What to remember if this is your first BCO Conference

The programme:
Review the programme to devise a plan specifically tailored to your preferences. It is first come, first served, so it’s always a good idea to book your choices early on. On that note- it is going to be a jam-packed programme, and while there will be break-out moments between sessions, to make the most of networking opportunities, you might want to plan ahead. Delegates can view a complete delegates list beforehand.

Social media:
Connect with new prospects, or touch base with other conference delegates by searching the official conference hashtags (#BCOConference #Copenhagen2019) -a great way to keep track of acquaintances and people you would like to meet at the conference. Join the conversation and catch up with all of the conference highlights. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter. View tweets from last year’s conference here.

Official conference app:
For ease of having everything in one place, an all-new conference app will be available to download. Use it to take notes, view the full programme as well as choose and view your very own profile and personal itinerary. View a floorplan of the venue and see where it’s all happening. Here you can also use a map for directions to the various hotels, drinks reception, and party venue. Enter the photography competition by submitting your photos to the gallery within the app.

With the app, you will be able to view the delegates list and chat. If you meet someone you want to connect with later on, being able to send them a message can help you make the most of every networking opportunity. Take advantage of the ‘digital conference bag’ and fill it with PDF downloads and presentations from the conference sessions.

Download/find out more on the BCO website. The app is available on Android and Ios. Search ‘British Council for Offices’ in the App Store / Google Play store.

Only available to registered conference delegates. To login:

Username: Your email address
Password: Your last name (with a capital letter at the beginning)

Photography competition:
Stand a chance to win by entering up to three photos via the conference app. There are two exciting themes you could potentially capture this year! Capture the spirit of Arbejdsglæde OR try your hand at different angles for an artsy shot of Copenhagen’s stunning architecture. It’s open to all levels so don’t hesitate to participate whether you are an amateur or pro.

Remember- the best camera is the one you have with you, so don’t miss out on snapping a few shots on your phone while you are out on tours or exploring Copenhagen. You will still have up to two weeks after the conference to enter. Read T’s & C’s and more on the BCO website.

Portable charger/power bank:
Since you’ll be out enjoying the jam-packed programme, you’ll want to keep your phone powered up so as not to miss any updates or photo opportunities (which you may wish to enter into the photography competition).

Conference theme:
Most importantly, we are there to learn from the Danes. Their love of cycling, clean harbours, sustainability and laid-back yet sophisticated culture have made this one of the world’s happiest and most liveable countries. Since it’s all about Work-life balance, enjoy and have fun! “Arbejdsglæde” is a unique Danish concept which involves people finding balance and joy at work. Learn more here.

The full programme is available on the BCO website and bookings are still open with a few limited spaces left.