Attending the conference

All visitors entering the United Kingdom must present a valid passport which is valid for at least a further six months. To check if you need a visa prior to travel please check the UK government website

If you require a visa, you will need to apply for a Standard Visitor Visa. You can apply for this online. The earliest you can apply for this visa is three months before your date of travel but we strongly advise that you apply at the earliest opportunity. The cost of the application is £89.

If you require an invitation letter outlining the purpose of your visit in order to apply for your visa, please email

Visitors must also have outgoing travel documents and evidence of sufficient funds to finance their stay.

There are many major airline carriers that regularly fly into London (either directly or with a stopover in the Middle East or Europe). These include British Airways, South African Airways, Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Air France, Emirates, KLM and Lufthansa.

The main airports that service London are London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London City and London Stansted. It is easy to travel into central London from any of these airports but travel times will vary. Please click the links above to get further information on how to get to and from the airport.  

The dress code for the Symposium and the dinners will be business casual or traditional wear.

A list of participating firms will follow.