SVI CIO Annual Forum 19 November 2018

You are warmly invited to join us at our Annual Forum, to be held from 9.30am to 3pm at Portway Lifestyle Centre, Newbury Lane, Oldbury B69 1HE

We welcome the Mayor of Sandwell who will open the day, an entertaining keynote speaker and a range of interesting exhibitors for you to visit during the day.

There will also be a raffle to help raise funds for SVI.

After lunch, you can browse the stands, take part in an interactive workshop or just relax and chat with friends.

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

Book your place

Please complete the booking form and (if you are a member) the nomination of Trustees form and return by Wednesday 31 October 2018.


Time Activity
9.30am Registration, refreshments and exhibit stands
10.30am Welcome and introductions
10.45am Opening address by The Worshipful the Mayor of Sandwell, Councillor Joy Edis
10.55am Chair’s and Treasurer’s Reports
11.30am Refreshment break
11.50am Election of Trustees and appointment of Accountant
12.00noon Guest speaker - Karren Visser, visually impaired photographer. Karren has a fantastic story to tell about her life and how she perceives the world through her camera and pictures.
12.45pm Closing address, announcements and thanks
1.00pm Lunch
1.45pm Raffle draw
2.00pm Workshops session and time to browse exhibitions/ stands and chat
3.00pm Close


You can download the programme as a Word document here.

Listen to the Annual Forum invitation letter and other documents as an audio playlist (m3u file)

Or listen to the Annual Forum invitation and documents as separate audio files.


Annual Forum invitation


Nomination Form

Booking Form




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