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ADCH Conference

4 – 5 October 2022

The Vox, Birmingham

ADCH Conference

4 – 5 October 2022

The Vox, Birmingham

About The ADCH Conference

The annual ADCH Conference is the UK’s largest animal welfare event, in previous years it has attracted over 500 attendees each day.

Every year, we bring together multiple 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. 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.

Due to events surrounding the global pandemic and our concern for the safety and wellbeing of attendees, the event was not held in 2020 or 2021. This year our conference is back and will be bigger and better than ever!

In addition to showcasing our industry leading speakers, innovative breakout sessions and thought-provoking plenaries, the event will be celebrating the fact that – after two tumultuous years – we are Together Again for Dogs and Cats!


2022 Conference Sponsors

Thank you to the following organisations who will be sponsoring the ADCH Conference 2022.








2022 Conference Supporters

We are also very grateful to the following for supporting the ADCH Conference 2022.

Battersea Dogs & Cats HomeBirmingham Dogs HomeBlue CrossCats Protection, Dogs Trust, Kennel Club, RSPCA and Wood Green


Conference Exhibitors

Animal Care Network, Battersea Academy, Brosch Direct Ltd, Cat KIND, Citation, G9 Chemicals, Rob Jackson Consulting

Conference Programme

As in previous years, the Programme will be split into Streams (Dogs, Cats, Management and Operations, Legislation and Standards) and all sessions will be interactive with time for Questions & Answers and lively debate.

We will be using feedback from our Members to help form a Programme that is based around your needs.  It’s not too late to have your input, please contact our events team with any suggestions.

On Monday 3rd October we will be holding a Pre-Conference Reception for Sponsors, this will be followed by a Pre-Conference Quiz for Members and Sponsors.

On Tuesday 4th October we will be holding an Evening Celebratory Event for all Delegates.  We will be celebrating the way in which our sector supported one another through the pandemic, and the fact that we are finally able to come together again for dogs and cats.

Further details on all of the above will be included in the Conference Brochure once finalised.


Registration fees include access to all sessions on both days, lunch and tea and coffee breaks.

Also included is our Pre-Conference Quiz on 3rd October and Evening Celebration Event on 4th October 2022.

View ticket prices and book now

Sponsors and Exhibitors

The ADCH currently has over 160 member organisations and continued to grow each year.  This is the UK’s only animal welfare Conference and thereby attracts attention from a wide variety of organisations within the animal welfare sector. We anticipate no fewer than 400 delegates each day made up from the ADCH membership, non-member organisations, individuals and commercial companies.

The ADCH Conference presents an outstanding opportunity for raising your company’s profile and brand.  You will have direct access to budget-holders and key decisions-makers and be able to network with those at the forefront of the animal welfare sector.  The Exhibition area is located in the large foyer, where refreshments and lunch is served, and provides for constant footfall.

Our Sponsorship Brochure is now available to download here

Further information, including timings and exhibit specifications can be found here

Given the popularity of this event we would advise you to book up soon by emailing us at

Venue and Travel

The Venue

The ADCH Conference 2022 will be held at The Vox Conference Venue, Resorts World, Pendigo Way, Birmingham B40 1PU.

Travelling by Car

The Vox Conference Centre is conveniently located just 8 miles from Birmingham city centre and is clearly signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 & M6. Complimentary parking for the event will be available.

Travelling by Train

From Birmingham International Railway Station, follow the signs for Resorts World, a short walk around Pendigo lake. On entering Resorts World make your way up the escalators to the Vox conferencing suite on the second floor.

Travelling by Plane

Once you’ve landed at Birmingham Airport, jump on the free and fast Air-Rail Link to Birmingham International train station which runs every two minutes. The Air-Rail Link runs every 2 minutes and takes just 90 seconds to reach the NEC. When you arrive just head straight through the NEC towards Resorts World Arena and you’ll reach the Vox in a matter of minutes.


There are lots of hotels nearby, to suit a range of budgets.

We have compiled a list of hotels for you to download here

You can also use The Hotel Map Finder to search, compare and book hotels nearby.

Ensuring Your Safety

We will be following government guidelines in relation to best practice for live events in 2022 to mitigate any risk from COVID-19. We will update our delegates in due course of any requirements needed to attend ADCH Conference 2022.