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, Director of Business and Operations at the University of Birmingham

2.30 pm           Jason Radbourne, Senior Development Manager, Greene King

A commercial insight into the current challenges for the hospitality industry.

A unique opportunity to hear from a national operator and identify ways in which the University Catering sector could apply the insights shared.

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, Director of Business and Operations, University of Birmingham

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

More to be announced.

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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