Speaker Welcome...

We are delighted to have you on board as a speaker at the IED North Conference.

Please find below all of the information you should need in preparation for the day.

Event Info
> Venue
> Timings
> Speaker Discount 
> Accommodation

Speaker Brief
> Main Feel Of The Event
> Audience
> Briefings Before / On The Day
> Presentations
> Feedback


The Lowry Hotel - 50 Dearmans Place, Chapel Wharf, Manchester, M3 5LH
Map and directions to the venue


Registration and morning refreshments will be from 09:15 with opening remarks at 10:00. The conference will conclude at 17:15.
View the latest programme

(Please note that timings are subject to change between now and the event date.)

Speaker Discount

As part of the speaker faculty, your contacts and colleagues are entitled to a 10% discount off the current prices to attend the conference. All they need to do is quote SPK66  at the basket page when booking online.


The Lowry Hotel currently offers single occupancy rooms at £155 Bed & Breakfast until 27 January. To book please call the reservations team on 0161 827 4000 and mention Haymarket.

For a full list of accommodation at preferential rates please click here. 

Main Feel Of The Event

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Briefings Before/On The Day

If you would like to discuss your speaking session in more detail before the event, please arrange a convenient time with Aziliz Du Fay. On the day, the Event Manager and/or Event Producer will meet with you during registration/the break before your session to brief you and ensure you are all set. Please ensure you arrive in plenty of time and send us your slides (if applicable) in advance as well as bringing a copy on a USB just in case.


If you are showing slides in your session, please send them to Eileen Muir by Friday 5 May. Please ensure that your slides are in 16:9 format ratio . If you wish to use video or audio files, please provide these as separate files for the on-site AV team.


There will be evaluation forms circulating on the day on which delegates will score and chart their thoughts on your session. You will be sent your scores after the event, once all of the forms have been collated and analysed. Please also complete one yourself to let us know your thoughts on the event.


Please send all items to Eileen Muir  by the deadline date.

Your photo (high resolution headshot) and biography
(100-200 words written in third person)
DEADLINE: Thursday 20 April 2017

Completed speaker details form
DEADLINE: Thursday 4 May 2017

Your presentation (if applicable) in Powerpoint format, 16:9 ratio
DEADLINE: Monday 8 May 2017

Key Contacts:

Event Content 

Aziliz Du Fay

Aziliz Du Fay 
Senior Conference Producer 
+44 (0)20 8267 4281 

Event Operations 

Eileen Muir

Eileen Muir  
Senior Event Operations Coordinator 
+44 (0)20 8267 4264 

Commercial Partnerships 

Heather Lynn

Heather Lynn 
Account Director
+44 (0)20 8267 4785