Events and Networking

Policy Focus

Discuss and explore the policy issues your business is facing and work together with the CBI and members to help find the best resolutions to them. Year-round opportunities are available to shape CBI policy, ensuring we present the exact message you want portraying to government.


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Policy Briefings

CBI Policy Experts will share their insights, updates to support your understanding of the latest policy developments. You'll discover how your business can both prepare and capitalise, and how to negate any risk posed by policy changes and developments.

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Join us for the launch of the new annual CBI/KPMG Scottish Productivity Index, which aims to offer practical solutions for both business and government to implement and improve productivity. The report, produced by CBI Scotland in association wit...

  • 09 Sep 2019 / Edinburgh
    Policy Briefing on Scottish Productivity Index
  • 19 Sep 2019 / Leeds
    Policy Briefing on Construction
  • 02 Oct 2019 / Bury St Edmunds
    Policy Briefing on Digital Transformation
  • 13 Nov 2019 / London
    Policy Briefing on the Future of Employment

Member Consultations

The CBI is frequently called upon by Government and policy makers to provide the business view, assessment of impact and perspectives on a wide range of potential future policy changes. It is critical that business engages to shape the change it needs to see. CBI member consultations are a key method for all members to input and learn about potential change.

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This event will provide an opportunity for businesses to feed into CBI’s submissions to the Government consultations on measures to tackle one-sided flexibility and establishment of a new single enforcement body for employment rights.   The ro...

  • 28 Aug 2019 / London
    Shaping the Future Consultation on the Good Work Plan
  • 09 Sep 2019 / London
    Shaping the Future Consultation on Ill-health Related Job Loss
  • 09 Sep 2019 / London
    Shaping the Future Consultation on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  • 29 Sep 2019 / Leicester
    Shaping the Future Consultation on LLEP's Local Industrial Strategy

Policy Working Groups

Policy Working Groups are set up to enable members and the CBI to work closely and collaboratively together on specific policy topics and issues. Only group members are invited to attend these meetings. Seats on working groups are limited and are exclusive to CBI members. Members interested in joining a group should contact their CBI Account Manager.

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The purpose of this Group is to highlight, inform, address barriers and opportunities for companies within the regional digital economy, with a view to establishing a Digital Strategy in Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Digital Working Gr...

  • 18 Sep 2019 / Belfast
    Northern Ireland Digital Working Group
  • 08 Nov 2019 / Belfast
    Northern Ireland Energy Working Group
  • 05 Dec 2019 / Belfast
    Northern Ireland Digital Working Group

Sector Forums

Exclusively for CBI Members only. Providing an opportunity for specific sectors to come together to discuss, challenge and debate how policy is impacting the sector, to network. Forums are less formal that our Standing Committees and attendance is open to all members in the sector.

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Bringing you together with CBI policy experts and peers from across your industry to review and discuss the latest issues affecting the food and drink industry. The food and drink sector is one of the East Midlands’ prided strengths, driving bu...

  • 03 Oct 2019 /
    Food Supply Chain Forum
  • 06 Nov 2019 /
    Food Supply Chain Forum (South West)

Party Conference Fringe Events

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We are delighted to be partnering with CBI member, the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA), to host a fringe event at the Labour party conference. Prosperity shared: delivering a new partnership between government and...

  • 23 Sep 2019 / Brighton
    Party Conference Fringe Events: Labour
  • 30 Sep 2019 / Manchester
    Party Conference Fringe Events: Conservatives
  • 01 Oct 2019 / Manchester
    CBI Business Reception - Conservative Party Conference 2019

London Business Survey

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The UK is clouded in a landscape of uncertainty. For our capital to remain globally competitive, the voice of London’s business community must be heard loud and clear. This is your firm’s chance to be part of the conversation. The CBI is launching...

  • 24 Sep 2019 / London
    CBI London Business Survey 2019 Launch