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Social Programme

A number of activities are planned as part of the social programme which will run alongside the conference. Details of these are available below.

CardiffMilleniumStadium.jpgMillennium Stadium Tour

Come and explore the magnificent facets and features that make the Millennium Stadium one of the most impressive icons of modern Wales.

Join one of our experienced tour guides and visit the Press Conference Suite where the worlds of rugby and journalism meet. Experience the build-up before the match in the Dragon's Lair, Wales' team dressing room. Hear the roar of 74,500 fans as you walk down the players' tunnel towards the hallowed turf. Learn about the only palletised pitch system and fully retractable roof in the UK, which allows the entire playing surface to be removed to create one of the world's largest indoor arenas.

Take in the view of the pitch from a VIP hospitality suite, and finally lift the trophy to the skies like a sporting superstar in the President's Box, an area normally reserved for royalty.

This tour will take place on Tuesday 30th June. To book your ticket please click here

Dinner Groups

On Tuesday 30th June we are offering delegates the chance to have a taste of Cardiff. We have 10 places at each of the following restaurants offering you a chance to experience Cardiff with new colleagues and old friends. All restaurants are within walking distance or a short taxi ride from the conference venue.

Please note: Restaurant reservations are from 8.00pm.


JamieItalian.jpgJamie's Italian

Celebrity chef's relaxed Italian chain, with rustic menu and antipasti bar. Please click here to visit the restaurant's website.




Chapel 1877 Bar and Restaurant

Swish Welsh restaurant and bar/bistro in restored, exuberantly-decorated and ornate former chapel. Please click here to visit the restaurant's website.



Fish85.jpgFish at 85

Locally-landed fish cooked without fuss in a bright modern space with an on-site fish counter. Please click here to visit the restaurant's website.



ThePottedPig.jpgThe Potted Pig

Modern British cuisine with French and New York influences served in underground former bank vaults. Please click here to visit the restaurant's website.




Portuguese restaurant and fish specialist, in a cosy, colourful setting with occasional live music. Please click here to visit the restaurant's website.



PurplePoppadom.jpgPurple Poppadom

Imaginative reinvention of classic Indian curries in a colourful contemporary restaurant. Please click here to visit the restaurant's website.



TheSmokeHaus.jpgThe Smoke Haus

American Diner serving quality food in a great atmosphere, huge portions, masses of meat and a challenge not for the faint of heart! Please click here to visit the restaurant's website.



To join a dinner group please click here



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