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Festival of Business at Alliance Manchester Business School - June 2024

Business and beyond - Original Thinking Applied

Manchester, the Original Modern City, is a testament to the power of collaboration. It was born from the joint efforts of businesses, industrialists, philanthropists, workers, unions, and educators. 

This city has been a cradle of innovation, inspiring the birth of the railways, the modern computer, and the splitting of the atom. It has nurtured internationally renowned creativity.  

Today, Manchester is a global hub, housing thousands of businesses, entrepreneurs, and start-ups.  

Since its inception in 1965, Alliance Manchester Business School has been a beacon of original thinking, tackling the challenges facing business and society.  

The founding director, Grigor McClelland, instilled a sense of social responsibility in business thinking, a legacy that continues to shape our teaching, learning, and research today.

The Festival of Business

As the University of Manchester celebrates its 200th anniversary, Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS) is holding a Festival of Business, an opportunity for learning, discussion, and inspiration from the best of AMBS and global business.  

Held across three days, 25-27 June, the Festival will host third sector and not-for-profit organisations at Gaining the Edge, a one-day seminar event.  

Recognising the ambition of school and college learners, AMBS will host 50 pupils from across Greater Manchester for a day of entrepreneurship and innovation hosted by the Masood Entrepreneurship Centre (MEC).

The final event is Business 2050, a morning of looking to the future and the ever-changing and challenging landscape of business and transformation, people and society, and the future of technology in business.