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This is your invitation to join us for the prestigious 14th Information and Records Management Society Conference, taking place from Sunday 3rd to Tuesday 5th April 2011.

Brighton has proved to be a winning conference destination for IRMS after holding our extremely successful 2007 and 2009 meetings there. We are delighted to be returning in 2011 with a bigger and bolder conference!
In a return to the sunny South East coast of England – The IRMS Conference 2011 will take place on the Brighton seafront, at the Brighton Hilton Metropole, the perfect conference venue.
The IRMS Conference is famed as a friendly and social gathering, where debate and knowledge sharing ranges freely in thought-provoking conference sessions, in breaks, the innovative exhibition and in the fun packed social programme.

Who should attend?

The conference welcomes all those who work in or are concerned with records or information management, regardless of their professional or organisational status or qualifications, and who may be part of any of the following disciplines:

Records Management, Information Management, Information Governance, Compliance, Data Protection, Information Security, Freedom of Information, Risk Management, Knowledge Management, IT, Archives

This conference is a unique opportunity to share, collaborate, learn and get inspired with over 350 of the key players in the field of records and information management. A must-attend event for sharing experience and broadening your horizons.

Conference Themes

Information Management and Governance

Monday looks at Information Governance with talks on data sharing, e-discovery, Data Protection and Freedom of Information as well as looking at the management of information and records including new approaches to retention and the latest on the MoReq standard. The impressive range of speakers from regulators through to sharp end practitioners from many industries will inspire and inform.

Innovation & Efficiency

Tuesday morning looks at new techniques and technologies to gain tangible benefits in the workplace. Experts from within the profession and far beyond will provide their wide-ranging views on how to make the most of the ever-changing environment.


The Tuesday afternoon session’s focus on the latest on tools and techniques to improve your performance and help embrace opportunities. Engage with experts who will give you the skills to be at the cutting edge of the profession.

Key Programme Features

The conference will feature keynote speakers in the Plenary sessions providing thought leadership in information & records management for delegates from all sections of industry and commerce. This year our speakers include:

  • Christopher Graham, the Information Commissioner, giving an update on the changes to the Data Protection Act.
  • Tom Gilb, the founder and architect of quantitative project metrics and evolutionary project delivery.
  • Dave Camden, a leading light in Oil Industry Data Management systems
  • Ed Sautter, Partner in Mayer, Brown Rowe & Maw LLP, an expert in Information Retention & E-Disclosure law. Members of the Law Society can earn three CPD points when attending relevant sessions on Monday.

Our panel sessions will feature a wide range of speakers who will provide their view on the current issues and answer the questions being asked by those working with information and records. The breakout sessions will include debates, case studies and themed workshops to explore key elements of information & records management.

Conference Fees

We are again offering two stages for booking places on the IRMS conference with delegates booking on or before 11th February 2011 receiving a discount. Book Now.

Sponsorship and Exhibition

Sponsorship and Exhibition Packages Now Available!
We are delighted to announce TNT as Gold Sponsor, and BOX-IT as this year’s Silver Sponsor!
There’s a variety of sponsorship and exhibition packages available. Confirming your participation early ensures that you will maximise your exposure during the build up to the conference as well as at the venue. Please note packages and space fill up quickly (2008, 2009 and 2010 – sold out!) to avoid disappointment download the sponsorship and exhibition pack from the all-new IRMS Conference Website.

Don’t miss out on the UK’s leading Information and Records Management Conference taking place in Brighton 2011.

We look forward to welcoming you to Brighton.

IRMS Conference Committee

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