The last year or so has seen massive socio-economic and political shifts on a global scale, with periods of uncertainty challenging economies, business and cultures.

With such unprecedented change, the need for strong leadership becomes ever more vital. It is an area that underpins much of Cranfield’s world-leading research across technology and management.

Join us for our sixth annual Cranfield Alumni Conference in October, where our academic experts, industry leaders and influential alumni unpick the issues affecting leading through change and share their own expertise.

Hear from experts on a broad range of topics from Brexit economics to air travel, among an evolving and dynamic programme.

Please do revisit this page as we develop and update the day’s agenda over the coming weeks.

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Programme & speakers

Confirmed speakers include Dame Carolyn McCall, Chief Executive Officer of EasyJet and Joe Nellis, Professor of Global Economy, Cranfield School of Management. Joe will be giving us his views on what organisations should be doing now to prepare for Brexit. We are also pleased to announce that Baroness Young of Old Scone, Chancellor of Cranfield University will be joining us as a speaker.

We are sure you will be inspired by our keynote speeches from notable industry and academic figures, and look forward to seeing you at our breakout sessions. There will be plenty of valuable time throughout the day to network with fellow alumni, speakers, faculty and staff members.

Location & travel details

The Vincent Building (52a), Cranfield University.

Cranfield University is located at the very heart of the UK – within the innovation triangle between London and the cities of Oxford and Cambridge.

Our central location provides easy access from the M1, excellent main line rail service as well as proximity to key international airports. Set in rolling countryside, Cranfield offers a rich, rural landscape complemented by thriving towns and picturesque villages.

  • Road: We are just 10 minutes from Junctions 13 and 14 of the M1 motorway. There is free parking on campus.
  • Rail: Milton Keynes or Bedford
  • Air: London Luton (22 miles), Heathrow (50 miles) or Birmingham (70 miles)

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Who should attend

All Alumni

Cost & concessions

Tickets for the Alumni Conference are priced at £90

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