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Event management

Bringing your ideas to life

Organising an event takes time.

And your time is precious. Whether it’s a local, national or international conference, the University of Birmingham’s Event Management team is here to support you.

Our Services

Conferences made simple

The team can lead on:

  • Project management from start to finish
  • Financial planning and budget management
  • Sponsorship and exhibition management
  • Programme design and coordination of abstract submissions
  • Website and online registration
  • Venue management
  • Assistance with international visitors
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Tailor-made for your budget

The team can also support with:

  • Marketing, design and publicity
  • Abstract book design and printing
  • Poster printing
  • Audio-visual requirements
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Support on and off campus

  • Allocation of bedrooms on campus and in city hotels
  • Venue booking and management on campus, nationally and internationally
  • Itineraries for social programmes
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Expert help, whatever your event

  • An event coordinator to work with your ideas
  • Venue booking and management
  • Catering to suit your needs
  • Advice on the details, from risk assessments to licences

Read our guide to making your event accessible

Lapworth reception with canapes Conferences & events

Unique settings, and experts to match

Your event deserves the very best.

The University of Birmingham specialises in academic conferences, major sporting events and training, live performances and outdoor event experiences.

Here for you

Get in touch with our team today to discuss your requirements

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I just wanted to express my thanks to your team for a great conference last week. The team was absolutely fantastic in organising the event and dealt with all the practicalities wonderfully well. The organiser was also calm and reassuring at just the right times. I cannot praise her highly enough.

Carolyn Pike, Association of Legal Practitioners Conference 2019

I can't thank my event coordinator enough for her professionalism, enthusiastic approach and fantastic organisational skills. Without her help the conference would not have been the huge success it was. She is a pleasure to work with and I heartily recommend her services to support your conference or event.

Keith Portman, Deputy Director of Academic Affairs, HEFI conference 2019
European Windstorm Workshop at Edgbaston Park Hotel

The team’s organization, diligent preparation and clear guidance to presenters allowed us to facilitate an excellent event which ran smoothly throughout… For any academic staff at the University of Birmingham planning on hosting a similar conference or workshop, we would highly recommend employing the services of the Conference and Events team.

Professor Dr Gregor Leckebusch, 8th European Windstorm Workshop 2019

Ready to start planning your event?

Whether you’ve thought about every detail or you’re just beginning to plan, the team can help.

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