UK Chapter

of the
International Perfume Bottle Association

A group for collectors of perfume bottles and perfume ephemera

Convention 2017
October 14th and 15th, at the Holiday Inn, Leicester

The Holiday Inn is a large city centre hotel which is easy to get to and is close to a major shoppping centre (Highcross) and many restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets. Parking is next to the hotel and the train station is a 10 minute walk away. Travel to the hotel.

The UK Chapter annual convention follows an established pattern. A full schedule for the two days still leaves plenty of time for socialising and sight seeing.

Many members like to meet up on Friday at the hotel to help set the room up and to meet old and new friends. In 2015 we organised a visit to the new King Richard III Centre which is a ten-minute walk from the hotel. (King Richard was the last English King to die in battle (at the battle of Bosworth in 1485, about 20 miles from Leicester) and his remains were discovered under a Leicester car park in 2012.) If there is a demand, we will do this or a similar walk around the city this year. Local attractions

On Saturday we have a members only day with presentations by guest speakers and IPBA members. (Schedule) In the evening we have a hot buffet followed by a small but fun auction of bottles and ephemera.

On Sunday the large Leicestershire Suite becomes a sale room with a dozen or more dealers offering all kinds of perfume collectables. The public is admitted at 11am. (A small fee is payable at the door.) Delegates are also able to take part in a Collectors Market during the day. The drawing of the usually very large raffle fills part of the afternoon before the convention ends.


UK Chapter of the IPBA       Convention Organiser: Terry 0116 2478776 or 07714 671234, email terry@ipba-uk.co.uk