BSA conference 2018 agenda

Alongside two days of keynotes, streams and debate on the key issues affecting our sector, our exhibition floor, fringe events and social activities provide opportunities to catch up with friends and make new connections.

Check back here for programme details as speakers and sessions are confirmed.


Welcome party
Tuesday 22 May, 18.00-21.00

Join us for Spanish tapas and drinks at Tapeo & Wine in Deansgate.  The party is free to book for delegates with a day-one conference ticket.

Lunch sponsored by Dignity
Wednesday 23 May, 13.00 - 14.15

Networking lunch for all conference attendees in the exhibition hall.

Reception & conference dinner
Wednesday 23 May, 19.30 for 20.00

The main networking event of the conference, the dinner attracts over 400 guests.  The venue is The Midland hotel.

Networking lunch for NEDs
Thursday 24 May, 12.30 - 13.30

A chance for NEDs from member societies and credit unions to exchange views over lunch.


CEOs' forum
Tuesday 22 May, 15.00-17.00

A discussion forum for BSA member chief executives covering BSA strategy work, the value of the BSA to members and any other issues that CEOs would like to raise.

NEDs' dinner, hosted by KPMG
Tuesday 22 May, 18.30 - 21.00

One of a series of intimate dinners for NEDs held throughout the year.  Thanks to KPMG for kindly hosting this dinner.

Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 23 May, 09.15 - 09.45

Besides the important business of approving the Annual Report and appointing the auditors, this is a chance to hear from the BSA’s CEO about the highlights and challenges of the year past.

BSA Council meeting
Wednesday 23 May, 17.15 - 17.45

A short meeting of the BSA Council.