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42.Bespoke - Made to measure sizes. Please see p.84 for component details. Polonium Code060606060606 Width (up to)800mm800mm800mm900mm900mm900mm Return (up to)800mm900mm1000mm800mm900mm1000mm Height (up to)2000mm2000mm2000mm2000mm2000mm2000mm10mm Clear Glass£1,226.00£1,264.00£1,344.00£1,264.00£1,302.00£1,382.0010mmUltra-Clear Glass£1,523.00£1,578.00£1,678.00£1,578.00£1,633.00£1,733.0010mm SatinEtched, Blue, Bronze, Greenor Grey Tinted Glass£1,697.00£1,762.00£1,872.00£1,762.00£1,827.00£1,937.0010mmMESH Glass - Available on screens up to a maximum of 2000mm high£1,505.00£1,561.00£1,658.00£1,561.00£1,616.00£1,714.0010mmMESH Glass - Modesty Panel - Panel only available 1000mm high, positioned centrally£1,715.00£1,771.00£1,868.00£1,771.00£1,826.00£1,923.00Component fi nish. Please see p.4 for details. Black,Polished Nickel, Satin Nickel,Additionalcost£285.00£285.00£319.00£285.00£285.00£319.00 Gold,Additionalcost£455.00£455.00£525.00£455.00£455.00£525.00POLONIUM 06DOOR + RETURN PANELSizes - Othersizeoptionsavailable - priceonapplication.Adjustment -Wall profi leoffers12mm (+/- 6mm) adjustmentwhererequired.Handles - Below pricesincludeachoiceof any handlefeaturedon p.6apart from H8and H9 - add £60.Easy Clean Glass Finish - Included.Component Finish - Tomatch Chrome.Seebelow foralternativecolouroptionsand prices.Spare Set Of Water Seals - Included freeof charge.Stay Bar - Stay Bar - A SB1 Stay Barisalwaysincluded forallreturn panelswiderthan1000mm. A SB2 Stay Barcanbesuppliedinstead forwidthsup to1200mm. A SB6 Stay Barcanbesuppliedon Bespokesizesonly,asachargeableoption- add £60. See p.82 formoreinformation.Note - Price - SRPinc VAT @ 20%.ACADEMIC VENUESwww.conference-news.co.uk . April 2012 . 5incoln and Manchester sit at different ends of the scale in the university venue market, but both illustrate the attraction of the sector.Suzanne Etherington organises meetings at the EMMTEC Auditorium at the University of Lincoln and says the venue's bread and butter meetings business is local. "We are fi nding an increasing trend for use of our seminar rooms for corporate training, possibly because local businesses cut their on-site training and offi ce space in the recession," she says. During term-time business is mostly corporate, but when the students leave campus residential conferences can move in."Conferences are springing up closer to the proposed date than previously, she notes, as shorter lead times prevail. "People try to get as much as possible for as little as possible. This puts us in a diffi cult position and we are now re-evaluating our rates to include an hourly charge. We don't want to under-sell," Etherington says.For two years the University has worked with the Social Policy Association to organise its annual conference, which last July brought 252 delegates for three days. "The climate in funding for academics to attend conference is dramatically reducing," Etherington notes, "providing a challenge when managing a tightly packed programme of parallel papers and conference withdrawals due to funding and visa constraints." Over at Manchester University, one of the country's largest, a major investment programme continues at the venues, including at University Place which can host conferences for 1,000 delegates. This summer, the Renold building on the city centre campus, gets a £3.4m refurbishment of its largest lecture theatres and three seminar rooms, increasing the capacity of the largest to 530. Summer 2011 brought three Royal Society of Chemistry conferences to Manchester, the International Pragmatics conference and the European Aerosol Conference.The University also offers year-round venues for smaller meetings and as Layton Quinton, Marketing Manager, says: "We have seen a signifi cant shift towards one day meetings with smaller budgets and delegate numbers, often booked last minute". Long and the shortLincoln and Manchester Universities offer contrasting experiences at their relative ends of the scale in the university venue marketEMMTEC Auditorium, University of LincolnL

6 . www.conference-news.co.uk . April 2012ACADEMIC VENUESork University, Conference Aston and the Møller Centre in Cambridge have all been in the news lately.A topping out ceremony recently marked the fi nal phase in construction of the £9m York Sport Village on the University of York's campus. Work is due for completion July 2012. The University's Vice-Chancellor Professor, Brian Cantor, and McAlpine Works Manager, Jimmy Walker, toasted the occasion with a noggin of ale.Marketing and Sales Manager at York Conferences, Sian Fraser, says: "York Sport Village will be a superb sporting asset for our students and the city. We hope it will attract events to use the modern sporting facilities that previously were not available."Conference Aston offers two purpose built conference, hotel and event venues in Birmingham city centre with 30 meeting rooms accommodating up to 235 delegates. De Vere Venues' CEO Tony Dangerfi eld told CN his company was launching its fi rst meetings and training venue franchise at Conference Aston. On 1 April it will be renamed De Vere Venue Aston Conferences Birmingham. Dangerfi eld says: "We will throw all our sales and marketing power at it and when we take over and the food and service our clients are used to at a De Vere property will be added." The Møller Centre at Churchill College, is the only dedicated, residential executive training and conference centre in Cambridge and recently achieved gold standard in The International Association of Conference Centre's (IACC) Code of Sustainability.Christine Hartshorne, Marketing Manager, says: "We are pleased that we can work with clients to offer a greener more effi cient service." Initiatives introduced at The Møller Centre include new energy-effi cient boilers and a co-mingled recycling system. www.Invest, franchise, sustainWe pick three academic venues to illustrate, respectively, investment, a new management alliance and how to drive the green agendaYork Sport Village, competing for conference businessY