The Joint PA Networks' Inaugural Development Conference - 14 October 2016
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The Joint PA Networks' Inaugural Development Conference - 14 October 2016

The Joint PA Networks' Inaugural Development Conference - 14 October 2016

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Mercure Bristol Grand

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Bristol, United Kingdom

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WHAT IS THE EVENT ALL ABOUT?

In response to feedback, the three Networks have come together to deliver this inaugural, full day conference, jam packed with learning and development.  With four key note speakers, opportunities for networking and industry related exhibitors, we're confident this conference will offer something for everyone.  

We heard the #PAsareeverywherenotjustLondon campaign, and the calls for training events to take place nearer to home.  So, earlier this year we made some low-key announcements to say that we were hoping to hold a joint event between the Exeter, Cardiff and Bristol Networks. You all seemed delighted with this and, well, here it is!

WHEN AND WHERE?

Friday 14th October - The Mercure Grand Hotel, Bristol

Housed in an ornate Victorian property, this classic hotel with well-appointed function rooms is a 15 minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads.  We will be meeting in the Duchess Suite and Ballroom.

But if you don't fancy travelling the morning of the Conference – come and join us the night before.  See below for more details of our specially negotiated pre-conference packages.

WHAT'S THE PROGRAMME?

On the day of the conference, as mentioned, we have four key-note speakers. 

The first session of the day – Networking with Confidence - will be led by Will Kintish, international trainer and author of Business Networking: The Survival Guide.

The second session will be hosted by Kate Doodson of Cosmic Ethical IT looking at Digital in the Workplace – passionate about all things techie, we're expecting an energetic and engaging session full of top tips, as well as recommendations on new apps to make sure we stay ahead of the game.

After lunch, Prith Biant of the Creative Thinking Company will help us Unleash our Creativity.  We'll explore why it's important to have a creative mind-set, and how bring this into our daily roles, to make work a richer and more satisfying place to be.

And to round the day off, former Pilates Foundation Board member Sasha McLennan will share with us her 10 Easy Steps to Workplace Wellness.

Elements of the day will be very interactive and we encourage all attendees to get involved. Over lunch and the breaks there will be an opportunity for you to meet local companies and businesses from each of the Network home cities. 

Thursday 13th October - Mercure Holland House Hotel, Bristol

Avoid the stress of travelling on the morning of the event, and come join us the night before.  We have secured special room rates at both Holland House and The Grand for both 13th and 14th October (so you can stay on after the Conference and enjoy Bristol and all it has to offer on the Saturday).  

On the Thursday evening there are 20 available places for an optional informal dinner and spa evening, offering delegates a chance to get to know each other in a relaxed environment, prior to the training the next day. So, whether you are staying overnight or not, if you're in Bristol and want to join us for dinner and/or spa – you would be most welcome.  Booking information is below.

BOOKING

Tickets

We are able to offer this incredible event for the amazing price of just £149!

We are sure you will agree this offers extremely good value, particularly when compared to other industry conferences currently being advertised - and when you consider we are offering a full day of learning, networking opportunities, exhibitor stands - AND NO NEED TO TRAVEL TO LONDON!

BUT, if you hurry...

There's a limited number of Super Early and Early Bird tickets at £99-£129.  Don't wait - grab yourself a heavily discounted ticket now before they're all gone!


Bedrooms

Must be booked directly with either of the two hotels.  To claim the rates below please use reference: 'PANetwork'.

Mercure Holland House - http://www.mercure.com/gb/hotel-6698-mercure-bristol-holland-house-hotel-and-spa/index.shtml

Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel - http://www.mercure.com/gb/hotel-A0I2-mercure-bristol-grand-hotel/index.shtml

13th October - £90 B&B

14th October - £109 B&B

Dinner - Thursday 13th October

Will be held at the Mercure Holland House Hotel on the evening of Thursday 13th October and places are limited to 20.  The cost of the dinner is £20 and will need to be booked and paid for directly with the Hotel. http://www.mercure.com/gb/hotel-6698-mercure-bristol-holland-house-hotel-and-spa/index.shtml

You will also need to make a booking via the ticketing options below, just so we know numbers and who to expect. This is marked as 'free' for the purposes of reserving a place, but payment should be made directly to the hotel.

Spa and Networking - Thursday 13th October

Will be held at the Mercure Holland House Hotel on the evening of Thursday 13th October and places are limited to 20.  There are 2 packages available priced at £10 and £15 and you will need to book and pay directly with the Hotel quoting ref 'PA10' or 'PA15'.  http://www.mercure.com/gb/hotel-6698-mercure-bristol-holland-house-hotel-and-spa/index.shtml . Tea/coffee, wine and canapés/nibbles are included in both packages.

You will also need to make a booking via the ticketing options below, just so we know numbers and who to expect. This is marked as 'free' for the purposes of reserving a place, but payment should be made directly to the hotel.

Treatments

£10 package: each guest may have one treatment from below

  • File and polish manicure
  • File and polish pedicure
  • Express facial
  • Express back massage

 £15 package: each guest may have one treatment from below

  • Express facial
  • Express back massage
  • Scalp massage

Plus

  • Hand and arm massage
  • Leg and foot massage


Training and Development Day - Friday 14th October

All bookings for the day must be made via the ticket options on this page. Prices are inclusive of the Eventbrite processing fee. We do not offer Purchase Orders or refunds.

For any queries related to booking please contact cardiffpanetwork@gmail.com or hello@exeterpanetwork.com

 

FAQs

I don't know how to approach my boss/company to get time off/funding for this event, can you help?

Yes we have some guidance on how to write a business case to request training, please contact us!

 

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There is parking at both Hotels. Bristol Temple Meads station is a 15 minute walk from the Holland House Hotel and 15 minute walk from The Grand Hotel.

For those travelling from Cardiff, please note that the Severn Tunnel will be closed at this time – you will need to allow extra time for travel. Please see various Rail websites for advice.

 

Is my registration/ticket refundable or transferrable?

Please contact us to discuss your specific circumstance.

 

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