NABMA Conference – 2019 Programme Announced

NABMA Conference – 2019 Programme Announced

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 


Welcome Reception

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.


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