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The BID Industry Event of the Year


Bookings for the National BIDs conference are open! 


The National BIDs conference will focus purely on BIDs and the issues affecting them. The conference will provide an excellent opportunity to catch-up and network with industry peers whether you are a BID Chief Executive, BID Manager, staff member, Board member, Local Authority, levy payer, stakeholder or a policy maker.

The day will include a variety of robust policy and industry debates whilst also allowing essential practical showcasing, discussions and plenty of opportunities for networking. The National BID Survey results will be revealed and analysed, the National BID Awards will be presented and the Certificate in BID Management classes will graduate. The day will culminate with an evening drinks reception.

This year, you can tailor your afternoon to your requirements by choosing the workshop sessions you feel will most benefit you. The themed workshop sessions will include discussion around the changes in data law, marketing, customer experience, car parking, BID renewal best practice, BID development and much more.

Places are going fast so don’t delay in booking, secure your place here.

There will be a BID Chairs’ Breakfast taking place prior to the conference should Chairs wish to attend. This commences at 8.30am. Please contact us to arrange a place.

Join the conversation #NBC17

Chris Turner, Chief Executive of British BIDs said:

“A national conference for the BID industry is a vital tool in widening our understanding and sharing best practice. It is clear from conversations with BIDs and the recent research on the needs of the industry that a high-quality BID focussed gathering is a key tool in allowing us all to keep our economy vibrant and creative.”



Delegate rate= £260 +VAT
British BIDs member delegate rate = £195 +VAT

British BIDs members receive a 25% discount. To book your place, please enter your unique membership number in the ‘promotional code’ box when you are on our online booking system.

If you have lost/forgotten your membership number please get in touch with us at


Conference Agenda


Below is the agenda for the 2017 conference.  The themed workshop sessions will include discussion around the changes in data law, marketing, customer experience, car parking, BID renewal and best practice, BID development and more.





08.30Chairs Breakfast


10.30Welcome from Ian Payne and Chris Turner

10.40People and Places and the role of BIDs, Wayne Hemingway MBE

11.40CiBM graduates presentation

11.50BID issues, presentations and discussions


13.50Themed workshops


15.50Workshop feedback

16.00National BID Survey 2017 results and panel discussion

16.50Round up, BID Awards winners & close

17.15Drinks reception

19.00Event Ends



Below are our 2017 speakers so far. Keep a close eye on this for more details as we will be continuing the release the rest over the next few weeks!


Ian Payne


This year’s conference host is ITV newsreader Ian Payne. Ian comes with a wealth of experience will be opening the conference and facilitating the day’s events.

Wayne Hemingway MBE


Wayne will be a key speaker at this year’s conference. Since selling Red or Dead, Wayne has regenerated local authority housing, launched pop-up shops and built a vintage brand from scratch.

Professor Christopher Turner


Chris will be revealing and analysing the results from the National BID Survey. If you have not yet responded to this, please do so here.

Downing College, Cambridge


Taking place in the beautiful Downing College in the University city of Cambridge, the conference will focus purely on BIDs and the issues affecting them.


For a list of Hotels in the area please email

Hilton Cambridge City Centre


TEL: 01223 464491

The Royal Cambridge Hotel


TEL: 0330 102 7236




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