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Social Events

To complement the Scientific Programmes, the 2009 Congress programme includes two major social events. Please read the information regarding each event and note the booking requirements for both the inclusive Welcome Reception and optional American Pie Party.

WELCOME RECEPTION Thursday 7 May 1830-2000

Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, Victoria Square

Drinks and canapés will be served throughout the magnificent Victorian galleries

The Welcome Reception is complimentary to all fee paying delegates.

Tickets must be requested on the application form.

Non Congress guest tickets may be purchased - see registration form for details.

Dress: Smart casual Admittance: Ticket only

"AMERICAN PIE PARTY" Friday 8 May 1930-0100

This ever popular Congress EVENT will be bigger than ever to enable all attendees and industry colleagues to join in and PARTY.


American style seated supper ‘Grease is the word' cabaret, Rubber Biscuit soul, rhythm 'n' blues 12 piece band, popcorn, ice cream, doughnut stalls, dodgem cars, Sandy, Danny and the Grease Lightning car get in the groove & dance til late!!!

The New Bingley Hall, Hockley Circus (five minutes by taxi from the ICC)

DRESS TO IMPRESS - Prizes for the best!

Ticket cost per person to include all food and half bottle of wine : £75

Tickets must be purchased in advance - no tickets will be sold on site. Table seating forms will be issued on request for those who wish to form their own seating groups.