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16th May 2019
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Getting the right Mann for the job: BMA announces conference host
The Bathroom Manufacturers Association, organiser of the Bathroom & Kitchen Business Conference 2014, has announced the host for the day-long event.
Juliet Mann, broadcast journalist, who has worked in newsrooms across the globe for CNN, Sky News, Reuters, CNBC, BBC and on radio for LBC97.3, has been appointed to host and facilitate the conference.
As anchor and correspondent of CNN's business show Marketplace Europe, Juliet interviewed CEOs including Sir Richard Branson and Sir James Dyson; political heavyweights and influencers including EU policymakers; and bosses of global brands like Nestle, L'Oreal, GKN Aerospace & Lafarge.
As Olympics Correspondent for Sky News, Juliet co-anchored Sky's coverage of the 2012 host city decision and went on to interview politicians, members of the royal family and leading sports figures including David Beckham.
Juliet is LBC Special Reports Correspondent.
Earlier in her career, Juliet spent four years as Reuters TV's Paris Correspondent, also reporting from Frankfurt and the New York Stock Exchange. Juliet read Politics at Bristol University and speaks fluent French.
"We are delighted that we have been able to secure the services of Juliet for the conference," announced Yvonne Orgill, Chief Executive of the BMA. "Conference has developed rapidly over the last five or so years and to have Juliet with us for the industry's most important annual business event is excellent news.'
During the conference, Juliet will introduce guest speakers who have been carefully selected for their expertise outside the Bathroom and Kitchen industry.
They will use 'Marketing the future' as their theme with the aim of encouraging delegates to look outside their normal comfort zones. Fresh and youthful thinking, new ideas and pushing boundaries will dominate the day.
"One of the aims of this year's conference is to break down those blockers to progress which are perceived to have dogged the industry in recent years. Understanding the market's potential and grasping the opportunities, are two of the key messages which will come through,' says Yvonne Orgill.
The Bathroom and Kitchen Conference Day will be held at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire, on Tuesday 7th October with 'fringe' activities on Monday 6th.
Sponsorship and media opportunities are available and bookings are now being taken.
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2nd May 2014