Industry rush for 2015 BMF conference

Published:  02 July, 2014

Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has already seen an overwhelming response to the launch of the 2015 all-industry conference.

BMF managing director John Newcomb, who announced details of the 2015 conference at the end of this year's event in Tenerife, has been overcome by the industry's response to next year's event in Malta.

“This is a phenomenal endorsement by the whole industry for an annual all-industry event," Mr Newcomb said. "From a BMF viewpoint, we can’t help but be delighted by the incredible speed of the response for next year’s conference, particularly from the merchants. When you consider that attendance is typically 80 merchant companies and 50 suppliers, we are already at 40% capacity in the first week of launch.”

Since the launch of the 2015 conference, 35 merchant companies have booked places for over 95 delegates. 20 sponsorship packages already been taken including the headline sponsor, Fakro, and five other key sponsors, SIG, Aggregate Industries, Polypipe, Alumasc and Builders Merchants News.

The 2015 all-industry conference will be held in Malta at the five star Westin Dragonara Resort in St Julians Bay. The conference theme reflects the BMF’s own initials and ambition – 'building momentum and focus'. Fittingly, Sharron Davies MBE, the Olympic and Commonwealth gold medal winner who demonstrated these principles during a competitive swimming career spanning almost two decades, will host the event.

Early bird conference rates apply for both merchants and suppliers until the end of the year. Merchants can visit the conference website at  and suppliers should book their sponsorship packages with Christine Harding at

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