BCGA Conference 2022 - Book before Feb 14 for discount

Manchester UK,
28 April 2022

BCGA are feeling the love and have extended the early bird deal until 14 February for this years conference. 


Given the removal of all Plan B measures last week by the UK Government, BCGA felt it appropriate to extend this year’s early bird deal for our 2022 Conference. Safety of conference attendees is paramount, and as such, we have published our Covid policy below, to give delegates clarity ahead of our first in person conference since 2019.

To book your conference place click here.


Bookings are now OPEN for the BCGA 2022 Conference and don’t forget to enter the BCGA Industry Recognition Awards - closing date for entries is 1st March 2022!


Thursday 28 April 2022  


The Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Worsley Park, Manchester, M28 2QT


A packed schedule covering all the key topics as well as the BCGA Member awards ceremony. Get your entries in before 1st March 2022, with full details of how to enter listed on the awards page.

Meet our panel of independent, expert judges here!

Download the full programme here 


Book your place before 14th February 2022 to get the Early Bird Discount!



Thursday 28 April 2022

09:00    Coffee & registration

09:30    Opening & welcome to delegates

09:45    Post BREXIT Challenges - Helen North, DfT

10:15    Medical Gases post COVID - NHS / Department for Health Spokesperson 

10:45    Reflections on the impact of Covid-19 and how we can ‘Seize the Moment’ - a vision for the future of the UK economy - Lord Karan Bilimoria, CBI

11:00     Refreshments

11:20     Modified Atmosphere Packaging – Working together to reduce plastics - Speaker TBC

11:50     Panel Discussion: Is it high time for Hydrogen?

12:20    A Landscape Mapping of Environmental Issues: Where do you find your business? - Dr Melissa Wang, Greenpeace

12:50     Lunch

14:05     Are engineers born or raised? - Dr Susan Scurlock MBE, Primary Engineer

14:35     Industry 4.0 and IoT – Using technology to enhance productivity, operational efficiencies and safety - Ashish Chaudhary, UCT – Fluid Solutions

15:05    Panel Discussion: Youth & The Future of the Industry

15:35     Refreshments

16:05     Being an Intelligent Leader - David Harman, The Coaching Team

16:35    Keynote Speaker - Colin Maclachlan

17:35    Presidents closing remarks - Tim Hulbert, BCGA President

17:45    Close

Reception and Dinner                  

 19.15     Drinks reception              

 20.00     Dinner & BCGA Member Awards

The safety of conference attendees is paramount to BCGA. As such, it is our duty to ensure that all delegates feel as safe at the event as possible. We therefore have the current requirements in place to access the event:
•   ALL delegates, including those fully vaccinated and those who have previously had COVID-19 are required to take a lateral flow test no more than 48 hours before the BCGA Annual Conference.

•   You can order lateral flow tests here and register your negative result here, you will then receive a text from the NHS which you will be asked to show upon entry to the Conference.  

•   If you do not have proof, you will be refused entry.
•   The venue does not have testing capacity, so please test before you arrive.
•   Please do not attend the event if you or someone else in your household has tested positive for Covid within the previous 10 days of the event. 
•   If you are feeling unwell, please stay at home.
In conjunction with Marriott Worsley Park, we are monitoring the situation regarding coronavirus. As we get closer to the event and any specific regulatory requirements for mass gatherings are issued by the UK government we will keep you informed around the measures we have implemented for this year’s conference.
We are ready to implement any official requirements along with any additional precautions that we feel necessary and are working closely with Marriott and our contractors to make sure we follow these properly when any rules are published. Our priority is to ensure that the BCGA Conference is a secure and safe experience for all our valued delegates, staff and contractors.

Please use the links below for further information and guidance:


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