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Annual conference 2018

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Thursday 3 May to Saturday 5 May - the ACC Liverpool 

The conference will involve debate and policy-making, and delegates will have the chance to hear addresses from the general secretary, incoming national president and guest speakers.

Those attending the conference have the opportunity to engage with our conference sponsors and network with colleagues. 

Delegates will be contacted by their regional officials once bookings have opened in December with information on how to book their place at the conference.

Provisional Programme

Thursday 3 May - AGM Day

1400 - 1530  Officials briefing
1430 - 1600  Registration for AGM attendees
1600 - 1800  AGM
1930             Regional dinners

Friday 4 May - Professional Development Day

0900 - 1000  Exhibition viewing, tea/coffee and Registration
1000 - 1215  CPD Workshops
1215 - 1330  Lunch and exhibition viewing
1330 - 1430  Opening ceremony
1500 - 1600  Secretary of State (TBC)
1600 - 1645  General Secretary
1900 - 0030  Gala Dinner ( voting members only)

Saturday 5 May - Trade Union Conference Day

0845 - 1045  Motions
1045 - 1130  Tea/coffee and exhibition viewing
1130 - 1300  Motions
1300 - 1415  Lunch and exhibition viewing
1415 - 1600  Motions
1600 - 1615  Closing ceremony

Please note: programme may be subject to amendment

And conference documents will be available online closer to the event. 

Professional Development Day

We have a number of specially commissioned CPD workshops on offer at this event - click here for more information


Delegates bringing partners should note that there will be a number of private sessions that are exclusively open to members only. These will be annotated on the programme.

If you have any queries, email

Travel expenses

Finance and personnel committee will allow reimbursement of reasonable travel expenses for voting delegates (mileage or standard class train). Ticket receipts must be provided with your expense form. If driving, only the driver is entitled to claim mileage and car parking will not be covered. We encourage car sharing.