NABMA – One Day Conference

Mission for Market Conference - NABMA

It’s the Markets Industry go to event every January and this year NABMA, the National Association of British Market Authorities and the organisation behind Love Your Local Market are returning to the Council House in Birmingham for a full programme of sharing best practice and networking with colleagues from across the UK

For the 2015 One-Day Conference NABMA is joining together with NMTF (National Market Traders Federation) to promote this conference on the theme of a Mission for Markets, as background, you may know that NABMA launched Mission for Markets at the September London Conference and identified six issues which are vitally important to the markets industry.

We hope that the One-Day Conference will be a major “stepping stone” in the progress towards a completed Mission for Markets publication. Below are the issues as identified which the markets industry needs to address in terms of securing our future. The conference will therefore focus on

•             The next generation of market trader

NABMA.logo•             Adapting to new technology/new trading skills

•             New skills for the management of markets

•             Structural change to local government

•             Markets at the centre of our high street

•             Legislation

The programme will provide presentations from a variety of Speakers who will highlight what work is already being done to help address the six issues we have identified.

NABMA cannot emphasise too much the importance of this publication which will be both an indication of the current strength and performance of the markets industry and also provide substantial resources for all market operators and traders to help secure the markets industry for the years to come.

We felt it was important for NABMA and NMTF to work together on this important piece of work and in the months before the anticipated launch in September 2015 there will be lots of opportunities for organisations and individuals to contribute to the success of a Mission for Markets. The January conference gives delegates the chance to be at the forefront of the discussions and the sharing of good practice.

GB_MarktAwards Categories.pngThe NABMA One-Day Conference, kindly sponsored by Blachere Illuminations, also includes one of the highlights of the market calendar, where the winners of the 12 categories in the Great British Market Awards are announced, together with the winner of the publicly voted Britain’s Favourite Market.

NABMA look forward to welcoming you to Birmingham, together with our friends from NMTF.


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