Trade association the Kbsa has announced the theme and facilitator for its KBB Industry Conference, at the Belfry Hotel and Resort, West Midlands on October 9, 2024.
Broadcast journalist Emma Crosby will host the conference, which is themed Empowering & Enhancing Excellence.
Emma Crosby presented Channel 5’s flagship news programme for five years and features on LBC radio, Sky News and CNBC.
Before anchoring 5 News, she co-presented the ITV breakfast show GMTV and prior to that was a business presenter with Sky News during the 2008 banking crisis.
Commenting on the conference, Kbsa chair Richard Hibbert said: “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 Kbsa reported record growth of retail members, during the last two months of 2023, and will once again be welcoming non Kbsa retailers to attend.
Richard Hibbert added: “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 KBB Industry Conference 2024 will include a business services exhibition and advice surgery, covering topics such as finance, credit card processing, HR and legal, health and wellbeing.
It will be preceded by the Retailer Dinner on October 8 and followed by the Designer Awards dinner.