BCO NextGen

Manchester 5k Running Tour
Tuesday 14 June 

FORM are teaming up with the BCO for an event with a bit of a difference. The Manchester 5K Running Tour will give you the opportunity to see some of Manchester’s architecture and culture, whilst getting your fitness fix.

The run will start at the award-winning Bloc building. From there you will be taken on a leisurely guided tour through the city stopping at various historical sites including: the Town Hall, John Rylands Library and Manchester Cathedral – which you may recognise from such film sets as Harry Potter and Peaky Blinders.

You will also get a chance to see some of Manchester’s latest developments. Dubbed the ‘fasting growing city Europe has to offer’. The tour will take you to Beetham Tower – once Manchester’s tallest building - and then onto Deansgate Square, which now towers over it! 
There will be plenty of other sites to see, including upcoming development hotspots, before heading over to the conference centre for some well-deserved refreshments, in time to cheer in the cyclists as they reach their finish line. 

All fitness levels welcome!

NextGen Drinks (tickets available for non-conference delegates here)
Tuesday 14 June 

The NextGen are excited to invite you to an evening of drinks and dancing at Manchester’s Freight Island. The Drinks Reception ‘After Party’ is an opportunity to meet and mingle with friends and colleagues.

Freight Island, Mayfield is a new urban landscape located in the redundant freight depot. Packed with food, drinks and entertainment it’s the perfect place to sample Manchester’s vibrant night life.

NextGen Wellness Lunch
Wednesday 15 June 

Join FORM for a healthy alternative lunch and an informal discussion about wellness and mindfulness in the office. Hosted in the conference centre, lunch provided.

NextGen Coffee Roulette
Thursday 16 June 

Coffee Roulette returns for its first in person event. Join us at Haunt, Mount Street for the opportunity to network with new people and organisations within the NextGen. Much like the popular online sessions, you’ll be randomly assigned a group for a coffee and a croissant. A great way to kick off the final day of the conference.

NextGen Wrap Roulette
Thursday 16 June 

Grab a wrap and have a chat. Wrap Roulette offers another chance to make some new contacts, expand your network and have lunch with someone new. Hosted in the conference centre break out space, lunch provided.

NextGen Mentoring

Thursday 16 June 

The mentoring programme provides a great opportunity for Nextgen members to be paired up with experienced mentors. Over the last couple of years the majority of mentoring has taken place online. In the final session of the afternoon you will be able to link up with your mentor face to face.

If you are yet to take part in the mentoring but would like to, then come along to be assigned a mentor. Hosted in the conference centre, with cream teas provided.