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Annual Convention 2018

07 Feb 2018 - 09 Feb 2018

The UKinbound Annual Convention 2018 will take place from Wednesday 7 to Friday 9 February 2018 in Cardiff, the UK's youngest capital city! Rich in ancient history, eclectic culture and 'out of this world' activities, Cardiff is a thriving city, just 2 hours by train from London.

The UKinbound Annual Convention is a high-profile event that provides a well-balanced mix of B2B opportunities, industry knowledge and networking culminating with the 2017 Awards for Excellence ceremony.

The three day event will include:

  • Keynote speakers including PY Gerbeau - CEO of X-Leisure and former CEO of the New Millennium Experience Company and Vice-President of Euro Disney
  • A panel debate with industry leaders chaired by Ian Taylor, Editor of Travel Weekly
  • Seminars on topics such as developing bookable products and travel technology trends
  • New and improved B2B workshop
  • A spectacular black-tie gala dinner with our Awards for Excellence ceremony compered by award winning Welsh comedian Rod Woodward
  • Familiarisation trips throughout Wales
  • Fun, themed informal networking evening including the not to be missed UKinbound Pub Quiz
  • Annual General Meeting


To book your place, download and complete the booking form and return it to If you have any queries please contact the Events Team or call 0207 395 7500.

Delegate Prices


SUPPLIER: 1st ticket at £595+VAT and £545+VAT for each additional ticket*
TOUR OPERATOR: 1st ticket at £440+VAT and £220+VAT for each additional ticket*

*applies to bookings made at the same time

Programme Outline
Wednesday 7 Feb Thursday 8 Feb Friday 9 Feb
12:00 - 14:00 Registration and Lunch 09:00 B2B Workshop 09:30 Closing Session
14:00 AGM 12:30 Lunch 10:00 Fam Trips
15:30 Panel Debate and Keynote Speakers 13:30 B2B Workshop
19:00 Informal Networking Evening with Fancy Dress 15:30 Seminars

19:00 Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner (Black Tie)


Delegates will be accommodated at the following hotels:

Delegates can express their hotel preferences at time of booking. Accommodation will be allocated strictly on a first come, first served basis.

Familiarisation Trips:

Following the closing address on Friday 9 February, delegates will have the option to attend one Familiarisation Trip, courtesy of Visit Wales.

There will a one day fam trip in Cardiff open to all delegates. Alternatively, Tour Operators will be able to choose from one of three weekend fam trips options. For more detailed information on fam trips, please CLICK HERE FOR FAM TRIPS

Delegates can state their fam trip preference at time of booking. There is limited availability and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.


We are pleased to announce that thanks to GWR, one of our Convention 2018 Partners, delegates travelling to the Annual Convention can enjoy discounted fares to and from Cardiff**.

London - Cardiff Conference return, Standard Class from £44
London - Cardiff Conference return, First Class from £89

Please note that the discount fares are only available using the link below and are NOT available via the main GWR website booking system. To book your train ticket please select "Cardiff" from the following link:

**These tickets are valid as follows:

  • On GWR train services to Cardiff Central and GWR connecting services.
  • These fares are also available for travel from most stations in London and SE England, regardless of local train operating company - input your local station to see if tickets are available. Such tickets would also include cross London transfers by Tube, if routed via the Capital.
  • Proof of attending the UKI Convention must be carried to validate the use of GWR Conference Tickets.

Sponsorship Opportunities

A range of sponsorship opportunities are available which can be a great way to reach your target audience gain maximum exposure. For more information about our sponsorship opportunities please contact Ciaran Pugh, Events Manager.


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