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Let’s make it a date!


Monday 8 May 2017 is confirmed as the date for the bira National Conference and Awards at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel.

2017 will see a totally refreshed and exciting programme incorporating high calibre speakers as well as independent revolutionists for a stimulating and educational day curated especially for independent retailers. The event will explore the most current retailing trends, changing consumer behaviour and how to manage the evolution your business needs to keep pace. Networking also plays a key part in the new event programme.

Marketing Director, Sarah Golden says “We’re in the most transformational period in the history of retail, and with so many existing and new demands on retailers, part of our role is to facilitate conversation and education so our retailers can maximise the opportunities that this new age of retail creates. With Viv Abbott at the helm, we’re building a really exciting programme which will appeal to all types of retailers and suppliers to retail.”

Vivienne Abbott, bira upcoming National President 2017-2018 said: “As your incoming National President I am delighted to invite each of you to the 2017 bira conference. It will be informative and fun, with the emphasis on growing your business and adapting to these challenging times. This year it will take on a completely new format with various sessions running concurrently to cater for all divisions and interests of the bira membership. After our popular gala dinner and awards we will be dancing the night away with a live band. I hope you will be able to join me, my family and fellow members of our great trade association for what should be an inspiring and thoroughly enjoyable networking event.”

Register your interest early to receive booking deals and event information straight to your inbox. Email events@bira.co.uk.

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