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  • Developing the right skills for the future of the UK aerospace industry: Mark Stewart, GM and HR Director, Airbus

    Date: 21 September 2016
    Venue: UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, BS34 8QZ

    With 17 per cent share of the market, the UK is Europe's largest aerospace manufacturing sector and is second only to the United States globally. Airbus' plants in Filton, near Bristol, and Broughton, North Wales, play a vital role in the design and production of some of the world's most popular and technologically advanced aircraft and make a significant contribution to the success of the UK's aerospace sector which supports around 128,000 high value, highly skilled jobs. In this address Mark Stewart, General Manager and Human Resources Director, Airbus Operations Ltd and HR Director Airbus Group UK, will set out how the UK aerospace industry is meeting the challenge to get the best people with the right skills to design and manufacture the next generations of civil aircraft in the UK.

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  • The Annual Bolland Lecture 2016: Baroness Dido Harding, Chief Executive, TalkTalk Group

    Date: 28 September 2016
    Venue: UWE ECC (Exhibition and Conference Centre), BS34 8QZ

    Baroness Dido Harding, Chief Executive of TalkTalk Group will deliver the University's prestigious Annual Bolland Lecture as part of the Bristol Distinguished Address Series. The lecture is entitled: The digital revolution: how Britain can lead and what it means for today's students.

    Technology is transforming our economy, our lives and our politics. How does Britain adapt to thrive? Is Britain winning or losing the race? What does it mean for today's graduates and how do we ensure that the technology revolution benefits the whole of Britain, rather than creating new divisions.

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  • Enriching Britain - through our creativity and heritage: Vikki Heywood CBE, Chairman, The Royal Society of Arts

    Date: 05 October 2016
    Venue: Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA

    Building on her Chairmanship of the Warwick Commission 2015 “Enriching Britain: Culture Creativity and Growth” RSA Chairman, Vikki Heywood will examine the strengths of our creative nation in the new world order post Brexit.

    Vikki Heywood's lecture will discuss "Enriching Britain – through our creativity and our heritage"

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  • The certain challenge of managing in uncertain times: Lucy Armstrong, CEO, The Alchemists

    Date: 12 October 2016
    Venue: UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, BS34 8QZ

    People and organisations are living in uncertain times. Brexit has compounded this uncertainty. Lucy Armstrong will urge people to take the long view: plan for the future and prepare for changes. Things will not "settle down". This turbulence affects small (very small) and medium sized businesses, as well as global organisations. No-one is immune from the challenging waves of uncertainty.

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  • Post-Brexit Britain- the road ahead: Vicky Pryce, Board Member, Centre for Economics and Business Research

    Date: 19 October 2016
    Venue: UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, BS34 8QZ

    The lecture will look ahead at the very difficult interplay of politics and economics that the UK will need to navigate through as a result of this momentous vote to leave the EU in a world currently dominated by geo- political tensions and migration issues caused by conflicts it seems to be unable to control.

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  • Professor Sue Durbin's Inaugural Lecture

    Date: 02 November 2016
    Venue: Frenchay Campus - room tbc

    The Faculty of Business and Law is very proud of the success of its staff and the quality of their research – we are proud to be producing research that really matters.

    The Faculty of Business and Law would like to invite everyone to Professor Sue Durbin's Inaugural Lecture on Wednesday 2 November 2016 from 5pm - 7:30pm.

  • The future of nuclear: Lady Barbara Judge CBE, Chair of the institute of Directors

    Date: 09 November 2016
    Venue: UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, BS34 8QZ

    Successive governments have claimed support for renewing the UK's ageing nuclear energy infrastructure, but progress to date has been slow. Hinkley point C will be a massive engineering challenge, requiring significant funding from China, but it can only be the first of a new generation of nuclear stations.

    Lady Barbara Judge CBE will look at the state of play when it comes to nuclear power, and the issues governments face when deciding to build new power plants.

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  • Why luxury is relevant to the UK economy and the barriers faced by developing companies: Michael Ward, MD, Harrods

    Date: 16 November 2016
    Venue: UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, BS34 8QZ

    Michael Ward, Managing Director of Harrods will deliver a lecture as part of the Bristol Distinguished Address Series entitled: "Why luxury is relevant to the UK economy and the barriers faced by developing companies."

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  • What does it take for a creative small business to thrive? Simon Belsham, CEO, notonthehighstreet.com

    Date: 30 November 2016
    Venue: UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, BS34 8QZ

    Simon Belsham, CEO notonthehighstreet.com, will speak about what it takes for creative small businesses to thrive in today's world. His address will explore current retail trends, as well as the opportunity that the shift in consumer demand from mass - produced products to products with provenance presents for small creative businesses looking to set up and scale.

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