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24th March 2017
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BMA announces conference host and first speakers
The Bathroom Manufacturers Association, organiser of the Bathroom & Kitchen Business Conference 2016, has announced the host and the first of its seven speakers for the day-long event.
Sophie Long (Host) is one of the main presenters on the BBC News Channel and the 8pm Summary on BBC1. She has covered many big stories and can regularly be found anchoring the channel's output on location, covering anything from weather storms to political storms and four general election campaigns.
Sophie also chairs conferences and seminars and is a highly skilled conference facilitator. She has a wealth of experience and is ideally placed to host our industry conference.
Steve Head comes to conference highly recommended. During the past decade or so Steve has delivered over 1500 presentations in the UK and Europe. He is now one of the most sought-after speakers in the UK. Steve challenges audiences to maximise their potential and improve personal and business performance. He will be speaking about change management - vital to the success of the drive towards a circular economy.
"We are delighted that we have been able to secure the services of Sophie and Steve for the conference," comments Yvonne Orgill, chief executive of the BMA. "Conference continues to develop and expand its reach, and to have them with us for the industry's most important annual business event is excellent news."
The Bathroom & Kitchen Business Conference will be held at The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield.
The conference day, proper, will be on Tuesday 4th October but 'fringe' activities including the Charity Golf Challenge which raises much needed funds for the BMA's favourite charity, The Childrens' Burns Trust, will be held on Monday 3th October 2016.
This year, the conference will probe an increasingly important subject, one which is becoming a major policy priority in the UK and European Union, and one which will inevitably impact on the UK's Bathroom & Kitchen Industry. 'Towards the Circular Economy' is the general theme of the conference which, as in previous years, will take delegates out of their usual comfort zone. This year, conference will investigate how enterprises not usually associated with bathrooms and kitchens tackle the corporate, social and economic consequences of cradle to cradle manufacturing, marketing and selling, whilst meeting customers' needs.
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