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Director-General of CBI speaks to York students

Posted on 19 November 2003

CBI Director-General Digby Jones pays a visit to the University of York on Thursday (20th November) to give the inaugural lecture in an influential series for students set to become the business leaders of the future.

His visit comes after the CBI held its annual conference earlier this week (16 to 18 November), putting out strong messages about world trade.

Digby Jones has been invited to give students in the Department of Management Studies direction on current trends and the future of business and management, to identify the qualities students need to prepare for the future, and to express the importance of business schools in readying them for their business careers.

Dr Tony Powell of the Department of Management Studies, said: "It is marvellous to have someone of Digby Jones's standing and high profile giving our inaugural lecture. He is a candid and enthralling speaker who travels around the world to press home British industry's views. Our students will have some very thought-provoking questions to put to him."

The inaugural lecture is by invitation only but the Department hopes that subsequent lectures will be open to an external audience.

Notes to editors:

  • The Department of Management Studies has a distinctive emphasis on managing organisations which depend on information technology and its effective use to support management
  • It has 140 undergraduate students who work closely with industry managers
  • Its Management, IT, and Language (MITL) degree programme has become very popular among applicants to the University, seeing a strong growth in numbers.

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