Challenge, change and opportunity will be the themes for the finishes and interiors sector at the 2016 FIS Annual Conference on Thursday 13 October, at the St Pierre Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Chepstow, and there are still place available.

Jane Knight, FIS operations director, said: “This year’s FIS conference is another great opportunity to network with your peers and learn at first hand what’s hot in the finishes and interiors sector. Yet again there will be a strong interactive element that will encourage members to work and discuss industry issues together.”

Guest speakers will include Professor Noble Francis, Construction Products Association’s economics director, who will talk about the current economic position and outline forecasts for construction markets; Trevor Rees, from Rees Worx, will discuss recruitment and labour issues post Brexit; while Kieran Parkinson, from BSI, will look at Technical Standards.

Marti Coyd OBE, of Lend Lease, will provide a follow-up to the mental health campaign, which featured so prominently at the 2015 Conference, to update delegates on what’s been happening and outline further plans for the future.