Birmingham 2019

Birmingham 2019

UKSPA/S-Lab Conference 2019 

VENUE: THE GREAT HALL, UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM, EDGBASTON CAMPUS, B15 2TT

OPENING TIMES OF THE CONFERENCE ARE AS FOLLOWS:

Tuesday 2nd April 09:00 - 17:00 hours & Wednesday 3rd April 08:30 - 16:45 hours

OPENING TIMES OF THE EXHIBITION ARE AS FOLLOWS:

Tuesday 2nd April 09:00 - 17:00 hours & Wednesday 3rd April 08:30 - 16:00 hours

 TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE - CLICK  HERE

TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE DINNER and the PRE-CONFERENCE DAY AT MIRA CLICK HERE

There are a limited number of Dinner tickets available on the evening of Tuesday 2 April in Staff House at the University of Birmingham. This will be in a separate room but in the same building as the Awards Dinner which reached capacity some time ago. This will however allow all delegates to join together for the Drinks Reception and for Informal networking after the dinner. There will be a live video stream of the Award Presentations from the Noble Room.

CLICK HERE FOR THE SUMMARY AGENDA FOR THE TWO DAYS

The Pre-Conference day, Conference, Awards, Dinner, Study Tours and Exhibition at the University of Birmingham 2-3 April 2019 will deliver opportunities to take stock of the changes that are taking place in the sector, share good practice and conduct business over three packed days of activity.

You need to book today and this is why...

PRE-CONFERENCE DAY AT MIRA TECHNOLOGY PARK - Monday 1 April 2019

Sponsored by Bridge Fibre

This is a pre-conference event at MIRA Technology Park allowing delegates to experience cutting edge motor engineering and find out more about the MIRA Technology Institute (MTI) - the new training facility at the Park. Free to UKSPA members BUT spaces are very limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. 

THE CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION 2-3 APRIL 2019, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT 

The conference will see a huge choice of sessions and the conference streams will look at some of the key challenges and opportunities for UKSPA members and key stakeholders. Issues covered include: city led Innovation, clusters, rural and urban, company growth from start-up to scale-up, innovation places and shared spaces plus much more.

Please click here for the conference programme - to see the topics covered and the speakers 

Foe more details of Exhibitors and Sponsors visit here

Conference Delegate Rates

Through sponsorship and partnership as well as exhibitor support we have been able to keep the UKSPA member conference delegate rate at an early bird price as follows:

£90 plus vat for both 2 and 3 April 2019 (excludes dinner)

£45 vat for either single day (excludes dinner)

Non Members: 


£340 + vat for both for both 2 and 3 April 2019 (excludes dinner)

£175 + vat for either single day (excludes dinner) 

 

CONFERENCE DINNER - 2 APRIL, UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM CAMPUS 

A perfect networking opportunity to meet up with your peers, priority for those who book now!

18:30 - 19:30: Pre-dinner drinks

19:30 - 22:00: Conference dinner, University of Birmingham. Dress code: Business/smart

Tickets are priced at £50 (plus VAT) and based on previous experience, we do anticipate the dinner reaching capacity prior to the event, and early booking is strongly advised.

If you book as soon as possible you will also get priority booking at the new Campus Hotel which is within walking distance of the conference centre. A limited number of rooms are available to delegates for this newly opened hotel on campus. A variety of hotel options are also available in Birmingham with great transport links (including a direct rail line to the University’s station which takes just a few minutes to Birmingham New Street).

STUDY TOURS

Each day there  will be limited spaces available for study tours - priority for early bookers only!  

HOW TO REGISTER

To register for the Conference please visit our eventbrite site here

To register for the Conference Dinner and the Pre-Conference Day at MIRA please visit our eventbrite site here

HOW TO BOOK HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

A very limited number of rooms are available at the Campus Hotel (Edgbaston Park Hotel) and the Lucas Hotel which are about a 10 minute easy walk from the conference buildings. A limited number of rooms are reserved for the nights of Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd April 2019. These are available on a first come - first served basis so do be quick and book early to secure a room here. Details on room types, the code for booking and who to call/email are below.

In addition to this, we have secured a number of hotel bedrooms in Birmingham itself – covering different budgets. In order to book these, you need to click on this link  and book directly on the website.  Please note the individual booking and cancellation policies.

Alternatively, you can use search engines to find your preferred hotel/best rates. Please note that we have not visited any of these hotels. They are put forward by the University itself (Campus hotels) and by the West Midlands Growth Company (off Campus hotels).

Rooms/rates are valid for 1st and 2nd April 2019

University of Birmingham Campus Hotels

Edgbaston Park Hotel: CODE: GA000118
53 Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham B15 2RS
Edgbaston Park Hotel and Conference Centre is part of the University of Birmingham Group

More info: https://www.edgbastonparkhotel.com/

60x Standard Double/Twin rooms: £108 B&B
8x Executive Double: £143 B&B
13x Double Deluxe rooms: £188 B&B

Lucas House Hotel: CODE: GA000111
48 Edgbaston Park Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2RA
Lucas House Hotel is the University of Birmingham’s budget bed and breakfast accommodation.
More info: https://www.lucashousehotel.com/

30x King rooms: £93.50 B&B
10x Double rooms: £83.50 B&B
10x Single rooms: £79.50 B&B  

To book accommodation at Edgbaston Park Hotel or Lucas House Hotel you must either send an email to Lucy Woods or Matthew Arnott at reservations@edgbastonparkhotel.com  or telephone Lucy at +44(121) 414 9780 or Matthew at +44(121) 414 9779. In either case, please quote the above booking codes.

Please note that any bedrooms not reserved at Edgbaston Hotel by 22/02/2019 will be released back on the system for general resale to the public. Lucas House option will expire on 1 March and likewise, will be released for general re-sale after that date. Guest will not be able to book using the code after this date but may be able to book at the standard rate if there is availability.

 

Other Information

The Conference takes place at the University of Birmingham Campus in the Bramall Music Building and Aston Webb Building. The University of Birmingham Campus has its own Railway Station - University - and frequent services take just a few minutes to and from New Street. Birmingham is busy at this time of year so please book your accommodation early.  

Our Sponsors and Supporters

This event is only made possible by the enthusiastic and generous support of our sponsors and exhibitors. More details will be added to the website shortly.

Interested in Sponsorship/Exhibition Space?

Exhibition Options 

 

Sponsorship Opportunities