The 2015 FIS Annual Conference for the will provide FIS members with an opportunity to engage with FIS officers and receive an update about key developments in the finishes and interiors sector. The conference takes place on 7 October 2015 at the Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel, Birmingham.

Forest of Arden Hotel WarwickshireLeading industry commentators and senior executives will be provide delegates with an insight into market developments and campaigns to strengthen the the specialist finishes and interiors sector. The speakers include ke to the stage:

Key note speaker: John Carter, chief executive, Travis Perkins plc What does the future of the construction sector look like from the perspective of one of Britain’s largest builders’ merchants?

John Carter will talk about prospects for steady growth, how we can avoid another ‘boom and bust’ cycle and looks at the game-changing innovations, technologies and market developments that will impact our sector.

Suzannah Nichol MBE, chief executive, Build UK Build UK – what now?

NSCC and UKCG have merged to provide a strong collective voice for the contracting supply chain in construction as Build UK. New chief executive Suzannah Nichol MBE will look at what the future holds for the organisation and what it will mean for FIS contractor members.

Noble Francis, economics director, Construction Products Association (CPA) State of the market.

Affectionately known as ‘Doctor Doom’, an optimistic Noble Francis is not someone we are used to seeing. However, he reliably informs us that things are looking up. Noble tells us what’s in store for the finishes and interiors sector.

Martin Coyd OBE, regional head of environment, health and safety – Europe, Lend Lease n Improving mental health, wellbeing and working life.

Martin, who also works with a number of mental health charities, will talk about improving mental health, wellbeing and working life for those working in construction.

Adrian Belton, chief executive, CITB One year on…   

Adrian Belton was appointed chief executive of CITB in January 2014, in a blaze of publicity.  His brief was to equip CITB to meet the challenges of the next 50 years. In November 2014, he told Interiors Focus that “CITB was in need of modernisation and that was what he intended to do”. One year on, he’s back to tell us what has changed.

To book a place at the 2015 FIS Annual Conference CLICK HERE