28. February 2020 - 9:30 till 16:30
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Understanding and responding to external risks | CBI Headquarters | Friday, 28. February 2020

An unpredictable political environment is the new reality of the UK.  This presents business with a new layer of complexity in anticipating and understanding external risks and how to mitigate them. Without a review of all potential sources of external risk, some may get overlooked, exacerbating the challenges facing business.
Armed with the CBI’s latest intelligence and access to government insights, you will leave this workshop with the knowledge needed to identify external risks, adapt your business plans to the changing environment, and make better, evidence-based decisions. This workshop will help you understand what the impacts are likely to be, and enable you to mitigate the risks, and identify the opportunities presented, through an open and frank discussion with experts and peers.

Having attended this workshop, delegates will:

Gain insight into the current external environment, risks and opportunities
Understand how to apply knowledge using analysis tools (e.g. PESTLE)
Use outputs to inform strategic business plans, forecasting and reporting for external audit
Develop the perspective to look at converting unknowns into opportunities.

Sessions will be held with a variety of speakers from CBI

John Foster, Campaigns Director, CBI
Anna Leach, Deputy Chief Economist, CBI
Tom Thackray, Director of Infrastructure & climate change, CBI
Felicity Burch, Director of Innovation, CBI

Dates and locations:
London (CBI Headquarters)

28 February 2020
20 May 2020
2 October 2020

Political climate

UK and global outlook
Leadership change, opposition agenda – what will this mean for business?
Future relationship with the EU, aftermath of BREXIT - are you prepared?

Economic climate

UK and global economic outlook

Legal, taxation and regulatory compliance

A de-regulated economy?

Changing social expectations, potential policy outcome and the environment

Impact of move to net-zero and climate change activism
Technology, innovation and cybersecurity
Are you making the most of the opportunity?
Risks of being left behind


What does this mean for me and my company?
Q&A and practical planning

Who should attend?
All CBI members and non-members are welcome. Those most likely to benefit from attending are:

Business Leaders
Senior Managers
Public Affairs Professionals

Ticket price
Standard delegate - £695 PLUS VAT
CBI Member delegate - £495 PLUS VAT

Not a CBI Member:
Why not consider joining? See the benefits of becoming a CBI member here.
Can’t make this workshop?
Don’t worry, we can also run this session in-house, bespoke to your organisation. If this is of interest please contact the Leadership development team via leadership@cbi.org.uk.
Any questions?
Please contact the Leadership development team via leadership@cbi.org.uk.
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