BA Conference 2021
The 2021 Gardners Trade Show and BA Conference will take place on 12/13th September 2021, at The Jurys Inn Hotel, Hinckley Island.
The Booksellers Association and Gardners are teaming up to host two days of events for booksellers. The Trade Show will be hosted by Gardners, followed by the Conference hosted by The Booksellers Association.
We are very much looking forward to gathering together in person after many months of restrictions
Events will begin on Sunday with the Gardners Trade Show which will segue into BA Conference activity including an afternoon tea with HarperCollins, a drinks reception sponsored by BatchLine and Batch, and a dinner for all conference delegates sponsored by The Independent Alliance.
The Conference will run all day Monday and it's free for Booksellers to attend, thanks to sponsorship from Gardners.
Throughout Monday there will be a number of Skills Labs (Break-outs) - sponsored by Bookshop.Org - on a range of bookselling topics, and of course it wouldn't be the conference without our brilliant publisher Fever Pitch - we have some brilliant publishers joining us to present their season highlights
There will be plenty of time for networking throughout the day - thanks to Nielsen for sponsoring the Monday refreshments! And for those booksellers wishing to stay on for an extra evening we will be holding an author dinner sponsored by Penguin Random House Children's.