BMA builds its conference line up

BMA builds its conference line up

The Bathroom Manufacturers Association, organisers of the Bathroom and Kitchen Business Conference 2016, has announced three more speakers for the day-long event.

Tim Pollard

Tim will be known to many in the Bathroom and Kitchen Industry. He is Head of Sustainability for Wolseley UK and was responsible for delivering the Sustainable Building Center at Leamington Spa. Tim’s breadth of knowledge stretches across a wide range of products and technologies, together with the implications and requirements of a sustainable supply chain.

Professor Margaret Bates

Margaret has been involved in wastes management for over 25 years. She is a Chartered Wastes Manager and a Chartered Environmentalist. Margaret has advised a range of governments on wastes management issues. She appears in the Hot 100 (Resource Magazine) most influential people in wastes management and acts as an expert for a range of local and national organisations.

Chris Goodall

Chris taught economics at Harvard, worked as a consultant for McKinsey and BSG and is now a consultant for Enders Analysis. He is also the owner of Carbon Commentary, which prepares analysis and reports on clean technologies, energy and climate change. Regarded as one of the UK’s most influential and considered voices on how individuals, business and government can best respond to climate change, Chris has published three books: The Green Guide for Business, Ten Technologies to Save the Planet, and How to Live a Low-carbon Life.

Location, dates and theme

The Bathroom and Kitchen Business Conference will be held at The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield. Conference day is on Tuesday 4 October with ‘fringe’ activities including the Charity Golf Challenge which raises much needed funds for the BMA’s favourite charity, The Childrens’ Burns Trust, being held on Monday 3 October 2016.

‘Towards the Circular Economy’ is the general theme of this year’s conference. The Circular Economy “may be about to drive the biggest transformation in business since the Industrial Revolution 250 years ago (and) it is believed that an additional $4.5 trillion in additional economic output could be generated by 2030.”

The challenges facing politicians, manufacturers and consumers in adopting the Circular Economy are likely to be complex and may be implemented at speed. Challenges that could be turned into opportunities will have to be debated, their impact assessed and consequences for the bathroom sector identified. Conference will probe this increasingly important subject, which will impact on all sectors of the UK’s Bathroom and Kitchen Industry.

Taking delegates out of their day-to-day comfort zone, the event 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 still meeting customers’ needs.

“Plans for this year’s Bathroom and Kitchen Business Conference are coming along very nicely and we are delighted with the extremely strong line-up of speakers we have secured so far,” commented Yvonne Orgill, Chief Executive of the Bathroom Manufacturers Association. “We have speakers from the world of commerce and education, renowned experts in their field and as usual they have been carefully selected to open our eyes.”

Booking now

Bookings are being taken online with early bird rates available until 30th June.

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