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18th August 2017
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BMA conference to tackle Brexit and other important issues
How will industry cope?
Industry leaders are bracing themselves for a raft of inevitable changes which they see coming their way in the next few years.
Top of the list is the UK's withdrawal from the European Union, a change which some may say is an opportunity which the bathroom and kitchen industry should grasp.
Next in line is the way in which major demographic and cultural changes are affecting the design, layout and usability of the bathroom and kitchen.
Organisers of this year's Bathroom and Kitchen Industry Business Conference are tackling these issues head on and have set aside two sessions to discuss them and have engaged two leading authorities to update delegates on the latest situation.
The panel includes:
* Joe Lynam - Discussing Brexit will Be Joe Lynam. Joe is a well-known journalist and business correspondent regularly reporting for the UK's radio and television network. He knows how Europe ticks. He used to be based in Brussels covering events from detailed policy issues to the shifts in power amongst member states and public opinion. Before becoming a journalist, Joe ran his own business, and as a result, and unusually for a business correspondent, he has first-hand experience of the everyday life of a business.
* Jane Blakeborough - Discussing the cultural, demographic and wider consumer trends that will shape the future of the industry will be Jane Blakeborough, managing director of specialist trend monitoring company Trend-Monitor. Jane knows the industry well and says that having a clear picture of the current trends can be invaluable for businesses in various situations.
Planning for the conference is continuing apace and bookings for both the full two days and for the day-only passes is pleasingly strong. There is no better place to learn, embrace current issues and network with peers. A range of flexible delegate packages is available.
The organisers have also announced a new format for the accompanying exhibition and the new formal layout, with dedicated pre-built booths, is proving popular with exhibitors.
If you want to know more about delegate packages or exhibiting speak directly with the organisers - the Bathroom Manufacturers Association.
T: 01782 631619
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