UK Booksellers Association's  Conference 2022

BA conference round

The 2022 Gardners Trade Show and BA Conference will take place on 18 and 19 September 2022. The Booksellers Association of the UK and Ireland and Gardners teams are very much looking forward to gathering together.

Events will begin on Sunday at 11:30am with some guest author talks and lunch followed by the Trade Show itself opening at 12:45pm, allowing you to network with 50+ publishers.

After the Trade Show, the Conference activity begins with an exciting line up including afternoon tea with HarperCollins, Skills Labs for booksellers, and a dinner for all conference delegates sponsored by The Independent Alliance. Events continue through the Monday, with a packed schedule for delegates to enjoy, including a key note from Graham Norton.


When and where will the event take place?

The BA conference will take place on 18 and 19 September 2022, at The Jury's Inn Hotel in Hinckley, UK. 

The full programme can be found on the official page of the conference

More information and how to apply

Through the RISE Bookselling programme, we help booksellers of all kinds to participate in international training and networking opportunities. We enable booksellers, who are members of one of the network organisations, to join their colleagues and participate in a dedicated programme, developed in partnership with the event organisers.

Following a successful application, applicants will be offered a place to participate in selected international sector event. Following the event, participants will have to provide an overview of activities report to the coordinator. They will also be expected to participate in RISE promotional opportunities following the event, which can include, among others, sharing quotes, blog posts and multimedia from the event on RISE website and social media channels, as well as providing feedback on the event.

Through this agreement, the coordinator will cover travel costs for the participants between their home and event location, and accommodation costs for the duration of the programme. 

The conference will be held in English.


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