Programme for Annual Conference 2017

Our dynamic programme gives insight from high profile speakers from the sector and beyond, as well as opportunities to build your skills and knowledge. Sessions are divided into six strands: impact, inspire, innovate, influence, invest and implement.

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Day one: Monday 20 March

8:30 - 9:30 Registration

9:30 - 9:45 Welcome address

9:45 - 10:30 Opening keynote: the big picture
Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, Secretary of State for International Development and Achim Steiner, Oxford Martin School and ex-UNEP, chaired by Fatima Manji.

10:30 - 11:15 Break, networking and the exhibition

11:15 - 12:45 Morning break out sessions

IMPLEMENT

supported by Birches Group

INSPIRE

supported by Perrett Laver

INVEST 

status: open sponsor slot

INNOVATE

status: open sponsor slot

INFLUENCE

status: open sponsor slot

IMPACT

status: open sponsor slot

Managing your organisation post-Brexit

The aid question and
what it means for NGO leadership

Where next for your funding relationship with DFID?

Creating an innovation culture

SDGs: our chance for real change

The truth behind transparency

12:45 - 14:15 Lunch, networking and the exhibition

14:15 - 15:45 Afternoon break out sessions

IMPLEMENT

supported by Birches Group

INSPIRE

supported by Perrett Laver

INVEST

status: open sponsor slot

INNOVATE

status: open sponsor slot

INFLUENCE

status: open sponsor slot

IMPACT

status: open sponsor slot

The Grand Bargain and local humanitarianism The evolution of NGO leadership Beyond grants  Robots to universal incomes: what's the future of work for developing countries? Advocating for civil society space Supercharge your communications

15:45 - 16:15 Break, networking and the exhibition

16:15 - 17:30 Closing keynote: transformation
Sir Ciarán Devane, British Council, and Jutta Steiner, Parity Technologies, and Jan Egeland, Norwegian Refugee Council, chaired by Mike Wooldridge.

17:30 - 21:00 Drinks and networking reception

18:30 - 20:00 Bond International Development Awards ceremony (Bond members prioritised, bookings now open.)

Day two: Tuesday 21 March

8:30 - 9:30 Registration

9:30 - 9:45 Welcome

9:45 - 10:30 Opening keynote: Britain's place in the world
Alexander Betts, Refugee Studies Centre, and Mats Karlsson, Swedish Institute of International Affairs, chaired by Lindsey Hilsum.

10:30 - 11:15 Break, networking and the exhibition

11:15 - 12:45 Morning break out sessions

IMPLEMENT

supported by Birches Group

INSPIRE

supported by Perrett Laver

INVEST

status: open sponsor slot (33)

INNOVATE

status: open sponsor slot

INFLUENCE

status: open sponsor slot

IMPACT

status: open sponsor slot (3)

Why your CEO needs to be a digital expert Facing the governance challenge Challenges and innovations in public fundraising Reinventing your business model Getting MPs to agree Disruption and resilience in the global south

12:45 - 14:00 Lunch, networking and the exhibition

14:00 - 15:00 Afternoon break out sessions 1

IMPLEMENT

supported by Birches Group

INSPIRE 

supported by Perrett Laver

INVEST

status: open sponsor slot

INNOVATE

status: open sponsor slot

INFLUENCE

status: open sponsor slot

IMPACT

status: open sponsor slot (3)

Developing a business strategy for uncertain times

Driving impact from the top

Global lessons in philanthropy

Success at scale

How to make the most of Brexit

4 social media campaigns I wish I'd run

15:00 - 15:30 Break, networking and the exhibition

15:30 - 16:30 Afternoon break out sessions 2

IMPLEMENT

supported by Birches Group

INSPIRE

supported by Perrett Laver

INVEST

status: open sponsor slot

INNOVATE

status: open sponsor slot

INFLUENCE

status: open sponsor slot (3)

IMPACT

status: open sponsor slot

5 ways to make your money go further Collaborating for change Government funding beyond DFID Using mobile technology to innovate

(Forced) migration - here to stay?

Winning the story wars


16:30 - 17:15 Closing keynote: inspiring stories
Jamila Raqib, executive director of the Albert Einstein Institution, and Leymah Gbowee, peace activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner

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