About Cambridge Ahead

Cambridge Ahead is a business and academic member group dedicated to the successful growth of Cambridge and its region in the long term. Our vision is for Cambridge to be the pre-eminent, small city in the world.

The group aims to represent the city’s business community and our partners who share our vision, by offering soundly-based opinion and be an advocate for Cambridge to local and national governments about the opportunities and needs of the region. At any one time we will have no more than 10 specific initiatives with defined objectives and measurable outcomes. We are politically non-aligned.

Cambridge Ahead will represent businesses and their interests in the ‘Cambridge City Region’, which we define as places which are complementary and subject to the same influences as Cambridge. However, our work may involve us outside the region where there are directly relevant issues, for instance national transport infrastructure, science policy, and regional initiatives.



  • Technology for Marketing, London – 28-29th September

    200 speakers. 15 theatres. 100’s of martech exhibitors. All free. TFM is delivering a super-charged show to match the pace of change in this exciting (yet daunting) time of marketing. With the dawn of smart analytics, A.I., marketing automation and […] Read More »
  • 20th International Manufacturing Symposium – 29th-30th September

    The annual Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium is the chance to hear from world-leading business figures and thinkers on the challenges facing modern manufacturing. This year the subject is Architecting the digital supply chain – the implications of digitalisation for global […] Read More »
  • Keeping Cambridge Special – 1st October

    Cambridge is changing fast. Please come and tell us what you think is special about Cambridge and how we should look after it, stimulated by some introductory talks. The following speakers and topics have been confirmed: Community concerns – Wendy […] Read More »
  • Festival of Marketing 2016, London – 5th-6th October

    The Festival of Marketing 2016 is a unique experience where ambitious marketers can discover, learn, celebrate and shape the future together. With more than 200 speakers, workshops, awards, experience rooms and training, it is the only event that truly reflects the […] Read More »
  • CIPR East Anglia Best PRactice Conference – 6th October

    Join the Chartered Institute of Public Relations East Anglia on 6th October for the region’s biggest annual PR and Communications conference which has a packed programme of presentations, expert-led round table discussions, Q&As, networking lunch and post-conference drinks. The afternoon […] Read More »