Bond Conference and Awards
Our annual conference brings together over a thousand diverse professionals and leading thinkers from across the international development and humanitarian sectors over two days. The event includes the Bond International Development Awards, which celebrate the sector’s inspiring people and achievements.
Next year's conference will be held on 18-19 March 2019 in London.
Raise your brand's profile by sponsoring or exhibiting at the 2019 conference and awards. Find out more.
2018 highlights from Europe's biggest international development event
Keynote speakers: we had speeches from secretary of state for international development Penny Mordaunt, girls' rights advocate Memory Banda, CNN correspondent Arwa Damon, environmental activist Vandana Shiva, Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka commissioner Ambika Satkunanathan, communications expert Patricia Mouamar and journalist Andrew Mwenda.
Highlights video: see highlights from the conference and the awards on Youtube.
Photos: see photos from both days on Flickr.
Will is a communications and advocacy consultant.
21 year old Memory Banda is a leader for girls' rights in Malawi and around the world.
Areti Kampyli has founded multiple startups and currently works with Alice.
Rebecca is the social mission manager for Ben & Jerry’s, heading up their activism in the UK.
Gail is one of the founding partners of Humankind Research. She was previously worked as head of...
Rupert Younger is director of the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation, which he...
International development policy adviser WWF-UK
Helen Alderson is head of ICRC's Mission in UK and Ireland.
Sarah is chief executive of the British Geriatrics Society. She was previously director of...
Harpinder is the executive director of Development Initiatives.
Tim Boyes-Watson is the global director, alliances and advocacy, at Humentum, and was previously...
Kathy Peach is co-head of the Centre for Collective Intelligence Design at Nesta
Harriet has been the CEO of Ashden.
Graham MacKay is Bond’s chief operating officer.
Molly Anders is the research impact and engagement Lead and the interim partner consultant at...
Frances is former chief executive at ActionAid UK.
Shabnam is the fundraising, partnerships and communications director at CARE International UK.
Deborah Doane is the director of the Funders' Initiative for Civil Society.
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
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.
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