Conference Committee


  • The Committee coordinates and plans the BIALL Annual Study Conferences. Members of the Committee are responsible for the organisation of the programme, coordination of the exhibition, accommodation and event arrangements. They are assisted by a professional conference company.

Terms of Reference:

  1. To plan and organise on an annual basis a study conference for members of the Association (the Annual Conference)
  2. To plan and strategise the development of the Annual Conference over a prospective rolling 5 year period
  3. To plan and deliver a suitable programme of plenary and parallel sessions for each Annual Conference
  4. To plan and deliver a suitable trade exhibition for each Annual Conference
  5. To identify and reserve suitable venues for the location of each Annual Conference on a rolling 3 year basis.
  6. To finance and budget each Annual Conference to achieve as far as possible a break even or surplus return
  7. To secure suitable sponsorship and other funding for each Annual Conference
  8. To promote and publicise each Annual Conference
  9. To manage all arrangements and logistics for each Annual Conference in conjunction with a professional conference company.
  10. To arrange and manage a range of suitable accommodation for delegates to each Annual Conference
  11. To provide details and booking arrangements for each Annual Conference on the BIALL website

BIALL Committees

BIALL committees are in charge of organising activities, events, publications and other products of interest to the BIALL community. Committees help keep BIALL running and find ways to help BIALL support it’s members in the best way possible.

If you are interested in volunteering for a BIALL committee, please see the Nominations & Volunteers Committee page for details of how to do so.

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Catherine Bowl

Catherine Bowl


Committee Members

Julie Christmas

Vice Chair and Programme Co-ordinator

Julie Ferris

Finance Officer

Tonia Sexton

Exhibition Co-ordinator

Margaret Watson

Exhibition Co-ordinator

Dunstan Speight

BIALL President elect (ex officio)

Anneli Sarkanen

BIALL President (ex officio)

Jackie Hanes

BIALL Treasurer (ex officio)

Julie Doran

Programme Co-ordinator

Susan McGlamery

Programme Co-ordinator

Daniel Bates

Web Liaison – Conference pages co-ordinator

Jennie Mort

Sovereign Conference

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