Join us for our Presidential Dinner and Drinks Reception* where we’ll be celebrating the CILIP 125 and enjoying live jazz music from Birmingham Conservatoire.

The drinks reception is an ideal way to connect with colleagues, meet new faces and develop your professional network.

A three-course dinner will follow, after which we will enjoy a  presentation to celebrate 125 years of CILIP’s Royal Charter and announce the recipients of the CILIP 125 list; the new generation of librarians, information and knowledge management professionals.

We’ll round off the evening with live music in the form of a jazz trio, featuring musicians from Birmingham Conservatoire.

Order of Proceedings

18.30 – 19.00 | Drinks Reception in the Exhibition Area

19.00 | Presidential Dinner

21.30 | Celebration of CILIP 125

22.00 | Live music

*A ticket to the drinks and dinner is included if a full conference package has been booked, or if you have added a place to your day only booking.

For more information or if you wish to attend, please email

Hilton Birmingham Metropole
The NEC Birmingham
Pendigo Way
B40 1PP

The Hilton Metropole has excellent transport links – located just off the M42,  two miles away from Birmingham Airport BHX and a 15 minute walk from Birmingham International train station.

Conference packages are available to include Wednesday night accommodation at the hotel. The hotel is recently refurbished and has fantastic amenities, including an indoor pool and fitness centre.