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National Dinner Series

Hosted in four locations across the UK throughout the year, the BVCA’s National Dinner Series features high-profile speakers and an audience drawn from all parts of the private equity and venture capital community, making it an ideal networking event to raise your profile and entertain your clients. The dinners also host the BVCA Vision Series, our annual initiative aimed at recognising the best business leaders within our members’ portfolio companies.
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National Dinner Series

Dates
Midlands & East Dinner: (Birmingham) 19 June 2024
Northern Ireland Dinner: (Belfast) 27 June 2024
North England Dinner: (Manchester) 4 July 2024
Scotland Dinner: (Edinburgh) 13 November 2024

Venue/location
The Grand Hotel, Birmingham
Merchant Hotel, Belfast
Gusto, Manchester
The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh

Costs
Members: £329 +VAT for a single seat
Members: £2,5999 +VAT for a table of 10
Non-members: Limited allocation

Frequency
Four times a year

Audience
Open to all

Overview
Hosted in four locations across the UK throughout the year, the BVCA’s National Dinner Series features high-profile speakers and an audience drawn from all parts of the private equity and venture capital community, making it an ideal networking event to raise your profile and entertain your clients. The dinners also host the BVCA Vision Series, our annual initiative aimed at recognising the best business leaders within our members’ portfolio companies.

 
Event dates
Throughout 2024
Format
Networking dinners
Location
Birmingham, Belfast, Manchester & Edinburgh

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Series

An integral part of the BVCA’s mission is to increase participation and representation within our industry. Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Series of events range from breakfast forums to evening receptions, enabling in-depth debate, important conversations and valuable networking.
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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Series

Date(s)
25 June 2024, other dates TBC

Venue/location
Venues across London

Costs
All members: Complimentary

Frequency
Four times a year

Audience
Open to all members

Overview
An integral part of the BVCA’s mission is to increase participation and representation within our industry. Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Series of events range from breakfast forums to evening receptions, enabling in-depth debate, important conversations and valuable networking.

The latest event in the series coincides with Pride Month and takes place on 24 June at the Haymarket Hotel in London. This breakfast reception will explore key LGBTQ+ issues and provide a unique opportunity to hear firsthand what firms are doing to make their working environments more inclusive, what they and the industry are doing well, and what areas can be improved.

 
Event dates
25 June 2024, other dates TBC
Format
In-person events
Location
Venues across London

LP-GP Summit Dinner

The LP-GP Summit Dinner is our exclusive networking event for senior institutional investors and private equity/venture capital fund managers. The event is a valuable opportunity for attendees to reconnect with contacts, forge new connections, and hear insights from a leading political guest speaker.
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LP-GP Summit Dinner

Date
10 September 2024

Venue/location
Lancaster House, London

Costs
LP Members: Complimentary
GP Members: £395+VAT per person
Non-members: Limited allocation

Frequency
Once a year

Audience
LPs and member GPs only

Overview
The LP-GP Summit Dinner is our exclusive networking event for senior institutional investors and private equity/venture capital fund managers. The event is a valuable opportunity for attendees to reconnect with contacts, forge new connections, and hear insights from a leading political guest speaker.

Part of the BVCA Summit 2024: Partners for growth

Guest speaker
TBC shortly

 
Event dates
11 September 2024
Format
In-person dinner
Location
London

Gala

Gala 2024 is the not-to-be-missed networking event in the private capital calendar. Join senior delegates from across the private capital ecosystem for an evening of networking, entertainment and festive celebration. The dinner also hosts the conclusion of BVCA Vision 2024 - Leaders Driving Growth awards, our annual initiative aimed at recognising the best business leaders aimed at recognising the best business leaders and their GP backers within our member's portfolio companies.
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Gala

Date
4 December 2024

Venue/location
Banking Hall,
14 Cornhill,
London, EC3V 3ND

Costs
All members: £459 +VAT for an Early Bird single seat (Standard rate: £499 +VAT)
All members: £3,999 +VAT for an Early Bird table of 10 (Standard rate: £4,399 +VAT)
Non members: Limited allocation

Early bird rate ends on 4 October 2024, all Early Bird discounts are offered on a first come first serve basis.

Frequency
Once a year

Audience
Open to all

Overview
Gala 2024 is the not-to-be-missed networking event in the private capital calendar. Join senior delegates from across the private capital ecosystem for an evening of networking, entertainment and festive celebration. The dinner also hosts the conclusion of BVCA Vision 2024 - Leaders Driving Growth awards, our annual initiative aimed at recognising the best business leaders aimed at recognising the best business leaders and their GP backers within our member's portfolio companies.

