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BUFDG Annual Conference 2014

University of Leicester

6th - 8th April 2014

The annual BUFDG 2014 conference took place between 6th and 8th April, at the University of Leicester, where we welcomed over 120 delegates to a fascinating event. After some social activities on the Sunday afternoon, the delegates were treated to a 'Taste of Leicestershire' dinner and a presentation about Richard III that left the audience in awe. Monday was chaired by Simon Jack, Business and Economics presenter on BBC Radio 4 Today programme, and started with a panel discusssion, included the 'power hour' and was followed by workshop sessions.

The gala dinner at the National Space Centre provided the evening entertainment, and Tuesday started with a video of the conference and a session that still has delegates talking about it. Damian Hughes explained the benefits of 'Liquid Thinking' and left some of the audience in tears, but the majority inspired and thoughtful of the things they could do to make their workplace better and their business more effective. We defy anyone not to be affected by Damian’s talk which was one of the highlights of the conference.

You can download copies of the presentations below, and watch the highlights video, download the brochure and browse the photos from the conference using the links on the right of the page.


Plenary 1 - financing the future

Plenary 2 - VfM measurement and reporting

Workshop 1A - Lessons from implementing an online P2P system at Nottingham

Workshop 1B - Telling the financial story

Workshop 2A - Insurance risk

Workshop 3B - data data everywhere

Workshop 4A - Have you the energy for the future

Workshop 5A - Making equipment sharing work - good in theory, tricky in practice

Workshop 5B - Student Finance in a Digital World


The conference is supported by our kind sponsors, please visit the various sponsor pages using the links below to find out more about them.

Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsors

Account-Ability Ltd

Advanced Business Solutions 


Royal London Cash Management


Other sponsors

Sponsor delegates from many companies join BUFDG members to network and learn from each other.



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