In the NABMA Centenary year we make a welcome return to Stratford-upon-Avon, a medieval market town in the West Midlands and the 16th Century birth place of William Shakespeare. This is a very special Conference for NABMA and we want it to be the biggest and best celebration for markets in 2019.
We are now pleased to announce the exciting and busy programme for the conference:
Sunday 22nd September
1919 Celebration Event
In addition there will be an afternoon visit to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre for delegates
Monday 23rd September
Welcome by NABMA President and reflection on NABMA Centenary
Keynote Speaker – Jan Lloyd, former Chief Executive of New Covent Garden Market – My Life in Markets
Doncaster Markets – A new partnership in markets management
The Rose Project – Markets with a conscience
Markets of the Future – What are the prospects for Markets? What are the role of Markets in Town Centres? The Institute of Place Management building on the work from our Regional Meetings
The Social Dimension of Markets – Interim results from the Leeds University Research
Young Traders Markets – NMTF
Making Markets Green – Best practice from Markets on making Markets environmentally friendly
Workshops: Go Trade (Research by University of Greenwich), Benchmarking of Markets, Embracing Technology
Presentation of Diplomas in Market Administration
NABMA Centenary Dinner and Presentation of Market Awards
Jersey Boys Tribute Band
Tuesday 24th September
Keynote Speaker – Professor Sophie Watson – Open University
Markets Facing Challenges – (Two markets yet to be confirmed tackling issues affecting their future viability)
Meet Your New CX – David Preston leads an open conference session to discuss NABMA’s future.
Local Authority Tenders – ROI examine whether local authorities tendering their markets get the right results.
The London Scene – Helen Evans Co-Chair of The London Markets Board
Street Trading – NABMA Market Place reports in recent research on street trading legislation.