Conference and Awards 2018

26 and 27 February 2018
QEII Centre, London

Join us at the biggest international development event in Europe, attracting over a thousand diverse professionals from across the international development and humanitarian sectors.

As the political and funding landscape continues to increase pressure on civil society, our two-day conference will challenge your thinking and stimulate debate around crucial current issues. You’ll get fresh insight from experts, exchange views with peers, and network with old and new people. 

Confirmed keynote speakers are secretary of state for international development Penny Mordaunt, girls' rights advocate Memory Banda and environmental activist Vandana Shiva, with more to be announced shortly.

The first day will include the Bond International Development Awards, which celebrate the sector’s inspiring people and achievements.

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Sessions divided into six strands

Connect: strategic partnerships across different sectors to achieve your mission

Fund: funding, alternative financing and diversifying income from donors and government

Impact: adapting to political, environmental and demographic changes

Influence: the latest issues affecting policy, advocacy and campaigning  

Lead: effective leadership and strategy to drive your organisation forward

Operate: optimise processes and operations to make your organisation more effective 

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Sessions

This session delves into organisations’ different approaches to ensure the most marginalised are reached by development progress.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
11:15 to 12:45

This session brings together different government departments spending ODA and the organisations accessing their funding.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
10:45 to 12:15

Explore the UK's global role in achieving its international development mission from a government and civil society perspective.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
11:15 to 12:45

Find out how organisations are reshaping how development is done and why you should take them seriously.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
11:15 to 12:45

Which digital developments are being utilised in humanitarianism, such as big data, machine learning, drones and satellite imagery processing, crowd-computing, blockchain and identification tools.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
13:45 to 14:45

This session looks at how we as a sector can work with southern partners to help them better lead their own development.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
10:45 to 12:15

This session looks at how we as a sector can work with southern partners to help them better lead their own development.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
10:45 to 12:15

Learn how this revolutionary technology works and what types of development projects it will add real value to.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
15:15 to 16:15

Learn about businesses' key drivers for engaging with CSOs and how to translate these into achieving your mission.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
14:15 to 15:15

Learn how to build partnerships that help you deliver more innovatively, efficiently and sustainably.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
11:15 to 12:45

Explore areas of common concern and build relationships with potential new partners at this "open space" session.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
13:45 to 14:45

This session brings together different government departments spending ODA and the organisations accessing their funding.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
10:45 to 12:15

Interpret funding trends and generate ideas for investing in new income areas.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
15:15 to 16:15

DFID’s Inclusive Societies Department provides updates on their funds, including Aid Connect, as well as their relationship with civil society.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
13:45 to 14:45

Hear from organisations who are using impact investment to grow their organisation and boost their impact.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
14:15 to 15:15

Find out what organisations have been doing to increase their public fundraising at this panel session.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
11:15 to 12:45

This session delves into organisations’ different approaches to ensure the most marginalised are reached by development progress.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
11:15 to 12:45

Join experts to create a list of critical interventions to ensure Brexit brings about the best outcomes for development.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
10:45 to 12:15

Find out about the global implications of the USA's withdrawal from the Paris agreement and how civil society can drive the climate agenda forward in these challenging times. 

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
15:15 to 16:15

Get practical strategies, tips and resources for improving how you handle the data of people involved in your MERL and wider programming.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
13:45 to 14:45

Explore ideas for positive livelihoods and jobs by considering trends such as automation, the rise of artificial intelligence, and resource scarcity.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
14:15 to 15:15

Explore the UK's global role in achieving its international development mission from a government and civil society perspective.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
11:15 to 12:45

Senior NGO leaders share their experiences of managing their organisational responses to disasters, conflicts and security threats.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
13:45 to 14:45

Learn different tactics and approaches to reboot your campaigns and engage new audiences.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
14:15 to 15:15

Hear the media talk about their views on humanitarian hot topics and development debates.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
15:15 to 16:15

A panel of experts discuss how we can improve civil society space in the UK, and set a positive example for other countries.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
10:45 to 12:15

Find out how organisations are reshaping how development is done and why you should take them seriously.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
11:15 to 12:45

Find out what skills your NGO needs to stay motivated and effective to deliver your mission in challenging times.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
10:45 to 12:15

Experience the development organisation of the future in this interactive session.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
13:45 to 14:45

As trustee roles become more complex, hear from speakers who think that the governance model needs to change.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
14:15 to 15:15

This interactive workshop will challenge you to think about your own leadership journey and how you need to change to meet the demands placed on today’s leader.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
15:15 to 16:15

Which digital developments are being utilised in humanitarianism, such as big data, machine learning, drones and satellite imagery processing, crowd-computing, blockchain and identification tools.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
13:45 to 14:45

An overview of the recent changes to donor contracts and grants to make the most of these income streams.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
15:15 to 16:15

Five areas of an organisation that are crucial for embedding adaptive processes, namely HR, finance, project management, governance and digital infrastructure.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
14:15 to 15:15

Find out how agile approaches will help you bring about more flexible operations that respond to changes in the sector.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
11:15 to 12:45

