If you would like an advance copy of the AIM Conference Delegate Handbook, you can download a copy here: AIM Delegate Handbook 2017 1
To help you make the most of conference, we have rounded up some key times and information so you can find important timings at a glance.
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Day 1 – Thursday 22 June
Registrations will open in the ballroom and bar area of The Commissioners House at 9.30am.
You will be able to collect your delegate bags, select your breakout sessions, dinner seating and if you would like to attend the Industrial Heritage lunch. You can let us know if you are leaving your car in the Dockyards car park or if you require coach travel to the hotels. You can then enjoy coffee or tea in the Steam, Steel & Submarine Gallery and meet the exhibitors.
Conference will start in the Royal Dockyard Church at 11.00am
A buffet lunch will be served from 1.00 – 2.15pm in the Steam, Steel and Submarines Museum where our exhibitors will be based.
Coffee and refreshments will be served from 3.15 – 3.55pm in the Steam, Steel and Submarines Gallery.
Conference will end at 5.00pm
The AIM Annual General Meeting will take place at 5.00pm. If you are planning on attending the AGM, hard copies of all associated documents will be available – or download an agenda, minutes of the 2016 AGM and other information here: AIM AGM
Coaches will depart for the Station, Travelodge and Premier Inn at 5.15pm and 5.45pm from outside of the Commissioners House
Evening Drinks Reception and AIM Dinner
Dress code for drinks and dinner: Smart Casual. Please note that high heels and stilettos are not permitted in ‘Command of the Oceans’ due to the flooring. Heel caps for stilettos will be available if required.
Coaches will collect from the Station, Travelodge and Premier Inn for evening drinks reception and dinner at 6.30pm and 6.45pm
Coaches depart for Travelodge and Premier Inn at 11.00pm and 11.15pm
Day 2 – Friday 23 June
Coaches will collect from the Station, Travelodge and Premier Inn at 8.30am and 8.45am
Registrations will open in the ballroom of The Commissioners House from 8.15am to 9.30am. You can then enjoy coffee or tea in the Steam, Steel & Submarine Gallery and meet the exhibitors.
Conference will start at 9.30am in the Royal Dockyard Church.
Coffee and tea will be served in the marquee adjacent to the Steam, Steel and Submarines Museum where our exhibitors will be based from 11.10am – 11.50am
A buffet lunch will be served from 12.50pm to 2.00pm in the marquee adjacent to the Steam, Steel and Submarines Museum where our exhibitors will be based.
The optional Industrial Heritage Networking Lunch will take place onboard HMS Cavalier from 12.50pm to 2.00pm
Conference will end at 4.00pm
Coaches depart for hotels and train station at 4.00pm, 4.30pm and 5.00pm
Friday Evening Social Event
Dress code: none
Coaches will depart Premier inn and Travelodge at 6.00pm for Upnor Castle arrival at 6.30pm
Coach departs Upnor Castle for BBQ and paid bar at Fort Amherst at 7.20pm
Arrival and walk through the tunnels at Fort Amherst at 7.30pm followed by a Barbeque at 8.00pm. Optional tunnels ghost tour at 8.30pm
Coaches depart for Travelodge and Premier Inn at 10.30pm
Saturday Study Tour – 24 June
Coach will pick up from Premier Inn and Travelodge at 8.15am
If you are leaving after the Saturday Study Tour via Chatham Train station, please bring your bags and cases with you on the tour as the station will be a drop off point after the tour ends.
Coach arrives at Turner Contemporary at approximately 10.00am for tea, coffee and biscuits and welcome followed by a tour
Coach departs Turner Contemporary at 11.30am for Quex Park – Powell Cotton Museum – arrival at 11.45am followed by tour and lunch
Coach departs for drop off points and Chatham Train Station, arriving at the station at 3.30pm
Directions and Travel
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