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BMF Members’ Day focuses on economy

Builders merchants organisation the Builders Merchants Federation has announced the key speaker line-up for its annual Members’ Day event in October.

BMF Members' Day focuses on economy

David Smith, the economics editor of the Sunday Times, will be the Keynote Speaker at the event on October 9.

A straight talking and respected economist, Smith will assess prospects in an age of instability and how the UK and European economies will affect business in the coming year. He will be asking: “Will it be a slow motion train crash, or are there reasons to be cheerful?”

Other important issues to be discussed include the impact of the latest changes to Construction Products Regulation, CE Marking and European Timber Regulation, with expert input from John Tebbit, industry affairs director at the Construction Products Association and John White, chief executive at the Timber Trades Federation.

Delegates can also discover how to become Green Deal Providers and benefit from the Government’s carbon saving Green Deal initiative following its launch in October.

Managing director John Newcomb said: “I’m looking forward to meeting as many members as possible at the event and to outlining my first impressions of the industry and the challenges and opportunities ahead.

“In addition to the excellent guest speakers, we will be announcing initial details of the BMF All Industry Conferencefor 2013, and the launch of our latest initiative to raise the bar in merchant management training, the new BMF Foundation Degree.”

The event is at the Forest of Arden Hotel, Meridien, Warwickshire on October 9. To book a place or for more information, please contact Christine Harding, chris.harding@bmf.org.uk

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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