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National BIDs Conference - 19th October 2017

The Industry Event of the Year

The National BIDs conference will take place on Thursday 19th October at Downing College, in the heart of Cambridge.

We are pleased to announce that we have confirmed Wayne Hemingway MBE as one of our conference speakers.  Wayne Hemingway is a designer, entrepreneur and broadcaster. Since selling Red or Dead, Wayne has regenerated local authority housing, launched pop-up shops and built a vintage brand from scratch. He has also worked on East Village at the Olympic site, created the retro Dreamland Pleasure Park at Margate and introduced new uniforms for all London Transport staff. Wayne sees economic recovery offering opportunity for the creative; kiosks are one example, providing low-rent for the next wave of designers. Click here to read more about Wayne.  

The National BIDs Conference is all about BIDs, for BIDs and is an excellent opportunity to catch-up and network with industry peers whether you are a BID Chief Executive, BID Manager, staff member, Board member, Local Authority, levy payer, stakeholder or a policy maker. 

The day will include a variety of robust policy and industry debates whilst also allowing essential practical showcasing, discussions and plenty of opportunities for networking. The National BID Survey results will be revealed and analysed, the National BID Awards will be presented and the Certificate in BID Management classes will graduate. The day will culminate with an evening drinks reception.

This year, you can tailor your afternoon to your requirements by choosing the workshop sessions you feel will most benefit you. The themed workshop sessions will include discussion around the changes in data law, marketing, customer experience, car parking, BID renewal best practice, BID development and much more. 

There will be a BID Chairs’ Breakfast taking place prior to the conference should Chairs wish to attend. This commences at 8.30am. Please contact us to arrange a place.

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Delegate rate = £260 + VAT

British BIDs member delegate rate = £195 +VAT 

British BIDs members receive a 25% discount. To book your place, please enter your unique membership number in the 'promotional code' box to validate and receive your membership discount. To ensure a smooth and efficient booking process, a debit card or credit card transaction is recommended. If you are unsure of your membership number, then please contact the British BIDs team on 0845 112 0118. To purchase a ticket via a direct invoice, please contact Shahed on 0845 112 0118 or email


08:30 - 9:30 Chair's Breakfast

09:30 Registration

10:30 - 10:40 Welcome from host and Chief Executive

10:40 - 11:40 People and Places and the role of BIDs, Wayne Hemingway MBE

11:40 - 11:50 CiBM graduates presentation 

11:50 - 12:50 BID Issues, presentations and discussions

12:50 - 13:50 Lunch

13.50 - 15:20 Themed workshops

15:20 - 15:50 Break

15:50 - 16:00 Workshop feedback

16:00 - 16:50 National BID Survey 2017 results and panel discussion
16:50 - 17.15 Round-up, BID Awards & close

17:15 Drinks reception 

19:00 Event ends


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