Practical Information


In association with Meet Birmingham a useful microsite of Birmingham-related information is available where you can also book accommodation at hotels offering a preferential rate. You can also go straight to the booking page by clicking the link on the Registration & Deadlines page. There are many hotels within the vicinity of the conference venue.

If there are any queries in relation to accommodation, contact Accommodation Services (Tel: +44 (0) 844 888 3052, Fax: +44 (0) 844 888 1039, e-mail:


ICC Birmingham ( – please visit the ICC website for detailed location and travel information (

The conference will take place at the International Conference Centre (ICC) which is centrally located within Birmingham, close to numerous high quality chain hotels and eateries. The ICC is very used to hosting national and international conferences and high profile events with appropriate security and safety considerations.

The oral presentations will be in the large Hall 1 lecture auditorium with the exhibition hall in the adjacent large Hall 3 for booth exhibitors and sponsors. The exhibition hall will also house the food and drink for the meeting breaks as well as the e-posters (until the final day) and will be transformed for the traditional TIAFT Gala Dinner on the final night. The ancillary meetings, Young Scientists Symposium and vendor seminars will be accommodated in the numerous other Halls all within the ICC space.


Birmingham is served by an international airport with direct and indirect flights from around the world ( When arriving at the airport there is a train link to Birmingham city centre or taxi services. The recently re-developed Birmingham New Street station is the main central train station for the city and provides rapid train links across the UK and to London for access to the Eurostar ( Birmingham is also centrally connected to the UK’s motorway and road networks allowing direct access to the venue, city centre and hotels.


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At registration you will receive a printed personal name badge. This is your entrance ticket to all sessions and other activities of the TIAFT conference. Please remember to wear this badge at all times during the conference, including registered social and other activities.

Insurance & Liability
The conference organisers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, for loss of, or damage to, property belonging to delegates (or their accompanying persons), either during or as a result of the conference or associated tours/activities. Please check the validity of your own travel insurance.

Local cuisine and eating out
Birmingham is home to a variety of different cultures with numerous restaurants of various styles, prices and categories serving multi-national cuisine.

No one can predict the British weather!

Contact Us
For any queries regarding the meeting please e-mail