Director General Carolyn Fairbairn's speech to the CBI Annual Conference 2018:
Look to the future was the main message as CBI President, John Allan took to the stage to open the 2018 CBI Annual Conference. The theme of the event this year is, “the next generation,” and John pointed to the relationship between business and government being crucial to the future prosperity of that next generation and for Britain.
This week, the CBI, in partnership with Pearson, published its annual Education & Skills survey, Educating for the modern world. The report, pulls together a range of business views on pressing issues affecting education and skills in the UK, such as apprenticeships and technical education, school priorities and lifelong learning. The findings will be used to inform the CBI’s workplan for the year ahead and highlight business concerns to political stakeholders.