Conference

AHDA Conference 2017

The 2017 AHDA 32nd Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th January 2017 at the Hilton Metropole Hotel, NEC, Birmingham. Conference bookings are open from 1st October 2016.

The AHDA conference is the ‘must attend’ event for all animal health distributors, manufacturers, SQPs, wholesalers, regulators, EU Colleagues, independents and allied industry businesses. The conference attracts over 500 delegates featuring the major UK animal health distributors and their key management procurement and commercial staff.

The AHDA conference and exhibition is the recognised industry showcase. With sell-out attendance from the past years this event meets the demands of the industry on all fronts. A unique chance to network with a varied fully accredited CPD programme, attracting up to 47 CPD points, reflects the latest views, trends and innovation. The gala dinner, after dinner speaker and a charity prize draw ensure a full and varied evening’s entertainment’.

Who attends?

The Annual AHDA Conference is attended by over 500 delegates featuring the major UK animal health distributors and their key management, procurement and commercial staff. AHDA members represent 92% of the POM-VPS industry, employ over 3,900 SQPs and operate over 1,200 retail stores.

What’s new in the programme?

For Thursday 19th January we will be running separate workshops to cover both Farm Animal topics and Companion Animal topics. We anticipate this change will increase attendance so it will be advisable to book early.We are also including the AMTRA compulsory CPD element for both the farm animal and companion animal workshops.

All delegates on the Thursday will again have audience responders to participate in answering questions from presenters and encourage interaction. For SQPs a maximum of 47 CPD points from attending all sessions certified by electronic badge tagging system. The last conference session on Wednesday 18th January will again be the very popular prime networking time in the exhibition hall with 50+ stands taken and a free bar (limits apply). Tea and coffee breaks are taken here as well as the majority of buffet lunch seating. Our keynote speaker is Paul Green from VMD highlighting the animal health industry for the UK outside of Europe. We also has Den Leonard as a speaker who will address the subject of Vets and SQPs working in partnership.

For SQPs a maximum of 47 CPD points from attending all sessions certified by electronic badge tagging system.

The AHDA conference and exhibition is a unique chance to network with a varied fully accredited CPD programme, attracting up to 47 CPD points, reflects the latest views, trends and innovation. The gala dinner, after dinner speaker and a charity prize draw ensure a full and varied evening’s entertainment’.

Sponsor or Exhibitor enquiries to Bryan Lovegrove.

Bryan Lovegrove, Secretary General, AHDA