First speakers confirmed for Kitchen Conference 2012

The first line-up of speakers has been announced for this year’s kbbreview Kitchen Conference.

The annual kbbreview Kitchen Conference will be held on September 12 at the Heritage Motor Centre in Warwickshire and is aimed at anyone who works in the UK kitchen industry.

The theme of this year’s conference is recognising and embracing new opportunities in a changing market. The kitchen market has changed immeasurably over the last few years but now it’s time to adapt and move forward.

The conference will look at how the consumer, retailer, manufacturer and supplier has developed and what their needs, wants and desires are for the future.

Speakers already confirmed for this year’s event include high profile industry figures Michael Steinle, chief executive, BSH UK, Andrew Yates, chief executive, PJH Group, and John Morrissey, MD, Indesit UK. Programme highlights include a session by Peter Gore, Professor of Practice (Ageing & Vitality), at Newcastle University, outlining the lucrative opportunities the over-50s market offers the kitchen industry.

A panel of kitchen retailers, including Michael Copp, a finalist from the BBC’s hit show The Apprentice, will discuss how they’ve embraced new opportunities to enhance their business.

The conference programme will also include a panel of some of the country’s best kitchen designers who will debate key design trends, the changing desires of the consumer and how design know-how can be used to improve business.

The kbbreview Kitchen Conference 2012 is the only dedicated conference and networking event in the sector. It is a unique opportunity to mix with industry decision makers, debate key issues, hear inspiring case studies, and learn about the latest trends.

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