Due to the Covid-19 outbreak the decision has been made that this year’s LDC Conference will be held online as a virtual event.
Please see the home page for more details.

All delegates are reminded to please make travel bookings as early as possible, are encouraged to take advantage of the savings offered by booking in advance, and to make every effort to obtain the cheapest train or air ticket.

Expense claiming:

LDC REPRESENTATIVES

Accommodation: As standard LDC Representatives can book one-night single occupancy B&B on account. This must be arranged via our accommodation agency MICE Concierge.

Subsistence: Breakfast is included in bedroom rates and lunch will be provided on both days of Conference.

LDC Representatives have the option to book a ‘with Dinner’ ticket, whereby their attendance at the Conference Dinner is funded for them. LDC Representatives not attending the Conference Dinner are permitted to claim up to a maximum of £25.00 for overnight subsistence (receipts must be provided). 

Travel: Reimbursement for travel can be claimed from the LDC Conference Treasurer after the event. Expense claims forms must be submitted (with receipts) within 28 days of the event. Please see specific guidance under ‘Travel arrangements’ - click here.

Claim form: An LDC Representative expense claim form can be found here.

LDC OBSERVERS and accompanying partners

Those attending as an LDC Observer are not permitted to claim expenses for the event from the LDC Conference Fund.

LDC Observers are encouraged to book bedrooms via our accommodation agency MICE Concierge in order to access the preferential rates we have agreed with shortlisted hotels.

GDPC MEMBERS

GDPC members attending will have their travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses covered by the BDA.

They are not permitted to claim from the LDC Conference Fund and should make their own travel arrangements and seek reimbursement from the BDA after the event by submitting a GDPC Member expense claim form with receipts within 28 days of the event. The claim form can be accessed here.

A reminder of the BDA Expense claim policy can be located on the BDA website.

As standard GDPC members can book one-night single occupancy B&B on account. This must be arranged via our accommodation agency MICE Concierge.

GDPC members are required to purchase dinner tickets in full and can then seek reimbursement for the £25 dinner subsistence allowance after the event by completing the expense claim form.