The Association of Dogs and Cats Homes Conference, May 2020


Event Cancelled

It is with regret that, following recent Government announcements and advice regarding Coronavirus, the ADCH 2020 Conference is now cancelled.  We know many of you were looking forward to the event and will be disappointed but no doubt you will understand why the decision has been made.  All ticket holders will be notified regarding their options.


Date: Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 May

Venue: Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel (The NEC Birmingham, Pendigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1PP).


About The ADCH Conference

The ADCH Conference is the UK’s largest animal welfare event and it attracts attention from various organisations within the animal welfare sector.

2019 saw the largest ever attendance, in excess of 500 delegates each day.  Along with a host of truly wonderful sponsors and exhibitors; without whose support and continued commitment we wouldn’t be able to host the Conference.

Delegates are made up of both members and non-members, and the event brings together multiple prospective stakeholder groups to share best practice in animal care, welfare, veterinary advances, new technologies, latest techniques, science and research findings, the latest in behaviour and training as well as regulatory and legislative issues facing the industry.

Feedback confirms delegates attend the annual ADCH Conference because they see it as THE best platform for engaging with key stakeholders, well-known and eminent professionals in the field, and they much enjoy having the opportunity to challenge and promote new ideas and thinking.  We are always joined by an excellent mix of trade and industry specialists including insurers, pet food manufacturers, nutritionists, scientists, suppliers, contractors and sector specialists.


2020 Programme

Full Programme can be found here

Once again, the Programme will be split into Streams (Welfare, Dogs/Cats, Management) and all sessions will be interactive with time for Q&A and lively debate.


Petplan & ADCH Animal Charity Awards Gala Dinner (event postponed)

This glittering and emotional event will take place on Wednesday 6th May 2020 evening.

The Great Giveaway (event postponed)

ADCH in partnership with MDC Exports, is delighted to offer humane animal handling equipment to worthy recipients absolutely free!

ADCH Bursary 2020 (now closed)

This year, the ADCH are able to offer a limited number of bursaries to not-for-profit organisations, who wish to attend the conference but would have difficulty meeting the full cost.

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