Invitation to SVI Annual Forum 2017

You are warmly invited to join us at our Annual Forum, on Monday 20 November 2017 at the Portway Lifestyle Centre, Newbury Lane, Oldbury B69 1HE. Registration from 9.30am.

Itinerary includes keynote speaker David Quarmby, of Kirklees Visual Impairment Network; exhibitors; workshops; with light refreshments throughout the day and lunch served at 1pm; close at 3pm.

This year we welcome the Mayor of Sandwell Councillor Ahmadul Haque MBE who will open the day.

Our keynote speaker David Quarmby, will tell us about the work he does with a user led organisation similar to Sandwell Visually Impaired (SVI) and how they have grown.

There will be a range of exhibitors for you to visit during the day, workshops on new and interesting equipment and a raffle.

The Annual Forum also provides you with the opportunity to take an active part in our work. If you are a member of SVI, you can choose your representatives on the trustee board.

Book your place by calling the SVI office on 0121 525 4810. We hope you will be able to join us.

Listen to this information as an audio track.


Agenda item
9.30am Registration, refreshments and exhibit stands
10.30am  Welcome and introductions
10.45am  Opening address by The Worshipful the Mayor of Sandwell, Councillor Ahmadul Haque MBE
10.55am Chair’s and Treasurer’s Reports
11.15am SVI Community Champion award 2017
11.30am Refreshment break
11.50am Election of Committee and appointment of Accountant
12.00pm Guest speaker David Quarmby, Kirklees Visual Impairment Network – his background, how his organisation started and their commitment to break down the barriers that visually impaired people face. From yoga, to IT support, to tandem cycling, he’s got lots to tell us.
12.30pm Closing address, announcements and thanks
12.45pm Lunch
1.30pm Workshops session 1 or time to browse exhibitions/chat
2pm Raffle draw
2.20pm Workshops session 2 or time to browse exhibitions/chat
3.00pm Close



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