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HRA Events

 

Autumn Seminar & Management Forum 2019
Tuesday/Wednesday 29th & 30th October

Please note that this a week earlier (week 44) than our usual first week in November slot

Don’t forget to book your hotels ASAP as there are still cheap deals available -
Prices range from £58 and £56 for a central Premier Inn and the Copthorne. The Holiday Inn is on offer at £78.
These prices found on Trivago on 4th October but these will go upwards quite soon.

The Autumn Seminars and Management Forums follow almost the same lines as the Spring event, but without a General Meeting, unless specifically needed. On the first day there will be a Seminar relating to a single issue, followed on the second day by a Forum aimed at General Managers, Board members, Trustees and Managerial Teams.

They are again held on consecutive days, but the only real change is that in the Autumn there normally no need for a General Meeting. Occasionally specific issues crop up, that need decisions by members, but where possible these are kept to the AGM in March

The location will be the Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham - just outside New Street Station

 

RM3 SEMINARS 2019

Jointly organised by the HRA and ORR


THESE ARE IMPORTANT EVENTS for which there will be no charge

ORR WOULD LIKE EVERY OPERATING RAILWAY TO ATTEND

The presentations will be by the ORR and will be an intrduction to the Railway Management Maturity Model RM3.
The content will be useful for all operating railways - large and small

These will be free events and will be open initially to a maximum of 2 attendees from each railway
Places at each event will be on a first come first served basis

08 November - Bluebell Railway

20 November - Manchester ORR Offices

03 December - Severn Valley Railway

05 December - Stirling - The Engine Shed





HRA 2020 Awards and Annual Dinner
Saturday 8th February 2020

This superb event is where you will find out who has won one of our many awards.  The ceremony and  dinner are held in the prestigious 4 star Burlington Hotel, just outside Birmingham New St. Station, and the food will of course be excellent – Why not come along and meet lots of other people from our sector, and if you are lucky, if you have been nominated, maybe even receive one of our awards, which will be presented just after dinner.

Have you a project or a person that you believe deserves an award? -
Please make a nomination! The nominations are open now and will close at 12:00 on 22 November 2019


The doors will open promptly at 1745 and the dress code is lounge suits for gentlemen but more and more of our guests each year are choosing to wear black tie. Ladies may make their own choice, cocktail dresses, or long, but we do not need ball gowns. As we are aiming to finish just after 2300, we will be sitting down to dinner at 1845

We shall sit down to Dinner at 1845

Spring Seminar 2020
February 25 - Bristol M Shed

The HRA Seminars are held twice a year – Spring and Autumn.  Each Seminar majors on a specific theme with several presentations from either external experts, or from our own Members.

For this years seminar the topic is Heritage and Fundraising, with presentations orgainsed by the HRA’s Heritage and Business Development Committees.

The whole day is intended to inform our members about the chosen subjects, but there is also a good chance to network with other representatives about the issues of the day.
 


AGM and Spring Management Forum 2020
February 26 - Bristol M Shed

The Forum events are held twice a year, and this Event includes the HRA’s formal AGM. The forum is aimed at Chairmen, Trustees and General Managers – and all those with a responsibility for safe and successful running of their attractions or organisations

Speakers are chosen specifically for the interest of “management” and quite often there will be an important presentation by the ORR, or Network Rail, or one of the other industry stakeholders, and several other important contributions. Not to be missed, if you are in a position of responsibility.

Networking is another extremely important part of the event, and there will be representatives from the largest, the most successful operations through to new starters in our industry.

Representatives of HRA members may attend the AGM at no cost, but there will be a charge for those who would like stay on for lunch and the Management Conference.


Autumn Seminar 2020
November 03 - Bristol M Shed

The HRA Seminars are held twice a year – Spring and Autumn.  Each Seminar majors on a specific theme with several presentations from either external experts, or from our own Members.

The whole day is intended to inform our members about the chosen subjects, but there is also a good chance to network with other representatives about the issues of the day.
 

Autumn Management Forum 2020
November 04 - Bristol M Shed

The Forum events are held twice a year, and The forum is aimed at Chairmen, Trustees and General Managers – and all those with a responsibility for safe and successful running of their attractions or organisations

Speakers are chosen specifically for the interest of “management” and quite often there will be an important presentation by the ORR, or Network Rail, or one of the other industry stakeholders, and several other important contributions. Not to be missed, if you are in a position of responsibility.

Networking is another extremely important part of the event, and there will be representatives from the largest, the most successful operations through to new starters in our industry.