OUBEP Autumn Alumni celebration

Celebrating the OUBEP Alumni with an evening of drinks, canapes and a guest lecture from Beata Javorcik at the Royal Institution of Civil Engineers.

the details

We would be delighted if you could join us and other distinguished OUBEP alumni for an evening of catching up with old friends, networking and the opportunity to hear a special talk delivered by esteemed Oxford Statutory Professor and EBRD’s Chief Economist, Beata Javorcik. 

Location: Institution for Civil Engineers, London

Date: Thursday 9th November 2023

Time: 18:00 – 20:30 

beata javorcik

Our guest lecture this year will be given by Beata Javorcik with the title and more information to come soon. 

We welcome Oxford Statutory Professor and EBRD’s Chief Economist, Beata Javorcik as the Keynote Speaker to this event. She is a member of the Royal Economic Society’s Executive Committee and a Director of the International Trade Programme at the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London. Before taking up her position at Oxford University, she worked at the World Bank in Washington DC, where she focussed on research, lending operations and policy advice.

Beata specializes in international trade. Her research interests focus on determinants and consequences of inflows of foreign direct investment, implications of services liberalisation, evaluation of investment promotion programmes, propagation of shock through production networks and evasion of import duties. We are exceptionally fortunate to have Beata speak at this event; further details on the talk will be available closer to the event.


The Autumn Alumni event will be the perfect occasion to reconnect with old friends and other OUBEP alumni. OUBEP is always trying to broaden its connections and network, so, we invite you to bring guests who may be interested in OUBEP or the programmes on offer. To do so, please indicate your intention to invite a guest on the registration form and we will be in touch with more information.   er


the yearbook

Here’s a sneak peek of our yearbook which was created last year to celebrate 70 years of OUBEP. Copies will be available during the alumni event, and you can download an online version of the yearbook below.

the history

The history of OUBEP is in many ways the history of changing social attitudes towards business in Britain over the past 71 years.

OUBEP was founded by a group of business leaders during the period following the Second World War – a time of immense political, economic and societal change – “…to bring the ‘leaders of tomorrow’ from the public and private sectors together, to better understand modern economic thinking, and therefore the bigger picture in which they would one day operate.”

Over time, OUBEP has evolved and adapted to meet the requirements of the modern world. However, to this day it maintains its foundational intent to bring together a gathering of bright minds to better understand and discuss the impact of the global economy, and to ultimately benefit business and society.