This practical session uses case studies to help you build a resilient organisation that can handle trust breaches.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
10:45 to 12:15
Plenary session

This session will feature keynote speakers to be announced soon.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
16:15 to 17:00
Plenary session

This session will feature keynote speakers to be announced soon.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
15:45 to 16:30
Plenary session

This session will feature keynote speakers to be confirmed soon.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
09:45 to 10:30

This session delves into organisations’ different approaches to ensure the most marginalised are reached by development progress.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
11:15 to 12:45

Explore the UK's global role in achieving its international development mission from a government and civil society perspective.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
11:15 to 12:45

Find out how organisations are reshaping how development is done and why you should take them seriously.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
11:15 to 12:45

Learn about businesses' key drivers for engaging with CSOs and how to translate these into achieving your mission.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
14:15 to 15:15

Learn how to build partnerships that help you deliver more innovatively, efficiently and sustainably.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
11:15 to 12:45

Learn different tactics and approaches to reboot your campaigns and engage new audiences.

 

 

Mon, 02/26/2018 -
14:15 to 15:15

This session brings together different government departments spending ODA and the organisations accessing their funding.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
10:45 to 12:15

Which digital developments are being utilised in humanitarianism, such as big data, machine learning, drones and satellite imagery processing, crowd-computing, blockchain and identification tools.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
13:45 to 14:45

This session looks at how we as a sector can work with southern partners to help them better lead their own development.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
10:45 to 12:15

Learn how this revolutionary technology works and what types of development projects it will add real value to.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
15:15 to 16:15

Interpret funding trends and generate ideas for investing in new income areas.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
15:15 to 16:15

Find out what skills your NGO needs to stay motivated and effective to deliver your mission in challenging times.

 

 

Tue, 02/27/2018 -
10:45 to 12:15

Pricing

Not-for-profit prices
Small member (< £2m annual expenditure): £195 (one day) / £295 (both days)
Large member (> £2m annual expenditure): £315 (one day) / £415 (both days)
Non-member (not-for-profit): £415 (one day) / £515 (both days)

Individual/for-profit prices
Individual consultants/freelancers: £245 (one day) / £345 (both days)
Bond corporate supporter: £415 (one day) / £515 (both days)
Non-member (corporate/for-profit): £515 (one day) / £615 (both days)

Group bookings (3+ people) are now open. If you have any questions please check the FAQs [PDF], email bookings@bondconf.org.uk or call 03456 522400.

We’ve partnered with Islamic Relief UK to offer 35 small (annual spend under £500k) Bond members a 50% discount off a two-day ticket. The offer is on a first come, first served basis, and limited to one person per organisation. Call or email quoting "Islamic Relief offer".


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Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities

As Europe’s leading event for the international development sector, the Bond Conference is an unrivalled sponsorship and exhibition opportunity. Click here for further information on being involved.

Main sponsors

Al-Khair Foundation is a UK-based international NGO that provides humanitarian aid and disaster relief to those in the world’s most deprived areas.

Main sponsor
INTL FCStone

INTL FCStone Ltd (IFL) specialises in transferring funds to the emerging markets and complex countries.

Main sponsor

Key Travel is an award-winning international travel management company, specialising in the humanitarian, faith and education sectors since 1980.

Main sponsor
Penny Appeal logo

Established in 2009, Penny Appeal is a humanitarian charity, working in over 30 countries worldwide. The charity provides aid to support nations crippled by on-going crises.

Main sponsor and bag sponsor

Other sponsors and partners

Birches Group is a specialised consultancy whose core business is labour market surveys in developing countries.

Drinks reception sponsor

Cigna is a global health insurance provider dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security.

Digital sponsor
D.A.I

DAI is a global development company working on the frontlines of international development consulting.

Notepads and pens sponsor
Devex logo

Devex is the media platform for the global development community.

Media Partner

Diversity Travel is a travel management company that provides unparalleled service, unique technology and specialist fares to the charity and not-for-profit communities. 

Keynote, Connect strand, t-shirt, badges and lanyard sponsor and travel partner

Islamic Relief is an independent NGO that responds to disasters and emergencies, promoting sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities.

Small member sponsor

Perrett Laver is a global executive search firm finding exceptional leaders within non-profits, civil society, education, research and healthcare institutions.

Lead strand sponsor
SciDev.Net

SciDev.Net is the world’s leading source of reliable and authoritative news, views and analysis about science and technology for global development.

Media partner
The Donkey Sanctuary logo

The Donkey Sanctuary works to transform the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people worldwide through greater understanding, collaboration and support.

Influence strand sponsor
Thomson Reuters Foundation

The Thomson Reuters Foundation acts to promote the highest standards in journalism and spread the practice of legal pro bono worldwide.

Media partner
Western Union Business Solutions

Western Union Business Solutions partners with customers to offer solutions that help organisations improve cross-border cash flow and international growth.

Operate strand sponsor

Exhibition

RedRose logo

RedRose is a technology company established to enable NGOs transform the way in which they deliver Cash Based Interventions globally.

