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Manchester Business School Brings inspirational leaders to the North West

15 Feb 2007

Vital Topics lecture series kicks off in March

Manchester Business School has attracted some of the world's most influential business leaders to the region to speak at this year's Vital Topics lecture series, sponsored by The Royal Bank of Scotland. The series kicks off in March and the line-up includes:

  • Wednesday 14 March
    John Patterson, executive director of development, AstraZeneca
    Is There a Future for the UK's Pharmaceutical R and D sector?
  • Wednesday 18 April
    Willie Walsh, chief executive, British Airways
    The Future for Flying
  • Wednesday 2 May
    Keith Jones, managing director, PC World Group
    Get with the Programme - Keeping Customers Happy with Next Generation Technology
  • Thursday 24 May
    Val Gooding, chief executive, BUPA
    Why is Health Important?
  • Tuesday 26 June
    Sandy Carter, vice-president, SOA and Websphere strategy, channel and marketing, IBM
    Business Flexibility in the 21st Century

Professor Michael Luger, director of Manchester Business School said: "This year's series gives the North West business community the opportunity to hear from a diverse range of business leaders, all of whom share one thing in common - the vision and drive to do business in a new way. Vital Topics reflects the business school's international drive and we hope that the lectures will inspire potential business leaders of the future!"

Richard Topliss, managing director of corporate banking for the north, at The Royal Bank of said: "Sponsorship of Vital Topics reflects our commitment, not only to Manchester, but also to one of the world's finest business schools. The line up for 2007 is outstanding and we can only urge you to find out for yourselves how remarkable these lectures are."

Each event starts at 6pm with a networking canapĆ© reception, prior to the lecture at 6.30pm, and will take place at Manchester Business School. Tickets are £22.50 and can be purchased at: