Indian trans activist Abheena Aher opens Bond Conference 2019

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. 

Coronavirus update 

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

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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

Read our blog on the top 10 highlights from the conference or check out #BondConf on Twitter. You can also see the photos from the conference and the awards winners.

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Main sponsors

GeoPoll logo

GeoPoll is a global research organisation using mobile phones to remotely gather direct, real-time feedback from communities across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. 

Sightsavers is an international organisation that works in more than 30 developing countries to prevent blindness, restore sight and advocate for equal rights for people with disabilities. 

Small member Sponsor
StoneX logo

StoneX specialises in transferring funds to the emerging markets and complex countries.

Other sponsors and partners

Key Travel is a global Travel Management Company specialising in the humanitarian, faith and education sectors. 

International Development Awards sponsor


Orphans Care Federation

Orphans Care Federation is a charitable organization supporting the field of humanitarian philanthropy.

Utmost Corporate Solutions

Utmost Corporate Solutions is a market-leading provider of employee benefits and group risk solutions. 

Brooke logo

Brooke is a global animal welfare organisation which uses international development approaches to improve the lives of working livestock and the people who rely on them. 

Agenda Consulting

Agenda Consulting is a research consultancy, helping not-for-profit organisations develop and sustain the highest levels of employee and volunteer engagement.  

The Charity Commission for England and Wales are the regulator of charities in England and Wales and maintain the charity register. 


NGO Online

NGO Online is a cloud-based program, project and grant management IT solution specifically designed for international humanitarian and development NGOs. 

Donor Tracker

The Donor Tracker is an independent website that seeks to advance sustainable development by providing advocates with easy access to high-quality quantitative and qualitative strategic information on 14 major OECD donors (including UK), covering over 80% of the world’s official development assistance. 

Humanitarian Leadership Academy

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

Penny Appeal

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.