BWCA Conference & Trade Show 2018

The Journey

Event Itinerary

Wednesday 7th March
12.00 – 20.00Exhibition build-up, Admiral Suite, Nottingham Belfry
20.00Chairman’s Welcome Supper
Thursday 8th March
09.00Registration & welcome refreshments and Premier Trade Show
09.30 – 12.15“The Journey” Conference
12.15 – 13.00Lunch for Conference Delegates in the Lawrence Restaurant and Premier trade show
13.00 – 17.00Open Trade Show
19.00 – 19.30Pre-dinner reception
19.30 – 24.00Gala Dinner, Charity Auction, Casino and dancing

DEBRA SEARLE – Keynote Speaker

Solo Atlantic Rower Debra Searle is our keynote speaker.  The event’s theme “The Journey” is taken from Ms Searle’s book of the same name describing her trans-Atlantic rowing feat.

The Times named Debra Searle 'Britain's latest sporting heroine' and she will be sharing the highs and lows of her Atlantic row and her strategies for success.

Debra Searle said: “When I was alone on the Atlantic I developed a whole toolkit of mental strategies that helped me … achieve success in my businesses and in day to day life.  When you choose your attitude anything is possible."

Other speakers at the BWCA conference will include:

  • Karen Wells of Zenith Global, revealing the latest industry market data; 
  • Phillipa Atkinson-Clow reflects on her 25 years with the BWCA; 
  • Brendan Hanlon of Just a Drop, celebrating the Association’s continuing efforts in support of his charity.

The conference will be followed by the annual BWCA Trade Show – the leading exhibition dedicated to the water cooler sector. The directory of exhibitors is available on 

Getting There

Nottingham Belfry, Mellor’s Way, Nottingham  NG8 6PY  Tel: +44 (0) 115 973 9393

The Nottingham Belfry is a short drive from J26 of the M1.  Take A610 towards Nottingham, keep right on to A6002 (Woodhouse Way) to Stapleford.  The Nottingham Belfry is on your right after ¾ mile as you approach a roundabout – take the last exit and the hotel is on your right.

Nottingham main train station is 5 miles from the hotel, and East Midlands airport 20 miles.  

Visit QHotels for more information.

Taxi: Central Cars +44 (0)115 977 1111
Car Park: There are 250 spaces at the hotel. Car parking is free

You’re invited to attend …

BWCA Conference & Trade Show 2018

The Nottingham Belfry, Nottingham, NG8 6PY
Wednesday 7 March - Thursday 8 March 2018

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All prices exclude VAT.

Wednesday 7th March
 BWCA/WE MembersNon-members
Chairman’s Welcome Supper£45£55
Thursday 8th March
 BWCA/WE MembersNon-members
Delegate Special Package inc. conference, lunch, Trade Show, seminars, Gala dinner & B&B 8.3.£385£499
Conference & Trade Show£115£170
Gala Dinner£115£170


Before the conference

Follow this registration process to book your attendance.  EXHIBITORS wishing to book a stand space must contact the BWCA directly:

You will receive an invoice within 48 hours of booking. Payment is by BACS or credit card within 30 days of invoice, or prior to the event.

We recommend you pre-register, but delegates visiting the Trade Show only may register at the venue on the day

Shortly after booking, you will receive a confirmation at the email address provided. Check your spam/junk if you do not receive an email within half an hour.

You will be issued an invoice and payment must be paid within 30 days and prior to the event.  Hotel extras must be paid directly to the hotel on departure.  In the event of cancellation prior to 6th February, payments already made will be refunded less an administration fee of £30.  No refund will be made if notice of cancellation is received on or after 6th February.  Substitutions may be made at any time.

At the event

Chairman’s Welcome Supper: Smart Casual, Conference: Business, Charity Auction Gala Dinner:Cocktail & Black tie