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Conservation conference: Building on our heritage

Detailed carving on Church House, Westminster, where the conference will be held (
The return of the CIOB Conservation Conference heralds support opportunities.

CIOB’s popular annual Conservation Conference celebrates its 15th anniversary this year with a return to a face-to-face event after a two-year virtual break. The conference will take place on Tuesday 26 April at Church House, Westminster, London, in partnership with English Heritage. The theme for 2022 is: Our Built Heritage – Lessons for Resilience.

The event will be chaired by CIOB CEO Caroline Gumble and president Mike Foy, joined by guest speakers including Dr Robyn Pender (Historic England), Graham Bell (Cultura Trust), Professor May Cassar (UCL Institute of Sustainable Heritage), Rob Woodside (English Heritage) and Professor John Edwards (University of Wales Trinity St David).

Participants will learn how key organisations in the UK and Europe have responded to recent events – with covid and climate change at the forefront. Typically, governments the world over are reacting to the consequences of climate change by imposing knee-jerk legislation which is inappropriate for traditional buildings – causing problems which will need to be resolved in the near future.

A series of case studies will explore how we can ensure that our built heritage remains fit for future generations without undue drastic compromise, as well as what training, education and standards there should be, and how we need to learn to adapt to meet requirements now and in the future.

This highly thought-provoking conference will provide invaluable CPD for anyone in the heritage sector and we very much look forward to welcoming everyone back.

Refreshments will be served in the exhibitor hall, giving delegates the opportunity to catch up. Discussions and networking continue with a post-conference drinks reception.

Support options

If your organisation works in the heritage sector, you may wish to get noticed in one of the following ways:

  • Gold sponsors enjoy a plenary presentation as part of the main conference agenda. Feedback tells us that delegates particularly enjoy case studies that bring the topic to life. Equally, you might choose a more detailed technical piece where the audience will be inspired with new ways of working. Speakers are also invited to participate in a live discussion panel. The opportunity to exhibit in a prime location is included in the package, as well as 10 x day delegate passes, for £12,000 + VAT.
  • A silver sponsor hosts the drinks networking session at the end of the conference – an informal but welcoming setting. Other benefits include branding across the event and two free delegate passes, included in the cost of £3,000 + VAT.
  • There are also a couple of limited spaces to exhibit at the conference, designed for companies whose products and services are relevant to this audience. A bronze sponsorship at £850 + VAT gives the opportunity to showcase with a tabletop exhibition stand and two free delegate places.

Further information on sponsorship opportunities and tickets are available at and from [email protected].

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