Delegates who attended the 2009 Road Safety GB national conference have given the event a resounding ‘thumbs up’ – and the initial planning meeting for the 2010 conference has already taken place.
This year the conference was held in Cambridge, 12-13 November. Of the 200 people who attended, 87 completed the post event evaluation questionnaire. 92% of respondents rated the conference content as ‘excellent or good’, 91% rated the event organisation as ‘excellent or good’, and 93% gave the same mark for the booking process. Delegates also enjoyed the conference dinner, with 91% rating the atmosphere ‘excellent or good’ and 89% rating the dinner overall as ‘excellent or good’.
The dalegate feedback has also given some useful pointers for the Road Safety GB Mercia Region, which is hosting the 2010 conference.
Nick Rawlings, who helped organise the 2009 conference working with Road Safety GB Eastern Region, said: "The feedback tells us where we need to improve, as well as the things we did well this year.
"There was a feeling that the venue was too small and that it would be good to have all delegates staying at the same hotel. We fully accept that it was too cramped this year, because we were overwhelmed by the response from delegates and exhibitors. There was also a feeling that plentiful on site parking would be an advantage, and that more interaction between speakers and delegates would have improved the event.
"All of the logistical issues will be addressed by the choice of venue for 2010. Chesford Grange is bigger, much easier to get to by road, with ample, free on site parking."
The 2010 conference will be held 16-17 November 2010 at Chesford Grange, nr Kenilworth, Warwickshire.
To register your interest in receiving more information about the 2010 event as it becomes available, please contact Sally Bartrum on 01379 650112. All delegates and exhibitors who attended the 2009 event will automatically receive details as they become available.