We are looking forward to our next regional conference in Cardiff on Friday 8th March 2024 and hope to see you there. If you’ve already booked you’ll be expecting to go to the All Nations Centre for the day, so we’re getting in touch to let you know we have changed the venue. We’ll now be holding the conference at the Future Inn Hotel which is located in beautiful Cardiff Bay, 10 minutes from the city centre and very close to Cardiff Bay train station.
We have changed the venue for a very important reason. Recently it came to our attention that the All Nations Centre made public statements supporting conversion therapy, and the views expressed are very much not in keeping with BAPO’s values. We are sharing this with you as we want to be transparent and to confirm that we did not know about this when the venue was booked, and we certainly would not have booked it had we known. On learning this information we acted at pace to cancel the booking and to seek a suitable alternative. We trust that you will understand why we have made this change which reflects BAPO’s values and the priority we give to equality, diversity and inclusion.
The Future Inn Hotel is a lovely venue and it will provide a great experience for both delegates and exhibitors. There is free car parking, not easy to find in a city, with electric car charging. The Hotel is also offering a discount rate of £86.20 to anyone attending the conference who would like to stay overnight, these spaces are limited so please contact the venue early to avoid disappointment. Please advise on the booking that you are attending the BAPO conference for the discount.
There are still some delegate spaces available so if you’ve not already booked your place you can do so here but don’t delay, our last two regional conferences both sold out and we’d hate you to miss out.
With best wishes from everyone at BAPO.
Sue Irving, Chief Executive