ISBE 2018 Outline Programme

Registration for ISBE 2018 (including the Doctoral Day and Transforming Enterprise event) is now open!

Outline Programme
Tuesday 6th November 2018
Doctoral Day
Pre-Conference Event – ‘Transforming Enterprise – A Collaborative Approach to Inclusive Growth’

Wednesday 7th November 2018
ISBE 2018 – Day One

Thursday 8th November 2018
ISBE 2018 – Day Two


Tuesday 6th November 2018
Doctoral Day @ Coventry University

0930                                       Doctoral Day Registration

1030 – 1630                          Doctoral Day (see programme here)


Tuesday 6th November 2018
Pre-Conference Event – ‘Transforming Enterprise – A Collaborative Approach to Inclusive Growth’
Birmingham City University
C087, Curzon Building, 4 Cardigan Street, Birmingham, B4 7BD

Entrepreneurship plays a vital role in the region’s economy; the purpose of this pre-conference event is to bring together leading researchers, policy makers and business to share latest thinking in business ambition, leadership, finance, innovation, productivity and diversity. A key focus of the event is to bridge the gap between evidence and practice which informs an inclusive agenda for policy and business practice for small and medium sized enterprises.

1300                                         Arrival and Lunch

1400                                         Welcome Address

1415                                         Facilitating Inclusive Growth

1445                                         Regional Economic Development Advancing SMEs

1500                                         Leadership, Diversity and an Inclusive Agenda for Growth

1515                                         Plenary Session

1530                                         Coffee break

1530                                         Closing Plenary


1900                                       ISBE 2018 Welcome Reception, Crowne Plaza Birmingham City


ISBE 2018: Day One
Wednesday 7th November 2018
Crowne Plaza Birmingham City

0900                                         Welcome & Keynote Session

Stephen Roper, Warwick Business School & Enterprise Research Centre
Paul Faulkner, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce
Saqib Bhatti, Asian Business Network
Sarah Middleton, Black Country Consortium
Simon Cunnington, Midlands Engine Investment Fund
Richard Evans, Mechatronic Ltd
Rosie Ginday, Miss Macaroon

1030                                         Morning break

1100                                         Parallel session 1

1230                                         Lunch (including additional events at 1300)

1400                                         Parallel session 2

1530                                         Afternoon break

1600                                         Parallel session 3

1700                                         End

1930                                         Gala Dinner & Annual ISBE Awards, Macdonald Burlington Hotel


ISBE 2018: Day Two
Thursday 8th November 2018
Crowne Plaza Birmingham City

0900                                         Parallel session 4

1030                                         Morning break

1100                                         Parallel session 5

1230                                         Lunch (including additional events at 1300)

1400                                         Parallel session 6

1530                                         Afternoon break

1600                                         Plenary – Beyond Brexit: Supporting the competitiveness of the UK’s SMEs
An opportunity to look beyond the short-term issues raised by Brexit to the fundamentals of competitiveness – innovation, exporting, technology adoption – which will shape SME growth and success in the future.
Panel discussion with:
Pam Waddell, Director of Innovation Alliance for the West Midlands
Janette Pallas, Director and Business Programmes Manager, University of Warwick Science Park
David Hardman, Chief Executive Officer, Innovation Birmingham
Paul Faulkner, Chief Executive, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce

1730                                         End