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BMA conference line-up is complete
With the final four world-class speakers approved at the recent Bathroom Manufacturers Association Marketing Committee meeting, the BMA - the organiser of this year's Bathroom & Kitchen Industry Business Conference, has announced its complete line-up of speakers for the event on 13th October.
Jonty Bloom heads the final list. The well-known and well-respected broadcaster and business correspondent, heard regularly on the radio, Jonty will be speaking about Britain's business relationship with Europe, particularly in the light of the UK government's renegotiations. Bathrooms and kitchens will be affected no matter what happens in the future and Jonty will have much to say of relevance to our industry.
Alan Wallace, head of Apple Green Homes, the innovative builder based in Glasgow, will bring his thoughts about the future of homes in the UK. He will explore the sustainable design and construction of homes which are 'better, bigger and warmer.'
The future of retailing and the trends in consumer habits will be discussed by Professor Joshua Bamfield, director of the Centre for Retail Research and acknowledged expert on trends in retail in the UK.
Finally, the highly recommended former head of digital marketing for Microsoft, Allister Frost, will be speaking about what the digital world means for business - and it won't be all about Facebook or Twitter.
"We are delighted with our line-up for this year's conference," says Yvonne Orgill, BMA chief executive. "Our list is particularly strong this year. We have class-leading speakers and very well-known names in the mix. I've said it before and I'll say it again, we are looking beyond our industry for inspiration and this year's conference is aimed at joining up the dots - setting out the importance of design, innovation, sustainability, business in Europe, retailing and of course the industry conference itself. It's set to be the best yet!"
The final four speakers will join award winning Michael Buerk, newsreader, journalist and broadcaster, who will present then Keynote speech.
Dick Powell, co-founder and chairman of internationally renowned design and innovation company Seymourpowell, will speak about 'Designing Innovation' and Paul McGee, the internationally recognised speaker and best-selling author, will give his thought-provoking and unique insights into communication.
Hosting the conference will be Kasia Madera. Kasia is a BBC World News presenter and is one of the main anchors of the 'Newsday' programme, she can also be seen on World News Today
Bookings for the event, which is being held at Heythrop Park in Oxfordhire, are being taken now and some early-bird discounts are available for group bookings by manufacturers. Visit:
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