UWE Bristol announces high-profile line up for business lecture series

Issue date: 30 August 2017

The Bristol Distinguished Address Series

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has revealed its programme of speakers for the forthcoming Bristol Distinguished Address Series.

In its eighth year, the Bristol Distinguished Address Series is well regarded by the city's business community as the leading place to hear about the challenges, issues and decisions being made at the highest level of strategic leadership.

Lectures in the latest series will be held at UWE Bristol's new state-of-the-art £55 million Bristol Business School building. The flagship facility, which features two showcase law courts, a city trading room and two Harvard lecture theatres, opened in April.

The Bristol Distinguished Address Series is free to attend and open to members of the business community.

The full line up of speakers from September to December 2017:

27 September - Rob Law, Chief Executive, Trunki, will deliver a lecture on 'Building a Global Brand.'

11 October - Sacha Romanovitch, CEO, Grant Thornton, will deliver The Annual Bolland Lecture 2017, entitled 'Shaping a Vibrant Economy Where No One is Left Behind – How We Create a New Normal.'

25 October - Juliet Davenport OBE, CEO, Good Energy, will deliver a lecture entitled 'Science, Climate and Politics: The Perilous Path to Decarbonisation.'

8 November - Tony Hayward, Chairman, Glencore, will deliver a lecture entitled 'The Great Energy Revolution - Fact or Fiction.'

15 November - Richard Gleave, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer, Public Health England, will deliver a lecture entitled 'Evidence Informed Leadership – How Does Evidence Influence the Leadership of Health Organisations?'

22 November - George Weston, Chief Executive, Associated British Foods plc, will deliver a lecture on the 'Value of the Industrial Food System.'

6 December - Karen Blackett OBE, Chairwoman, MediaCom UK, will deliver a lecture on 'Unlocking and Understanding the UK Consumer.'

Following each talk, there will be an opportunity for audience members to ask questions of the speakers.

Please contact the Media Relations team at pressoffice@uwe.ac.uk with media queries or to request a media seat.

The series is delivered by the Bristol Business School in partnership with ACCA,Bristol City Council,Bristol Junior Chamber,Bristol Law Society,Bristol Post,BusinessWest,CBI,CIPD,CMI,FSB,IoD,ICAEWand the West of England Combined Authority.

Series organiser Professor Nicholas O'Regan said: “We are pleased to reveal our latest programme of inspirational speakers. Once again, we have attracted a high quality line up from organisations covering a wide range of industries.

“The lectures are free to attend and offer members of the business community, along with students, alumni and staff, an exceptional opportunity to hear from business leaders operating at the peak of their respective professions.

“We are proud to be hosting the talks in our new £55 million Bristol Business School building, which provides an ideal setting for learning from some of the leading lights of British business.”

Podcasts, video interviews, photos galleries and media coverage from past Bristol Distinguished Address Series events can be found here. Follow the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #BristolLectures

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