Meeting Title: BWF Members' Day 2017
Date: Thursday 15th June Open to: All Members and UK joinery companies (one free place for BWF joinery companies)
The BWF Members’ Day Conference 2017 will take place on Thursday 15th June at Hellidon Lakes Golf & Spa Hotel, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 6GG. With the British joinery industry negotiating seismic changes in skills, digitalisation and product design, not to mention the implications of Brexit, the key theme of the event will be ‘Setting out for success in uncertain times’
We have extended the popular offer where BWF joinery members are entitled to book one free place, but you must book early as places are limited (booking is essential).
The packed programme is set to include workshops from BWF technical specialists and guest experts on topics ranging from optimising the design of stairs and windows, identifying, measuring and managing risk, changes in the house building market, how to make work on big contracts run smoothly, to the latest on apprenticeships and skills development and how to keep your joinery workforce safe. As well as looking to the future, attendees can keep an eye on the past with a workshop on heritage and conservation joinery.
Renowned architect, author and academic Dr Tom Woolley will deliver a keynote speech leading us through the landscape of health, sustainability and the huge opportunities for timber products in construction.
Peter Caplehorn from the CPA will explain how the UK’s construction products manufacturing sector is evolving looking at the impact of BIM and the digital economy and CITB Interim Chief Executive Sarah Beale will give evidence on how a reformed CITB can better support woodworking businesses in the UK.
The day will finish with leading economic commentator Alastair Stewart offering an outlook for construction in a post-Brexit Britain and how this is likely to impact upon the woodworking sector. Prior to the event, the BWF AGM will take place on 14th June at the venue to be followed by a drinks reception and informal networking dinner, providing a very popular social opportunity for members to discuss industry issues.
"I think this Dinner is one of the BWF's best kept secrets, it is always a lively, useful and enjoyable evening" said David Pattenden, Westgate Joinery.
BWF Members’ Day 2017 is supported by Headline Sponsor Joinerysoft, Gold Sponsors Vetrotech Saint-Gobain, Silver Sponsors Qwood and Bronze Sponsors the W18 Exhibition. It will also include a free exhibition showcasing the latest innovations and technologies to aid the joinery industry.