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BMA Industry Conference agenda finalised

The annual BMA Industry Conference agenda is shaping up to be an unmissable event, bringing together the leaders in our sector for two days of inspiring talks, networking and activities.

Taking place on October 9th and 10th at the Carden Park Hotel in Cheshire, this year’s conference theme is Renewed and Resilient, a topic having particular resonance for our sector.

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed many vulnerabilities in supply chains, and while the situation has improved, building resilience in our operations and the role of sustainability within it is of significant importance. In our Big Debate, we’ll ask how resilient our global value chains are in bathroom manufacturing.

Of course, we have a stellar line-up of expert speakers and panel discussions, not to mention our Sustainability Awards, Golf Day, Gin Tasting, two workshops, Drinks Reception, Charity Raffle and Gala Dinner!

What’s on the agenda?

Day one, 9th October, begins with a Technical Workshop devoted to the plating restrictions under REACH on decorative chrome. Many members will be affected by the transition away from Cr6, and this workshop will look to find a way forward.

For those passionate about golf, our ever-popular charity golf event begins at 11 am with a staggered start. Several prizes are on offer for the best team and individual performances.

We’ll have a Marketing Workshop in the afternoon, immediately followed by a charity gin-tasting event. This one is sure to be very popular.

Finally, at 7 pm, join us for a drinks reception and our Oktoberfest Dinner.

Day two, 10th October, begins with our member-only General Council meeting, followed by the first of our expert speakers, Bonita Morris, discussing ‘The Resilient Mindset’. Bonita is a leading UK adventurer and author of The Girl Who Climbed Everest.

Our second set of speakers, Patrick Ricketts and Kanthi Ford are outlining ‘Resilience through diversity’. Patrick has spent 25 years in the UK in commercial and operational leadership roles restructuring businesses for sustainable growth. Kanthi is an international coach and facilitator of business leadership and transformation.

Following our networking lunch, the afternoon session begins with our Big Debate: How resilient are our global value chains in bathroom manufacturing? This is followed by our final speaker, Vicky Pryce, looking at how resilient our economy is. As Vicky is Chief Economic Adviser, and a board member at the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), and a former DG for Economics at Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), we couldn’t be in better hands.

Our evening schedule starts with a networking drinks reception followed by a black tie Gala Dinner and BMA Sustainability Awards (more details on the awards will be announced soon). Our dinner is a delicious 4-course affair with a raffle/auction supporting our charity partner, CRASH.

For full details on the agenda and expert speakers or to become a sponsor at last year’s prices, book your package here or email [email protected] for more information.

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