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About the ADCH Conference

About the ADCH Conference


It has come to our attention that ‘companies’ are contacting some of our Members and Exhibitors to offer them sale of attendee lists from ADCH Conference 2024. Unfortunately, this has become a more common occurrence for association conferences in recent years and is a sector wide problem.

Please read our full statement for further information about the scam and what to do if you are approached.

The annual ADCH Conference is the UK’s largest animal welfare event, this year we are are expecting around 500 delegates from across the UK, Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

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.

After receiving fabulous feedback from delegates and exhibitors, we are delighted to be returning to Telford International Centre on 14 – 15 May 2024.

Get your tickets now

Of Sponsors And Exhibitors From Our 2023 Conference Said They Would Return (1400 X 2000 Px)


Purchasing your ticket

What’s included:

  • Access to all conference sessions on 14 and 15 May 2024
  • Conference programme and lanyard
  • Tea, coffee and lunch on each day
  • Conference delegate bag, packed with goodies from our sponsors and exhibitors
  • A seat at the Petplan and ADCH Animal Charity Awards dinner on 14 May 2024
  • Entry into the Conference Prize Draw
  • Certificate of attendance

Purchase your online tickets here

Alternatively contact [email protected] and ask for an invoice to be raised.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

This is the UK’s largest animal welfare Conference and thereby attracts attention from a wide variety of organisations within the animal welfare sector. We anticipate around 500 delegates each day made up from ADCH membership, non-member organisations, individuals and commercial companies.

Our 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 gallery, where refreshments and lunch is served, and provides for constant footfall.

View the full list of our 2024 Sponsors and Exhibitors here.

Our Sponsorship Brochure is now available to download here.

Given the popularity of this event we would advise you to reserve your spot soon by emailing us at [email protected]

Petplan & ADCH Animal Charity Awards 2024

We are excited to celebrate the 12th year of the Petplan & ADCH Animal Charity Awards.

About The Awards

The animal charity awards are a great opportunity to recognise the hard work and dedication put in by the teams and the individuals within the animal charity sector who have gone that extra mile to help rescue and rehome animals in need.

The three nomination categories are:

  • Animal Charity Team of the Year
  • Animal Charity Employee of the Year
  • Animal Charity Volunteer of the Year

Anyone can nominate outstanding charity teams or individuals, from pet owners and fellow charity staff and volunteers, to friends and family. Every nomination remains anonymous and all nominees will be sent certificates to recognise their dedication and achievements; a great way to boost morale!

If you think your charity has staff or volunteers who deserve to be recognised and thanked, nominate now, and promote the awards to your supporter network so that they can do the same!

Promotional tools

Promoting the Animal Charity Awards is a great way for you to engage with your staff, volunteers and supporters.

Petplan have created a range of promotional tools available to help supporters nominate your charity team.

Conference Programme

For the ADCH Conference 2024, we’re thrilled to assemble over 40 speakers, ready to deliver 25 fascinating and insightful sessions.

Visit our Conference Programme page for the latest draft version.

Venue and Travel

The Venue

Telford International Conference, International Way, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4JH

Travelling by Car

There are over 1500 car parking spaces on-site, all within easy walking distance of the venue.

Sat Nav Postcode: TF3 4JH


Travelling by Train

Situated just over a mile from Telford Central Station, TIC is a 15 minute walk or two minute taxi drive away. There are regular services from Birmingham New Street, Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury.

Travelling by Plane

The International Centre is less than an hour by road from Birmingham International airport, with rail connections from Birmingham International Station.


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

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