EDA Regional Business Forum, Cardiff

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EDA Regional Business Forum, Cardiff

Wednesday 27th September 2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Register for the Cardiff Forum

Wednesday 27 September 2023, Function Room, Cardiff Golf Club, Sherborne Ave, Cyncoed, Cardiff CF23 6SJ

9.00am – 9.50am:

Forum Opens for Registration, Refreshments and Networking

9.50am – 10.00am


Welcome and Introductions

10.00am – 10.30am

Margaret Fitzsimons, CEO at the EDA

EDA news update including latest EDA State of the Sector Survey

Margaret Fitzsimons, CEO (above), and Anne Vessey, Head of Marketing & Communications at EDA

10.30am – 11.00am

Tracy Hewett

EDA training success stories

Tracy Hewett
Head of Education and Training

Featuring: Getting the best from an apprenticeship programme

Tom Jones, Channel Partner Director, Kempston Controls
Tom Jones
Channel Partner Director
Kempston Controls

11.00am – 11.20am

Richard Andrews

A Wiring Plan for Business Growth
Why Help to Grow Management will give your business a competitive edge (and it’s 90% funded by government)

Richard Andrews
Course Leader
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Sam Horseman, Product Manager at Super Rod

11.20am – 11.40am

Shaun MacDonald

Attracting talent to your team: what you need to know about the changing face of the UK's labour market

Shaun MacDonald
Department for Work & Pensions
National Employer & Partnership Scheme

11.40am - 12noon REFRESHMENT BREAK

12.00pm – 12.30pm

Mark Sheridan

More than hot air - why Hand Dryers are the leading sustainable choice for Electrical Wholesalers

Mark Sheridan
Technical Training Specialist

12.30pm – 1.00pm

Graeme Shaw

Sustainability in Lighting – Think refurbishment, with the up coming lamp ban on T5/T8 tubes we discuss the choices and issues arising. What are the implications for the wholesaler and what’s next?

Graeme Shaw
Technical Director
Thorn Lighting

1.00pm - 2.00pm LUNCH

2.00pm – 2.30pm

Richard Appleton, Head of Digitalisation, at the EDA
Richard Appleton
Head of Digitalisation

Data Superheroes: manufacturers explain why high quality product information in EDATA, the data pool, is the wholesalers' greatest ally in the drive for sales

Data Superhero Panellists

Graham Lewis
Graham Lewis
Sales Director
Red Arrow Electrical Limited
Richard Moyes of Prysmian Cables & Systems Ltd (joined the Board 15 March 2022)
Richard Moyes
Marketing, Intelligence & Development Director
Prysmian Cables and Systems Ltd
Stuart Swallwell
Stuart Swalwell
Managing Director
Cembre Ltd

2.30pm – 3.00pm


Demystifying Cyber: how to protect your business from online criminals

3.00pm Final questions followed by afternoon tea and continued networking

If you would like to play golf after the Forum, below is further information about how to book

On behalf of the EDA, Cardiff Golf Club has a pre-booked reservation for up to 40 players at a special rate of £40 pp (reduced from £60 One Ball).
For tee time bookings please contact the Golf Club direct and don’t forget to quote EDA to secure your discount.

The deadline for golf bookings is Tuesday 12 September 2023.

Emilia Gilham
House & Hospitality Manager
Email via this link 
Tel: 02920 753 320 Option 3


Wednesday 27th September 2023
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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020 3141 7350