Past events

West Midlands Economic Forum Business Breakfast

WMEF Business Breakfast: Lean Approaches in Professional Services

15 February 2013
On 15 February 2013, the West Midlands Economic Forum held a 'Lean Approaches in Professional Services' business breakfast in conjunction with Aston Business School.

Tripp Martin - MBA Careers Adviser

Webinar: How an Aston MBA Can Help Your Career

6 February 2013
On 6 February 2013, Aston MBA Careers Adviser Tripp Martin held an interactive webinar and looked at how the Aston MBA can help your career.

Skills for Enterprise

Skills for Enterprise, Global Entrepreneurship Week 2012 event

15 November 2012
On 15 November 2012, as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2012, Aston Business School hosted an event on 'Skills for Enterprise'



Think Share Create

From inspiration to application, Global Enterpreneurship Week 2012 event.

13 November 2012
On 13 November 2012, Aston Business School hosted an event 'From Inspiration to Application' the event was ran by the founders of Think Share Create.


Mentoring Scheme

Professional Mentoring Scheme Celebration Event

25 April 2012
On 25 April 2012, Aston Business School hosted the End of Scheme Celebration Event for the Professional Mentoring Scheme 2011/2012, an event celebrating the success of the scheme whilst thanking its contributors, both Mentors and Mentees.

Andy Street, Julia King and John Edwards

The Partnership Approach: Learning from John Lewis

29 March 2012
On 29 March 2012, over 80 business people gathered at Aston Business School to hear Andy Street, Managing Director of John Lewis since 2007, talk about the company, and how it has been able to remain a consistently good performer through difficult times.

Steve Cram and mentoring

Psychology of Sucess

22 March 2012
On 22 March 2012, former Olympic Medallist and Chairman of the English Institute of Sport, Steve Cram MBE, visited Aston University to present “Psychology of Success”.

Webinar: Leading in Uncertainty

16 February 2012
On 16 February, Aston Business School alumni, staff, student and external partners took part in an interactive webinar with John Peters, veteran from the first Gulf War, leadership expert and now Director of Performance on the Aston Executive MBA.


Discussion at Islamic Finance for Corporate UK

Islamic Finance for Corporate UK

Thursday 16 June 2011
On Thursday 16 June, over 70 delegates from across the UK came together at Aston Business School to discuss the business opportunities that Islamic finance can potentially create for the British and European corporate.

Speakers at Entrepreneurship and Innovation event

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Wednesday 15 June 2011
On 15 June over 60 people, many of them entrepreneurs visited Aston Business School for a Leading Thinkers, Leading Visions event focussed on Entrepreneurship and Innovation and how they contribute to growth, particularly high growth.

High-Value Services

High-Value Services for Manufacturers

Thursday 12 May 2011
On Thursday 12 May, participants from across the UK attended a one day conference which delivered insights into companies that lead through their product-centric services


Pawan and Consul General

India and China: Outward Foreign Direct Investments

Tuesday 10 May 2011
Over 50 business leaders from across the region attended the fifth seminar in the Aston India Seminar series on Tuesday 10 May which also saw the launch of the book Doing Business in India.

Andreas Schlegel and Lotus Car
Friday 8 April 2011
On 8 April over 60 delegates came together at Aston Business School to hear an inspirational lecture from Andreas Schlegel, Global Marketing Director for Lotus. 

Ben Clegg

Systems Thinking for Organisational Improvement

Wednesday 16 March 2011
Participants from around the world logged onto the second webinar in the Masterclass series from Aston Business School.

ACCIS Water Industry Event

Water for Life Industry Workshop 

Thursday 10 February 2011
Senior representatives from leading water companies and partner organisations from across the UK came together at Aston Business School for a one-day workshop hosted by ACCIS, the Aston Centre for Critical Infrastructure and Services. 

Pat Tissington Webinar

Thursday 10 February 2011
Participants from across the globe logged onto Aston Business School’s first webinar. Part of the new Masterclass Webinar series, this presentation focused appropriately on Effective Global Teams and was delivered by Dr Patrick Tissington.

Ribbon-cutting trading room

Official Opening of the Finance Trading Room

Tuesday 9 November 2010
Over 50 people gathered for the official opening of the Aston Business School Trading Room on Tuesday 9 November 2010. The facility, powered by Thomson Reuters software, is the first of its kind in the West Midlands and an innovative development in the delivery of Finance & Investments and Investment Analysis, both Masters (MSc) courses.

Justin King

Making Sainsbury's Great Again

Friday 18 June 2010
Over 70 business leaders gathered for a presentation from Justin King, Chief Executive of Sainsbury's, hosted by Aston Business School and organised in conjunction with Conference Aston, Birmingham Post and Birmingham Chamber of Commerce in aid of Birmingham Children's Hospital. 

Business in 3D

Business in 3D - The Power of Advocacy

Wednesday 2 June 2010 
McCann Erickson and Aston Business School were joined by marketing professionals from across the West Midlands to discuss the 'Power of Advocacy'. 

Aston India Book Launch

Successful Entrepreneurship During Difficult Times

Thursday 29 April 2010
The Aston India Foundation held its 4th seminar in conjunction with Deloitte on the challenges that entrepreneurs face in the current climate.  The event also saw the regional book launch of 'India Inc' by Aston Alumnus Vikas Pota.


General Election 2010

General Election 2010 Business Debate

Friday 16 April 2010
Jerry Blackett, Chief Executive of Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and Industry, welcomed over 75 business leaders to participate in a debate involving three leading politicians from the West Midlands.

Shaping the Future: Creative Leadership

Shaping the Future: Creative Leadership

Thursday 26 November 2009
Richard Brennan, Chief Executive of Birmingham Forward welcomed delegates to this latest breakfast event, part of the Shaping the Future series a three way collaboration between Aston Business School, Birmingham Forward and Locate in Birmingham.

Minister for Justice Jack Straw

Financing Recovery: Funding Innovation & Investment

Thursday 29 October 2009
150 business leaders gathered for a Financing Recovery conference hosted by Aston Business School, organised in conjunction with Business Voice West Midlands, Birmingham Business School and the Fair Finance Consortium.

Enabling Staff in Response to Challenging Times

Enabling Staff in Response to Challenging Times

Thursday 16 July 2009
Aston Business School held the fourth and final event in its successful ‘Challenging Times’ series which saw over 60 entrepreneurs and representatives from Midlands businesses come together to discuss the future of business in the region.

Responsible Management Education

Friday 19 June 2009
Attendees to the Responsible Management Education event at ABS have pledged to make a difference within their own Business Schools to ensure a responsible and ethical approach to their activities in light of the UN Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME). 

Islamic business - The Way Forward event

Islamic Business - The Way Forward

Tuesday 2 June 2009
The half-day event, entitled Islamic Business: The Way Forward, brought together a range of speakers from academia, finance and law to look at the potential for positioning Birmingham as an Islamic finance hub.

Challenging Times

Challenging Times: Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Business Growth

Thursday 21 May 2009
Aston Business School held the third in its successful series of ‘Challenging Times’ events recently which saw Midlands businesses and entrepreneurs come together to discuss the future of business in the region.

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