All registered participants with full delegate passes and accompanying persons are welcome to join the IEEE ISGT Europe 2011 social program as presented below (please bring your delegate pass to enter).
Welcome Reception, Monday 5th December 19:00 – 21:00Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)
The Welcome Reception, which is sponsored by MIDAS, will take place in the Museum of Science and Industry. It will provide a chance for delegates to network and enjoy the exhibits in the Revolution Manchester Gallery at the museum, drinks and canapés will also be served.The reception will feature speeches by Prof. Peter Crossley (Univ. of Manchester), Tim Newns (CEO, MIDAS) and Councillor Neil Swannick (Chair of the Greater Manchester energy group). MIDAS is Manchester’s inward investment agency, with a strategic aim to secure significant levels of new investment and employment for the city region. Launched in 2010 the GM Energy group has a remit to inform investment and decision making in energy supply and infrastructure
Based on the site of the oldest passenger railway station in the world, MOSI truly is a museum for everyone. Witnessing halls full of vast, steam-powered machines in action is an unforgettable experience. Permanent exhibitions allow you to explore how the Industrial Revolution started in Manchester and transformed Britain’s cities as well as the lives of its people.
Conference Dinner, Tuesday 6th December 19:00 – 23:00
The Conference Dinner is sponsored by Electricity North West and will take place at the Midland Hotel. This historic building has played host to Kings, Queens and Presidents over its 100 year history, and is symbolic of the red-bricked Victoriana that Manchester is famous for. Please come dressed in smart / casual attire. Music will be provided by the Solo Players string quartet, the quartet are all highly skilled instrumentalists and have performed with a number of world famous artists.
During the dinner, there will be a welcome speech from Prof. Jovica Milanovic (University of Manchester) the Chair of the Conference and from Steve Johnson (CEO of ENW). Electricity North West owns, operates and maintains the North West’s electricity distribution network connecting 2.4 million properties to the National Grid.19:00 Pre-dinner drinks reception20:00 Conference Dinner with speeches and music from the Solo Players String Quartet23:00 Bar closes