The event will cater for 1,500 veterinary professionals and provide high-value, low-cost, practical clinical and non-clinical CPD, big issue debates, and showcase key veterinary suppliers and vendors in the exhibition in a central location.
BVA Live will complement the success of the London Vet Show which runs in the autumn, where BVA will continue to host its annual Congress, Gala Dinner and a range of clinical and non-clinical CPD.
BVA president Daniella Dos Santos said: “I’m delighted to announce the launch of BVA Live. It’s an opportunity for BVA to return to hosting our own standalone conference for the first time since BVA Congress became part of the London Vet Show in 2013.
“The new conference will enable the veterinary community to come together, outside of London, to develop and thrive through a programme of excellent CPD, delivered by world class speakers.”
She added: “For me the most important element of BVA Live is bringing the veterinary profession together to tackle the big issues we face and providing an opportunity to engage with BVA Officers, volunteers and staff in one central venue.
“By hosting the conference at the NEC, Birmingham, with its excellent direct road, rail and air links it means that we can provide a greater regional offering to the veterinary profession.”
Rob Chapman, MD of CloserStill’s veterinary portfolio said: “Over the past 12 years, we’ve successfully taken our two-day Vet Show format to eight different locations and now we have been invited by the NEC group to do the same at their central venue.”