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Forum news

08 Jan 2020

Is your firm in the running?

The shortlists of the 18th Annual Managing Partners' Forum Awards have been published. Check if your firm is in the list.

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19 Dec 2019

Creating a culture of communication

December’s MTT meeting was a presentation by organisational communications expert Andrew Lambert with written contributions from Keith Hardie, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s director of innovation, marketing and business development, who has a long career in corporate communications in multiple sectors and industries.

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28 Nov 2019

Is your firm 'AI ready'?

The Forum’s annual technology summit, hosted by BCLP, presented the interim findings of a Government-funded business school research project to help mid-size law and accountancy firms adopt artificial intelligence (AI) technologies through collaborative design.

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14 Nov 2019

New Advisory Board members

We welcome Cameron Ireland, CEO of BoardEx, and Neha Sawjani, Business Director of Business in the Community, as new members of the Forum's Advisory Board.

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High Performance Leadership

Excellence Summits

High performance leadership

Monday 27 January 2020

Catherine Baker, Sport and Beyond

Paul Kelly, HSBC

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Strategy Summit

Monday 16 March 2020

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Productivity Summit

Monday 01 June 2020

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Co-Founder, LOD