Annual Conference 2022 – Festival of Ideas

Event Date:

23 May 2022

Event Time:

05:00 PM

Event Location:

Woodlands Events Centre , St Neots

IFS UK&I User Group

Annual Conference 2022 – Festival of Ideas

5pm, 23rd May 2022 to 4pm, 25th May 2022.

Woodlands Events Centre, Wyboston Lakes, near St Neots, Bedfordshire.

Bookings will open in January, discounts available to those who book early.

The Draft Agenda will be added as soon as it is available.

Watch this space – this will be regularly updated with information about the event.

Customer Presentations
As always our members request “more customer presentations at the next conference please”… So, we are looking for members who would be prepared to make a presentation. Members who speak at our Annual Conference are entitled to free attendance at the event including their accommodation. You do not have to be an expert, you just need to have an interesting experience or a successful project relating to IFS that you can present. (The committee reserve the right to decide which presentations are included in the conference, unfortunately it is not always possible to include everybody). If you would be interested in presenting, please let us know on [email protected]

Please note that there is subject specific networking and an informal dinner on the night of the 23rd May 2022. The conference itself will start at 8.30am on the 24th May 2022, and will finish at 4pm on the 25th May 2022, so that you can get on your way home before the rush hour traffic.

We hope to see you there!

Please note these important details:

All prices are exclusive of VAT.

Visit the “User Group Annual Conference 2019” in archived events to see the Agenda, Video, Photos and Presentation, to give you an idea of what an informative and useful event this will be.

Please note, this is a members only event, you must pay your Annual Membership fee for 2022-2023 before you will be able to book. If you have not received a membership invoice, please contact the User Group Manager on [email protected]

Please book early, prices will increase as we get closer to the event and there are only 120 bedrooms in the Woodlands Events Centre, these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis to our Members, once payment has been received. After this our guests will be allocated the Willow Events Centre which is an 8 minute walk away.

All IFS staff will be booked into the hotel, which is an 8 minute walk away from the Woodlands Events Centre.

If you are a Member of the User Group, please only book a Member’s Package, these are subsidised by the User Group.

If you are a Partner or if you work for IFS, please only book a Partner’s Package. If you book the wrong package your booking will be adjusted.

We will share delegates’ details with the Sponsors of the event, (IFS & Partners) this will be on the condition that they do not share them with anyone else and they do not contact you more than once as a result of us sharing this information with them, unless they have your prior permission.  If you do not want your details to be shared, please let us know.

Your booking is not guaranteed until we have received full payment.
Once we have processed your booking you will receive an invoice.
When we have received your payment, you will received a final confirmation email.

By confirming a booking:

You are agreeing to accept the following cancellation charges:

50% cancellation fee for bookings cancelled within 6 months of the start of the event.
80% cancellation fee for bookings cancelled within 2 weeks of the start of the event.
90% cancellation fee for bookings cancelled within 1 week of the start of the event.
100% cancellation fee for bookings cancelled within 72 hours of the start of the event.

You are also agreeing to accept that you may be impacted by the hotel’s COVID 19 Clause:

Both parties acknowledge the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in the UK and accept their obligation to comply with any official guidance from UK Government. The parties agree to communicate without delay any issues they may have in performing their obligations under this agreement. You [organiser] acknowledge that COVID-19 may require us to take one or more of the following measures for the safety of our staff and the safety of delegates attending the event to which this booking relates:
(i) impose maximum delegate numbers at the event;
(ii) limit food or drink availability;
(iii) impose specific requirements regarding personal protective equipment such as the wearing of masks;
(iv) restrict the numbers of overnight stays if applicable; and/or
(v) limit any planned entertainment for your event;
(vi) designate alternative entrance and exit routes.
In some circumstances we might consider revising your booking fee;
(i) If we are obliged due to specific Government restrictions, to close our venue, we may offer you an alternative date
for the event but if that cannot be agreed the booking will be deemed cancelled and your deposit will be returned in
full with no further payment required.
(ii) If you are unable to provide the agreed delegate numbers because of infections or travel restrictions, then we may
offer you either a proportionate reduced fee for the event or agree to cancel the booking and return your deposit and
any additional sums already paid in accordance with mia guidelines. If delegate numbers decrease below 70% of
the contracted number (notified by the organiser in writing a minimum of 15 working days prior to event), we reserve the right to cancel the event.

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Total Seat: 320

By: Amanda - IFS UK&I User Group Manager

  • Woodlands Events Centre
  • Wyboston Lakes
  • Bedfordshire
  • St Neots
  • United Kingdom

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