Presidential welcome, BSAVA Awards and Keynote Lecture

Friday 3rd April 2020, Hall 1, The ICC
Free for all with a Congress Badge

Join us for a welcome address from BSAVA President Sue Paterson followed by the prestigious BSAVA Awards. Then hear the thought-provoking and entertaining lecture from our Keynote speaker Jenny Campbell The British entrepreneur, known predominantly for her role as a Dragon on BBC’s Dragon’s Den, is the flagship for an exciting extended programme at this year’s Congress, celebrating the event’s 30th year at Birmingham. Striking the right work-life balance can be struggle, especially for vets. As part of an increasing focus on wellbeing at Congress, Jenny Campbell will be sharing her own thoughts on balancing a successful career with family commitments, as a key part of Congress’s exciting and busy schedule on the Friday. Prior to becoming a dragon, Jenny worked in banking for 30 years. She became CEO of cash machine company Hanco, bought out the business, turned it around and sold it for £50 million. We look forward to seeing you there. 

President's Reception

Friday 3rd April, Hall 4, ICC
Dress code - smart/business wear

Following the BSAVA Awards and Keynote, BSAVA President Sue Paterson would be delighted to welcome you for an evening of food, entertainment and networking hosted in the ICC.


Tickets are £65 to purchase - buy when registering for Congress, or give us a call on 01452 726720 to book.

Plus for Congress 2020 we have a very limited number of complimentary tickets available to travelling international delegates - contact to book. 

Kindly supported by 

V20 Party - with Bongo's Bingo! SPONSORED BY ADVOCATE®

Saturday 4th April, Hall 3, The ICC
19:30 - 01:30

At V20 we are joining forces with the bingo rave phenomenon that's been sweeping the globe! Bongo’s Bingo is an outrageous combination of a captivating live show, an all-inclusive party and heads-down game of bingo. The traditional game is spun on its head, and whilst bingo is still the very core of the show, you should prepare for a few surprises along the way.

The party doesn't stop there either - with a live band, DJ, and of course the all time favourite that is the BSAVA Silent Disco. Plus a range of delicious street food including tastes of China, India and the US. 

Bongo's Bingo sells out worldwide - so make sure you book your ticket early to not miss this experience at BSAVA Congress 2020!

If you don’t wish to take part in Bongo’s Bingo don’t worry, you can still purchase a V20 ticket (at a reduced price) and arrive a little later to join in the fun. 

*Over 18s only. Bongo’s bingo is a gambling event, click here for a link to gamble aware.

Bongo Bingo Prizes to include:

  • Coco Pops
  • Unicorn
  • Henry Hoover 
  • David Attenborough cut out
  •  Karaoke machine
  • Space hopper
  • Disney Princess dolls
  • Inflatable dinosaur suit
  • Along with a few cheeky bottles

V20 Party Timings

Tickets incl. Bongo’s Bingo

Tickets excl. Bongo’s Bingo

19:30 Doors Open (Food/Bar)

20:15 Entry/Food/Bar/Networking

20:00 Bongo’s Bingo

22:30 DJ and Satellite Down

22:30 DJ and Satellite Down

23:30 Silent Disco

23:30 Silent Disco

01:30 Close

01:30 Close

V20 Tickets

You can add food, and choose whether to join us at Bongo's Bingo:

  • Party night with Bongo's Bingo - including food (£40)
  • Party night with Bongo's Bingo - no food (£30)
  • Party night - including food (£29.50)
  • Party night - no food (£19.50) 

Each ticket comes with a complimentary drink and can be bought online when registering for Congress - or give us a call on 01452 726720 to book.