9 Feb 2024

What's on at the BCO Annual Conference 2024 | Birmingham




We are pleased to see that delegates have been quick to secure tickets now that bookings for the 2024 Annual Conference have opened to both BCO members and non-members. If you are planning on joining us in Bimingham this year, we strongly encourage you to book sooner rather than later.





This year's plenary sessions will hear from leading voices that will bring to light multiple perspectives and discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead. Seminars will reflect the extraordinary times in which we live and work, and will provide a forum for an intimate exploration of a variety of topics including AI and culture. Join the debate on the power of partnership in development and regeneration projects, the impact of social value on lending for developers, and what today’s life science occupier looks like. Read more.


Over the past decade, this city, famously known as the ‘workshop of the world’ has lived up to its name, quietly delivering a number of sizeable new developments, including 103 Colmore Row, Enterprise Wharf,  and the Paradise regeneration project. We are pleased to say the conference programme will offer opportunities to tour a number of these schemes. There are currently 14 options to choose between, from innovative buildings and offices to cultural walks - there are plenty of tours to inspire. Be sure to secure your top tour choices as soon as possible! View the full list.




Join us on Wednesday 22 May at the Arden Golf Club to play the Arden Course. Located in the heart of the Midlands, the Forest of Arden is set in 10,000 acres of Warwickshire parkland and ancient woodland and is recognised as one of the premier golf destinations in the UK. The Arden Course, designed by Donald Steele in 1992, has played host to a succession of international tournaments, including the British Masters and the English Open. The day concludes with BBQ lunch and prize giving. Check the itinerary.


This year's cycle challenge, in support of The Brain Tumour Charity will take place from Sunday 19 to Wednesday 22 May. The ride will depart on Monday morning from Newcastle. With distant views of the North Pennines, the ride will showcase the best the northeast has to offer before heading further south offering distant views to the Yorkshire Dales in the west and North York Moors and Howardian Hills in the east. On the final day riders will skirt the edge of the Peak District before arriving in Birmingham on Wednesday afternoon! Further details.




The BCO's NextGen community is growing fast. Numbers have increased up more than a quarter over the past year to more than 1,200 members, making the NextGen contingent a third of the total BCO membership. This vibrant community will play an important role in this year's conference. This year's offering includes a series of events targeted at NextGen members, as well as several networking opportunities.
Further details


BCO Annual Conference Birmingham Brochure




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