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20th January 2011, 10:36am
Inaugural lecture for UK business school alumni network
Business students at the University of Lincoln The University of Lincoln has helped to establish a new and exciting series of events for alumni of the UK's business schools.

The Association of Business Schools (ABS), in conjunction with the University of Lincoln, Oxford Brookes University and other members of the ABS Alumni Network, will hold the inaugural lecture for the UK business and management alumni network in London today (20th January).

Richard Learwood, Global Marketing Director for Eukanuba, Procter & Gamble's billion dollar premium pet food brand, will deliver a presentation on 'The Power of the Global Brand'.

Richard said: "It's an honour to speak at this inaugural Association of Business Schools event. I am looking forward to a lively debate on the subject of global brand strategy. As a member of the alumni myself it is great to have the opportunity to contribute and I wish the ABS great success as it builds this important network that will be of immense value to its members."

The audience will be made up of more than 250 alumni from ABS members.

The event will be the first in a series of alumni activities established through the Association of Business Schools that sees UK business schools coming together to offer more exciting events and broader networking opportunities in the UK and around the world. Collectively the group represents over half a million professionals.

Elly Sample, Director of Marketing, Communications and Development for the University of Lincoln is the current Chair of the Network and is thrilled at these new developments.

She said: "This is a significant step forward in Higher Education, as building strong university links will underpin success in the sector and we hope to expand the group and give all university business schools in the UK the opportunity to invite their alumni to future events and shared activities."

Vicky Robinson, Head of Marketing and Communications for the ABS, added: "We are planning to put on joint events and career enhancing activities at venues around the world to engage with UK HE alumni globally and promote and add value to the UK HE business school experience. The events will be advertised to a total of 500,000 professionals and will provide the opportunity for them to learn from experts in the field of business as well as to network with other business men and women."

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