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Newcastle Gateshead Regional Business Forum
Wednesday 4th May @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
The hotel has complimentary on-site parking in 2 car parks – one at the front (SATNAV postcode NE11 9NH), one at the back (SATNAV postcode NE11 9XF).
Registration essential: use the online form further down this page to confirm your place at the Forum.
Don’t forget to join us for the ‘Universally Challenged’ Quiz and Supper Evening, 7pm onwards, Tuesday 3 May 2022 – the evening before the Forum. Buy your Quiz & Supper ticket here.
Speaker Programme, Wednesday 4 May 2022
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: EDA Update
Presenters: Margaret Fitzsimons, CEO, and the EDA Team
10.45am – 11.15am: Amendments to the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations are due in March 2022: what’s changed and what are the opportunities for the wholesaler?
Presenter: Gary Parker, ECA (Electrical Contractors’ Association)
11.15am – 11.45am Refreshment Break
11.45am – 12.15pm: Innovations in lighting: the latest opportunities for wholesalers
Presenters: Dylan Mansfield, Phil Clark and Stephen Balfour, Signify (Philips Lighting)
12.15pm – 12.45pm: New EV charging legislation: find out what’s ahead and the opportunities for wholesalers
Presenter: Joe Ellwood, Product Marketing Specialist EV Charging, ABB Ltd – Electrification
12.45pm – 2.00pm Buffet lunch and continued networking
2.00pm – 2.30pm: Changing regulations for the electrification of heat
Presenter: Neil Preston, Regional Head of Sales – Northern Region, Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation
2.30pm – 3.20pm: The shocking threats of cyber crime and fraud: specialist officers from the police show you how to protect your business
Presenters: Megan Turner, Brian Collins, Ian Sanders, Jon Hudson and Jonathan Green, The North East Regional Cyber Crime & Economic Crime Unit – representing Cleveland, Durham and Northumbria Police Constabularies
3.25pm: Closing remarks from Richard McCartney
Afternoon tea and continued networking