Guest Host & Compère
To be confirmed shortly

 
Event dates
4 December 2024
Format
In-person dinner
Location
London

Parliamentary Reception

An informal networking event held in the House of Commons, the BVCA’s Parliamentary Reception is an opportunity for BVCA members and their portfolio companies to engage with ministers, MPs and peers.
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Parliamentary Reception

Date
8 May 2024

Venue/location
Terrace Pavilion, House of Commons
Houses of Parliament,
London, SW1A 0AA

Costs
Complimentary, by invitation only

Frequency
Once a year

Audience
Senior GPs, LPs and politicians

Overview
An informal networking event held in the House of Commons, the BVCA’s Parliamentary Reception is an opportunity for BVCA members and their portfolio companies to engage with ministers, MPs and peers.

 
Event dates
8 May 2024
Format
In-person reception
Location
House of Commons, London

Chair's Dinner

This exclusive dinner is a celebration to welcome the new BVCA chair, and thank the outgoing Chair. Join senior industry figures, parliamentarians, senior members of the media, officials and regulators for a high-level evening looking at the impact of the industry.
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Chair's Dinner

Date
6 March 2024

Venue/location
Quaglino's, London

Costs
Complimentary by invitation only

Frequency
Once a year

Audience
Senior GPs, LPs and media

Overview
This exclusive dinner is a celebration to welcome the new BVCA chair, and thank the outgoing Chair. Join senior industry figures, parliamentarians, senior members of the media, officials and regulators for a high-level evening looking at the impact of the industry.

Guest speaker
Ayesha Hazarika MBE

 
Event dates
6 March 2024
Format
In-person dinner
Location
London

Next Generation

The Next Generation Series provides an excellent opportunity for early career professionals to network and socialise with their peers in a fun and relaxed environment. With activities ranging from curling, lawn bowling and F1 Arcade, use the occasions to build long-lasting connections with those in the industry, essential in any career.
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Next Generation

Date(s)
22 February 2024

Venue/location
F1 Arcade, St. Paul's, London

Costs
GPs: £145.00+VAT per place
LPs: £115.00+VAT per place
Professional Services: £159.00+VAT per place

Frequency
Twice a year

Audience
Members only

Overview
The Next Generation Series provides an excellent opportunity for early career professionals to network and socialise with their peers in a fun and relaxed environment. With activities ranging from curling, lawn bowling and F1 Arcade, use the occasions to build long-lasting connections with those in the industry, essential in any career.

 
Event dates
22 February 2024
Format
In-person events
Location
Venues across London

CFO-COO Reception

The BVCA's annual CFO-COO Reception brings together senior finance and operations professionals from private equity and venture capital firms. The aim of the event is to provide a forum for networking where peers can exchange knowledge and experience.
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CFO-COO Reception

Date(s)
28 February 2024

Venue/location
London, TBC

Costs
Complimentary to BVCA members

Frequency
Once a year

Audience
Senior finance and operations professionals

Overview
The BVCA is hosting its annual CFO-COO Reception. The evening reception will bring together senior finance and operations professionals from across the industry, providing a forum for networking and knowledge sharing. During this session, our sponsor, IQ-EQ, will organise a CFO E-Lab, a 15-minute fireside chat, to explore the growing significance of Net Asset Value (NAV) lending in the financial landscape.

 
Event dates
28 February 2024
Format
In-person reception
Location
London

Global Capital Reception

This exclusive event will feature a fireside chat with a keynote speaker from the industry. The evening will bring together the most senior leaders and buyout firms from within the membership.
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Global Capital Reception

Date
29 March 2022

Venue/location
Covent Garden Hotel,
10 Monmouth Street,
London, WC2H 9HB

Costs
Complimentary and exclusive to BVCA Member GPs

Frequency
Once a year

Audience
Senior leaders from buyout firms

Overview
This exclusive event will feature a fireside chat with a keynote speaker from industry. The evening will bring together the most senior leaders and buyout firms from within the membership.

Guest speaker
TBC

Event dates
29 March 2022
Format
In-person reception
Location
Covent Garden Hotel, London

Investment Team Reception

This unique event, exclusive to BVCA members and held in London, is an opportunity to meet those who are shaping the future of the private equity and venture capital industry. It will bring together senior investment professionals for an evening of networking and knowledge-sharing.
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Investment Team Reception

Date
26 April 2022

Venue/location
The Dilly, London

Costs
Complimentary to BVCA members

Frequency
Once a year

Audience
Senior investment team professionals

Overview
This unique event, exclusive to BVCA members and held in London, is an opportunity to meet those who are shaping the future of the private equity and venture capital industry. It will bring together senior investment professionals for an evening of networking and knowledge-sharing.


Event dates
26 April 2022
Format
In-person reception
Location
London

View all upcoming BVCA events via our events calendar

Learn more about the full programme of BVCA events in our brochure

Further information

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE BVCA

 +44 (0)20 7492 0400

 events@bvca.co.uk