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Conference & Awards 2020
Join civil society leaders, NGOs, researchers, funders, government and private sector to interrogate the latest trends and share new ideas to tackle today’s biggest challenges.
The Bond Annual Conference & Awards is the biggest international development event in Europe, bringing together over 1,000 diverse people from across the international development and humanitarian sectors.
Bond takes the health and safety of our attendees very seriously. We are closely following regular guidance from the UK Government and Public Health England regarding the coronavirus. We are working closely with our venue, the QEII Conference Centre, to keep our attendees healthy and safe. We will act accordingly as official advice changes. Please see our FAQs which we will keep updated. We will continue to communicate with conference attendees directly.
We are looking forward to welcoming our delegates to the Bond Conference.
23-24 March 2020 at the QEII Centre, London
Bond’s two-day conference is your opportunity to:
- Challenge your thinking and stimulate debate around crucial current issues across 34 workshops and talks.
- Hear thought-provoking speeches from keynote speakers, such as renegade economist Kate Raworth, environmental activist James Wakibia, Pan-African feminist Aya Chebbi and Maria Al Abdeh of Women Now For Development.
- Exchange views with peers and make connections across the sector.
- Get new ideas to help your organisation adapt to the future and get inspired to tackle key development challenges.
- Connect with over 40 prominent sector suppliers and NGOs at our exhibition.
Want to sponsor or exhibit at the conference? Find about the unrivalled sponsorship and exhibition opportunities we offer.
The first day features the Bond International Development Awards, which celebrates the sector’s inspiring people and achievements.
Highlights from 2019
Jess is a senior lecturer at University of the Arts London and content consultant
Zoe Abrahamson is Bond’s senior funding adviser. She coordinates Bond’s funding stream, acting as...
Harpinder is the executive director of Development Initiatives.
Simon is the head of performance and insight at WaterAid.
Head of safeguarding at Unicef UK
Professor of political behaviour and head of department of political science and the school of...
UK director at ONE
Labour (Co-op) MP for Birmingham, Edgbaston
Head of creative content and stories at Save The Children
Segun Olowookere is the finance director at Restless Development.
International development policy adviser WWF-UK
Kate Sayer is Chair of the Bond Board.