NIBS Conference 2024

Dates: 10 – 13 June 2024 

Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK

We are delighted to announce Manchester Metropolitan University as hosts of the 2024 NIBS Conference. Manchester is a city known for its warm welcome alongside its sporting legends, musical talent, cultural offering and bustling nightlife, do make sure you take the time to explore what makes this city so special.

Manchester Met Business School is triple accredited by EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA, meeting the international benchmark of excellence for business schools and placing it among the best business schools in the world. Manchester Metropolitan University is a leading, modern university with a history of education since 1824. It has a global network of 333,000 alumni living in 170 countries, Manchester Met places great importance on its international students, collaborations, and partnerships.

Manchester Met also has had a distinguished list of alumni and honorary graduates over many years. It is recognised by Stonewall as a champion of diversity within its community and recognised as one of the most sustainable universities in the UK. Manchester Met has always maintained strong links to industry and it has an impressive graduate employability rate of 93%. The University also partners with over 540 local and national organisations to hold 1,000 industry apprenticeship contracts.

Provisional NIBS Conference Programme

Mon, 10 June


08:30 – 17:00 Optional tour of Liverpool  Please register your interest in attending and receiving more details here

18:00    Informal evening welcome – venue TBC 

Tues, 11 June 

09:00   Registration 

10:00   Opening ceremony 

10:30   Keynote speaker (TBC) Principles for Responsible Management PRME, 

11:30   NIBS – New member introductions, tools, competitions 

12:30   Lunch 

13:30   NIBS Member Opportunities 1register to present

14:00  NIBS Member Opportunities 2 /Deans Session  – register to present

14:30  Coffee 

15:00  “Sustainability in Business Schools”, Parallel sessions – register to present

16:30  Closing 

Wed, 12 June  

09:30  Networking + coffee 

10:00  Keynote speaker, Cllr Bev Craig (leader of Manchester City Council)  

10:45  Coffee  

11:00   NIBS Researchregister to present

12:30  Lunch 

13:30  David Gillingham Awardsregister to present

14:30  Coffee 

15:00  “How to use Artificial Intelligence (AI)/ Large Language Modules (LLM) to help in teaching and training students” – Britta Stoelinga, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences

16:00  NIBS AGM 

16:30   Closing 

18:00  Gala dinner, meet in the hotel lobby for departure to Gala venue (45 mins coach drive) 

Thur, 13 June

 09:00 – 14:00 Industry visit to Manchester United Football Club, “The Business of Football” 

Please note that hotel prices double for Thursday night due to a big concert so we recommend you plan your departure carefully. There are a number of airport hotels next to Manchester Airport which are currently offering more budget friendly options. 

Conference registration

€520  Early bird registration rate for bookings before 30 April 2024 

€550  Late registration for bookings made 1st May onwards   

Family and friends rate: We give a warm welcome to family or friends of delegates. Please get in touch for details of the rate for family or friends who are travelling with you and would like to join the social events. 

Payments can be made via the NIBS Store or alternatively tick the box for an invoice on the registration form.

Calls for Submission

There is a wealth of knowledge and experience within the NIBS membership and NIBS members have always been generous in sharing it with each other. We currently have four calls for submissions extended to NIBS Members taking part in the conference.

1) NIBS Research

2) The David Gillingham Award

3) NIBS Member Opportunities

4) Sharing case studies of sustainability in business schools

For further details and registration please click here

Conference Hotel – Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity

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How to get to Manchester

Thanks to an integrated transport network Manchester is one of the most accessible cities in the UK for both national and international visitors. As England’s Gateway to the North, travel around Northern England is easy too, and Manchester Airport is easily accessible from Manchester city centre. Manchester Airport has three terminals handling over 23 million passengers each year, Manchester Airport is the UK’s Global Gateway for the North and directly connected to over 200 destinations. Trains and trams run frequently and have short journey times of between 12 -20 mins. There are also buses and taxis which run from the airport which take around 20-30 mins depending on traffic. Getting around the city and surrounding areas is easy once you’re here thanks to the fleet of buses, trams and trains available. The compact nature of the city centre also makes walking a popular choice. A map can be found here Manchester City Centre Map 2022, Manchester Met University can be found at in grid 6D and the Wilde Aparthotel can be found at 4D, number 44 on the map. 

Suggestions of what to see whilst in Manchester

Whether you’re seeking culture, nightlife, history, or just good fun, there are plenty of things to do in Manchester, check out ideas of what to do via this link, You can find an “Insider Guide to Manchester” here

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