Builders merchants’ organisation the Builders Merchants Federation holds its annual Members Day event today and buildersmerchantsjournal.net will be there to live-blog the event.
We will be reporting on the key note addresses as they happen throughout the business sessions through the buildersmerchantsjournal.net Live blog – publishing quotes and analysis on each seminar as they progress.
We will also be monitoring Twitter; if you want to interact with us while we’re at Members’ Day, tweet with the hashtag #bmfday. The best tweets will appear in our event coverage news stories.
After the event, we will be running a report as part of our November issue, with an overview of each seminar.
David Smith, the economics editor of the Sunday Times, will be the Keynote Speaker 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 input from John Tebbit, industry affairs director at the Construction Products Association and John White, chief executive at the Timber Trades Federation.
Members’ Day is also the first official BMF event for new managing director John Newcomb. He 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.”
If you’re attending BMF Members’ Day, we look forward to seeing you!