Plan Your Arrival

Please double check you have all of the below before you arrive to the venue as there will be no exceptions.
Photo ID

All attendees, including Speakers, Sponsors and Delegates will be required to show photo ID at a number of check points.

QR Code

QR codes will be sent out as an email from the registration provider and it's possible that this may have landed in your junk, or clutter folder. You will need to present this QR code either in hard copy or on your phone to gain entry. You will not be granted access without this and there are no onsite registration facilities.

Security Screening

Attendees may be subject to mandatory bag checks and metal detectors. To ensure a smooth process, aim to arrive at least 25 minutes early to get through security and registration.

Daily Opening Hours:

  • 7:30am Registration Opens
  • 8:40am Plenary Commences
  • 9:00am Exhibition Opens
  • 5:00pm Exhibition Closes and Networking Receptions Commence (3-4 December Only)
  • 6:30pm Gala Dinner Offsite (5 December Only)


Getting to the Venue

With its stunning location and excellent transport links, it’s easy to visit the Business Design Centre.

By public transport

You’ll find the Business Design Centre right in the beating heart of Islington, with excellent public transport links to Central London. You can easily reach the BDC via bus, London Underground and Overground.

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By driving and car sharing

It’s easy to reach the BDC by car. Visit their Parking section to find our address for your sat nav and to pre-book your parking space.

Parking information

By cycling

If you choose to cycle to the BDC, they offer free cycle storage in our on-site car park.


The Business Design Centre is a fully DDS compliant venue.


If you arrive by car, the Business Design Centre have 8 dedicated parking spaces for blue badge holders in their on-site car park. There is a passenger lift to street level or the BDC forecourt, or you can take the 17-step pedestrian staircase.

The route from the car park to the building is well-lit and clearly marked. The surface is firm. There are two staircases between street level and the building (5 and 12 steps respectively, all with handrails). They have a ramp on the forecourt.

If someone is dropping you off in a vehicle, please contact our front of house team so we can give you access to the forecourt through our security point. Please call 0207 288 6475.

If you are coming by train, the nearest step-free station is Kings Cross and St Pancras International, which is easily reachable via bus or taxi.


All of the reception desks are fitted with DDA-compliant registration points for people in wheelchairs.

All levels of the venue are accessible via passenger lifts, with low-reach buttons, braille, back mirrors and distress alarms. Every staircase in the BDC has handrails. All publicly-accessible areas of the venue are well-lit.


The Business Design Centre have a limited number of wheelchairs available for hire to BDC visitors. Please call their concierge team on 0207 288 6475 to book your wheelchair. Please bring proof of identification to confirm your booking.


There are accessible toilets on each level of the venue. Restrooms are accessible with a RADAR key (we keep a spare key in reception). Each toilet has low reach door handles and an emergency pull cord alarm.

You’ll find the accessible toilets at:

  • Ground floor – Stairwell B (no RADAR key required)
  • Mezzanine – Stairwell B
  • Gallery level – Stairwell F

If you want to use the toilets but do not have a RADAR key, please speak to their concierge team when you arrive, or call 0207 288 6475.