Annual Forum Details Announced

Dave Heeley and co-runner

We are excited to announce that this year’s annual forum keynote speaker will be local lad ‘Blind Dave’. His talk will be just one of the highlights of our yearly event, to be held on Monday 18 November at  Portway Lifestyle Centre, Newbury Lane, Oldbury B69 1HE.

We also welcome the Mayor of Sandwell who will open the day, news on SVI’s fantastic partner working with Serco and a range of interesting exhibitors.  There will be a raffle to help raise funds for SVI.

After lunch, you can browse the stands, take part in interactive workshops 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.

Please complete the Annual Forum Booking Form and Nomination of Trustee Form and return them to the office. Or call the office and we will complete the form over the phone for you.

We hope you will be able to join us.


9.30am: Registration, refreshments and exhibit stands

10.30am: Welcome by Tony Averis, Chair of SVI

10.40am: Opening address by The Worshipful the Mayor of Sandwell, Councillor Dr Ann Jaron

10.55am: Chair’s and Treasurer’s Reports

11.15am: SVI Community Champion Award 2019

11.30am: Refreshment break

11.50am: Election of Trustees and appointment of Accountant

12.00pm: Guest speaker ‘Blind Dave’s’ latest adventures

12.40pm: Serco video presentation and questions

12.50pm: 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


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