This year we have an exciting line up of keynote speakers, interactive workshop sessions and pre-conference outdoor activities set to get you fired up for the day’s events. Full details will be added to the speaker and timetable pages soon and announced via the trade press and emails sent to our database.
The conference opens with registration on the Monday 16th March at 10:00, with the morning’s activities running from 10:30 – 12:00. The conference officially opens at 13:25 with a welcome speech from our CEO, Andrew Denton and Chairman, Robert Brigham.
Monday night will also see us hosting a reception followed by our annual networking dinner.
The conference closes at 14:00 on Tuesday 17th March with closing remarks from Andrew and Robert, and lunch.
A full delegate event booking includes overnight accommodation on the Monday night, entrance to the annual networking dinner, lunch and refreshments on both days, including breakfast on Tuesday morning. This is available to full OIA members for £345+VAT or £450+VAT for non-OIA members. For other delegate packages and prices, please view the booking form by clicking the Delegate Booking button below.
Due to the event timings and in order to take full advantage of the whole event we highly recommend that delegates take advantage of the inclusive delegate package at Shrigley Hall Hotel on Monday evening.
An additional night at Shrigley Hall can be booked for a special rate, please contact the hotel by calling 01625 575 757 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your booking reference.
CORONA (COVID-19) VIRUS UPDATE
As per the guidance, attendees should note that anyone who has travelled to a Category 1 location, whether they have symptoms or not, should self-isolate at home (or at their temporary residence if they are not at home) and MUST NOT attend the conference in any circumstances.
Anyone who has a relevant travel or contact history in Category 2 location (VIEW RELEVANT LOCATIONS) and is concerned that they might have symptoms also MUST NOT attend the conference in any circumstances, and should contact NHS 111 for further advice and guidance.
We will continue to take regular advice from the UK Government and the World Health Organisation (WHO) regarding any safety precautions related to COVID-19. The situation will continue to be monitored, with the relevant health and safety precautions being exercised where appropriate to ensure our commitment to exhibitor and visitor safety.
Please be advised that we are putting appropriate measures in place at the venue including availability of hand sanitisers and Public Health messaging signage registration area and toilets.
Hygiene practices, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue are the best way to prevent the spread of almost all germs, including the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and we ask all attendees to please make frequent use of the hand sanitisers available throughout the event.
The organisers discourage handshaking or other forms of physical greeting/contact at this time, and encourage alternative non-contact greetings. We ask that attendees are not offended if delegates decline to accept standard business greetings such as handshakes.
Shrigley Hall has increased awareness and training of all staff for personal preventative hygiene measures.
We will continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis and keep delegates informed of any changes where appropriate.