2019 Conference

Conference 2019

20th March 2019 to 22nd March 2019 – supported by Dundee Council and Dundee and Angus Convention Bureau

Conference Awards

Applications are now closed for the 2019 HEBCoN Awards.

Venue Information

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Apex City Quay Hotel,  1 W Victoria Dock Rd, Dundee DD1 3JP

Travel Information

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Please click link for details on how to get to Dundee per Region:

Discount Flights with Loganair
Loganair is offering up to 30% off flights to delegates travelling between London Stansted and Dundee for this conference. Please book at Loganair.co.uk before 22 March 2019, quoting promotional code HEBCON at the time of booking, for travel between 19 March 2019 – 23 March 2019. Please click here to book.

For Futher information about Dundee and what it has to offer please go to:


RRS Discovery dinner

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The Informal buffet on Wednesday 20th March will be held on the RRS Discovery.

Come along and enjoy the atmosphere of an exciting experience  on an Auxiliary Steamship built for Antarctic research, and launched in 1901.

The Lord Provost, Ian Borthwick will be opening the event.

Gala Dinner

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The Gala dinner is a 3 course meal held at the Apex Hotel on  Thursday 21st March.

Dress Code: Smart Casual ( not a black tie event)

Dinner:  Menu coming soon

Key Note Speaker: Dr Aarti Anhal

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Dr Aarti Anhal is a resilience coach, advisor and mentor, who helps her clients succeed during the good times and periods of adversity, crisis and change. She runs ” Before Nine”, a consultancy on a mission to redefine resilience, by putting people first. Through her work, Aarti helps organisations to future-proof their performance by combining personal wellbeing, resilience and agility with organisational resilience.

Formerly a Director at Crisis Solutions and Partner at 4C Strategies, Aarti has spent the last ten years equipping operational teams and executives with the skills and tools they need to build their resilience capabilities and succeed in today’s complex environment. Areas of expertise include: Personal Resilience, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Incident & Crisis Management (ICM), Positive Psychology and Organisational Resilience.

She started her career at RAND Europe helping UK government and businesses develop their early thinking on cyber-security before moving on to Olive Group, where she provided security consultancy to multinationals operating in high-risk environments including Iraq and Afghanistan. She has an LLB/Maitrise in English & French Law at King’s College London and the Université de Paris I (Sorbonne), MA in International Peace and Security; and, a PhD in International Studies from the University of Cambridge. She is due to start an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology at UEL in September 2018.

A programme preview – Our Wednesday evening buffet will be held upon The RRS Discovery and our Gala Dinner will include a traditional Scottish Ceilidh

Purchase Conference

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The conference is open to members of HEBCoN only. If you are a member please choose which package you wish to book from the options below.  (VAT not applicable)

Member Package 1: £375 –  21st to 22nd March 2019
Includes 1.5 days conference , gala dinner and one night’s accommodation on the night of Thursday  21st  March.

If you book before the 18th January 2019 the cost will be £350

Member Package 2: £475   20th to 22nd March 2019
Includes 1.5 days conference,  buffet dinner on 1st night, gala dinner and two nights’ accommodation on the nights of Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st March.

If you book by 18th January 2019 the cost will be £450

Accommodation will be at

Apex City Quay Hotel, 1 W Victoria Dock Rd, Dundee DD1 3JP

Cancellation Policy:

From 31st Jan 2019 to 28th Feb 2019 – half delegate rate is payable

From 1st March 2019 full rate is payable but transferable to another delegate

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Booking instructions

When you have booked a conference place, you will have the option to pay by credit card or BACS. If you are paying by BACS you will be sent an email with your invoice – please pass this to your finance department. If you need us to reissue the invoice please email us at: info@hebcon.org

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