Annual Conference is the biggest RBL Membership event of the year.
It is regulated by the Royal Charter and includes the following: annual accounts report, the Director General’s address and voting on motions brought by delegates from their branches and counties.
The Annual Conference is a great opportunity to catch up on Royal British Legion news, meet fellow members and RBL teams.
The exhibition promises an exciting and interactive space where visitors and members can visit the Poppy Shop and other exhibitors, speak to our teams on a variety of subjects such as Branch Finances, Membership Services and learn first-hand about RBL's plans and ambitions.
Annual Conference 2024
Our Annual Conference 2024 will take place a week earlier than usual. The exhibition, Women’s Section Forum and Overseas’ Forum will take place Friday 10 May, with Conference opening on Saturday 11th May and concluding on Sunday 12th May. Virtual attendees will be able to view the business of Conference that takes place in the main auditorium over the two days via live stream.
This will be a hybrid event, with in-person attendance at the stunning, purpose-built International Conference Centre (ICC) Wales, in Newport, Wales, just off junction 24 of the M4 and a short ride away from Newport Station.
Registration opens on 8 January 2024, the link for which will be shared here.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Annual Conference 2023
Our 2023 Annual Conference took place at the Riviera International Centre in Torquay, Devon. This hybrid event saw 484 in-person attendees and 195 people attend online.
Annual Conference 2022
In 2022 we held a hybrid Annual Conference for the first time, enabling delegates to attend in-person or virtually. Around 185 delegates attended virtually, and around 638 delegates attended in-person.
In case you missed it, you can watch the livestream of the Annual Conference which included the following: the voting of motions, guest speakers and the award ceremony by clicking on the YouTube links below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where will Annual Conference 2024 take place?
When will Annual Conference 2024 take place?
The exhibition, Women’s Section Forum and Overseas’ Forum will take place Friday 10 May, with Conference opening on Saturday 11th May and concluding on Sunday 12th May. Virtual attendees will be able to view the business of Conference that takes place in the main auditorium over the two days via live stream.
Why has Annual Conference 2024 been brought forward a week?
What time will Annual Conference 2024 begin?
When does Registration open and close for Annual Conference 2024?
Can we attend Annual Conference 2024 a virtual delegate?
Why has the registration date changed?
How do I register for Annual Conference 2024?
Can someone register on my behalf?
Who can attend Annual Conference?
Accommodation & Travel
What accommodations is near the venue?
Can I park at the venue and what costs are associated?
• Overnight is an extra £10.00 (£16 for 24 hours).
ICC Wales will set up a dedicated link so people can input their registration number and pre-pay for their parking at this rate. Link to follow.
Is there a recommended taxi service for Newport?
How do I prove I’m compliant?
How do I ensure my branch is compliant?
Agenda & Itinerary
When will the agenda be available?
When are the National Standard Bearers Competitions?
Who will be exhibiting at Annual Conference 2024?
Will there be an act of Remembrance?
Can my branch request financial support for sending a voting delegate?
Who do I need to contact regarding my expenses for Annual Conference? (Non-Overseas Branch Delegates)
Who do I need to contact regarding my expenses for Annual Conference? (Overseas Branch Delegates)
How can I nominate someone for an award?
Does the venue provide hearing loops?
Is the venue Wheelchair/Mobility Scooter Friendly?
I'm registered blind, can I bring my guide dog?
My medication needs to be refrigerated; can this be done?
What catering options will be available at Annual Conference 2024?
I have very specific dietary needs; will I be catered for?
How do I submit questions to the Membership Forum?
As a virtual delegate will I be able to ask questions during the Membership Forum?
What are the Motions deadlines for annual Conference 2024?
There are three key deadlines for Motions, these are:
The Branch AGM – A Motion must be debated and agreed at a full Branch Meeting before the end of November.
The County/District Committee – the Branch must submit a Motion to their County/District Committee by the end of the last week in November, or not less than 8 weeks before their County/District Conference.
Successful Motions must be submitted by Counties/Districts the to Annual Conference Committee by 5pm on Friday 2nd February 2024 (13 weeks before Annual conference 2024). No Motions can be submitted after this deadline.
Who submits Motions?
What must a motion include?
All motions must be accompanied by a certificate and have the following sections:
The reason for the Motion
The effect of the Motion, if passed
Main argument in favour of the Motion