UKSPA Autumn Conference 2023

Coventry Technology Park - Thursday 9th & Friday 10th November 2023
Coventry Tech Park

UKSPA members and stakeholders will gather in Coventry on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th November, for the UKSPA Autumn Conference 2023, incorporating the Association’s AGM. The Conference will be hosted by Coventry University Technology Park, with the plenary sessions, AGM, evening drinks reception and dinner all taking place at the TechoCentre’s dedicated conferencing facilities.

Following on from the UKSPA Summer Conference at the University of York Science Park in June, the two days will consider and debate current national and regional trends.

The Conference will start at lunchtime on Thursday and conclude on Friday afternoon. Throughout the two days, leading speakers from the UKSPA network and key partners and stakeholders will discuss in depth the challenges, opportunities, and innovative ways the sector continues to further engage, inspire, and grow.

Conference Programme

The outline Conference Programme is now available to download here.

Drinks Reception and Dinner

There will be a drinks reception and networking buffet dinner on Thursday 9th November, following immediately on from the UKSPA AGM.

Sponsorship and Exhibition

To discuss sponsorship and exhibition opportunities please contact Adrian Sell – Please note that space is limited so early registration is strongly recommended to guarantee your place.

Directions By Car and Train 

Please CLICK HERE for directions to the Coventry University Technology Park. The Park is a 10 minute walk away from Coventry Train Station, just follow the dotted line on the map or alternatively a taxi will take a few minutes.


Please see below for details of the recommended Conference hotel, which is a couple of minutes’ walk from the conference venue, and is offering a discounted rate to all delegates until 30th October. Alternatively, there is a wide range of hotels located close to the City Centre.

Hotel Name ibis Coventry Centre
Telephone 02476 250500
Conference Rate Ref UKSPA85
Arrival Date 8th or 9th November 2023
Departure Date 10th November 2023
Room Type
Single Occupancy B&B
£85.00 per night
Double Occupancy B&B £90.00 per night


Delegate Booking

All UKSPA Members are entitled to up to two free places at the Conference. There are a limited number of non-member places (or for the booking of an additional delegate place for Members) with delegate fees shown on the Eventbrite registration page.


About Our Hosts

This is a great year for The Technology Park, as it celebrates its 25th anniversary.  The Technology Park is a professional environment for businesses to operate in, offering quality office space and business support services as well as access to a modern on-site Conference venue – CoventryConferences.

The idea of joining office space with conference and meeting room facilities was rarely heard of when the Technology Park first opened its doors back in 1998 and it has continued to grow to accommodate the demand for quality serviced office space in a central UK location. Local, national and international businesses, large companies, partner organisations, like the local Chamber, as well as SMEs have their offices on the Technology Park, a key attraction being access to other businesses as well as opportunities to collaborate on Coventry University projects.  Flexible lease and licence terms and access to the Technology Park on a 24/7 basis and both formal and informal networking events further add to why currently over 65 businesses have made the decision to call this home too.  Whether the search is for a small office for a newly established business or a large office of 100 sqm upwards, there’s a good mix of office sizes to meet varied business requirements.

Knowing where to go or who to speak to when your business needs a bit of direction can be daunting. That’s why we make it easier by offering access to an extensive range of business support services and projects.  From funding to graduate assistance to taking part in sustainable initiatives and many more, whatever the business requires to grow and develop, the Technology Park Centre Management Team will gladly facilitate a discussion with the relevant colleague or partner organisation.

That’s not all – our virtual office scheme – VirtualBiz – is ideal for small (or any size) businesses that require a professional appearance but without the office costs. Still having access to business support services and the extensive services available on the Technology Park itself like The Bistro and meeting rooms as office clients, VirtualBiz offers two cost-effective packages.