BMF announces interactive workshops for Conference

BMF announces interactive workshops for Conference

Delegates at the BMF All-Industry Conference in Dubrovnik in June will have a choice of four interactive industry workshops to attend as part of the Saturday morning programme.

The format is based on the specialist BMF Industry Forums which are said to be growing in both number and popularity. There are now more than 15 such Forums meeting on a regular basis serving various sector and functional interest groups within the building materials industry.

Delegates will be able to attend up to two of the following special interest workshops at the BMF All-Industry Conference:

Marketing Forum

Mark Mallinder, Marketing Director of EH Smith, will be the guest speaker at this workshop, setting the scene before a Q&A session that is certain to consider the impact of Brexit on business development and marketing strategies. The session will be chaired by Lucia Di Stazio, MD of MRA Marketing, the sponsors of this forum.

Plumbing & Heating Forum

P&H is the longest standing of the BMF Forums and one of the most supported. The guest speakers for this special Conference session will be Andrew Harrison, CEO of Travis Perkin’s Plumbing Division and Jonathan Collier, MD of Monument Tools, who will be sponsoring this workshop. The session will be chaired by Mark Bradley, MD of Plumbase.

HR/Mental Health Forum

Award-winning mental health campaigners, Neil Laybourn and Jonny Benjamin MBE, will follow up their presentation on the main stage on Day One of the Conference by starting proceedings at this important workshop. They will be joined by Brian Dow, MD of Mental Health UK and Deputy Chief Executive of Rethink Mental Illness. This workshop will be sponsored by Isover Saint-Gobain.

Young Merchants Forum

The BMF Young Merchant Group supports and encourages those progressing in their careers. Setting an inspirational tone for this workshop will be Oli France, an adventurer and professional expedition leader who has led teams through some of the world’s most dangerous and least visited countries. This session will be jointly chaired by MKM’s Glenn Paddison, the current Chair of BMF Young Merchant Group, and John Ryszkowski, Divisional MD of ACO, who will be sponsoring this workshop.

The sold-out BMF All Industry Conference, sponsored by the Crystal Clear Group, will take place in Dubrovnik from 13-16 June 2019. Further details on the Forums can be found on the Conference website,

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