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Welcome to the blog of Members’ Forum 2017.

Members Forum 2017

The organisation for Members’ Forum 2017 is well underway, with a number of really interesting events being planned for in and around Cardiff, 18-22 June.

The composition of Members’ Forum will be slightly different from previous years, as CIOB transition from Centres and Branches to the Local Hub structure.

Time Zone representatives remain in place for both UK & Ireland, and international. For international branches that are yet to transition to the Hub structure, Members’ Forum Branch Representatives from 2016 remain in place. However, for Europe, Regional representatives will be attending from the Europe Regional Hub. Novus representatives and Employer Engagement Representatives from across all regions have been invited.

Subject to the full Hub structure being in place, Members’ Forum 2018 will see the full structure implemented.

The Members’ Forum Project Team are busy booking travel for the attendees and working on the array of events taking place during the week. The Icebreaker event in 2016 proved to be an excellent way for new and existing delegates to get to know each other, and a light hearted way to start the week, especially after many had travelled long journeys. The team are currently working on this event, to bring a different approach to this networking session. The Local Cardiff Hub are working on putting a local twist to the Welcome Reception, and showcasing Wales to members from across the globe.

All other events are taking shape including workshops, site visits, the cultural evening, Members’ Forum meeting…amongst others! The conference will be held at the Hilton Hotel, where all the delegates will be staying and internal meetings taking place. ‘Localism in a Global Construction Industry’ is the title of the conference, and it will feature a breakout CPD session. Bookings for the conference are now open so please do share this with colleagues.

Last but by no means least, the President’s Inaugural Dinner will be taking place at The Exchange – an old coal exchange being converted into a luxury hotel in the centre of Cardiff. This will be a fantastic venue; or wish to book please email Sarah Morris.

The CIOB staff are all looking forward to what should be another exciting and productive event, and welcoming the Members’ Forum representatives to Cardiff.

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