SVEPM Conference & Annual General Meeting of the Society 2017
March 29th - 31st in Inverness, Scotland
Local Conference Organiser: George Gunn
Inverness Airport is located some 7 miles East of Inverness / 21 miles from Loch Ness.
There are direct flights to Inverness by British Airways, KLM, Flybe and Easyjet to and from London Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Dublin, Belfast, Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester - offering global connections, with all flight times within the UK are under 2 hours.
Local transport connections to Inverness are available from outside the airport terminal building, including bus and taxis services. Local and national car hire is also available for arriving and departing passengers.
Other major Scottish airports include: Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh – and there are regular public transport transfers available from all of those to Inverness
By Rail or Coach
Inverness is served by daily trains from London Kings Cross operated by Virgin East Coast, while another good option is the overnight Caledonian Sleeper train from London Euston. There are frequent services from Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh, operated by Scotrail.
National bus companies Megabus, Citylink, National Express and Stagecoach link Inverness to all the major UK cities. A very useful guide and app to help you travel around Scotland is available at Travelinescotland.com
For further information on travelling to Inverness, please follow the link below
The conference social programme will be taking place in the four-star Kingsmills Hotel, and we have negotiated a very special accommodation rate for SVEPM delegates of just £95 per night.
Only a limited number of these rooms are available, and they must be booked online using the link below, or by using the code SVEPM28 directly on Kingsmills Hotel website.
Inverness is a popular tourist destination, and offers a wide range of suitable accommodation for visiting delegates. Below are links to some other hotels within easy walking distance of the main conference venue at Eden Court.
Eden Court is situated on Bishops Road, Inverness, IV3 5SA
Inverness Palace Hotel
Premier Inn Inverness Centre
Conference Social Programme
SVEPM has a reputation as a very sociable, enjoyable meeting, and this year will be no exception. Delegate registration includes a special Scottish Evening with whisky tasting on Wednesday March 29 and the Conference Banquet and Ceilidh on Thursday March 30. Partners can register for these too, and as well as these inclusive events there will be the chance to spend the afternoon of Friday March 31 on a cruise on Loch Ness and visiting historic Urquhart Castle. There will also be fringe events the day before the main conference, Tuesday March 28, and other opportunities for partners to enjoy the area while the main programme is taking place – please sign up for our mailing list to be kept up to date about all of these activities.
You might also consider combining your trip to SVEPM 2017, with registration at the conference of the International Society for the Economics and Social Sciences of Animal Health, taking place on March 27-28 at the Aviemore Highland Resort.
The two meetings are separate, but are being planned to complement each other, and it is easy to transfer from Aviemore to Inverness.
Find out more about ISESSAH at www.ISESSAH2017.org