Macmillan Professionals Conference 2019

Registration for this year's conference, exclusively for Macmillan professionals, opens this autumn.

About this year's conference

We are delighted to announce that the Macmillan Professionals Conference and Awards 2019 will be held from 7-8 November at Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

Each year, hundreds of Macmillan professionals gather from around the UK to explore and share ideas, network and inspire each other. Professional development and teamwork are the foundations of the conference, which has grown in scope since 2007.

A highlight of the event is the Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards Ceremony, where the winners of our prestigious awards are announced.

2018 conference highlights

It renews my commitment to the role and gives me a boost to be part of such a positive and appreciated workforce.

2018 attendee

What did the programme explore?

Thank you to everyone who attended the Macmillan Professionals Conference and Excellence Awards in 2018. We hope you gained valuable learning and networking opportunities to help you support people living with cancer.

In 2018, highlights included:

  • keynote sessions to provide professionals with key updates about our workforce strategy, and the opportunity to hear from inspiring fellow professionals, including a cancer voice
  • a lively and informative exhibition space for attendees to explore ‘Macmillan in your area’ – a platform to interact with representatives from each geography, take away helpful resources and learn about support in their locality
  • a spectacular awards ceremony, hosted by Victoria Derbyshire, to celebrate Excellence Award winners and Macmillan professionals.

Where can I find the conference slides?

If you were not able to attend the 2018 conference, or if you would like to review what you learned from previous years, you can explore slides from the event. To request slides, please contact


How to register

Registration for 2019 will open in the autumn. Please check back for updates, and the chance to secure your place at the event.

If you have any questions, please contact

Lynda Thomas at the Macmillan Professionals Conference

Highlights from the last conference

Explore slides from the 2017 Macmillan Professionals Conference.

Several people sat on the stage at the Macmillan Professionals awards

Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards

Read about award winners from previous years and the finalists for the 2017 awards.

Three women having a conversation at Macmillan event.

Networking opportunities

We provide a number of opportunities for current and former Macmillan professionals to network with colleagues across the UK.

Lynda Thomas at the Macmillan Professionals Conference

Learn Zone

Resources, information and support to help Macmillan professionals in their role including e-learning, UK-wide courses and L&D grants.