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Event Date

13 June 2019

Additional Info

Event Location

, Birmingham View on map

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Midlands Dinner



Overview

Our established series of dinners feature high-calibre speakers and an audience drawn from all parts of the private equity and venture capital community, making it an ideal networking event to raise your profile and entertain your clients. All proceeds from fundraising are donated to charity. The Midlands Dinner will also host the BVCA's Regional Management Team Awards, which will recognise and celebrate the industry's success stories within the region.


Agenda

19:00 Registration and networking reception

20:00 Welcome from Tim Hames, Director General, BVCA

20:05 Dinner service

21:15 Management Team Awards, presented by Tim Hames, Director General, BVCA

21:25 Dinner service resumes

21:55 Business card draw and charity donations

22:00 Address by guest speaker - Michael Pawlyn

22:20 Heads & Tails Quiz followed by Tim Hames, Director General, BVCA

22:30 Closing remarks by Tim Hames, Director General, BVCA

22:35 Post dinner networking reception

01:00 Carriages



Speaker

Michael Pawlyn



Michael Pawlyn was one of the lead architects behind the Eden Project in Cornwall. Treating nature as a blueprint, he believes there are huge gains to be made by learning from how the natural world works.

For every problem we face, from generating energy to manufacturing materials, there are examples from nature to give us inspiration. Importantly, these solutions are often more profitable than traditional approaches, as well as radically reducing the impact on the environment.

Michael's work includes a carbon neutral method for regenerating waste, and the revolutionary Sahara Forest Project which mimics the Namibian fog-basking beetle’s ability to create its own fresh water. The scheme has the potential to reverse the process of desertification in the Sahara and other desert regions as well as generating large amounts of renewable solar energy.

As well as advances in architecture, design, engineering and materials, Michael takes a broader look at innovation and the future. Given the fundamental importance of everything from office design to manufacturing technologies to transport for any business, Michael also considers the changes specific industries might face.

Michael Pawlyn represented Grimshaw as a Founder Member of the UK Green Building Council and is a member of The Edge, the environmental think tank. He has also founded his own architectural practice specialising in sustainable and biomimicry projects and written the book Biomimicry in Architecture.


Dress Code

Black tie and evening/cocktail dress


Menu

Starter
Ribbons of smoked salmon, with beetroot textures and horseradish cream

Main
Deconstructed shepherd's pie, pulled shoulder of lamb, champ mash, minted peas, heritage carrots and marjoram jus

Dessert
Raspberry dome, freeze-dried raspberries

White wine
Sancerre Les Bouffants, Loire Valley, France

Red wine
Norton Porteno Malbec, Mendoza Argentina

Please note that all table bookings include 5 bottles of wine and unlimited still and sparkling water




Location

Birmingham Town Hall
Victoria Square
Birmingham
B3 3DQ

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Price

Members: £250.00 + VAT for a single seat
Members: £2,195.00 + VAT for a table of 10
Non-members: Limited allocation, please email Jack Hughes to discuss participation and pricing.

Bookings are non-refundable. Please see our Terms & Conditions.


Accommodation

We have secured preferential rates with the The Radisson Blu Birmingham of £130.00 inc. VAT for a single occupancy superior room including breakfast.

Please call 0121 654 6000 and ask to book under the BVCA allocation for preferential rates. You will need to provide a credit/debit card and an expiry date at the time of booking. Please note these rates expire on 5 June 2019.

We have secured preferential rates with the The Malmaison Birmingham of £128.00 inc. VAT for a single occupancy standard room including breakfast.

Please call 0330 016 0380 and quote "1306BVN" for preferential rates. You will need to provide a credit/debit card and an expiry date at the time of booking. Please note these rates expire on 30 May 2019.


For availability and other enquiries please contact events@bvca.co.uk

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Series sponsors





Local sponsor


Featuring the BVCA Management Team Awards,
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Privacy Information

Following the introduction of GDPR the BVCA will continue to share attendance lists with sponsors and other attendees (names, job titles and company names only) with the exception of events of a sensitive nature.

Please contact events@bvca.co.uk if you would NOT be happy for us to share this personal information with other attendees. Our full Private Policy & Accessibility Statement can be viewed here.

Further information

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE BVCA

 +44 (0)20 7492 0400

 events@bvca.co.uk