BMM15 Event Programme

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Understanding Search Engine Optimisation 15-Apr-15 BCU Business Scool Business City University Business School, Parkside, 8.30-10.30 a.m.
Midlands Economic Forum, A Manifesto for the Midlands 16-Apr-15 Midlands Economic Forum (MEF) with Idea Birmingham Birmingham City University, Parkside Lecture Theatre, 0845-1700 with economists Vicky Pryce and Paul Forrest, Dr Steve McCabe, Birmingham City Business School, Professor Michael Beverland, University of Bath, and a panel of industrialists, academics and policy experts. Representation from five political parties inputting to this important developing dialogue on how best to promote Birmingham and the wider region through our emerging Midlands Manifesto ahead of likely devolution of significant powers following the General Election.0845-1700, Parkside Lecture Theatre, Birmingham City University

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Election Debate at BCU, Birmingham City University City Talks 23-Apr-15 BCU City Talks Parkside Lecture Theatre, Parkside Building
18:30 – 20:00Register online:
Launch event, Redesigning Manufacturing 23-Apr-15 BMM15 Launch event, Redesigning Manufacturing, Beverland, Nielsen and Pryce, Palgrave Macmillan, publication 29th April, 2015, Manufacturing in the UK has an image problem. Although this image problem is more fiction than fact, it nonetheless has an impact on the sector’s ability to attract staff, capital, and policy interest. Redesigning Manufacturing seeks to redress this situation by focusing on the real successes of the sector and the strategies used by makers to achieve sustainable results. In so doing, we broaden the debate about manufacturing to encompass issues of branding, design and creativity, craft, market creation, and supportive ecosystems. Rather than viewing the future of the manufacturing sector as reliant solely on productivity improvements, the pursuit of high technology markets, and investments in science, engineering, technology and maths, this book highlights the connectedness and complexity of modern manufacturing in the UK. Drawing on these insights and the success of many Midlands-based manufacturers the authors explore a more nuanced industrial policy; 5 – 6.30pm, Venue ICC, booking details
Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce (GBCC), Annual Dinner 23-Apr-15 GBCC More than 500 guests have already confirmed their places at the dinner.  Bookings include:Amey, Angela Mortimer, Aston University, BioCare, Birmingham Airport, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham City Council, Birmingham City University, Birmingham Chamber Future Faces, Birmingham Chamber Language Services, Birmingham Metropolitan College, Bournville College, Cofely UK, Cure Leukaemia, Dignity, EOS, Great Birmingham Chambers of Commerce Membership, Harrow Green, HS2, Institute of Asian Businesses, Jaguar Land Rover, Keepmoat, KPMG, LDC, Leadership Trust, Marks & Clerk LLP, Midland Heart, National Express, NEC Group, Newman University, Pinsent Masons LLP, Pertemps, RBS, South & City College Birmingham, Squire Patton Boggs, University College of Birmingham, University of Birmingham, Washwood Heath Academy, Wesleyan and WSP UK.Click here for more
Policy implications for SMEs in light of Party Manifestos and Promises 29-Apr-15 Aston Business School Mark Hart, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, will explore some of the implications of the policies proposed by the main parties ahead of the General Election 2015 and share his ideas on what the incoming government needs to do to enable our vital growth businesses to thrive.
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Made In Midlands Exhibition 15-May-15 Made in the Midlands
Business Improvement and Growth Insights 20-Apr-15 BCU Business School
Milan Expo in Citta, Urban Centre, Milan 3-4 Jun-15 BMM15 BMM15 Capsule Exhibit; Borsa Italiano joint reception; Alessi visit and business seminars Design for Europe Seminars and cross innovation activities Guest Lecture: Professor Simon Bolton, Associate Dean Research & Enterprise, Faculty of Art, Design and Media, Birmingham City University
Business Advantage Launch 06-Jun-15 BCU Birmingham City University Business School, Curzon Building
CBI West Midlands Annual Dinner 10-Jun-15 CBI keynote speakers – Nigel Stein, CEO, GKN plc and John Cridland, Director General, CBI;BMM15 joint lead sponsor
BCU City Talks Presents: What Birmingham means to me
Seminar or Talk
11-Jun-15 BCU City Talks Birmingham City University City Talks, 18:30 – 20:00, Giant Screen Cinema, Millennium Point, Birmingham B4 7XG.Register online:
Midlands Economic Forum: A Digital Economy for the Future 12-Jun-15 MEF Details: Friday 12th June 2015 – Britannia Stadium, Stanley Matthews Way, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 4EGOverview: Global connectivity is key to achieving international competitiveness and securing export market share.

