Social Programme

Welcome Drinks Reception at BIC

Date: Monday 3 July 2017
Time: 18:00-19:30
Cost: included in delegates registration fee; additional tickets £25 (early) or £30 (late or onsite, if available)

All delegates are invited to attend this event which is included in the registration fee. Additional tickets may be purchased as part of the registration process.

The event will take place in the exhibition area following the close of conference sessions. Delegates are then free to make their own arrangements for dinner after the reception. A list of recommended restaurants in Bournemouth will be available at the conference

NEW….Monday Light Supper – No Transport Required!

Date: Monday 3 July 2017
Time: 19:30-21:00
Cost: £20

Our welcome reception always ends too soon breaking up those important conversations…but never fear, President to the rescue!

Peter Dawson has arranged a light supper in the “Bar at the BIC“where you can enjoy a delicious plate of Dorset fish pie with a glass of wine, simply by taking the escalator!!

No need to rush away and worry about where to eat that evening. You can now book this as part of your online registration, but don’t delay..we need to know who wants to join in!

Ticket price £20.00 – includes a hot plate of fish pie (vegetarian option also available) + 1 glass of wine (cash bar available for further drinks and coffee).

Pre-bookings only please by 10 June; tickets will NOT be available when you arrive in Bournemouth.

4th July Summer Social Event

Date: Tuesday 4 July 2017
Time: 19:30
Cost: £42

You are invited to join the ACPGBI executive committee to enjoy a toe tapping, foot stomping fun filled evening of line dancing and music in the iconic Bournemouth Pavilion Ballroom. A buffet dinner and welcome drink is included in the ticket price.

Tickets are limited for this unique event so please book now. Tickets are available via the online registration system.

BDRF Charity Run

Date: Monday 3 July 2017
Time: 18:00

To take part in the charity run, please send your name and contact number to:


Play Parkstone Golf Course, one of Britains top 100 courses with views of Poole Harbour, with food included after the round.