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Recent Meetings

Our recent meetings centre provides a rich source of research, experiences and ideas which continue to be relevant. Follow the links below to explore some of our most recent meetings. 

25 January 2017
Economic Outlook - 2017, a fresh start or more of the same?

Overview

2017 is the year in which it is proposed Article 50 will be triggered starting the United Kingdom’s two year withdrawal process from the European Community. It also sees the 45th President of the United States taking office and General Elections being held in France and Germany later in the year. China and Russia continue to be beset by problems and remain unpredictable world players.  By the end of this summer therefore the geopolitical landscape and all that flows from this could look very different.

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30 November 2016
2017 Programme Launch and Keynote Address

Overview

At the end of what is likely to have been a volatile year filled with political, economic and business difficulties, the election of a new President in the U.S. and on the eve of (or conceivably just after) the UK European Referendum, we have once again invited a high profile, informed observer to cast an eye over events and look forward to 2017.

This year we are delighted to welcome Lucy Kellaway, business commentator, satirist and management columnist of the Financial Times.

Timings: 18.30 - 22.00

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12–14 October 2016
International Conference, Prague – An Uncertain World: Planning for 2025 and beyond

Overview

The 8th CRF International Conference will focus on what the future might hold for business in 2025. Through the contributions of keynote speakers and facilitated debate, the conference will have a series of discussions on the developments most likely to shape the landscape in which we develop our business strategies, and suggest how organisations can prepare for the future.

Attendance for non-members costs £1,500 + VAT (excluding flights and accommodation).

Timings:
Day One: 09.00 - 17.00 (followed by dinner)
Day Two: 09.00 - 15.30

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15 September 2016
The Retirement Dilemma - sleepwalking into a crisis?

Overview

We are all aware of the demographic changes taking place with increasing rapidity over the coming years. This meeting will set the scene aiming to understand how we have reached the current position and identify the key drivers moving forward in respect of framing public policy and the decision making timeline as the gap between public and private financial provision and individual longevity continues to widen.

Timings: 16.00 - 19.00

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14 July 2016
House of Commons Luncheon

Overview

Our House of Commons luncheon meeting will be a rare opportunity to gain a better understanding of the way in which public policy is framed, legislation enacted and organisations and individuals are held to account.

Maggie Throup, MP for Erewash, will be our host and we will combine lunch with a presentation and discussion around parliamentary procedure, particularly in the context of its relationship with business and business institutions. 

Timings: 12.00 - 15.00

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23 June 2016
The Changing Performance and Remuneration Landscape – a glance in the rear view mirror

Overview

The cyclical nature of Performance and Reward activities, the need to deal with the next deadline or respond to the next damaging headline often detracts from time available to reflect on what might be coming along in the future. The former Business Secretary, Sir Vince Cable, will briefly share his thoughts on where we are at the moment and what might be approaching as future key issues, with additional views from our panel of senior remuneration and benefits experts.

Timings: 16.00 - 22.00

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5–6 May 2016
Next Generation Development Masterclass

Overview

In support of the PARC philosophy of well informed, outward looking organisations with compelling and understood strategies and an environment encouraging high performance, we are running a two day ‘next generation masterclass’.

This will be aimed at future performance and reward leaders currently operating in senior support roles or indeed senior HR generalists looking to consolidate their performance and reward knowledge in a supportive environment.

Timings:
Day One: 09.00 – 17.00 (followed by dinner)
Day Two: 09.00 – 15.00

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28 April 2016
Strategy and Remuneration Policy

Overview

Legislation requires companies to produce a high quality strategic report for shareholders and a remuneration policy aligning executive remuneration to the long term success of the company. Yet in some organisations this relationship is not linear but circular.

The meeting will examine these relationships looking at best in class, current UK and international practices, and pick out the key issues on which companies should focus to build robust and value adding links connecting business objectives, strategy and remuneration policy.

Timings: 16.00 - 19.00

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20 April 2016
Spring Lecture and Reception with Dr. Ben Goldacre – “Randomise Me”

Overview

Dr. Ben Goldacre will share his experiences of alternative approaches to the use of data and examples of success in a range of business sectors. The lecture will be followed by an opportunity to discuss issues raised with Ben and other attendees over drinks and canapés.

Timings: 18.00 - 21.00

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17 March 2016
Mind the Gap – what’s new with equal pay?

Overview

The anecdotal evidence seems pretty compelling; women earn 40% less than men over their lifetime, women managers effectively work 57 days a year for nothing because of the pay gap and yet 14% more women than men currently go to university. So what are the facts and what are companies doing about the issue? This member meeting with be supported by a brief research report outlining the key issues with comment from a panel of experts, case studies and detailed analysis.

Timings: 16.00 – 19.00

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