NMBS Conference 2014: Itinerary

Published:  29 May, 2014

As we continue to count down to this year's All-Industry Conference, hosted by NMBS, here is the final itinerary, outlining all the events that each delegate will be able to enjoy while in Tenerife.

Programme of Events

Day 1 : Thursday 19 June

The Conference will open with a Golf Competition sponsored by Alumasc.

Golf Day Agenda: 

  • 0800 Depart Hotel Reception
  • 0900 First Tee Time (Two Tee Start)
  • Approx 1330 Lunch followed by transfer back to Hotel

Welcome Dinner:

  • 2000 onwards - Welcome Drinks and Dinner in the Oasis Bar sponsored by Fakro. (World Cup England Match to be shown)

Day 2: Friday 20 June

0700 – 0840 Breakfast in the Pangaea Restaurant

0845 Delegates Assemble in EOS 2 & 3

0855 Session One

  • Introduction to the Conference: by host James Pearce
  • Welcome – Chris Hayward - NMBS
  • Industry Matters – Economic/Industry Overview – Chief Government Advisor on Construction – Peter Hansford
  • Building the Brand - Rita Clifton
  • Grow the Core – David Taylor

11.05 Coffee

1130 Session Two

  • Customer Service - Linda Moir – Virgin Airlines
  • Outside the Box - Shed Simove
  • Summary & Close of morning session

1300 Lunch

1400 Session Three

  • Welcome Back – James Pearce
  • Customer Insights and Launching the brand – Paul Alexander
  • Your Industry - Mike Rigby
  • Your Brand - Paul McGee

1600 Summary & Close for the Day


Friday Night Banquet

  • From 1930 Meet in Hotel reception for Coach transfers to the Abama Hotel
  • 2000 Pre-dinner drinks
  • 2030 Dinner served around Pool Area sponsored by Aco, Aggregate Industries, IKO, Knauf Insulation and Polypipe
  • (Approx time of return coaches will be 2300)


Day 3: Saturday 21 June

0700 – 0845 Breakfast in the Pangaea Restaurant

0850 Delegates Assemble in Atlas Room – Welcome from Host

0900 Meet the Merchant

1040 Master Classes (3 x 20 mins sessions)

  • Shed Simove
  • Linda Moir
  • David Taylor
  • Mike Rigby
  • Paul Alexander
  • BMF

1200 BMF Conference 2015 – John Newcomb

1215 Brand Development Team Sky - Robert Tansey

1245 Key Note Speaker – Sir Clive Woodward

1325 Summary & Close by host

1330 Lunch


Gala Dinner

  • 2000 Pre-dinner drinks in Plaza Atlantica Area
  • 2030 Dinner served in Plaza Atlantica Area sponsored by SIG Plc


For more information on each of the Conference Speakers, see the 'Conference 2014' Section of the Builders' Merchants News website.


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