BVA Live postponed until 2022

BVA Live – a brand new event developed by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and CloserStill Media, organisers of the London Vet Show – has been postponed to 2022.

Originally set to debut at the Birmingham NEC on June 24-25, 2021, the event will now take place on June 23-24, 2022.

BVA Live was set to be the first BVA standalone conference for eight years.

It will cater for 1,500 veterinary professionals as well as key veterinary suppliers and vendors in the exhibition at the exhibition and conference next year.

BVA president James Russell said,

We’ve always taken a safety-first approach to our planning and so we’ve taken the responsible decision to postpone the inaugural BVA Live event.

“We want our new venture to be a fantastic experience for everyone so you can get the most out of coming together as a veterinary community to learn, network, and socialise.

“With more time to plan, we’re looking forward to an even better BVA Live in 2022 and can’t wait to welcome you to Birmingham next June.”

Positive reception

Rob Chapman, managing director of CloserStill’s veterinary portfolio, said:

“The reception we’ve received from the veterinary sector for BVA Live was overwhelmingly positive so clearly, when we do run in 2022, this is going to be a special event.

Postponing it was not the news we wanted to share; however, it is the right decision given the circumstances.

“The government’s roadmap announcement was bittersweet news for us.

“Although we’ve had to delay BVA Live, it has given us huge confidence for the London Vet Show, which will run this November at the ExCeL, London. So, there is light at the end of the tunnel.”

The BVA is heavily involved with the London Vet Show as an education partner.

Commenting on the London Vet Show, Russell concluded:

“We’re really excited to get back to the London Vet Show where we are delighted to once again host our fantastic BVA Congress debates, careers stream, and farm and equine CPD, alongside the brilliant CPD from the Royal Veterinary College.”