The recent NMBS All-Industry Conference brought together hundreds of delegates from across the builders' merchant industry under the theme 'Business Matters'.

The keynote speaker at this year’s NMBS Conference was Verne Harnish, founder of the Entrepreneurs' Organization, as well as founder and chief executive officer of Gazelles, a global executive education and coaching company with hundreds of partners across six continents.

As the final speaker of the event, leadership expert René Carayol spent the weekend of the NMBS Conference before he spoke talking with delegates and getting their views of the industry.

Speaker, author and entrepreneur Jonathan MacDonald gave an insightful presentation to NMBS delegates about the potential of modern technology, the shaping of society, and the realities of business, all of which are constantly influenced by fast-paced, relentless change.

Author and business mentor Mark Rhodes addressed delegates at the NMBS Conference on the subject of communication, and why having a confident mindset can do wonders in business.

Stewart Pierce, financial and commercial director of Parker Building Supplies, and Charlotte Graham-Cumming of marketing business Ice Blue Sky, advocated online sales as a vital new channel for builders' merchants at the NMBS Conference.

Addressing the NMBS All-Industry Conference, Brian Holliday, managing director for Siemens Digital Factory, examined how changing technology can help the supply chain react faster to market changes and boost productivity.

Entrepreneur Shed Simove told delegates at the NMBS All-Industry Conference why creativity is king, and why they should never be afraid to fail.

Deri Llewellyn-Davies (aka The Strategy Man) joined the NMBS All-Industry Conference to give a thought provoking and engaging presentation on ‘strategy’, providing the audience with advice on how they can take their business to the next level and achieve growth and greater commercial success.

The main focus in keynote speaker Christina Harbridges presentation centred on helping individuals uncover the underlying behaviours around communication that affect overall performance and happiness in a company.

David Smith, economics editor of The Sunday Times, told delegates that the economy was vulnerable, but still had fair momentum, at the 2016 NMBS All-Industry Conference.

NMBS has announced its full line-up of speakers for the 2016 Conference, which is taking place in Lanzarote on 16 to 19 June.

NMBS has announced the plans for its 2016 all-industry conference. Next year's event will take place from 16 to 19 June at Playa Blanca in Lanzarote.

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