The Builders Merchants Federation has announced that Alastair Campbell is to be its first keynote speaker for the trade association’s conference in Malta in June.
Campbell will take the stage for the final conference session on Day Two (Saturday 20 June).
He will also join the CBI to lead a Workshop and Q&A discussing the impact of the newly elected Government – following the General Election next May – on UK construction and the building materials industry.
Writer, communicator and strategist, Campbell is best known for his role as former British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s spokesman, press secretary and director of communications and strategy. He played a key role in helping to create New Labour – he is credited with coining the phrase for the party’s strategy – and to win three general elections.
In his time in Downing Street he was involved in all the major policy issues and international crises. He has said that in ten years in the media, and a decade in politics, he saw his respect for the media fall and his respect for politics rise.
Campbell remains active in politics in Britain and overseas advising the Labour Party and other left of centre parties, but now splits his time between writing, speaking, charitable fundraising, consultancy and campaigns.
The conference will take place at the Westin Dragonara Hotel in St Julians from June 18-21, 2015.
Sharon Davies, the Olympian swimmer, will be conference co-ordinator.