21st Annual Networking Dinner & Presentation on "Pride and Prejudice, Borders & Beliefs"


Start Date: 26 Jan 2017

Start Time: 7:00 PM

End Time: 10:30 PM

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

Capacity: 70

Venue: Bath Spa Hotel , Sydney Road, Bath, BA2 6JF › View map

Dinner price: £36.00

Presentation only price: Free

Event Capacity: Full

Join us for the 21st Annual joint meeting and Networking Dinner held in conjunction with The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).  

Enjoy a two course dinner followed by our after dinner speaker, Professor Mike Lewis from the University of Bath who will speak about Pride & Prejudice, borders and beliefs.

In most organisations value is created by a range of different specialists.  However, that same value is only delivered and fully realised when these specialists work collaboratively. In many organisations (of any scale or complexity) this process of horizontal co-ordination can present a significant challenge. In his talk Professor Lewis will deploy an eclectic range of source material to explore the critical process of making and breaking these specialist silos.

There will also be a small number of seats, made available at no charge in the Avon Room, for those who would like to hear the Presentation but do not wish to attend the Dinner. These seats must be booked in advance. The Presentation is expected to start at about 9.00pm.  Complimentary coffee will be available in the Kennet Room from 8.30pm for those not dining.


Mike Lewis

Professor Mike Lewis

Michael is Professor of Operations and Supply Management and part of the Information, Decision and Operations (IDO) group.
His current research interests include the (digital) transformation of professional/knowledge-intensive work and operations strategy practice. In addition to a series of books (e.g. the 3rd edition of Operations Strategy, co-authored with Nigel Slack, was published in 2011) he has numerous articles published in journals including Journal of Operations Management, British Journal of Management, Omega and Harvard Business Review. Before coming to Bath, Michael was senior lecturer at Warwick Business School and research fellow at the Cambridge Manufacturing Institute. He is currently a visiting professor at Danish Technical University and has been a visiting researcher at Harvard Business School and a Visiting Professor at the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University. Michael works as a teacher and consultant with many public and private organisations including John Lewis Partnership, NHS, DEFRA, BMW, Rolls-Royce, IBM and Intel.

Additional Information

Dress Code - Lounge Suits.

Free Parking is provided by the Hotel.

There will be a complimentary glass of wine or orange juice in the Kennet Room on arrival. This will be followed by a two-course dinner, with wine and coffee included, in the Avon Room. 

Vegetarian meals can be provided if required, but must be pre-ordered on the Booking Form below. Guests are very welcome.


  • Catering provided
  • Parking

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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