National BIDs Conference

BID Industry Event of the Year

BID Industry Event of the Year


The National BIDs conference will take place on Thursday 8th November at Downing College, in the heart of Cambridge.

This years key speakers are:

  • David Downey, CEO of International Downtown Association, read his biography here
  • The Rt Hon the Lord Adonis of Camden Town, read his biography here
  • Jackie Sadek, read her biography here

The National BIDs Conference is all about BIDs, for BIDs and is 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.

Date: Thursday 8th November

Location: Downing College, Cambridge

Delegate rate = £260 + VAT

British BIDs member delegate rate = £195 +VAT

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.

Book Now

British BIDs members receive a 25% discount. To book your place, please enter your unique membership number in the 'promotional code' box to validate and receive your membership discount. To ensure a smooth and efficient booking process, a debit card or credit card transaction is recommended. If you are unsure of your membership number, then please contact the British BIDs team on 0845 112 0118. To purchase a ticket via a direct invoice, please contact Drew on 0845 112 0118 or email

Take a look back at photos from last year here.

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Our Sponsor

Our Sponsor

We are pleased to announce Blachere Illumination Limited as the conference main sponsors. Garry Brown has said “Having previously worked with British BIDs, Blachere Illumination are thrilled to be the main sponsor of this year's conference. The conference is a superb platform for likeminded people to come together to share experiences.”