Confederation of British Industry scraps annual conference


Confederation of British Industry scraps annual conference

The Confederation of British Industry has scrapped its annual conference as it continues to reel over allegations of workplace misconduct.

The event is usually attended by the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition, as well as city bigwigs, who discuss key policy issues facing business. 

But the CBI – which hosts the annual conference in the autumn – omitted the event from its upcoming fixtures, according to The Sunday Times.

It is understood the group is planning an alternative event towards the end of 2023.

The CBI has been on a mission to revamp its reputation after a series of allegations against the group emerged earlier this year.

Cancelled: The conference is usually attended by the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition, as well as city bigwigs

Cancelled: The conference is usually attended by the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition, as well as city bigwigs

These included allegations of rape at the CBI’s summer party in 2019 and inappropriate comments made to female members of staff.

The group posted a list of more than 40 new events last week as it attempts to carve out a new image.



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