How to register

Registration is by invitation only. 

If you are interested in attending or sponsoring, please email Jane Wall

Jane Wall

Director of Business Development and Membership Services


Jane joined the BIA in March 2016 as Director of Business Development and Membership Services, with overall responsibility for the recruitment and retention of members, development and delivery of membership services and BIA events.

Prior to this role and a short spell at the Food and Drink Federation assisting with membership development, she held the positions of Associate Director and Head of Sales & Marketing over a period of seven years at the Fire Protection Association – leading on membership and member events, publications, risk services, sales and marketing, CRM implementation and digital presence. Jane’s experience prior to this included Business Development Manager within tech transfer at Oxford Brookes University, four years at T&F/Informa Journals as Managing Editor and Publisher, and reference publishing at Oxford University Press and IBSS (International Bibliography of Social Sciences).

Jane holds a first degree in Italian and European Literature from Warwick University, an MA in Social Anthropology from SOAS, and an MBA from Oxford Brookes Business School.


If you are interested in becoming a BIA member please email Michael McGivern

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Michael McGivern

Head of Membership


Michael is a BSc Biology graduate with four years’ experience in Business Development and Sales roles covering the pharmaceutical and Higher Education sectors. Following University, he worked for a multi-national raw material distributor in the north-west, supplying API’s and excipients to pharmaceutical manufacturers and then moved on to the University of London. Here he managed the tender process for their SaaS products as well as various account management duties for their Not-For-Profit, HE institution and Charity customers.

Having joined the BIA in April 2017, his role is to bring new companies into membership, while developing engagement with current members.

Terms & Conditions

Registration fees
This event is free to attend and is by invite only. The free ticket allows invitees to join all sessions, the networking activities, seated dinner the evening of 20th June, and overnight accommodation. Catering will also be provided throughout the event.

Cancellation and refunds
All cancellations requests must be sent in writing by email to [email protected].

Cancellations received prior to 1 June 2022 will not incur a charge.
Cancellations received on or after 1 June 2022 will be subject to a £500 fee (this is to cover costs of items like accommodation and catering, that will be booked in advance of the event).

As an alternative to cancelling, attendees may nominate a senior level substitute from within their own organisation, but substitution is not guaranteed and is subject to approval by the event organisers.

Venue and event accessibility 
We are regularly monitoring changes on government regulations around events. Delegates should be prepared to provide a negative covid test result (taken in the last 72h) or proof of full vaccination if required closer to the event. Alternative or additional precautions like the wearing of masks inside the venue might also be considered and requested.

Although the venue guarantees most of it is easily accessible, the Long Gallery, which will be used for all presentations on day 2 is only reachable by a staircase and there is no lift.

Overnight accommodation is included in the event fee, as well as catering on both days of the event. Any room extras will be charged to the attendee.

Data protection
Upon registration, your full name, company name, job title, email address and telephone number will be collected and stored by the BIA in line with its privacy statement, and used to contact you with regard to this and/or other events, products and services which we believe you might be interested in based on your purchase history with us. 

Your full name, company name, dietary requirements and possibly a telephone number will be shared with the event venue, Fanhams Hall, if required by them in order to allow you to access their premises (including rooms for the overnight stay) and to accommodate any dietary requirements you might provide.

Your contact details might also be shared with the Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club if you are staying overnight and are allocated a room at that hotel instead.

Delegate lists
At many of our events we distribute delegates lists to all attendees, either soft copies or printed ones, in order to facilitate networking. These lists consist of the full name, company name and job title of all registered attendees, but do not include contact details such as email addresses.

We don’t share these list with third parties.

We take photographs at most of our events, which are then often used for marketing purposes (e.g.: on twitter, on direct marketing emails, etc).

The data that the BIA will collect from you will be treated in accordance to the above and to our privacy statement. This is necessary in order for you to be able to join our event and is therefore a precondition of service.