Social Programme

Drinks Reception – sponsored by Biocatalysts Ltd

Wednesday 20th September 2017, 17:00 -18:30

Spring Lane Building, University of York, YO10 5DD 

The drinks reception, sponsored by Biocatalysts Ltd, will take place in the exhibition hall, providing the perfect opportunity to network and socialise with fellow delegates.

From senior representatives of government, major investors, top industry players and senior scientists to start-up companies and brilliant early career researchers, the showcase will bring people from across the supply chain together under the same roof – connecting people who would not normally meet.




Coach transport to the Conference Dinner

At the end of the Drinks Reception delegates who requested transport will be taken to the National Railway Museum by coach.



Conference Dinner - sponsored by the University of York

Wednesday 20th September 2017, 19:00 -23:00

National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ

The Conference Dinner, sponsored by  the University of York, will take place at the award winning National Railway Museum on Wednesday 20th September.


In addition to the opportunity to enjoy a delicious dinner and network with fellow delegates in a unique and exciting environment, entertainment will be provided by a comedian and a roving magician.


Dr Steve Cross is a comedian and the founder of Science Showoff and Bright Club. He will tell us stories from his seven years of dragging scientists kicking and screaming in front of bright stage lights and asking them to tell jokes.


Dr Bill MacDonald is a chemist by day, but on special occasions, such as the Chemistry and Industrial Biotechnology Showcase, he transforms into a highly entertaining close-up magician.


The Conference Dinner is sponsored by the University of York.