The Kbsa has announced a new date and a new facilitator for the KBB Industry Conference 2024. Experienced broadcast journalist Emma Crosby will facilitate on 09 October 2024, with a theme of Empowering & Enhancing Excellence. The event will return to the popular Belfry Hotel and Resort, West Midlands.
Kbsa chair Richard Hibbert says, “We anticipate that we will have another sell out year so advise retailers save the date and register their interest with the Kbsa to secure a place.”
“We are building on the success of last year with a strong programme designed to provide thought provoking and relevant content, which will enhance business performance.”
The new facilitator Emma Crosby presented Channel 5’s flagship news programme for five years and is a familiar voice on LBC radio, Sky News and CNBC.
Before anchoring 5 News, Emma co-presented the popular ITV breakfast show GMTV. Emma spent several years as presenter with Sky News, covering some of the biggest stories including the terrorist bombings of Glasgow Airport which earned her and the channel a BAFTA for best news coverage. Emma started her career as a business presenter at CNBC, broadcasting out of London and New York, and later was Sky News’ business presenter during the 2008 banking crisis.
The Kbsa will once again be welcoming non Kbsa retailers to attend, Richard says, “We had such great feedback last year from non-members that attended. Not only did they benefit from the presentations but enjoyed the opportunity to experience the strength and support that comes from being a part of the Kbsa.”
The programme for the day will follow last year’s format with extended breaks to allow time for networking and for delegates to visit the business services exhibition and advice surgery. This includes trusted suppliers and covers topics such as finance, credit card processing, HR and legal, health and wellbeing.
The KBB Industry Conference 2024 will include the popular retailer dinner on the evening before the conference, Tuesday 08 October, which has become a firm favourite with retailers who appreciate the opportunity to network with other business owners and build relationships. The Awards dinner will follow the conference on Wednesday 09 October.
Register your interest here to secure your place.