ABCD CDP Course 2019 Information

Please note that you are expected to attend all sessions on each day of the programme and we cannot accept requests to attend part of the course only. 


The cost of attending the course is £375 per person, to include accommodation for 4 nights, lunch and dinner on day 1, breakfast, lunch and dinner on days 2, 3 & 4 and breakfast & lunch on day 5. Drinks are not included. You will need to pay for your own travel expenses and room extras at the hotel.

Dinner and accomodation

These will be provided on the nights of 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th December. If you live locally and do not need dinner and/or accommodation please let me know as soon as possible.  Please note there will be some guest speaker sessions before dinner that you should attend as part of the programme even if you are not staying at the hotel.


Edbaston Park Hotel & Conference Centre, 53 Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, B15 2RS. Please see the hotel website for further details.


The Edgbaston Park Hotel is located on the Birmingham University campus just 2 miles from Birmingham city centre. By rail the hotel is a 10 minute walk across the campus from the University rail station, which is just 6 minutes by frequent trains from Birmingham New Street. There is free car parking available on site (subject to availability). From Birmingham Airport, take the train to New Street Station and onwards to University - the journey will take around 30 minutes.

Hotel check in & out

Your room will be ready for check in from 14.00 on 2nd December. Check out time is 10.00 on 6th December – an additional charge may be incurred if you do not check out before this time. Please note that the concierge will be able to store your luggage once you have checked out of your room.

Bedroom amenities and hotel services

Bedrooms have individual climate control, en suite bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities, free wifi, iron and ironing board,hair dryer & satellite TV. Hotel services include a restaurant & bar, Guests of the hotel are able to use the pool and gym at the Birmingham University Sports Park free of charge, and this is situated a 10 minute walk from the hotel.


Lunch and dinner will be provided on day 1, breakfast, lunch and dinner on days 2, 3 & 4 and breakfast and lunch on day 5. If you have specified a dietary requirement then this will be catered for. Please note that drinks with meals (apart from water) are at your own expense.

Meeting room location

Plenary Room                               Pevsner Suite, First Floor

Lunch                                            1900 Steakhouse Bar and Grill Restaurant, Ground Floor

Dinner                                            Pevsner Suite, First Floor

Registration on site

Please come to the main hotel foyer to register between 09.30 and 10.00 on Monday 2nd December. 


Should you need to cancel your place at this meeting, please note that fees paid can only be refunded if we are able to fill your place with another delegate, otherwise no refunds can be given. All refunds are subject to a £10 administration fee.


Should you have any problems or queries please contact Elise Harvey on 01675 477602 or by email at

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