Welcome to the NMBS
All Industry Conference

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Dedicated to Building, Plumbing, Heating, Hardware and Timber Merchants, the popular NMBS Conference is back for 2024 with another stunning destination….

Cyprus in the Mediterranean.

The dates for the conference are

Thursday 6th – Sunday 9th June.

The focused business programme will combine current subjects, interesting keynote speakers and structured sessions so that delegates can tailor the conference to their own needs and requirements and take something away which can be implemented into their own businesses.

Like previous years the emphasis is on the working conference however the programme will allow plenty of time to enjoy your surroundings, socialise and indulge with group dinners and enjoy the stunning scenery in this beautiful part of the world.

We look forward to
seeing you there.
Sam HuntNMBS Event Manager





Limassol is the second-largest city in Cyprus and offers a variety of attractions and experiences. With its stretches of sandy coastline, picturesque Old Town and abundance of historical sites and landmarks, what better place for the NMBS Conference 2024?

The city boasts a beautiful promenade that stretches along the coast. Lined with palm trees, it offers scenic views and a lively atmosphere with numerous bars, cafes, and restaurants. Similarly, Limassol Marina is a popular modern waterfront spot for leisure and entertainment, with even more shops, restaurants, and impressive yachts.

Cyprus is renowned for its delicious cuisine, and Limassol is no exception, so indulge in traditional Cypriot dishes such as souvlaki, halloumi cheese and moussaka. To top it off, Limassol is situated in close proximity to many wineries, offering wine enthusiasts the chance to try out the island’s excellent wines.

We look forward to welcoming you to Cyprus soon.


  • LanguageGreek but English is widely spoken.
  • Flight TimeApprox 4.5 hours from UK.
  • WeatherJune’s average temperature is 26°C.
  • Time Difference2 hours ahead of the UK’s time.
  • CurrencyEuro (€) £1.00 = €1.15 (June 2023).
  • PassportA full British passport is required valid for the duration of your stay.




After less than one year of the hotel opening its doors, we will be staying at the brand new City of Dreams Mediterranean Resort in the heart of Limassol, Cyprus.




The City of Dreams is set to be Europe’s first integrated resort, where premium hotel meets majestic casino. The stylish resort offers a variety of exceptional facilities to make your visit truly memorable. Including a state-of-the-art fitness centre, rejuvenating spa, and the largest pool complex on the island. Not to mention the impressive 5 dining options. This hotel really has it all, so that you don’t even need to leave it!


Visit the hotel website




484 premium rooms and suites

5 On-site restaurants

Largest resort pools area in Cyprus

3 On-site bars









Outbound to Naples






UK AirportOutInAirlineOperates
Leeds06:3006:30Jet2Wed & Sun
Manchester06:3006:30RyanairWed & Sun
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Edinburgh06:3006:30Jet2Wed & Sun
Edinburgh06:3006:30EasyJetWed & Sun
Glasgow06:3006:30Jet2Wed & Sun
Birmingham06:3006:30Jet2Wed & Sun
Bristol06:3006:30EasyJetWed & Sun
Liverpool06:3006:30EasyJetWed & Sun
Belfast06:3006:30Jet2Wed & Sun
Stansted06:3006:30RyanairWed & Sun
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Luton06:3006:30EasyJetWed & Sun
Gatwick06:3006:30EasyJetWed & Sun




Outbound to Naples






UK AirportOutInAirlineOperates
Leeds06:3006:30Jet2Wed & Sun
Manchester06:3006:30RyanairWed & Sun
Manchester06:3006:30Jet2Wed & Sun
Edinburgh06:3006:30Jet2Wed & Sun
Edinburgh06:3006:30EasyJetWed & Sun
Glasgow06:3006:30Jet2Wed & Sun
Birmingham06:3006:30Jet2Wed & Sun
Bristol06:3006:30EasyJetWed & Sun
Liverpool06:3006:30EasyJetWed & Sun
Belfast06:3006:30Jet2Wed & Sun
Stansted06:3006:30RyanairWed & Sun
Stansted06:3006:30Jet2Wed & Sun
Luton06:3006:30EasyJetWed & Sun
Gatwick06:3006:30EasyJetWed & Sun




