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EDA Regional Business Forum, Harrogate

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, 23rd May 2019 9:30 AM - 23rd May 2019 1:30 PM


This Forum is now fully booked –

You can still register for the chance to be added to our reserve list, should someone drop out we will contact you

Join us for the first EDA Forum of 2019 when we’ll be at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate. Registration and refreshments open at 9.30am, followed by a programme of topical presentations. After the Forum, follow up with a visit to the ELEXSHOW on the same site.

Venue: Seminar Room G.028, Hall 1, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 8NZ. For satnav please use HG2 8QZ, Railway Road, Harrogate.

Directions: Walk into the main entrance of Hall 1 and the Forum is in Seminar Room G.028, which is the first room on your left.

Car Parking: There is plenty of free parking on site.

Growing your business

Each Forum is designed to add value to your business, whether you are an EDA member wholesaler or affiliated manufacturer.

There’s no additional cost to attend as it’s all part of your EDA benefits package but you must register. Simply fill in the online form below to secure your place.

Your Forum Programme

9.30am – 9.50am:       Registration & breakfast refreshments including bacon butties and pastries

9.50am – 10am:           Welcome & introductions from EDA Board Member, Glyn Prestwood

10am – 10.30am:         Market surveillance in the lighting industry – lessons learnt!
Presenter: Steve Davies, CEO, Lighting Industry Association (LIA)

10.30am – 11am:         The emergence of EV charging and how it can work for you
Presenter: Danny Winn, EV Sales Director – UK, Ireland and the Netherlands, Schneider Electric

11am – 11.30am:          How does the 18th Edition affect surge protection decisions?
Presenter: Joe Ellwood, Surge Protection Product Manager, ABB Ltd

11.30am – 11.45am:     Refreshment break 

11.45am – 12.30pm:    EDA update
Presenters: Margaret Fitzsimons, CEO, and the EDA team

Closing keynote

12.30pm – 1.20pm:      Performance beyond boundaries: inspiration and transformation for you, your team, and your business.

Clive Wilson, author and consultant

Presenter: Clive Wilson (above), consultant and facilitator with Primeast Ltd, author of ‘Designing the Purposeful Organisation’ and ‘Designing the Purposeful World’, fellow and ambassador for the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI) and a fellow and national tutor for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD).

Clive says,

“During my session for EDA member and affiliate business leaders, I shall share practical strategies and tips on how to perform as professionals of purpose and vision, maintaining a spirit of optimism, engagement and collaboration with the customers we serve and the challenges they face.

“I’ve worked with businesses the world over and there is an unprecedented acceleration of change in all sectors right now.  We desperately need strategies to help us ride those changes, to recognise the opportunities they present and to perform beyond our own expectations.”

1.20pm – 1.30pm:        Summing up, final questions and feedback

1.30pm onwards:         The Forum finishes at 1.30pm and you are free ELEXSHOW which is on the same site

Register your place –

Sadly this forum is now fully booked please register below to be added to our reserve list

Venue and directions

You’ll find a map and satnav instructions here.