THE Conference gathers pace

Is off-site construction one of the biggest threats to the merchant industry? Or are there untapped opportunities for growth because of it? This is just one of the key issues affecting your sector that will be examined in detail at this year’s The Conference.

THE Conference gathers pace

In fact, former Wolseley director David Moody will be addressing exactly this topic. As offsite fabrication continues to take share away from traditional building methods. How can the merchant sector work through the implications? Moody will outline the issues and consider the commercial responses.

He joins other confirmed speakers such as John Tebbitt of the CPA, who will deliver a seminar on carbon neutral housing and top economic journalist Anthony Hilton, who makes a return to the stage after his uncannily accurate predictions about the market at last year’s event.

BMF managing director and joint conference organiser (with Unimer, NMBS and BMJ) Chris Pateman said, “With key speakers drawn from within the industry and the wider business community one of the unique elements of this event is the breadth of perspective it provides on issues of real concern to merchants and their suppliers. Addressing the changes in the marketplace and the challenges faced by those operating within it, this year’s conference sessions look set to be both lively and thought-provoking.”

THE Conference 2008 will be held at the five-star deluxe Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque Resort in Tenerife on June 26-29. To book your place for this unmissable industry event visit and for full information check out BMJ’s exclusive Conference Guide published with next month’s issue.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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