Annual Midlands Conference 2019: Management 4.0

Management 4.0

Start Date: 04 Oct 2019

Start Time: 9:00 AM

End Time: 4:00 PM

Duration: 7 hours

Capacity: 300

Venue: ICC, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EA › View map

Member price: £70

Non-member price: £90

Event Capacity: Full

**Keep an eye out for future updates as we announce speakers and sponsors for this flagship event.**

Management 4.0 is about management in the fourth industrial revolution: in the digital age.

Already, we’re living in an age where technology is enabling new business models, disrupting existing business practices, transforming the workplace and shifting the balance of power. We’re talking about management at a time when society is changing — when the workforce is ageing and becoming more inclusive, and where the demands and expectations of consumers and workers are very different to those of previous generations.

This year’s conference will explore the future impact of six key themes, through the expert insights of keynote speakers and engaging workshops.

Technology Transformed

What will innovations like AI, automation and new ways of communicating mean for the role of a manager? Will we see the rise of the digital leader?

Society Transformed

As the population ages and becomes more diverse, what new challenges will managers face and how will leaders adapt? How is the balance of power shifting in the workplace?

Patterns of Work Transformed

How will managers countenance more employees working flexibly and remotely, with a greater emphasis on ‘working smart’ and being objective-driven?

Business Transformed

How can we ensure that rapid, disruptive business models are able to develop managers as they grow? What will technology mean for existing business models?

Leadership Transformed

With command-and-control styles of management becoming extinct, what skills and attributes will tomorrow’s leaders need to thrive? What new leadership styles will evolve?

Lifelong Learning Transformed

Long gone are the days of spending the whole of your career at one company. Up-skilling and re-skilling will become even more important; how should we facilitate this?


Simon Blake

Simon Blake

Simon Blake, Chief Executive Officer, MHFA England

In October 2018, Simon Blake OBE joined Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England CIC as Chief Executive Officer, leading the organisation to achieve its vision of normalising society’s attitudes and behaviours around mental health, through training one in ten of the population in Mental Health First Aid skills. Simon has dedicated his career to working with young people and has a long track record of championing difference and creating platforms for people’s voices to be heard. In doing this, Simon has worked on some of the most talked about and complex social issues of today; sex and relationships education, sexual and reproductive rights, volatile substance abuse, Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) and Citizenship and LGBTQ rights. He is driven by a passion for a better, more inclusive society where everyone can be themselves.

With over 20 years working with young people Simon has been involved in several projects and initiatives to promote positive wellbeing and mental health. He has written over 40 publications on all aspects of PSHE and Citizenship.

In his roles at the Sex Education Forum, National Children’s Bureau, sexual health and wellbeing charity Brook and, most recently, as Chief Executive of the National Union of Students (NUS), Simon has considerable experience in balancing the competing agendas of various high-profile organisations and stakeholders, finding ways to build consensus and collaboration to achieve positive social outcomes.

Simon received an OBE in 2011 for his services to the voluntary sector and young people. He is Deputy Chair at Stonewall, Governor at Bath Spa University, a

Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and a Fellow at Windsor Castle Society of Leadership Fellows. He enjoys running, equestrian eventing and walks with his dog.

Additional Information

Interested in sponsoring?
As a sponsor of this highly-anticipated annual conference, you’ll benefit from:

  • A captive audience of over 250 delegates to promote your products and services to;
  • Brand exposure among a diverse demographic ranging from students to decision makers in all sectors;
  • A dynamic and engaging mix of like-minded professionals to network with on the day;
  • The latest practical management and leadership insights from a host of inspiring business leaders.

To find out more contact the CMI Events team or view our sponsorship packages here


  • Wifi
  • Refreshments provided
  • Buffet

Enquiries contact

Questions about this event should be addressed to CMI Events Team at or by telephone on 01536 207485.

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