Conference Dinner.

The conference dinner will be held in the stunning setting of the ‘Birmingham Botanical Gardens’.

Although the main attraction of ICUP 2017 is quite rightly the quality science relating to urban pests, there remains ample time to enjoy oneself away from the lecture theatre. Let it be known that the Organising Committee know how to throw a great party!

In place of the usual and sometimes staid ‘sit-down’ meal, the dinner will feature a wide variety of British and international ‘bowl food’ served in a roving fashion to allow interaction between all delegates. Of course, there will be plenty of comfortable seating options but guests will be free to circulate.

No conference dinner is complete without entertainment of a local flavour. With Birmingham being a historical and current ‘hotspot’ for British rock music, the Organising Committee has booked ‘The Subterraneans’, a local rock band with an outstanding live set that gets all nationalities dancing, as they play instantly recognisable hits from the 60’s to the current day. Responsible for their highly-professional live sound is the Grammy-award winning producer Roger Lomas. ‘The Subs’ as they are known by their fans, have played the famous Glastonbury Festival and LG Arena and are currently in residence at the superb ‘Jam House’ in Birmingham.

Dress code: Smart casual, no jeans, no trainers.

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