Key Information for itSMF UK 2010 Conference
Thank you for registering for Conference and we are looking forward to meeting you at the 19th itSMF UK Conference, which is taking place on 8th-9th November 2010 at the Novotel London West in Hammersmith, London.
This page will give you the advance information so you can fully plan for your attendance.
Novotel London West
Location Map: http://www.novotellondonwest.co.uk/pdf/locationmap.pdf
The UK Conference Brochure is now available in advance as an interactive guide (link below) with complete details about Conference sessions, sponsors and exhibitors:
Interactive Guide: http://tinyurl.com/itSMFUKconferenceguide
Where is my badge?
Your badge will be ready for you to collect at the venue from the registration desk in the main Conference foyer on Level 1 - Please see Open and Close times for registration below.
Open & close times?
Sunday 7th November (available to all delegates who are booked into the Hotel for Sunday night)
17:30 to 19:30: Registration
17:30 to 19:30: Drinks Reception - Planet Bar
19:30 onwards: Dinner - Bourgogne
Monday 8th November
08:00 to 17:00: Registration Opening Times
08:00 to 18:30: Exhibition Opening Times
09:30: Conference Opening (Cremant)
17:10 to 17:40: Institute of IT Service Management AGM (Bourg)
17:30 to 18:30: Informal Drinks Reception - Exhibition area (Chablis Suite)
19:00 to 20:00: Pre-Awards Dinner Drinks Reception (Champagne Suite)
20:00 to 22:40: Awards Dinner (including IT Service Management awards 2010, hosted by Jon Culshaw)
22:40 to 02:00: Live Band, Entertainment & Casino
Tuesday 9th November
08:30 to 12:00: Registration Opening Times
08:30 to 14:30: Exhibition Opening Times
09:00 Forester Plenary Session (Cremant)
13:00 to 14:00: itSMF UK AGM (Chalon)
15:45 to 16:45: Closing Review and Keynote (Cremant)
How do I get there?
With 3 of London's main tube lines within a 3 minute walk of the hotel, as well as innumerable bus lines, the venue is located just off the A4 and outside the Central London Congestion Zone. It is also just a 30 minute drive from London Heathrow.
Leave the A4 at the Hammersmith turning and proceed along Hammersmith Bridge Road to the large roundabout underneath the flyover. Take the fifth exit off the roundabout. Then turn left into Shortlands - the main hotel entrance and parking will be on your left-hand side.
Local Street View: Hammersmith Street Map
By Public Transport (Underground)
Hammersmith Underground Station is adjacent to the hotel with access to the Piccadilly and District lines with the Hammersmith & City Station 300 metres further away.
Plan your journey and get live travel information.
London Heathrow Airport is just 30 minutes away by taxi or directly accessible via the underground on the Piccadilly Line direct from Heathrow (any terminals) to Hammersmith underground station.
London Gatwick Airport can be reached by Victoria Station and then taking the Underground District Line from Hammersmith.
Hotel check in times and services?
Check in: Any time from 14:00 on Sunday & Monday
Late night check in is also available.
Check out: 11:00 on Monday & Tuesday
Are there parking & taxi facilities?
The hotel offers over 240 on-site car parking spaces, all of which are secure and under cover. Located just off the A4 and outside the Central London Congestion Zone making driving to and from the hotel very simple, straight forward and cost effective.
Car parking for hotel residents is £1.00 an hour.
There is also a permanent taxi rank located at the hotels main entrance, a coach drop off and pick up point (outside the new purpose built Group Arrival Lounge) and private hire taxis or chauffeur services to airports and other destinations can be arranged.
Is there disabled access?
The hotel has three entrances all of which are accessible.
What is the dress code for…? Sunday night, awards dinner, the day…
Conference & Exhibition: During the day (Monday and Tuesday) general business attire
Sunday Night Dinner and Entertainment: Smart Casual
Awards Dinner: This is a Black Tie event. We recommend that delegates follow this dress code however this is not strictly compulsory as evening suits will be acceptable. Ladies will be wearing lovely evening dresses. Strictly no jeans, trainers and lounge wear e.g. jumpers and tracksuits.