Conference Itinerary



Day One

6th June



Social Activities taking place sponsored by Polypipe, Velux & Knauf Insulation



19:30 Welcome Drinks in the Sorrento Lounge and dinner in the Citrus Garden Drinks sponsored by Marsh Industries Welcome Dinner sponsored by SIG




Day Two

7th June






07:00 - 08:45Breakfast in L’Alba
08:45Delegates assemble in Main Plenary room - Sirene
09:00Welcome from Conference Host David Meade Conference Host sponsored by Worcester Bosch
09:30NMBS Welcome and NMBS Future Matters - Chris Hayward
09:30Changing Economics - The UK Economy in a post pandemic world - David Smith
09:30Creation of High Performing Cultures - Damian Hughes
09:30Speed up Success - Sophie Devonshire
09:30Coffee Break
09:30Driving Digital - eCommerce, digital & data in the Building Material Sector - George Brickwood
09:30Online or Over-the-Counter: Inside the Future of Retailing Building Materials - Tom Diplock
09:30How Smart Phone Technology can enable the Tradesman - Hover App – Miad Ballia
09:30OnePlace – how it can help drive growth & efficiency for merchants & suppliers – Andy Hextall
09:30Tech Talks – Intact/Kerridge and ECI/eCommonSense
09:30Question & Answers Session with George Brickwood, Tom Diplock, Andy Hextall, Intact, Kerridge and ECI
09:30Sustainability within the Construction Sector – Giles Bradford
09:30Summary and close for the Day Lunch in San Antonio

Evening at leisure for optional dine around or own arrangements



Day Three

8th June






07:00 - 08:45Breakfast in L’Alba
08:45Delegates assemble in Nettuno 1- 3
09:30Meet the Merchant Session
09:30Coffee Break
09:30BMF Conference 2023 - John Newcomb
09:30Extraordinary High Performance in Challenging Times - David Meade
09:30Power of the Mind - psychology, performance & continuous improvement - Matthew Syed Sponsored by Marshalls
09:30Summary and close Lunch in L’Alba
09:30Pre-Dinner drinks served in The Citrus Gardens Sponsored by Metabo & Hikoki
09:30Dinner Served around Pool Area Sponsored by The Keystone Group








Early Bird Offer


Per person for the first two people from each member company.

Early Bird Discount available until 31st August 2023 – subject to availability with the special offer being restricted to the FIRST 50 COMPANIES ONLY – so please don’t delay and book today!

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Full Delegate Offer


Per person will apply for each person thereafter from each company.

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The NMBS Conference ground package includes:


3 night’s accommodationCheck in 6th June and depart on 9th June 2024. Includes buffet breakfast in a standard double or twin room.

(There will be a supplement for single room occupancy.)

Welcome buffet dinnerThursday 6th June 2024.

All the conference sessionsOn Friday and Saturday, including a buffet lunch on both days.

Meet the Merchant & Masterclass sessions.

Gala DinnerSaturday 8th June 2024.


Please note all costs are including VAT and are for participation in the NMBS conference ground package only (i.e. flights are not included). Early Bird offer for the first 50 merchant companies only – so don’t delay and book today.



Essential information





June in Cyprus has highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C.

Conference Information & Registration Desk

Opening times:
Wednesday 5th June 12:00 – 19:30
Thursday 6th June 09:00 – 19:30
Friday 7th June 08:00 onwards
Saturday 8th June 08:00 onwards

Currency, Cash & Credit Cards

The currency in Cyprus is the Euro (€).
The current exchange rate is £1.00 = €1.17.
We would advise that you obtain Euros prior to departing the UK, however you will be able to exchange money locally and at the hotel.