A critical aspect of modern connectivity is the digital connectivity, despite being the UK’s leading exporter, the Midlands

Midlands Economic Forum, World Trade Forum 15-16 Jun-15 MEF with BMM15 and Idea Birmingham think tank Birmingham and live on the web – The Global Trade Fair: Midlands is an initiative by the West Midlands Economic Forum, designed to bring companies and businesses from the local region into direct contact with UK Trade & Investment offices as well as importers and exporters from the principal trading partners  of the Midlands.

Each session is live two-way video conference with an overseas UKTI Office or Chamber covering trade and business opportunities, the event is also live streamed via our website.  Booking details:

Graduate Degree Shows 15-19 Jun-15 BCU Graduate Degree Shows, Parkside
BMM15 Design Festival and Expo 15-19 Jun-15 BMM15 Millennium Point, Birmingham
Inspired Festival 15-21 Jun-15 BCU School of Art, Birmingham City University, Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BX, See website for details
Inspired Festival 15-21 Jun-15 BCU School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University, Vittoria Street, Birmingham B3 3PA, See website for details
Inspired Festival 15-21 Jun-15 BCU Inspired Festival, School of Fashion, Textiles and 3D Design, Birmingham City University, The Parkside Building, 5 Cardigan Street, Birmingham B4 7BD, See website for details
Inspired Festival 15-21 Jun-15 BCU June 15-20, Inspired Festival, School of Architecture, Birmingham City University, The Parkside Building, 5 Cardigan Street, Birmingham B4 7BD, See website for details
Inspired Festival 15-21 Jun-15 BCU Inspired Festival, School of Visual Communication, Birmingham City University, The Parkside Building, 5 Cardigan Street, Birmingham B4 7BD, See website for details
Selfridges Capsule  16-19 Jun-15 BMM15 Birmingham City University Capsule highlighting Fashion, textile, product and jewellery designs by student exhibitors, @Selfridges Birmingham
Midlands Powerhouse & BMM15 17-Jun-15 Idea Birmingham Think Tank Gearing up the supply chain with Midlands Economic Forum Economist Paul Forrest and Birmingham City University, Visiting Professor, economist, Vicky Pryce.Quantifying success – analysing the effectiveness of the Midlands LEPs.
Millennium Point, 1-4pm
BMM15 Schools Design Programme Awards 17-Jun-15 BMM15 Schools Design Programme Awards, Millennium Point, 4-5.30pm
BMM15 Design & Innovation Awards Celebration Dinner 17-Jun-15 BMM15 Millennium Point, 6-11pm
Tickets £45 each, tables £400; available
Design Council, Leading Business By Design  18-Jun-15 Design Council BCU Parkside, Birmingham
BCU -Business Support , Employability and Entrepreneurship 18-Jun-15 BMM15/ BCU Business School & KTP June 18, Entrepreneurship and Employability Smart Mart Zones, BMM Marketplace, Future Zone and Midlands Powerhouse
Celebrating 40 years of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
Millennium Point 1-5pm
BMM15, Networking event 18-Jun-15 BMM15 Millennium Point Atrium, 5-7pm
Inspired Festival 24-Jun-15 BCU June 24, Inspired Festival, School of English, Birmingham City University, Creative Writing Summer Show, Birmingham Conservatoire, 6-8pm, See website for details
European Parliament, BMM15 (Brussels) Capsule Expo 21-24 Sep-15 BMM15 Wiertz Street 60, 1047 Brussels, Belgium, Espace Léopold, Address
Smart Mobility Confernce 30-Sep-15 The BIP/EEN ICC, Horizion2020 & ICT International Conference for Smart Mobility,
West Midlands SME/SMART Tech Expo 18-Nov-15 The BIP/EEN Digital Marketing & Smart Tech Expo, The latest technology & Innovation in Cloud, Data, Augmented Reality & E-Marketing to support SMEs reach and connect with their Audience,
Harvey Nichols Capsule TBC BMM15 December 2015, Birmingham City University student exhibitors @Harvey Nichols, Birmingham