Case Study – BCVA

Last updated on December 15th, 2021 at 03:19 pm

For the first time, BCVA will visit Wales for our annual Congress in 2021. The superb and spacious Celtic Manor venue in Newport will definitely have something for everyone’s tastes, whether that’s golf, spa or wine, and this is certainly something we deserve after the challenging events of 2020 and into 2021. The location of Celtic Manor in South Wales, just off the M4 provides easy access for all types of travel and it will fully complement the Welsh themes that I have planned for this years event.

The fantastic Nigel Owens MBE opening our Congress with a keynote lecture that I’m sure will be both inspiring and light hearted. TV personality Nigel is now retired from international rugby refereeing but aptly farms Hereford cattle just outside Swansea.

We can look forward to a varied programme that should appeal to both dairy and beef practitioners from farm and mixed practice, and a balance between refresher lectures and new advances in research.

Workshops – our ever popular workshops will be back, with more on the menu so everyone has an opportunity to attend these interactive small sessions.

Farm Vet Futures – This stream will look at the sustainability of our profession, both in the literal sense and in terms of our future farming sustainability.

The popular Professor Frank Mitloehner from UCD will be joining us for a virtual keynote lecture on sustainable livestock agriculture.

Young graduate stream – our popular young grad sessions will return on Saturday, to provide invaluable and practical tips to the newer members of our profession.

The Challenge:

This was the first time the BCVA had a streamed, hybrid conference. So AVC were tasked with insuring that all the proceedings over the three day conference, the main two lecture rooms, three workshops and exhibition area were all streamed live. There were several keynote speakers from around the world speaking remotely over the three days to those in attendance. So the task was to ensure a polished tv style production for the BCVA and its members watching online.


After our several client meetings we gained an understanding of what was needed from a technical point of view to allow BCVA achieve their desired results. So we set about creating a smooth presentation plan. Allowing for external contributions was a vital component of the conference while also being conscious of security. We discussed and planned for:

  • Registration
  • Attendance recording
  • Delivery of presentations
  • Content management & recording
  • Remote contributions from members and presenters

“The British Cattle Veterinary Association has worked with John and his team at AVC since 1999 to support us at our annual conference. This is a key event in our calendar and it is crucial that the quality of our audio-visual delivery remains high, even in the most challenging circumstances. The event has grown and changed over the years, and the venue changes annually. Nothing ever seems to phase John or be too much trouble for his team, who accommodate our requests with patience and good humour. We are a small organisation with big ambitions, so finding a reliable supplier is priceless. What is particularly impressive in a well-established company is their commitment to innovation and new technologies – which helps us make sure our event continues to impress delegates and meet the changing needs of the conference. AVC will continue to be a key partner for BCVA and we value our ongoing relationship”.
Dee Little

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