Annual Conference 2017

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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:          £120* / £150

*discount applies for groups of 5 or more delegates booked and paid for together. (The early booking deadline has now passed)

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 - Baby Friendly Initiative Annual Conference 2017


Group Booking Form - Baby Friendly Initiative Annual Conference 2017



Speakers include:

  • Dr Nicholas Embleton, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Neil Patel – Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow
  • Jim Paterson –  Father and Board Member at Baby Milk Action
  • Emma Pickett – IBCLC and Association of Breastfeeding Mothers
  • Dr Clare Relton – The University of Sheffield
  • Professor Mary Renfrew –  University of Dundee
  • Dr 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

See the full timetable.


Timetable - Baby Friendly Initiative Annual Conference 2017


Poster presentations

The conference will feature a selection of posters presented by delegates on issues of infant feeding and parent-infant relationships. The deadline for abstract submission has now passed. An abstract booklet will be made available.

Accommodation and travel 

  • 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.

Travel information can be found on the Telford International Centre website – please note free delegate parking is available at the venue. A shuttle bus service will run from Telford Central station to The International Centre, information will be sent to registered delegates shortly before the event.


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


Hotel Booking Form - Reservation Highway - Baby Friendly Initiative Annual Conference 2017

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