We celebrate the many organisations that build stronger communities and support people in the diaspora.
DAY 1 (10 OCT 2015)
  • 10.00am-2.00pm: Arrivals
  • 2.30pm-4.30pm: Meet/greet
    • 3.00pm – Afternoon buffet
    • 3.30pm – Keynote speakers on building stronger communities
  • 6.00pm-4.30am: Gala night
    • 6.00pm – Drinks and photos
    • 7.00pm – 3 course meal
    • 8.00pm – Gala night intros, community awards
    • 10.00pm – Dance, raffle draws, dance
DAY 2 (11 OCT 2015)
For residential guests
  • 8.00am-10.30am: Breakfast
  • 12.00pm-4.00pm: Afternoon buffet lunch
  • Up to 2.00pm: Checking out

Be assured this year’s gala finishes at 04.30am as per contract with Hinckley Island management.
That’s why we’ve knocked off £5 for our guests who attended last year!

The EARLY BIRD offers below combine accommodation with various ticket types.
Discounts: £5 off when you book a hotel room. A further £5 off if you attended last year. A further £10 off when a group of 10 people book together.

If you wish to make a direct bank transfer,
please call +44 (0) 7880 920 593 or +44 (0) 7956 311 637


How it works: Standard tickets at £60 give access to tables with bottles of wine, fruit juices and water.
VIP tickets at £100 give access to special tables with all the above plus complimentary champagne and cognac.
A three course meal will be served on all tables between 07:00pm and 08:00pm as specified.
The gala night from 08:00pm features the magical Deejay Eko, our Recognition awards, raffle and dance!


All rooms are double rooms but with
Single occupancy at £70
Double occupancy at £80
Many double occupancy rooms are family friendly.

Please note:

  • Bookings made without hotel rooms have no access to activities on the Sunday!
  • These prices are discounted and only available from SOBA:UK.
  • Children are not permitted at the gala.

Watling Street, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 3JA
Located within easy reach of the M6, M69 & M1 motorways, this contemporary four-star hotel provides a perfect base for exploring central England.
  • 362 bedrooms including 4 suites
  • Conference facilities for up to 650
  • Easy reach of M6, M69, M1 & A5
  • Health club with swimming pool
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free car park – 600 spaces
  • Close to Twycross Zoo



What next?

Book your hotel room early! Note the discounts.Tickets sale ends September 12th, 2015.


Supply a reliable email address when you book. We will be in touch frequently closer to the event date.


Scroll down and choose from our dinner menu!
We’ll need this as soon as possible (preferably before September 1st).


Come ready to dance!
The acclaimed deejay Eko is on the deck for another stellar dance night performance.


Plan the weekend of the 10th & 11th of October.
If you wish to take the kids round to the Twycross Zoo, ensure you reserve the date and book tickets for that as well.


Buy raffle tickets!
Great prizes to be won – you could be a winner!

Share our raffle draw with friends on your social media! They could also be winners!
twitter: @sobaintheuk






The SOBA:UK Annual Residential Convention is a prime event that is organised in some of the UK’s premier venues
  • The attendance to the 2015 event covers a broad spectrum of community organisations, young professionals, business people and prominent leaders in the UK Cameroonian community. This provides the perfect background for corporate sponsors to promote their businesses and organisations.

    To help promote your products or services, we offer three packages that provide different levels of the following offerings:-

  • Visual media and printed material: sponsors are represented with their logo on some advertisements for example on our event photo banners, e-newsletters and some print material.
  • Online: you are represented by your profile or photo on our on-line event page.
  • VIP Expo at gala reception: take advantage of our networking platform during Day 1 (10th October 2015) events – give a talk in the afternoon section.
    Our exclusive VIP tables at the dinner give you the required expo.
  • Award stewardship: take part in our awards by announcing winners in various categories.