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The BMA Conference: Sustainability for the Sector, will bring together the leaders of the bathroom manufacturing industry for two days of inspiring talks, collaboration and networking, focused on the environmental agenda.

After a two-year absence, the conference’s return is an eagerly anticipated event which will see the sector converge at Carden Park Golf Resort near Chester, on June 6 and 7.

Water system products testing and certification body, NSF, is proudly supporting the event as Bronze Sponsor.

Simon Warburton, Certification Manager from NSF, said: “Demonstrating social and environmental responsibility is one of our core values at NSF. We all know water scarcity is one of the major problems the world is going to increasingly face in the coming decades.

“Individually, we have a responsibility to minimise our personal water use, and on a national scale, there is an even bigger obligation to make an impact.

“The proper development and implementation of strong regulations to tackle the excessive use of water with support from product certification schemes such as NSF REG4 and NSF 350 helps minimise water waste, undue consumption and promote water reuse wherever possible.

“Highest product quality and compliance in the UK are crucial parts of the mix. We are thrilled to be engaging with BMA members and supporting the association’s sustainability agenda.”

The line-up of keynote speakers at the conference includes Prof. Lewis Dartnell, a research scientist, presenter and author.

He holds the Professorship in Science Communication at the University of Westminster, and has won several awards for his science writing and outreach work and regularly freelances for newspapers and magazine articles.

Most of the presentations during the conference will focus on the environment whether that’s climate change itself, adaptation, or the mental resilience to cope with the challenge we face.

New for this year’s conference is the ‘Big Debate’ which will discuss sustainable channels to market for bathroom manufacturers, traditional vs ‘click and collect’.

This hot-topic discussion will see five guest panellists share their views on how the industry is changing.

The panellists are: Mike Rigby, Managing Director at MRA Research; John Newcomb, Chief Executive of the Builders Merchants Federation; Dave Ruston from Eureka Research; and Jane Blakeborough, Research Director at Trendmonitor.

BMA Chief Executive, Tom Reynolds, said: “The line-up for this year’s conference, in terms of sponsors, speakers and panellists, is generating a lot of interest.

“The packed agenda has a clear central theme, sustainability, which is crucial to the future of our sector. I would urge anyone who has not yet booked to snap up the last couple of tickets before it is too late.” To book the last remaining tickets, click here.

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