USHA Annual Conference 2019
BOOK NOW to secure the Early Bird rate!

Dear USHA members

The USHA Annual Conference 2019 is taking place on the 23rd-25th April at the Centre for Life in Newcastle.

The Early Bird Full Package delegate price for the USHA Annual Conference 2019 is £399 + VAT and is available until 1st February! 

Full Delegate packages include:

  • Attendance on both Conference days (Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th April 2019) with access to all sessions
  • All lunch and refreshment breaks across the two days
  • A ticket to the Drinks Reception and Welcome Dinner on Tuesday 23rd April
  • A ticket to the Drinks Reception and Gala Dinner on Wednesday 24th April
  • An optional campus tour
  • Fantastic networking opportunities throughout the conference

The Early Bird period will end on Friday 1st February. After this date the Full Delegate Package price will increase to £450 + VAT.

To secure the lower rate click here to be taken to the booking website to make your registration.

The programme will be diverse in content covering key areas within the sector, as well as more specialised sessions directed toward both the previous Spring and Estate’s conference attendees. We will also be asking you, the delegate, about what topics you are interested in discussing in an all new self-directed workshop dictated by our members.

We have some exciting speakers lined up for you! Over the two days you can expect to hear from:

  • Ian Prosser CBE, HM Chief Inspector of Railways and Director of Railway Safety at Office of Rail Regulation
  • Professor Dr Paul Chadwick, Deputy Director of CBC
  • Nigel Heaton, Director of Human Applications
  • Chris Lowther, Chief Fire Officer at Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service
  • Bernadette Duncan MBE, Chief Operating Officer at AUCSO; MD and Consultant, Duncan Solutions Ltd
  • Iain Ferguson CFIOSH FIIRSM, Head of Safety and Sustainability at LNER

Workshop speakers to be announced soon...

The Welcome Dinner on Tuesday evening will be held at the lovely Crowne Plaza Newcastle Hotel, and will give ample time for networking and providing an excellent opportunity to get to know other attendees.

The Crowne Plaza Newcastle Hotel is the preferred conference hotel and delegates are encouraged to book here. More information can be found on the booking website - book now to avoid disappointment!

The Gala Dinner will take place at The Assembly Rooms, a grand venue which definitely has that wow factor and is certain to be a highlight of the conference programme.

The USHA Annual Conference will provide an excellent opportunity not only to hear from expert and knowledgeable speakers, but also to network with invaluable suppliers to the sector. You will get chance to meet with up with old friends and make new contacts. Conferences attract a wide range of members travelling from all over the UK to represent many different types of institution.

If you require any further information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We hope to see you in Newcastle!

Kind regards
Cathy Day


 Programme timings:

 Tuesday 23rd April

14:00-17:00 – Optional Newcastle campus tour

19:30 onwards – Welcome Dinner

Wednesday 24th April

08:15 – Conference registration open

09:05 – Opening of conference

19:00 onwards – Gala Dinner and Drinks Reception

Thursday 25th April

08:15 – Conference registration open

17:00 (approx.) – Conference closes



USHA conferences and seminars

USHA has an established history of successful conference events, providing a first class programme of speakers covering a wide range of current issues and providing an opportunity for members to network and share best of practice.

All our events are for USHA Members 

The aim of USHA events is to:

  • networking and information sharing
  • dissemination of best practice
  • celebrate successes
  • launch new initiatives
  • consult with the membership
  • debate and discuss issues impacting the sector

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