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LSBF Launches HRH Prince Michael of Kent Business Lecture with the RSA

LSBF Launches HRH Prince Michael of Kent Business Lecture with the RSA

LSBF is proud to announce a new HRH Prince of Michael of Kent Annual Business Lecture, in partnership with the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce (RSA).

The inaugural lecture, to be Chaired by HRH Prince Michael of Kent will take place at 18:00 on 5th December at the prestigious RSA in the Strand, London, and will bring together corporate and business leaders, fellow academics, RSA fellows, and leading thinkers.

Launching the new annual lecture programme, LSBF is very pleased to announce that "the voice of British business", former Director-General of the CBI and former Minister of State for Trade & Investment, Lord Digby Jones (Digby, Lord Jones of Birmingham Kt.) will be the evenings' guest speaker. Lord Jones is also UK Ambassador for UK Trade and Investment, and his speech, entitled 'Fixing Britain', will address the essential reform urgently needed for growth of our nation and for the UK's competitiveness in the globalised 21st economy.

LSBF is very proud to be working with the RSA - an organisation with a strong history of bringing together academia, business, government, and the civic sector to grapple with society's most important challenges. Their newly articulated commitment to '21st Century Enlightenment' and their practical support for socially conscious entrepreneurship is very much in tune with LSBF's ethos as an innovative and leading institution of higher education.

In a wide-ranging speech Lord Jones will address a number of key questions, including: how significant a role will manufacturing play in our economic recovery? What can government do to support the type of value-added manufacturing in which the UK excels? How can we ensure that greater economic productivity goes hand in hand with social progress? How can we foster a more entrepreneurial culture in the UK, open to opportunity and exchange within and beyond our borders? And how can make certain that the right investment, in both the private and public sectors, and in our education system, goes into encouraging and equipping the next generation of workers, makers, innovators and wealth-creators?

Alternatively, the event will be streamed live from 6pm on 5th December https://www.thersa.org/events/2015/02/good-times-bad-times-hard-times

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