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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Come together with other talented, ambitious future leaders from across the breadth of British industry. Offering a unique opportunity for the next generation of leaders to network, collaborate and discuss current business challenges. Attend this...

  • 07 Nov 2019 / Newcastle upon Tyne
    Future Leaders Network (North East)
  • 15 Nov 2019 / Cambridge
    Future Leaders Network (EE) on the Challenges of Climate Change
  • 25 Nov 2019 / Belfast
    Future Leaders Network (NI)
  • 07 Feb 2020 / Norwich
    Future Leaders Network (EE) on Regional Devolution

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