Social Programme and Networking

BIN@ is a global network built on trust!

New business opportunities and research collaborations delivered by our network are due to the people involved and the relationships we can build.

Join us to network with likeminded people, and create new partnership and business contacts.

All events are complimentary as part of the BIN@Sheffield conferenece, however please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Registration for social events is included in the main conference registration form.

30 October 2017

  • Sheffield Universities’ Managing Directors’ Club (MD Club)  – Sheffield Institute of Arts, 17:45 – 20:00

The Power of Play – Ian Livingstone

Regional networking group, the MD Club, invite BIN@ members to join them for drinks, dinner and a presentation by ‘one of the founding fathers of the UK games industry’ Ian Livingstone.

Ian was the mastermind behind such iconic brands as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. He will give an entertaining and visual account of his struggles as an entrepreneur in the 1970s. He will detail how ‘digital’ has transformed customer habits and business models, he will also talk about the importance of computing to promote creativity, computational thinking and problem solving.

31 October 2017

All BIN@Sheffield attendees will also be invited to:

  • Networking & Drinks reception – Sheffield Winter Gardens
  • Conference dinner with live music – Sheffield Town Hall


Assorted breads, English butter, sherry vinegar & olive oil.

Starter- Roast tomato & red pepper soup.

Main course- Supreme of locally sourced chicken over creamed champ, lemon glazed carrots, green beans wrapped in bacon with chicken gravy and finished with pan juices. (Vegetarian option- Wild Mushroom Strudel (V) Light Filo pastry parcel filled with Duxcelle of wild mushrooms complemented by a light cream sauce cut with basil oil.

Dessert- Chocolate fudge cake with whipped cream and fruit coulis

Fairtrade coffee & tea

There will be drinks on arrival and two bottles of assorted wine per table. There will also be a cash bar for later in the evening.