Manchester Regional Business Forum

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Manchester Regional Business Forum

Wednesday 8th June @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us at the Radisson Blu Manchester Airport Hotel, Chicago Avenue, Manchester M90 3RA for this EDA Regional Business forum on Wednesday 8 June 2022. As usual, the day will be free for EDA wholesalers, manufacturers, solution providers and service providers.

  • Fresh ideas and new opportunities for wholesalers
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Networking breaks

Registration is essential but if your plans change and you cannot attend please let us know as soon as you can. Call the EDA on 020 3141 7350.

9.00am – 9.50am: Registration & coffee

9.50am – 10.00am: Welcome & introductions
Presenter: Richard McCartney, Director of Supplier Relations, Edmundson Electrical Ltd

10.00am – 10.45am: Latest news and forecasting for your sector; maximising your team’s performance and effectiveness; and why turning the spotlight on product data means more sales
Presenters: Margaret Fitzsimons, CEO, and the EDA Team

10.45am – 11.15am: Opportunities and trends for the electrical industry via the connected home
Presenter: Andy Speake, National Technical Manager, and Amrita Poptani, Product Manager, Aico Ltd

11.15am – 11.45am Refreshment Break

11.45am – 12.15pm: Digital transformation post Covid and the impact on electrical sector businesses
Presenter: Joe Pettit, Chief Operating Officer, B2BE Limited

12.15pm- 1.00pm: High performance habits for wholesalers: how high performance + habits + a business plan = your best year ever
Presenter: Luke Biddle, Electrical Wholesaler Business Coach

1.00pm – 2.00pm Networking Lunch

2.00pm – 2.45pm: Panel discussion & Q&A: Important legislative changes that wholesalers need to be aware of to stay on the right side of the law.
Panellists: Stewart Price, WERCS Scheme Manager; Bob Bohannon, Head of Policy & Academy, Lighting Industry Association

2.45pm – 3.10pm: Latest contractor insights from the ECA (Electrical Contractors’ Association)
Presenters: Stephen Murray, ECA President and MD at WJT Jenkins Ltd and Jim Johnson, North West Regional Manager, ECA 

3.15pm Closing remarks

Afternoon tea and continued networking

Register here for the Manchester Regional Business Forum, Wednesday 8 June


Wednesday 8th June
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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020 3141 7350


Radisson Blu Hotel Manchester Airport
Chicago Avenue
Manchester, M90 3RA United Kingdom
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