Conference and Awards 2019

The Bond Annual Conference and Awards is the biggest international development event in Europe, attracting over a thousand diverse people from across the international development and humanitarian sectors. NGOs, civil society leaders, researchers, funders, government and private sector come together to share ideas and interrogate emerging trends. 

18-19 March 2019
QEII Conference Centre, London, SW1P 3EE

As civil society faces an increasingly complicated political environment and growing funding pressures, 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 make connections across the sector. 

You’ll be inspired to tackle the key challenges and organisational issues facing our sector. You’ll also get new ideas and tools to help your organisation respond to the future.

As well as talks, workshops and networking events, the conference includes an exhibition of over 50 prominent sector suppliers and Bond members. The first day features the Bond International Development Awards, which celebrates the sector’s inspiring people and achievements.

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There are many sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available to help build your brand's profile and make new connections. Click here for more information.

30 sessions divided into 6 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

Nurture: cultivating effective workforces and inclusive organisational cultures  

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Flat fee for small members
Small member (< £2m annual expenditure): £195 (one day) / £295 (both days)

Earlybird prices (from 19 Nov until 31 Dec)
Large member (> £2m annual expenditure): £275 (one day) / £395 (both days)
Non-member (not-for-profit): £395 (one day) / £495 (both days)

Flat fee throughout
Individual consultants/freelancers: £275 (one day) / £375 (both days)
Corporate/for-profit: £525 (one day) / £625 (both days)

Standard prices (from 1 Jan)
Large member (> £2m annual expenditure): £325 (one day) / £445 (both days)
Non-member (not-for-profit): £425 (one day) / £525 (both days)

Group bookings (3+ people) will open on 19 November with the earlybird prices.

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Main sponsors


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.

Conference sponsor

Conference sponsor
Western Union Business logo

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

Main sponsor

Other sponsors and partners

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

Refreshments sponsor


The Charity Commission is the registrar and regulator of charities in England and Wales.

The Charity Commission is the registrar and regulator of charities in England and Wales.