Presidential welcome, BSAVA Awards and Keynote Lecture with Nigel Owens MBE
Thursday 5th April 2018, Hall 1, The ICC
Free for all with a Congress Badge
Join us for a welcome address from BSAVA President John Chitty followed by the prestigious BSAVA Awards.
Then hear the thought-provoking and entertaining lecture from our keynote speaker – Nigel Owens MBE.
Nigel Owens - who wanted to be a vet at school and has a lifelong love of animals - is widely regarded as one of the world’s best officials. He has amassed vast experience of dealing with difficult decisions, emotional players, a partisan audience of millions and the rigours of international travel, and remains resolutely passionate about his profession.
Born and raised in a small village in South Wales, Nigel was appointed an international referee in 2005 and went on to officiate the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham. In June 2016 he was awarded an MBE for services to sport and continues to referee international rugby matches around the world.
Nigel's address is set to tackle his thoughts and experience on high-pressure decision-making, trusting your judgement and admitting to mistakes.