Overcoming Crises - innovative ways to move forward

Team Work Mountain

Start Date: 22 Feb 2016

Start Time: 6:00 PM

End Time: 9:00 PM

Duration: 3 hours

Capacity: 50

Venue: Dunston Hall, Ipswich Rd, Norwich, NR14 8PQ › View map

Admission price: Free

Event Capacity: Full

Have you ever had that nightmare that you're falling?

Now you've woken up in the middle of it.

Please join us for this challenging and thought-provoking event being held at Dunston Hall, Norwich on the evening of Monday 22nd February, 2016. Networking, drinks and refreshments included.

Led by guest speaker Mike Astell the evening will explore the prospects and constraints that are currently being faced by the energy sector; including how the issues faced here can give us innovative new ways to operate in difficult times. This is a chance for all professionals and members of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Institute of Consulting, Institute of Directors, Chamber of Commerce and Special Interest Groups to come together for a networking and evening to discuss practical solutions to common issues.

Using his experience from previous oil crashes, Mike will share his solutions to overcoming difficult times and how we can rethink to change a challenge into an opportunity.

This is a collaborative event, so we will look to the participants to engage in energetic and robust debate on some potential opportunities and best practice available. Finally, we will explore ways the CMI Eastern Board can support you and your business through this challenging time.  

18:00 Registration and welcome drinks
18:30 Introduction – Loreen Macklin, Interim Chair CMI Eastern Board
18:45 Guest Speaker – Mike Astell
19:15 Round Table Discussions -  What keeps you awake at night?
20:00 Feedback from the tables – What are the opportunities?
20:15 How can the CMI help and support you
20:30 Networking drinks and light refreshments
21:00 Close


Mike Astell

Mike Astell

Mike Astell is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Sainsbury Management Fellow. Mike’s experience includes senior operations, project and corporate roles with Royal Dutch Shell and Alstom in locations across Europe, Asia and North America. He has built new businesses, established innovative infrastructure investments and turned around the performance of major operations and projects.
He was recruited by the UK Atomic Energy Authority to lead as Managing Director a £2.6bln decommissioning programme, and following the company’s privatisation, he moved to Centrica as a Director at Centrica Energy Upstream responsible for transforming and growing one of the company’s largest gas businesses.


  • Refreshments provided
  • Evening event

Enquiries contact

Questions about this event should be addressed to Networks Support at networks.support@managers.org.uk or by telephone on 01536 207394.

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