Bond annual conference and exhibition 2014

10 November 12:00am - 12:00am
Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London

Book now for the largest event dedicated to international development in Europe


Monday 10 November, 2014

Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London


Book now for Bond’s annual conference and exhibition, the largest event on international development in Europe.


This unique event brings together people from NGOs, universities, think tanks, donors and government both in the UK and internationally to examine how international development will be defined in the future.


Hear from high profile speakers

You'll hear the latest thinking from key influencers in the sector including:


Jay Naidoo, Former Minister responsible for South Africa’s Reconstruction and Development Programme, and Communications Minister in Nelson Mandela’s Cabinet. Chair of the GAIN Board.

The Rt Hon. Sir Malcolm Bruce MP, Chair of the International Development Select Committee

Johnny Chatterton, CEO, Campaign Bootcamp

Mark Goldring, Chief Executive, Oxfam

Melissa Leach, Director, Institute of Development Studies

Loretta Minghella, Chief Executive, Christian Aid

Tim Montgomerie, Columnist and Leader Writer, The Times

Kevin Watkins, Executive Director, ODI

Claudia Wood, Chief Executive, Demos

...and many more. The full programme page has all the details.


Find out how development is being redefined

Gain insight and understanding to help you strengthen your organisation and meet the challenges of a changing environment.


Learn about the new framework that will replace the Millennium Development Goals.

Hear how the 2015 general election will affect the UK’s international development priorities.

Understand how shifting global power dynamics is changing international development policy and practice.

Build your network by meeting new colleagues from across the sector.

With over 750 delegates and over 40 partner organisations exhibiting this is a key event that will connect, influence and strengthen the sector.


Tailor your learning

Choose from 17 interactive and engaging strand sessions organised around five key themes. Sessions will give you insight, practical tools and guidance for how the sector can get 'future fit'.


Organisational effectiveness

Faced with substantial shifts in the way international development is conducted, NGOs must prepare for a radically different operating environment, requiring new models, skills and approaches. This strand examines the most pressing organisational issues and emerging opportunities for organisations working in international development.



UK international development policy is often detached from the domestic poverty agenda, foreign policy concerns as well as other movements such as human rights and the environment. This strand explores if and how international development should work more closely with these separated yet related sectors, and will explore the potential positive and negative consequences of greater convergence.



Development and humanitarian programmes are tackling increasingly complex and overlapping problems. How do you find the right balance between being responsive to beneficiaries and accountable to donors. This strand examines how NGOs can meet these challenges and prepare for the future of international development programming.


Funding and financing

Financial resilience is key to how NGOs in the UK can respond to rapid changes in the development sector. This strand analyses what funding and organisational financing will look like in the post-2015 world and explore how NGOs can adapt, survive and thrive in a shifting funding landscape.



The challenge for NGOs to be heard has never been greater with an increasing number and range of campaigns and diminishing public support. The sector must broaden its thinking on how and with whom NGO campaigns are conducted. This strand considers what effective campaigns of the future will look like and how to ensure campaign messages are heard in a competitive and changeable environment.


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