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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What key trends will impact your job function in this decade? Join this network to connect with peers, learn about and sound out new ideas for improving your workplace practices. This industry-based forum for peer-to-peer sharing and learning wil...

  • 04 Feb 2020 / Belfast
    People and Skills Network (Northern Ireland)
  • 11 Feb 2020 / Newcastle upon Tyne
    People and Skills Network (North East)
  • 20 Feb 2020 / Nottingham
    People and Skills Network (East Midlands)
  • 25 Feb 2020 / Cardiff
    People and Skills Network on the Benefits Package for the Modern Employee (Wales)
  • 26 Feb 2020 / Birmingham
    People and Skills Network (West Midlands) on managing Harassment in the workplace
  • 27 Feb 2020 /
    People and Skills Network (London)
  • 27 Feb 2020 / Bristol
    People and Skills Network (South West)
  • 11 Mar 2020 / Manchester
    People and Skills Network (North West)
  • 24 Mar 2020 / Rotherham
    People and Skills Network (YH) on Managing Menopausal Health in the Workplace
  • 25 Mar 2020 / Glasgow
    People and Skills Network (Scotland)
  • 25 Mar 2020 / Cambridge
    People and Skills Network (East of England)
  • 29 Apr 2020 / Belfast
    People and Skills Network (Northern Ireland)
  • 12 May 2020 / Newcastle upon Tyne
    People and Skills (North East)
  • 17 Jun 2020 / Glasgow
    People and Skills Network (Scotland)
  • 23 Jun 2020 / Sheffield
    People and Skills Network (YH)
  • 24 Jun 2020 / Manchester
    People and Skills (North West)
  • 30 Jun 2020 / Bristol
    People and Skills Network (SW) on the Benefits Package for the Modern Employee
  • 01 Jul 2020 / Cardiff
    People and Skills Network (Wales)
  • 30 Sep 2020 / Glasgow
    People and Skills Network (Scotland)

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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Today’s FD needs to be forward-thinking and a driver of strategic thinking. Join like-minded peers for an inspirational discussion on the innovative ways to lead and navigate business growth in 2020.  With the newly elected Conservative Governmen...

  • 29 Jan 2020 / Leeds
    Finance Directors Network (YH)
  • 13 Feb 2020 / Nottingham
    Finance Directors Network (East Midlands)
  • 13 Feb 2020 / Belfast
    Finance Directors Network (Northern Ireland)
  • 26 Feb 2020 / Newcastle upon Tyne
    Finance Directors Network (North East)
  • 27 Feb 2020 / Birmingham
    Finance Director Network (West Midlands)
  • 04 Mar 2020 / Manchester
    Finance Directors Network (North West)
  • 26 Mar 2020 / Edinburgh
    Finance Directors Network (Scotland)
  • 10 Jun 2020 / Manchester
    Finance Directors Network (North West)
  • 16 Jun 2020 / Leeds
    Finance Directors Network (YH)
  • 01 Jul 2020 / Newcastle upon Tyne
    Finance Directors Network (North East)
  • 23 Sep 2020 / Glasgow
    Finance Directors Network (Scotland)

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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Join us at the first MSB Network of 2020 where we will be exploring ‘why reputation matters – profit with purpose’, a corner stone of CBI’s campaign ‘Everyone’s Business’.  At a time when a negative press story can wipe millions off a company’s s...

  • 12 Feb 2020 / Taunton
    MSB Network (South West)
  • 12 Feb 2020 / Gloucestershire
    MSB Network (South West)
  • 05 Mar 2020 / Belfast
    MSB Network (Northern Ireland)
  • 11 Mar 2020 / Cambridge
    SME Network (East of England)
  • 12 Mar 2020 / Manchester
    SME Network (North West)
  • 25 Mar 2020 / Cardiff
    SME Network (Wales)
  • 23 Apr 2020 / Newcastle upon Tyne
    SME Network (North East)
  • 04 Jun 2020 / Belfast
    MSB Network (Northern Ireland)
  • 24 Jun 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 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...

  • 29 Jan 2020 / Newcastle upon Tyne
    Women in Leadership (North East)
  • 14 May 2020 / Manchester
    Women in Leadership (North West)
  • 10 Jun 2020 / Newcastle upon Tyne
    Women in Leadership (North East)

Sector Networks

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This is an exclusive opportunity for College Principals primarily, of further education institutions to collaborate and discuss common issues in the sector. This session will explore the introduction and delivery of T-Levels led by a Senior Policy...

  • 06 Feb 2020 / Bradford
    Further Education Network - Yorkshire and The Humber
  • 24 Mar 2020 / Manchester
    Pro Vice Chancellor Network (NW)
  • 13 May 2020 / Cambridge
    Vice Chancellor Network (EE)
  • 16 Jun 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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Join other talented, ambitious, future leaders from across a wide range of businesses to discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with regional devolution and local industrial strategies. This network offers a unique opportunity for the...

  • 07 Feb 2020 / Norwich
    Future Leaders Network (EE) on Regional Devolution
  • 12 Feb 2020 / Bradford
    Future Leaders Network (YH)
  • 04 Mar 2020 / Newcastle upon Tyne
    Future Leaders Network (North East)
  • 05 Mar 2020 / Bristol
    Future Leaders Network (SW)
  • 09 Mar 2020 / Belfast
    Future Leaders Network (Northern Ireland)
  • 19 Mar 2020 / Rutland
    Future Leaders Network (East Midlands)
  • 31 Mar 2020 / Glasgow
    Future Leaders Network (Scotland)
  • 20 May 2020 / Newcastle upon Tyne
    Future Leaders Network (North East)
  • 04 Jun 2020 / Cambridge
    Future Leaders Network (EE)

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