Innovation and Growth Unleashing Potential #absinnovation
21 May 2013
Broadcast from London

Headline Speakers

Our Business Schools can provide the local and regional centres of excellence that not only develop leadership skills but connect and network businesses to research, provide support for key industries, drive innovation and upskill a generation of managers and business leaders to drive growth in the domestic and international economy.

This conference will look at the role Business Schools can play following the Heseltine Report, what they are doing to support business and what role they can play locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. In a global economy you still need a local starting point.

Key speakers include:

The Rt Hon. David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science

The Rt Hon. The Lord Heseltine CH

Rt Hon Lord Young of Graffham, Adviser to the Prime Minister on small business and enterprise

Programme
09:50
Paul Marshall, Chief Executive, The Association of Business Schools
Welcome and introduction from the conference chair

10:00
Setting the scene
Richard Rawlinson, Partner, Booz & Co;
Professor Richard Thorpe, Professor of Management Development and Pro Dean for Research and Innovation, Leeds University Business School.

10:40
The Rt Hon The Lord Young of Graffham, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Enterprise
Setting the scene

11:00
Questions and discussion:
Speakers will be joined by: Professor Baback Yazdani, Dean of Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University

11:15
Break
11:45
Professor Dame Julia King DBE FREng, Vice-Chancellor, Aston University
Connecting to finance: funding research and enterprise

12:10
Tim Hames, Director General, BVCA (The British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association)
Connecting to finance: funding research and enterprise

12:30
Tim Hames - Questions and discussion
12:35
Dr David Docherty, Chief Executive, NCUB (National Centre for Universities and Business)
Connecting to finance: funding research and enterprise

12:50
Questions and discussion:
13:00
Break
14:00
The Rt Hon. The Lord Heseltine CH
Connecting the local and regional

14:20
Mike Blackburn, Chairman, Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Authority (BT)
Connecting the local and regional

14:40
Professor Angus Laing, Chair, Association of Business Schools
Connecting the local and regional

15:01
Questions and discussion:
15:05
The Rt Hon. David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science
Keynote Address;
including questions to the panel.

15:30
Break
16:00
Challenge seminar 1: Working through LEPS
Mike Blackburn, Chairman, Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Authority (BT)

16:00
Challenge seminar 2: Developing Global Centres
Professor Simon Collinson, Dean, Birmingham Business School and Professor of International Business and Innovation, University of Birmingham

16:00
Challenge seminar 3: Working in industry specialisms
Professor Jeremy Howells, Dean, Faculty of Business and Law, University of Southampton

16:00
Challenge seminar 4: Building leadership capacity and skills
Dr Richard Bolden, Senior Lecturer in Leadership Studies, University of Exeter Business School

17:00
End of broadcast