NMBS, UK buying society for independent builders, plumbing and heating, timber and hardware merchants, is reporting strong demand for its 2018 all-industry conference.
All sponsorship opportunities for the event have now been sold with some 70 different NMBS suppliers and partners seizing the chance to pledge their support. Delegate spaces are also selling quickly and NMBS is advising those interested in attending to book as early as possible in order to avoid disappointment.
Next year’s conference will be themed ‘Industry Matters’. It will enable delegates to develop their knowledge of a range of current and relevant business issues affecting the entire merchanting industry – including innovation; people; processes and productivity; omnichannel and online trading; and new entrants and technologies.
A number of recognised experts and thought leaders from these different fields will also attend and deliver presentations on their area of expertise.
The 2018 NMBS all-industry conference takes place from Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 June at the Grand Hotel Dino, Baveno, Italy. This swanky hotel, complete with conferencing facilities, panoramic restaurants and health club and wellness centre, is located in the southern shadow of the Alps on the shores of Lake Maggiore.
Sam Hunt, events manager at NMBS, commented: “The 2018 NMBS all-industry conference may be nine months away but clearly anticipation and excitement surrounding the event is building already. The unprecedented demand we’ve witnessed highlights the ability of the conference to deliver real added value and to help those attending to gain an edge in the increasingly competitive merchanting arena.”
The overall headline sponsor has been confirmed as Makita.
NMBS is teaming up with the BMF for an Independent Merchant Forum in November.