The 2020 UIMPROVE Conference

7 July 2020
The 2020 UIMPROVE Conference will be held on 7 July 2020 at The Edwardian, Free Trade Hall, Peter Street, Manchester.


Who should attend?
We have seen organisations take different approaches to who they send and observed that the following mixture is ideal with a minimum of three and a maximum of six participants:

(1) The Chief Executive or a Director (someone different each year)
(2) Someone from the Next Tier Down, i.e. a direct report to a Director
(3) The UIMPROVE Coordinator (should attend every year)
(4) A minimum of one and a maximum of four Facilitators (one novice, one experienced, one who has attended the conference before, one who hasn't)
(5) Recently appointed senior managers who need to better understand UIMPROVE
(6) Improvement enthusiasts who don't fall into any of the above categories

The benefits of attending
The conference will provide you with an opportunity to:

(1) Meet people from other organisations and industries and see what they're doing
(2) Hear interesting speakers and see how UIMPROVE works elsewhere
(3) Contribute to the development of the approach
(4) Get up-to-date with the latest thinking and developments
(5) Clear your brain and focus on improvement for 2 days
(6) Learn a bit more about the UIC and UIMPROVE if you have not worked with us before


The programme
The 2020 programme will contain a mix of presentations and interactive sessions covering many aspects of UIMPROVE, from philosophy through the practical application.

We identify potential speakers as the year progresses and begin our planning processes in early 2020 so check back for who you can expect. This normally includes one or more Keynote Speakers - usually the Chief Executive from one of our clients and a mixture of speakers including Facilitators from a variety of organisations.

The location
We are very excited to be hosting this year's conference in Manchester's former Free Trade Hall. The Edwardian is a short walk from Manchester Oxford Road Station. Full directions will be provided with your Joining Instructions, along with a list of local accommodation for the night prior for long-distance travellers.

Start and finish times
Registration and a breakfast pastry: 08.45 Tuesday
Conference commences: 09.30
Buffet lunch: 13.00
Finish and drinks reception: 17.00-19.00

The cost
149 + VAT. This includes breakfast on arrival, lunch and an evening drinks reception.

Book and pay before 31 March 2020 and get 4 places for price of 3 (447 + VAT).


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photos and videos
from previous years