During the conference, we have organized two special social events for our guests to experience all that Sheffield has to offer including the opportunity to experience our industrial heritage. Both events take place in famous venues across the city and provide a relaxed setting in which to network with other conference delegates.

Sunday Evening 5pm: Canapes and drinks reception, Kelham Island Museum

Kelham Island Industrial Musuem

After registration, we shall be taking a short coach ride to the birth place of the Sheffield Steel industry, Kelham Island. What was once the heart of the City’s industrial growth, Kelham Island has now turned into a cosmopolitan district of Sheffield, housing both residential and commercial premises, bars, restaurants and a thriving café culture. The area is currently going through major redevelopment including housing the City’s first eco-friendly housing development, Little Kelham. The event is optional and we will provide canapés and a drinks reception so that you can become better acquainted with your fellow delegates as well as view some of the Museum’s historical exhibits. We plan for the event to finish around 7pm and there are a selection of restaurants in the area for those wishing to eat out. Read more about what we got up to on our Kelham Island trip here.


Wednesday Evening 7pm: Dinner reception at Cutler’s Hall

Dinner shotThe Conference Dinner will be held at the Cutler’s Hall in the City Centre, a short walk from The Diamond. The Cutler’s Hall is a Grade II listed building and is the official headquarters of the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire and was built in 1832 by two of the City’s industrial elite; Samuel Worth and Benjamin Broomhead Taylor at a cost of £6500. The venue is still home to the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire and elects a new Master Cutler each September. The dinner will be formal dress and consist of a drinks reception, 3 course meal and after dinner speeches by members of the ICCDU2016 Committee. Want to know more? Read up on our blog post here.