Aston Welcomes BAM Conference to Birmingham


8 September 2011

Aston Business School is hosting the prestigious British Academy of Management (BAM) annual  conference. The conference will be taking place from the 13th – 15th September 2011.

This conference marks a special milestone for BAM, as they are celebrating their 25th Anniversary this year. The Anniversary Celebrations, combined with record paper submissions mean that BAM2011 is shaping up to be their most successful conference to date

Over 700 people will be in attendance at the conference, which will take “Building and Sustaining High Performance Organisations in a Challenging Environment” as its theme. Sessions at the conference will explore the challenging environments facing managers at all levels as public sector cuts begin to bite into many economies and private sector organisations seek to climb out of the recession.

Professor Pawan Budwar, Associate Dean of Research at Aston Business School, was instrumental in bringing this flagship conference to Birmingham. He said: ‘We are delighted to be hosting the BAM annual conference here at Aston Business School. We have been overwhelmed with the number of delegates registering for this year’s conference, which will see Birmingham hosting the largest BAM conference in recent years.’

Marie McHugh, Vice-President of BAM, is sure that Birmingham will be a fantastic host city for their 2011 conference. She said: ‘The British Academy of Management is delighted to hold its 25th Annual Conference in Birmingham where we are back amongst many friends at Aston Business School. With delegates from across the world attending our 25th anniversary celebration, over the next few days we will be concentrating our debates and discussions around an issue which is high on the agenda of all businesses – building and sustaining high performing organisations.’

Delegates at the conference will have the opportunity to enjoy the city of Birmingham while they are here, with events being hosted at various locations including, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham Council House and The Courtyard Restaurant, Conference Aston.

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