Annual Conference 2017

Booking now open

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Booking is now open for the 2017 Baby Friendly Initiative Annual Conference. This year’s Conference will take place on 22-23 November, at Telford International Centre.


Both Days:       £200* / £250

One Day:          £150* / £120

*discounts apply for early booking (before 31st July 2017) or for groups of 5 or more delegates booked and paid for together.

If you wish to book using our new 2 for 1 student offer for pre-registration Midwifery and Health Visiting students, please contact or use this student booking form (please note, this offer is not available via online booking).


Book using our online booking system, or using the downloadable forms on the right of this page.


Booking Form - Annual Conference 2017


Group Booking Form - Annual Conference 2017



Speakers include:

  • Dr Nick Embleton, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Neil Patel – Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow
  • Jim Paterson
  • Emma Pickett – Association of Breastfeeding Mothers and IBCLC
  • Clare Relton – The University of Sheffield
  • Mary Renfrew –  University of Dundee
  • Natalie Schenker – Hearts Milk Bank
  • Helen Simpson & Andrea Aras-Payne, University of West London
  • Janette Westman, Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative and Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Duncan Williamson, World Wildlife Fund
  • Professor Charlotte Wright, University of Glasgow

More programme details coming soon.

Poster presentations

The Baby Friendly Initiative is inviting the submission of abstracts for poster presentations at the 2017 annual conference. This is your opportunity to present and share your research, initiative or innovation to over 700 delegates. Posters will form part of the exhibition area at the conference. Submit your abstract using the form on the right by 5pm on Friday 7 July 2017 – please read the submission requirements and additional information on this form before submitting.


  • Reservation Highway are providing a delegate accommodation booking service for the conference.
  • For more details follow this link or download this hotel list and booking form.
  • Contact details in case of queries or phone bookings are:
  • We recommend booking your accommodation early.


If you are interested in exhibiting at this year’s conference, please contact


Unicef UK posters 2017 abstract submission form


Hotel Booking Form - Reservation Highway

The conference inspires me and enthuses me to carry on in my role especially when things are tough in the NHS.
2016 delegate