The 2017 Federation of Infection Societies Conference
- Birmingham, ICC, 30th Nov - 2nd Dec 2017


For assistance in booking accommodation please follow this link for other information regarding the City please see the Experiance the City page contained in the website.

Who to make purchase orders to?
PO need to go to Pharmatologists Ltd, 114 Stour Green, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB6 2XH
any problems please contact us

Abstract refunds
Discounts for abstracts will be refunded to all people who are successful with their submissions. Discounts will be processed immediately after the final conference day with a 10% discount refunded.

How do I get to the ICC?

Travelling by car
The ICC is located centrally in Birmingham city centre and is easily accessible by road from all over the UK. Visitors from any direction can travel in to Birmingham using many different routes connected to the following motorways: M1, M5, M6, M6 Toll, M40 and M42.

There is abundant, secure multi-storey parking available located within the Barclaycard Arena, which is just a short walk away from the ICC. Both the ICC and Barclaycard Arena are signposted on motorways and major roads and are marked on most road maps.

Travelling by train
The ICC is served by the UK’s largest interchange rail station, Birmingham New Street and the smaller Five Ways Station. Both stations are a short walk from the ICC and taxi ranks are situated close by. Birmingham New Street has direct and regular services to Birmingham International railway station which directly links to Birmingham International Airport and The NEC. It also has many direct services to London Euston, including a service that takes just 80 minutes and runs every 20 minutes.

Birmingham’s two other city centre train stations, Moor St and Snow Hill, are also within quick and easy access of the ICC and directly connected to London Marylebone via a half hourly service. Download our maps for walking directions from the 3 main city centre train stations.

All guests arriving at the ICC using Virgin Trains can also enjoy 25% off* selected routes.

*T’s&C’s apply, please see Virgin Trains website for details.

Travelling by foot
The ICC is located in the well-known, accessible Broad Street area of Birmingham city centre, adjacent to Brindleyplace and Centenary Square. Download this city map and follow the below the directions.

• Walking to the ICC from any part of Birmingham city centre is easy, well signposted and takes 10-15 minutes:
• From New Street, head up to Victoria Square (the opposite direction to the Bull Ring shopping centre)
• At Victoria Square, the Town Hall is on your left and Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is on the right next to the Council House
• Follow the signs to the ICC through Fletchers Walk and across Centenary Square
• You will see the ICC straight ahead, past the new Library of Birmingham and the Rep Theatre on your right

Travelling by air
From Birmingham International Airport simply take the free and fast Air-Rail Link to Birmingham International railway station and then catch a train to New Street Station in Birmingham City Centre, which takes about 10 minutes and operates up to 9 times an hour.

Alternatively, take a taxi from outside the airport to the ICC, which is 8 miles away.

What is the address of the ICC?

The International Convention Centre
Centenary Square
B1 2EA
General Enquiries
+ 44 (0) 121 644 5025

Breastfeeding policy

FIS 2017 fully supports a mother’s right to breastfeed her baby in public, this includes doing so in any of the conference auditoria, meeting rooms, exhibition and reception areas.
We are completely sympathetic that babies need to be fed when they are hungry to avoid unnecessary distress. We can also provide or advise on areas in which to breastfeed privately if that is a preference.