Marketing Forum

This will pick up on the Conference theme of Change, Challenge & Opportunity to discuss the impacts that changes in the market place are having on marketing and business development strategy.  BMF’s Marketing Forum is chaired by E H Smith marketing director, Mark Mallinder. Two speakers from the first day’s Conference programme, Floyd Woodrow and Michael Jackson, make a second appearance to start the proceedings before a Q&A session moderated by Conference host, Gethin Jones.  The Marketing Forum is sponsored by MRA Marketing.

Plumbing and Heating Forum

Plumbing & Heating was the first specialist Forum created by the BMF back in 2014.  This special session will be hosted by broadcaster and journalist, Steph McGovern alongside the P&H Forum chair, Keith Jones.  The guest speakers are Patrick Headon, MD of Wolseley UK and Jonathan Collier MD of Monument Tools, who are sponsoring this workshop.  Once again delegates will be encouraged to add their views to the debate in a Q&A session following the initial presentations.

Young Merchants Forum

You would be right to expect something different at a Young Merchants Forum.  The guest speaker here is Hannah Earnshaw, one of five Britons, and 100 people worldwide, shortlisted for Mars One, a one-way mission that aims to create a human colony on Mars. Hannah, an astrophysics PHD student at Durham University, was selected from over 200,000 initial applications. The session will be chaired by Victoria Fiddies, regional sales manager at Catnic and hosted by Kevin Parr who heads PGS-Team.  The Young Merchants Forum is sponsored by ACO.