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Conference & Awards 2020

Bond Conference 2020 cancelled due to coronavirus

After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Bond Conference 2020 in London due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread to many countries with the number of infections in the UK increasing. The UK government is taking steps to move into the “delay phase for the virus”, with updated guidance being released in the coming weeks.  

The Bond Conference is the biggest international development event in Europe, bringing together over 1,000 people from around the world for two days of sessions and networking.  Bond has a responsibility to everyone who comes to the Bond Conference to ensure that we put their well-being first. We do not want to contribute inadvertently to the spread of COVID-19. We had been following regular guidance and advice from Public Health England and the UK Government and their advice has informed this difficult decision. 

Bond Awards 2020 
We will still be celebrating the inspiring people and organisations who entered the Bond International Development Awards. However, we will no longer be holding our annual awards ceremony on 23 March. You can check out the finalists here and we will announce the award winners on our website and social media on Monday 23 March. #BondAwards

What’s next?
Bond Conference delegates, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors put an incredible amount of time and effort into preparing for the event. The conference is an important opportunity to connect with others to debate the pressing issues affecting the international development sector. We are looking at other ways to take these important discussions further. As soon as we have more information, we will be back in touch and will update our website with further details.

We will be refunding anyone who purchased a ticket to the Bond Conference. If you paid by credit/debit card, you will be automatically refunded, please expect the refund within three weeks. If you paid by bank transfer, we will be in contact with you regarding your refund. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.