Directors' Forum 23-24 September 2019

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We are delighted to announce that our Autumn Directors' Forum will be held jointly with ARMA and take place at the Park Regis Hotel, Birmingham on Tuesday 24 September.


Following discussions between ARMA and PraxisAuril, the day will focus on the role universities have in their local region.  As usual, we will have a mix of strategy/policy updates and a chance to discuss how these translate into activity.  Discussions are likely to include how universities are working with the various regional actors and the funding streams available to facilitiate this.  Local industrial strategy, strength in places funding, city deals and the approach of the devolved governments are also likely to feature.

A dinner will be held on the evening of Monday 23 September to enable you to make the most of the networking time available with fellow Directors (included in the registration fee).  We are working to secure a suitable pre-dinner speaker and hope to be able to announce this soon.

Places are limited, early registration is encouraged to secure your place (multiple registrations from a single institution may be restricted).  

Directors who are unable to attend due to other commitments may nominate a deputy to attend on their behalf.


  • PraxisAuril and ARMA members: University Heads of Office (or a nominated deputy)
  • Key sector stakeholders (by invitation only)

Please note the event fee does not include accommodation, this should be booked separately if required (see below)



Park Regis Birmingham is the newest, tallest and most breathtaking addition to Birmingham’s skyline. Situated on the famous Broad Street, the hotel offers and modern and contemporary ambience with a boutique feel for guests to enjoy.

The hotel is approximately 20 minutes walk from Birmingham New Street station, or a short taxi ride.


Car parking:

Park Regis Birmingham has no on-site car parking facilities. The nearest car park facilities are the Euro Car Park located in the Five Ways Entertainment complex, approximately 300m (3 min walk) from the hotel (address: Euro Car Parks, Fiveways, 60 Bishopsgate St, Birmingham B15 1DB)


We have a limited number of complimentary spaces available in another local car park - please let us know if you require a space and we will reserve one for you. Car registrations must be provided two days prior to arrival.



We have secured a limited number of rooms at the Park Regis at a preferential rate of £129.00 per night inc VAT, this includes breakfast. To book, please contact the Park Regis directly on 0121 369 5555 choosing option 1 and quote the event name.  Any unsold rooms will be released on 30th August.

23rd September - 24th September


Event fee (excl. VAT) £ 412.50
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