BA Conference & Gardners Tradeshow

The 2017 BA Conference and Gardners Trade Show will take place on the 10th and 11th September.

Events will take place in Central Birmingham, at Conference Aston

Conference Aston is located in the heart of the city, and within walking distance of Birmingham's three mainline stations. Information on the venue can be found here

The annual Book Trade gathering will start with the Gardners Books Tradeshow on Sunday.

On Sunday evening, booksellers will gather for the opening of the Conference, with a session on diversity and community lead by author Kit de Waal.

A dinner for ALL conference delegates will take place on Sunday evening and we're very gra
teful to the Independent Alliance and authors for hosting this special occasion.

HarperCollins will ease us into Monday with an author breakfast before the Conference gets underway.

The main Conference will be chaired again by the wonderful Cathy Rentzenbrink.

We'll open Monday with a keynote from author, actor and all-round 
National Treasure
Brian Blessed.

Delegates will then have the opportunity to attend a number of 'Skills Labs' on various topics run by both trade and non trade experts. The Skills Labs will be sponsored by The Unwin Charitable Trust

After a successful trial last year, we'll be laying on an optional extra evening for booksellers wanting to stay on another night. We're delighted that Cornerstone are sponsoring the dinner on Monday evening.
2017 Programme and Booking Form

Contact Naomi Gane for information relating to the conference and sponsorship opportunities

Contact Nikki Deigneault for information on the Trade Show


Event Information

WHEN 10/09/2017 - 12/09/2017
WHERE Conference Aston, Birmingham
B4 7ET
PLANNER Naomi Gane

Contact Info.

Email naomi.gane@booksellers.org.uk
Phone 0207 421 4640

Event Programme Sponsors: LBF NBT Batch The Booksellers Association