Presidential welcome, BSAVA Awards and Keynote Lecture with Chris Packham

Thursday 6th April, Hall 3, The ICC
Free for all with a Congress Badge

TV presenter and respected naturalist Chris Packham is set to inspire delegates at BSAVA Congress as the keynote speaker on Thursday 6 April 2017. With an enduring passion for wildlife and conservation, Packham will share his concerns about extinction and ideas for inspiring young people to get involved in animal welfare and conservation.

Chris Packham follows in the recent footsteps of Alice Roberts, Mark Beaumont and Richard Dawkins, presenting a keynote lecture that entertains and inspires delegates on the first day of Congress.

On accepting the invitation to speak, Mr Packham said; ‘’The veterinary profession are in a particularly pertinent position to make a difference. I will use the passion to learn that’s brought into BSAVA Congress to encourage the profession to work together to change the world.’

Chris' lecture will be preceeded by a Presidential welcome from BSAVA President Susan Dawson and the BSAVA Awards which recognise outstanding contributions in the field of small animal veterinary practice.

BSAVA Banquet

Friday 7th April, Hall 3, The ICC
Drinks reception:19:30, Banquet: 20:00

Banquet menu

With elegant surroundings and an exquisite 7 course taster menu we hope you can join us on Friday evening to celebrate our 60th anniversary in style. Following the first-class food the evening continues with live entertainment until the early hours.




Saturday 8th April, Hall 3 and 4, The ICC
19:30 - 02:00
£25 (without food)

Saturday night at Congress will be packed with a huge range of musical acts, street theatre and comedy. The ICC will once again be magically transformed from lecture space to an indoor festival wonderland, allowing guests to wander through the maze of stalls, buskers and entertainment. Expect a wide range of musical acts with truly something for every musical taste along with a side-splitting hour of comedy hosted by The Official Comedy Club.

All of this entertainment is available to book with your choice of street food from across the world including tastes of Jamaica, Mexico and the UK, and each ticket comes with two complimentary drinks. Tickets are available to purchase from the registration desk in the Barclaycard Arena. 

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