News has been confirmed that the annual Bathroom Manufacturers Association Conference has been postponed to 2021.
The conference, which had been due to take place in Cheshire in October this year, will now be held in June 2021 due to the ongoing uncertainty around Covid-19.
The BMA is following suit as many other Kbb conference organisers have simply written off 2020 in what is now billed to be the polar opposite of the Brexit resurgence year the UK Kbb sector had been hoping that 2020 would be.
Whilst this may seem disappointing to the attendees, planning a conference requires vast planning and postponing a conference is not taken lightly due to the considerable cost and additional planning so it is more sensible idea (considering the developing nature of Covid-19) to not take any chances of postponing to a future date that may also be effected by the current pandemic.
The BMA acts as a conduit between the Industry, the Government and the consumer on all issues that affect the bathroom businesses and associated industry in the UK.
Speaking about the decision Tom Reynolds, BMA CEO said: “We’ve not reached this decision lightly. After consultation with the venue, our board and a selection of members it was clear that our attendees’ focus would be on recovering from COVID-19 well in the autumn. We are now looking forward to holding the event in 2021 alongside our AGM at Carden Park on the 7th & 8th June 2021.”
Marketing manager Amy Kirk added: “Although the event has moved dates the theme ‘Sustainability for the Sector’ and our keynote speakers announced so far will be unchanged.”
Full details of the event will continue to be announced in the run-up to the 2021 event via the BMA website – www.bathroom-association.org.uk