DFK UKI Emerging Leaders Conference 2022

5 – 7 October 2022 Conference Clayton Hotel, Manchester City Centre


Welcome to the DFK UK & Ireland Emerging Leaders Conference 2022 in Manchester, UK.

All details on the programe, activities and hotel are available using the drop down menus below.

This website contains information about the conference and includes links to the conference booking system through which you will be able to book both your conference attendance and accommodation for the DFK UKI  Emerging Leaders Conference which will take place at The Clayton Hotel, Manchester City Centre, 5-7 October 2022. You should find all the information you need in the relevant tabs and you should find the site easy to navigate, but if you do not find everything you need, please contact : Caroline Cassidy, DFK UK & Ireland/EMEA Executive Officer ([email protected]).

To register for the conference, you will be able click on the Book Now button on the top right-hand side of this website. After you have completed the on-line registration form, you will receive an automatic confirmation by email which you should bring with you on-site as your record of the activities you booked to attend.  

You can log back into the DFK website to modify your registration, however, if you need to change anything after the registration site is closed or if you do not receive this confirmation, please contact: Caroline Cassidy, DFK UK & Ireland/EMEA Executive Officer ([email protected]) who will make the necessary changes for you.

Delegate obligations

  • Delegates agree to comply with any requirements communicated by DFK or Event venue employees, contractors or agents, including instructions relating to health and safety, fire safety or consumption of food and drinks.
  • Delegates must inform DFK of any specific access or other requirements (e.g. dietary requirements) as soon as reasonably practicable, but in any case before the date of the Event.
  • Delegates agree to conduct themselves appropriately in their attendance at the Event. DFK reserves the right to exclude or remove from the Event any person for disruptive, inappropriate, or abusive behaviour, at its absolute sole discretion.


  • Delegates shall indemnify DFK in full for any direct or indirect loss or damage it incurs as a result of the delegate’s acts or omissions, including any losses arising from damage to the venue, DFK or third-party property or failure to comply with any requirements specified by DFK.

Limited Liability

  • DFK will take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety of delegates, but will not be liable in contract, tort or otherwise for any indirect or consequential losses, including but not limited to loss of profit, loss of use, costs or expenses, or other claims whether caused by DFK, its employees, contractors or agents arising from delegates taking part in an Event.


Caroline Cassidy

EMEA/UK & Ireland | Executive Officer & Conference Manager

Please contact Caroline for enquiries concerning the EMEA Region or the DFK UK & Ireland National Group at [email protected]

Caroline is based in Dublin, Ireland.


For all queries relating to the DFK UK & Ireland Emerging Leaders Conference please contact: 

Caroline Cassidy
DFK UK & Ireland/EMEA Executive Officer; 
Email: [email protected]dfk.com
Telephone: 00 353 87 904 1630

Full details of the training sessions and learning objectives can be viewed here


Wednesday, October 5

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Team Building - I'm a Celeb Jungle Challenge

7:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Welcome Reception & Dinner


Thursday, October 6

9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

DFK UKI Emerging Leaders - Day 1

6:45 PM – 22:30  PM

Group Dinner at IWM


Friday, October 7

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

DFK UKI Emerging Leaders - Day 

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Group Lunch




This event will be held at The Clayton, Manchester City Centre

Hotel reservations should be made individually on the hotel website Hotel in Manchester City Centre | Clayton Hotel Manchester (claytonhotelmanchestercitycentre.com) using the discount code COOP041022

Rooms are available at £100 per night – cancellation terms – by 2pm, 7 days in advance of arrival

Full delegate fee for the DFK Emerging Leaders Conference -  £450 plus VAT

This fee is inclusive of the team building (and transportation), welcome reception, 1.5 days training and group dinner (and transportation).

The DFK UKI Conference is sold to delegates as a package and it will not be possible to offer refunds to delegates that opt out of the core elements.

Other than in exceptional circumstances, refunds to delegates who need to cancel will only be provided to the extent to which DFK is able to recover costs from suppliers. 

All travel and hotel costs are the responsibility of delegates and guests. DFK UKI take no liability for these costs.

Minimum numbers are applicable to some activities and if we do not reach that minimum number, we reserve the right to cancel the activity before we go on-site.  In this instance, you will be pre-notified.


Please use #DFKUKIManchester2022 when mentioning the conference on social media!

For all queries relating to the DFK UK & Ireland Emerging Leaders Conference please contact: 

Caroline Cassidy
DFK UK & Ireland/EMEA Executive Officer; 
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 00 353 87 904 1630