BEVA has reported record numbers at its 2016 congress, with almost 1,000 vets registering to attend the event.
Organisers also enjoyed “record” sales of exhibition space at the three-day congress, which took place in September at the ICC in Birmingham.
BEVA said the number of equine vets and mixed practitioners increased by 4% for this year’s event, with more than half of all delegates being qualified for more than 12 years – therefore likely to be directors, partners or senior members of their practice.
Chief executive David Mountford described the growth as a symbiotic cycle.
He said: “Delegates gave us 4+ star ratings, while 97% would recommend us and 84% said we provide great value.”
“Speakers appreciate the prestige and the made-for-purpose lecture theatres and exhibitors get to see the right sort of customers. Add to this BEVA is a charitable organisation that ploughs any surplus back into the industry, and we’re left with a unique atmosphere.”
Next year’s BEVA Congress will be held on 13-16 September at The Arena and Convention Centre at Kings Dock in Liverpool.
- Highlights from the 2016 congress are on the BEVA website.