Dietary Requirements

If any dietary requirements have been made known to us in advance, we will endeavour to ensure catering departments have been advised and special meals are prepared for you. Some food services will be in the style of a buffet and you will need to make yourself known to a member of staff. Should you suffer from any severe allergies, please inform a member of the waiting staff or the First Event team so we can clarify what you are able to eat.

Dress Code

During conference – Smart/casual
Evening dinners – Smart/casual


Cyprus operates a ‘Type G’ 3 pin plug socket, same as the UK plugs so an adaptor will not be required.

Emergency Contacts

In the event of an emergency, please contact one of the Event Team

Krisztina Maros +44 7877 256 310
Holly Bedford +44 7500 122 868


A copy of your credit card will be requested on check in at the hotel and any additional extras added to your room account must be settled prior to departure.




Service charges are not usually added to bills. A 10-15% gratuity is suggested.

Hotel Check In/Check Out Times

Official check in time – 2pm
Official check out time – 12pm

Should you be arriving on an earlier flight, please advise us and we will do all we can to ensure your room is ready on arrival.

Insurance & Medical

Travel insurance is NOT included in the conference package. It is essential that you and your partner have adequate travel insurance for the duration of the trip. Please ensure you have a copy of your policy when travelling in case of an emergency.


The language spoken in Cyprus is Greek and Turkish.


  • For travel to Cyprus, your passport must be less than 10 years old on the day that you enter. Please check from the issue date rather than the expiry date.
  • Your passport must be valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave. Any questions about this at all please contact the
    event team – nmbs@firstevent.co.uk

Responsibility Disclaimer

NMBS and First Event will not accept responsibility for the consequences or costs arising from the non-compliance with the customs or laws of Cyprus.

NMBS and First Event cannot take responsibility for injuries sustained whilst taking part in any sport activities during the event. Please ensure you have correct travel insurance to cover such activities.


All rooms in the hotel have a free safe. Please use these to store any valuables. NMBS and First Event cannot accept any responsibility for lost or stolen items.


Calls to Cyprus – please add 00357 to the beginning of the number.
Calls to the UK – please add 0044 to the beginning of the number.



Terms and conditions




Cancellation Policy

Cancellations are not encouraged and will be processed on a case by case basis.

  1. Cancellation of participation on or before 31st October 2023 – a £100.00 administration fee per person will be retained.
  2. Cancellation of participation from 1st November 2023 until the 31st December 2023 will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
  3. Cancellation of participation from 1st January 2024 onwards will incur 100% cancellation fees.

Requests to cancel should be by email to:



Data Protection

By completing the registration form for this event, you are giving your consent that the personal data contained therein may be used to assist NMBS in supporting you and your organisation through the provision of advice and consultancy, to inform you of relevant events, to manage the issue of any documentation you may request and to administrator your registration for the 2024 Conference.

Please note that NMBS may request a contractor to support these activities and process the data on our behalf. However, use of your personal data will only be authorised for the purposes indicated above and will be lawfully processed according to the Data Protection Act 1998.






David Meade



Conference Host



David Meade



Conference Host



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Headline Sponsor



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Platinum sponsors



Gold sponsors





This year we have an array of activities available exclusively to NMBS All-industry Conference participants that showcase the culture, traditions and gastronomy that the beautiful region of Sorrento has to offer.

Activities are subject to availability and are on a first come first served basis.



Day trip to Capri

Thursday 16th June



Biking tour

Thursday 16th June



Amalfi drive

Friday 17th June



Pompeii tour

Saturday 18th June



Contact us


For sponsorship at the 2024 conference and general NMBS member queries please contact:

Sam Hunt

NMBS Event Manager
Email: sam.hunt@nmbs.co.uk


For 2024 Conference delegate registration and payment queries please contact:

NMBS Event Team

Tel: +447877256310
Email: NMBS@firstevent.co.uk