First speakers announced for BMF All-Industry Conference Forum

Builders merchants trade association the Builders Merchants Federation has confirmed the first two participants in its Industry Forum debate at this year’s All-Industry Conference, which takes place in June in Dubrovnik.

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David Young, left, and Tony France will take part in the BMF’s Industry Forum at the 2019 Conference

David Young, managing director of Bradfords Building Supplies and Tony France, sales Director of Ibstock Brick will take part in the forum which is one of the most popular sessions at the BMF’s biennial Conference, bringing together delegates from every sector of the industry to debate key business issues of the day.

France will give a suppliers’ view, while Young will draw on his current role, heading one of the country’s largest independents, and his earlier merchanting career within the Wolseley Group.

John Newcomb, BMF CEO said: “With our Conference theme of “Building Excellence” we will be exploring how our industry can thrive no matter what the challenges presented by external environments beyond our control.  I’m delighted that David and Tony, who both have a wealth of experience in managing through change, have accepted our invitation to help set the agenda for this unmissable debate.”

The sold-out BMF All Industry Conference takes place in Dubrovnik from 13-16 June 2019. Further details are available on the Conference website,


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