Wondering where to stay? Take advantage of our special room rates for the 2022 BCO Conference in Manchester


Wondering where to stay? Take advantage of our special room rates

If you haven’t yet booked your accommodation, we have reserved a limited number of rooms at preferential rates. Take a look at the six varied options and secure your room directly with the hotel of your choice by quoting the booking reference listed on our website. The availability of rooms with preferential rates will be limited from mid March onwards. We therefore recommend that you make your reservations at the earliest opportunity.  

NextGen Early Birds

For BCO NextGen members (those aged 35 and under), nearly three quarters of our heavily discounted Early Bird tickets have been booked. Once these are gone, the full ticket price will apply. For the first time in 2022, there is a NextGen programme, including a 5k Running Tour, Wellness Lunch, Mentoring, and alternative networking sessions. Book your place or find out about membership and how to apply.

This week, we are celebrating the amazing women in our industry as part of International Women’s Day and Women in Construction week; giving us the perfect opportunity to shine the spotlight on the outstanding women speaking at the Discussion Sessions during the BCO Conference in June:

Joanne Roney OBE: Chief Executive of Manchester City Council since April 2017, Joanne is driving the Council through the fundamental changes to Health and Social Care. In 2009 she was awarded an OBE for services to local government, and in September 2021 was named the Local Authority Chief Executive of the Year at the annual MJ (Municipal Journal) Awards.

Becca Heron: Strategic Director of Growth and Development at Manchester City Council. Becca has a key role in the delivery of the ambitions set out in the Our Manchester strategy, leading the city’s recovery following the pandemic, building on the successes of the last two decades to drive inclusive growth that will ensure the city continues to be one of the most exciting destinations in Europe to live, work and play.    

Rt Hon. Ruth Davidson MSP: Ruth is a journalist, broadcaster, author and politician. She served for eight years as leader of the Scottish Conservatives, during which time she transformed the party’s prospects, leading to its greatest electoral results in 35 years. As the first openly gay leader of a major political party in the UK, and the first party leader to give birth while in office, Ruth has broken barriers throughout her time in public life.

Bronwen Maddox: Director of the Institute for Government, the think tank that aims to improve the effectiveness of government. Bronwen previously served as Editor and CEO of the influential current affairs magazine, Prospect – which both explains City thinking to policy makers and helps the financial community navigate the geo-political landscape. Born in the US, Bronwen is also author of the acclaimed In Defence of America.

Despina Katsikakis: Global Head of Workplace at Cushman & Wakefield. For over 35 years Despina has led innovation, research and implementation of transformative workplace environments for global corporates and exemplary real estate developments for investors worldwide. Despina is the BCO Junior Vice President and regularly lectures, whilst also writing and contributing to media, research and publications on the future of the workplace.

Learn more and read their full biographies here.

Secure your place at this year’s Cycle Challenge 

There are a limited number of places available for the BCO Cycle Challenge 2022. Don’t miss the opportunity to join us on a spectacular ride, exploring the beautiful scenery of the Chilterns and Northamptonshire, before cycling through the West Midlands, Cannock Chase AONB and then onto Stafford before making the final stage of the ride to the conference in Manchester. The ride is fully supported by a professional cycle support company, with the emphasis being on completing the challenge together, whilst networking and socialising with like-minded people from the industry. Nobody gets left behind and stronger riders will always be on hand to support. 


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