Forthcoming Events 2017


Thursday 9 February 
The annual Grigor McClelland lecture: Torsten Bell, Director, Resolution Foundation
Intergenerational Contract for a fairer and more egalitarian society
5.45-8.00pm at Alliance Manchester Business School East 

Monday 13 February 
Kerslake Treasury Review Report – National launch: Why Treasury reform matters to the North
Lord Bob Kerslake, former head of the Civil Service and Ros Dunn, Secretary of the Review along with Mick Moran, Professor of Government, Alliance Manchester Business School and Aeron Davis, Professor of Political Communication, Goldsmith College. Audience debate chaired by Karel Williams, Professor of Accounting and Political Economy, Alliance Manchester Business School
5pm – 7pm at Alliance Manchester Business School East 

Thursday 23 February
Vital Topics: Smart Cities – Solutions for tomorrow’s world
Panellists include Professor Ian Cotton, Triangulum Project, University of Manchester; Chris Ogelsby, Chief Executive, Bruntwood; Thomas Renn, Managing Director, MSP; and Professor Mark Elliot, Professor of Data Science, University of Manchester
5.45pm-8.00pm at University Place, Oxford Road, University of Manchester 

Thursday 9 March
Vital Topics: Cyber Security – Five dominating trends
Panellists include Dr Daniel Dresner, University of Manchester and Noel Hannan, Cyber Security Consultancy Manager (North), Capita IT Professional Services; and Aaron Miller, Systems Engineering Manager, EMEA, Paltop Palto Networks

Wednesday 5 April 
Dr Hermann Hauser, Co-founder, Amadeus Capital Partners: Machine Intelligence

Monday 10 April 
The annual BP Lecture
Spencer Dale, Group Chief Economist, BP

Thursday 27 April
Vital Topics: Diversity at the top
Panel debate featuring Ann Franck, CEO, Chartered Management Institute; and Nisreen Shocair, President, Middle East and North Africa, Virgin Megastore


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