U Dine Seminar and Awards

Seminar Details
Date: June 16, 2022
Location: Edgbaston Park Hotel at the University of Birmingham
Price: £115 plus Vat for the afternoon seminar and awards dinner (does not include accommodation)
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This event will take place at the Edgbaston Park Hotel at the University of Birmingham,  53 Edgbaston Park Rd, Birmingham B15 2RS

Cost of the Package will be £115 plus Vat Per Person for the Afternoon Seminar and Awards Dinner (does not include accommodation)

If you need accommodation, the nearest hotels include the Marriott (Hagley Road), Premier Inn (Hagley Road) and Park Regis (Broad Street)

The Edgbaston Park Hotel may also have cancellations and you may wish to contact them directly to enquire.


2.00 pm           Welcome and Opening Keynote:-

“An Overview of Food and Commercial Challenge at University of Birmingham”

Speaker: Fiona Wilkie, Deputy Director of Campus Services at the University of Birmingham

2.30 pm           Harry Lomas MBE BEM FIH, Head of Culinary, Wembley Stadium

An insight into Stadium Hospitality that will spotlight event logistics, the food offer and current challenges for the hospitality industry

3.00 pm           The Future of Refrigeration

Adande Refrigeration’s Karl Hodgson and guests talks ‘Holding the Cold’ and shares why Adande is the perfect choice when sustainability is a key purchasing consideration

3.15 pm           Networking and Break

4.00 pm           The U Dine Hospitality Panel

Topical Business Conversation and panel members include: –

Robert Richardson CEO, Institute of Hospitality

Ian Macaulay, Director – Catering, The University of Edinburgh

Steve Hobbs, FEA Chairman Steve Hobbs

Fiona Wilkie, Deputy Director of Campus Services, University of Birmingham

Amanda Pettingall, Director of Catering, Hospitality & Conferencing, University

of Nottingham

Gavin Brown, CEO, Leicester Services Partnership at the University of Leicester.

5.00 pm           Break

6.30 pm           Drinks Reception

7.30 pm           Awards Dinner with Brian Turner CBE

Dinner is Smart Dress (not Black Tie)

On the morning of Friday 17 June at 9.30am, delegates are invited to participate in tours of the campus, exploring the catering outlets.

Delegates will be registered onto the tours during the seminar on 16 June.

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