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Conference 2023

Was held on Thurs 9th and Friday 10th March 2023 at

The Parkgate Hotel, Westgate Street, Cardiff, CF10 1DA

The Parkgate Hotel

The Parkgate Hotel, Westgate Street, Cardiff, CF10 1DA, Cardiff’s finest new luxury hotel within touching distance of Principality Stadium. Echoing all the elegance and glamour of its historic setting.
With numerous amenities for guests such as 24 hour front desk, fitness centre, and luxury rooms you will wake up feeling ready to go.

Here’s what else you can look forward to:

Property Location

The Parkgate Hotel is located on Westgate Street in the city of Cardiff, just a 7-minute walk from Cardiff Central railway station.

Room Features & highlights

  • Elemis toiletries
  • Hairdryer, iron & board
  • 24 hour in-room dining service
  • Complimentary tea & coffee
  • Air conditioning
  • Heated towel rail
  • Full High Definition (FHD) 49 inch television
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • USB sockets & telephone


Available exclusively to hotel residents, with cutting-edge fitness room combines contemporary style with the latest Technogym equipment, providing an all-round workout experience in calming, luxurious surroundings.

At an additional cost there is an indulgent escape awaiting at the exclusive Elemis spa. The four elegant treatment rooms provide a sanctuary to unwind with a delectable choice of Elemis’ finest treatments.

The Parkgate Hotel is located on Westgate Street in the city of Cardiff, just a 7-minute walk from Cardiff Central railway station. There are several bus stops nearby, the closest of which are around a 1 minute walk from the hotel.

Cardiff is well connected and can be easily reached by road (M4 motorway) and rail (Cardiff Central Station) from all major UK cities, and also from many international and UK destinations direct by air via Cardiff Airport. The T9 bus service offers a direct link from Cardiff Airport to Cardiff City Centre and the bus stop is located directly outside the airport terminal.

This year’s Award’s Dinner will be held at the

Principality stadium

The Principality Stadium is next door to the Parkgate Hotel


56,000 tonnes of concrete and steel went into creating the Stadium in a construction project that ran between 1997 and 1999 on the site of the old National Stadium.

To make the best use of the site space available, the design for the Stadium saw the orientation of the main bowl area move through 90 degrees to run North to South.

Since opening in June 1999, the Millennium Stadium has welcomed, on average, over 1.3 million visitors per year.

Sporting the first fully-retractable roof in the UK, the venue is at the leading edge as a multi-purpose, multi-faceted event venue


We will start with welcome drinks pitchside at 6.45 and a tour as we step behind the scenes of Principality Stadium and follow in the footsteps of rugby heroes.

Experience the thrill of a Head Coach team talk in the home changing room before entering the players tunnel and making your way down to the hallowed turf.

Stop off at the Ray Gravell Press Conference suite, as you walk the famous halls and explore the magnificent facets and features that make Principality Stadium one of the most impressive icons of modern Wales.

Our expert tour guides will take you on a journey, sharing fun facts and insights from the stadiums’ history of events

The tour will end at your awards dinner location for seating at 7.45pm

Dr Arlene Egan, CEO, Roffey Park Institute

Arlene has twenty-five years-experience working in leadership and management development. Her experience in delivering development excellence spans executive education, higher education, sport, and local government sectors both in Ireland and internationally. Arlene was awarded a PhD from University College Dublin in Psychology for her work on designing, implementing and evaluating initiatives to enhance critical thinking. This work which built on her MLitt in Sport Psychology provides Arlene with a unique perspective on the link between thinking and performance and provides her with a deep understanding of how thinking can be optimised to promote focused performance. Arlene has designed and delivered bespoke programmes to enhance leadership practice and organisational function. Her specialist areas include team development, leadership development and performance, motivation, change management, innovation, creativity and critical thinking and has recently released a book aimed at third level educators entitled ‘Confidence in Critical Thinking’. As a consultant, Arlene has worked with Boards, C-Suite, Senior and leadership teams to identify the right learning environment to promote engagement and development within organisations. Arlene has held Non-Executive Director positions, and volunteers to work with social entrepreneurs. She has a passion for learning, leadership and transformation and remains an active researcher and writer in these areas

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: 9th to 10th March 2023

£375 if booked before 31st Dec 2022

£400 if booked from 1st Jan 2023

Includes 1.5 days conference , gala dinner and one night’s accommodation on the night of Thursday 9th March.

Member Package 2: 8th to 10th March 2023

£550 if booked before 31st Dec 2022

£575 if booked from 1st Jan 2023

Includes 1.5 days conference, buffet dinner on 1st night (Wednesday), gala dinner (Thursday)and two nights’ accommodation on the nights of Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th March.

Accommodation will be at

The Parkgate Hotel, Cardiff

Cancellation Policy:

From 31st Jan 2023 to 16th Feb 2023 – half delegate rate is payable

From 17th March 2023 full rate is payable but transferable to another delegate

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: [email protected]

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