NMBS lines up host for Italy-set All-Industry Conference

NMBS, the UK buying society for independent builders’, plumbing and heating, timber and hardware merchants has confirmed the host for its 2018 All-Industry Conference.

This year’s event – which takes place from the 14-17 June at the Grand Hotel Dino, Baveno on the shores of Lake Maggiore, Italy – will be hosted by behaviourist, broadcaster, keynote speaker and award-winning author Jez Rose.

Dubbed ‘The Behaviour Expert’, Rose has spent much of his life learning about human behaviour – and in particular how small changes in the way we think and act can help achieve extraordinary results. Rose also has a passionate interest in how human behaviour and wellbeing benefit from a greater connection with the natural world. This has led him to purchase an 18th century farmhouse complete with agricultural land to test his theories on the cognitive and emotional impact of nature on human psychology. Rose has also launched an innovative research initiative called ‘The Good Life Project’, which conducts evidence-based research in real-world environments to determine the most cost-effective and efficacious health, wellbeing and behavioural benefits of nature to organisations.

Sam Hunt, events manager at NMBS, said: “Securing Jez as the host for NMBS’ 2018 All-Industry Conference is a real coup. He has a unique and highly entertaining style, not to mention a thoroughly infectious personality which really draws audiences in. He provides a unique learning experience, all designed at helping people to find the most creative – and often entertaining – ways to change for the better.”

Rose has been invited to speak at conferences and events in more than 14 countries and on behalf of global organisations including Audi, HP (Hewlett-Packard), Honda, Hitachi and KPMG.

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