Blue Water Shipping

Blue Water Shipping assists in the Aid & Development Logistics projects along with the many humanitarian aid organizations and their partners to improving and saving lives wherever needed.

Bridge Insurance Brokers

Bridge Specialist Risks are the London based team of Bridge Insurance Brokers and are principally focused on arranging Insurance programmes for NGO

RNLI

Since 2012, the RNLI has been working internationally to share learning and experience to reduce drowning, especially those in low and middle income countries in Asia and Africa, which carry the greatest drowning burden. 

Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger's MEL Services works to improve the NGO sector’s ability to learn, adapt, and change efficiently and effectively by supporting programmes and organisations in generating, managing and disseminating their knowledge.

Imres

Imres strives to make a difference by supplying high quality and affordably priced pharmaceuticals, medical consumables, hospital equipment and medical kits. 

Humanitarian Academy for Development

The Humanitarian Academy for Development (HAD) serves the leadership, research and talent development needs of the NGO sector and beyond.

University of Bath

The University of Bath is a leading UK centre for research and postgraduate study in Development Studies, and is ranked in the top 50 in the world for Development Studies in the QS rankings.

Donor Tracker

The Donor Tracker is an independent, free website and mobile app that seeks to advance global development by providing advocates with easy access to high-quality quantitative and qualitative strategic information to support their work.

DAI is a global development company working on the frontlines of international development consulting.

Donor Tracker

The Donor Tracker is an independent, free website and mobile app that seeks to advance global development by providing advocates with easy access to high-quality quantitative and qualitative strategic information to support their work.

Aptivate logo

We are a not-for-profit IT consultancy delivering digital services for international development.

RedRose logo

RedRose is a technology company established to enable NGOs transform the way in which they deliver Cash Based Interventions globally.

Western Union Business Solutions logo

Western Union Business Solutions partners with customers to offer solutions that help organisations improve cross-border cash flow and international growth.

Primary Sponsor INTL FCStone Ltd provides a customised Foreign Exchange and treasury service to organisations in more than 140 currencies.

Cigna is a global health insurance provider dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security.
 

Birches Group is a specialised consultancy whose core business is labour market surveys in developing countries.

Oxford HR has been the leading Executive Search consultancy, working exclusively in the international not-for-profit sector, since 1995.

Bridge Insurance Brokers

Bridge Specialist Risks are the London based team of Bridge Insurance Brokers and are principally focused on arranging Insurance programmes for NGO

Clements Worldwide is the leading provider of insurance solutions for expatriates and international organisations.

Humanitarian Academy for Development

The Humanitarian Academy for Development (HAD) serves the leadership, research and talent development needs of the NGO sector and beyond.

Humanitarian Leadership Academy

The Humanitarian Leadership Academy is a global learning initiative set up to enable people to prepare for and respond to crises in their own countries.

The Open University's international development projects across sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia combine the institution's expertise in high-quality education on a massive scale with practical implementation plans. 

Imres

Imres strives to make a difference by supplying high quality and affordably priced pharmaceuticals, medical consumables, hospital equipment and medical kits. 

RNLI

Since 2012, the RNLI has been working internationally to share learning and experience to reduce drowning, especially those in low and middle income countries in Asia and Africa, which carry the greatest drowning burden. 

Action Against Hunger

Action Against Hunger's MEL Services works to improve the NGO sector’s ability to learn, adapt, and change efficiently and effectively by supporting programmes and organisations in generating, managing and disseminating their knowledge.

The Donkey Sanctuary logo

The Donkey Sanctuary works to transform the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people worldwide through greater understanding, collaboration and support.

Penny Appeal logo

Established in 2009, Penny Appeal is a humanitarian charity, working in over 30 countries worldwide. The charity provides aid to support nations crippled by on-going crises.

Oxfam works with others to overcome poverty and suffering in over 90 countries, focusing on the right to a better life, gender justice, saving lives, food security, natural resource allocation and access to essential services.

Al-Khair Foundation is a UK-based international NGO that provides humanitarian aid and disaster relief to those in the world’s most deprived areas.

University of Bath

The University of Bath is a leading UK centre for research and postgraduate study in Development Studies, and is ranked in the top 50 in the world for Development Studies in the QS rankings.

ILS is committed to the safety and security of international development and humanitarian relief professionals though the delivery of advice, support, equipment and training.

Blue Water Shipping

Blue Water Shipping assists in the Aid & Development Logistics projects along with the many humanitarian aid organizations and their partners to improving and saving lives wherever needed.

SPHERE logo

Sphere is an innovative Travel Risk Management solution, powered by Securewest International to enable you to protect your employees, volunteers, business and reputation worldwide.

TGS are Toyota Motor Corporation's official suppliers of ex-stock Toyota vehicles and parts to aid and humanitarian agencies working in emergency and development projects worldwide.

Key Travel is an award-winning international travel management company, specialising in the humanitarian, faith and education sectors since 1980.

Diversity Travel logo

Diversity Travel is an award-winning Travel Management Company specialising in the international development sector.

Location

Queen Elizabeth II Centre
Broad Sanctuary
Westminster, London
SW1P 3EE