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NMBS adds Morrell to Conference line-up

Chief Construction Adviser Paul Morrell OBE will speak at the NMBS 2012 All Industry builders merchant and manufacturers conference in June, it has been announced.

NMBS adds Morrell to Conference line-up

Morrell works for the Department for Business Innovation and Skills and the Cabinet Office and has a Government brief to champion a more coordinated approach to affordable and sustainable construction. He has been recognised over the years for his work and received the Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Construction Industry at the 2007 Building Awards; he was also awarded an OBE for services to architecture and the built environment in the 2009 New Year Honours list.

In Government, Morrell lead the Innovation and Growth Team study into low carbon construction, and sits on the Green Construction Board, as well as the board of the Major Projects Authority, he also chairs the Cabinet Office’s Construction Clients Board.

At the conference, he will be concentrating on the threats and opportunities for Building and Plumbing materials manufacturers and merchants over 2012 and 2013.

The conference is being held in Marbella from June 21 to 24 and other keynote and guest speakers include:

  • Roger Black – Conference Co-ordinator and Guest Speaker

  • Steve Backley – Guest Speaker

  • Anthony Hilton – Economic columnist for the London Evening Standard and who was present at the last all-industry conference and who predicted the credit crunch.

  • Chris Ashworth – Author of “Taking Sustainability to the Consumer” CIMCIG Industry Report 2011

  • Alastair Dryburgh – Columnist for Management Today, Business Author, Consultant and Speaker

  • Chris Hopkins – Managing Director of Ploughcroft concentrating on ‘Want your customers wants!’

  • Phil Crowshaw – Founder and Managing Director of Digital Media Active, sharing how to sell online.

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