Social programme

In addition to learning theory, sharing best practice and gaining experience, it is important that delegates are provided with an opportunity to connect with each other in a less formal way.

We understand this and this is why the IFCO Conferences have always been famous for their dynamic and fun social programmes. This year is no different as we have an exciting and interesting programme instore for you!

Thursday, 1 September 2016 – IFCO Opening Ceremony 

Our social programme will kick off on the very first day of the conference at the Opening Ceremony. This will begin with an opening address and introduction from the invited guests and speakers. It will also be where the now infamous IFCO flag procession will take place. Children and young people attending the event will form a parade and show flags representing every country in attendance, so make sure to look out for yours and cheer when you see it! After this, delegates will be invited to make their way for refreshments and entertainment. 

Saturday, 3 September 2016 – IFCO Gala Dinner

After the second day of plenaries and workshops is over, you will have no doubt already made new connections or strengthened existing ones and will be immersed in the IFCO atmosphere. Now it’s time to put on your party hats on and enjoy the traditional IFCO Gala dinner: the most attended and grandest event throughout the four days of the conference.

This year we are 35 years old, so join us in an exciting evening of birthday celebrations for IFCO. An evening of an exquisite three course meal, dancing and of course... birthday cake. A perfect event to wind down, have fun and network with conference presenters and delegates. Also don't forget to bring your cheque books as we will be providing opportunity for live bidding to help raise further money for IFCO Pat Whelan Youth Fund that provides opportunities for future young care leavers to attend our conferences.

Tickets for our annual Gala meal are available both individually or as an add-on to the one-day registrations on Saturday, 3 September 2016. They are included in the price of the full conference registration for both adults, youth and children. 

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