2009 Annual Bathroom Conference Announced

2009 Annual Bathroom Conference Announced

October 20th 2009 will see this year’s Bathroom Conference held at the magnificent Carden Park Hotel, Cheshire.

“There really is no other event for the bathroom industry quite like the Bathroom Conference,” comments BMA Chief Executive, Yvonne Orgill, “and we are delighted that this year’s conference is set to be bigger and better than ever. We have built on the experience of previous years and anyone involved in the bathroom industry has an open invitation to attend.”

A packed programme is planned for the day-long conference which has, as its central theme THE HOME – LOOKING FORWARD - FORWARD LOOKING. “A fascinating line up of speakers has been secured,” says Orgill, “and we aim to Stimulate, Motivate, Innovate, through Legislation and Education. This will be the SMILE Conference of 2009!

Amongst many topics delegates will be guided through the important changes in regulations and government strategy for the future of water in the UK.”

Those making keynote presentations at the conference include, amongst others Neil Ashbridge from the Bank of England. The main focus of Neil’s work involves liaison with industry and commerce, assessing amongst other topics, the economic climate. His talk, particularly in these difficult times, is eagerly awaited. So too is a talk about the future of housing, as he sees it, by Wayne Hemingway MBE. After his enormous success at last year’s conference Hemingway has been invited back to continue with his very frank and forthright views about lifetime homes, built for people, not built for builders.

Alison Wright, leading designer in aspects of social housing, will talk about how design is influencing householders’ choice. Stuart Cross of Morgan Cross Consulting, will speak about finding new ways to drive substantial, profitable growth. Sally Storey, Design Director of John Cullen Lighting, is one of the country’s leading lighting experts. Much of her time is spent travelling all over the world to design lighting schemes for individual and corporate clients. She has written two very successful, well-received books on the subject. An immensely articulate lecturer, Sally has recently spoken about lighting at the Daily Telegraph/House & Garden Fair, the Period Living and Traditional Homes show, 100% Design and reader events for Homes & Gardens. She also lectures at Royal Institute of British Architect (RIBA) conferences and has appeared on television numerous times, including BBC2’s recent Home series and Channel 4’s Garden Doctors,

In addition to the packed speakers’ programme the conference will also feature a trade exhibition. The importance of this is self evident since it is entirely targeted at attending delegates, away from the gift-gathering general public usually found at other shows. The exhibition will provide an ideal opportunity for all suppliers to the industry to display and discuss their products and services to a focussed audience who are keen to see and learn.

The conference will conclude with a Gala Dinner, an ideal networking opportunity in itself. And, this year for the first time, the BMA is sponsoring a Bathroom Industry Awards Ceremony which aims to celebrate those who have contributed most to the success of the industry in the last twelve months.

The 2008 Bathroom Conference was a huge success with numbers of delegates up by a third on previous years. The 2009 Conference is set to be better still.

For further information about delegate packages, accommodation, and exhibitors opportunities contact info@bathroom-association.org.uk or phone (01782) 747123
To find out more and to book your delegate package go to http://www.bathroom-association.org/conference/pdf/09-booking-form.pdf

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