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MacLaren Lecture Series



Featured Video: Matthew Crummack - CEO of lastminute.com

Drawing on his experience as CEO of lastminute.com, and from his international sales and marketing experience at global companies Procter & Gamble, Nestle and Expedia, Matthew will explore how brands and companies need to continually challenge themselves in the fast-moving digital age to remain relevant to their customers.

"Infrastructure for the future."

A Maclaren Lecture on infrastructure development by Sir John Armitt, Chairman of the 2012 Olympic Delivery Authority, Chairman of National Express, and Author of the Armitt Review.

Infrastructure development is central to driving short term economic recovery and the long term sustainability and growth of a nation. Delivery should be based on foreseeable need and a clear and consistent vision. Political and business leaders must provide clear leadership whilst being prepared to engage in open debate with the electorate.

Sir John talks about the challenges facing the UK, lessons to be drawn from the past, and lays out his own recommendations on the way forward. 

The MacLaren Memorial Lecture on Management is an annual joint event in memory of one of the Midlands' leading industrialists - James Edward MacLaren - who was a founding member of the Chartered Management Institute, Birmingham Branch. He was also Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Birmingham College of Technology which, in 1966, became Aston University.

Securing business-led growth in testing times

 the management challenge. A Maclaren Lecture on managing the economy by John Cridland CBE, Director-General, CBI.

The MacLaren Memorial Lecture on Management is an annual joint event in memory of one of the Midlands' leading industrialists - James Edward MacLaren - who was a founding member of the Chartered Management Institute, Birmingham Branch. He was also Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Birmingham College of Technology which, in 1966, became Aston University.

Success in today's highly competitive UK food industry cannot be taken for granted. What does it take to become a leading supplier? 

In this lecture, Perween Warsi, founder and Chief Executive of S & A Foods, will outline what lies behind her success and how her passion for quality and innovation is a source of inspiration for both colleagues and customers.

The MacLaren Memorial Lecture on Management is an annual joint event in memory of one of the Midlands' leading industrialists - James Edward MacLaren - who was a founding member of the Chartered Management Institute, Birmingham Branch. He was also Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Birmingham College of Technology which, in 1966, became Aston University.