Dedicated to Building, Plumbing, Heating, Hardware and Timber Merchants,
The NMBS All Industry Conference will be held at the Grand Hotel Dino which is situated on the stunning Lake Maggiore, Italy. A focused business programme, with the theme “Industry Matters” will cover issues affecting the entire industry, topics will include:
We plan for 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 of The Italian Lakes.
We look forward to seeing you there!
NMBS Events Manager
Enjoy the final night of the conference in the hotels beautiful Panoramic Gardens.
Join the NMBS golf tournament to kick start the conference
Enjoy interesting and relevant speakers in beautiful surroundings.
The Italian Lakes enjoys a mild climate all year round, during the conference month of June the average temperature is a pleasant 21°C.
Lake Maggiore straddles Italy and Switzerland and is known for its classical villas, elegant palm-lined promenades and pretty archipelago, the Borromean Islands. The enchanting little lakeside town of Baveno, is the home of the Grand Hotel Dino Baveno and the 2018 NMBS All Industry Conference.
The laid back town is dotted with cafes and restaurants and the beautiful lakefront promenade offers a superb view of the Borromean Islands, which can be reached by boats leaving from the pretty harbour.Beautiful Stresa, 2km from Baveno is made up of three main piazzas and cobbled, traffic-free streets that lead around the town, with lots of independent shops and cafés and a weekly market.
Each resort has a train station, giving you easy access to Milan and other towns on the western side of the lake. There’s also a regular ferry service that runs from Stresa, Baveno and Meina across to the other side of the bay, a large town full of lush gardens and parks.
Italian but English is widely spoken
Milan – 3 airport choices
3 hours approx. from UK
1 hour ahead of the UK
Lake Maggiore enjoys a mild climate all year round. The Average temperature in June is 21°C
A full British passport is required valid for the duration of your stay
Euro (€) £1.00 = €1.18 (as at May 2017)
Milan has 3 airports with flights arriving from the UK please see below the transfer times from each to the hotel -
Approx. 45 minutes
Approx. 1 hour 10 minutes
Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes
Style, tradition and professionalism are found in the Grand Hotel in Baveno, overlooking the Lake Maggiore. The Grand Hotel Dino skillfully combines the benefits of a large hotel with the elegance and tranquility of life on the shores of the lake. It is an eclectic and versatile structure, which combines areas for the well-being and relaxation of high-profile and forefront conference rooms, and rooms and suites which are distinguished by its elegance and richness of details. Rooms are air conditioned and have classic furniture, a minibar and satellite TV. They overlook the mountains or lake, and many include a private balcony.
2 swimming pools
Hot tubs with lake views
Health club with Turkish bath
3 On-site restaurants
2 On-site bars
|UK Airport||Days Fly||Airline||Milan Airport|
|Glasgow||Tue, Thur, Sat||EasyJet||Malpensa|
|Bristol||Mon, Wed, Thur, Sun||British Midland||Malpensa|
|Leeds, East Midlands & Liverpool||Daily||Indirect Only||Various|
Morning: All Industry
Evening: Welcome buffet dinner
in the Royal Gardens
Morning: Conference begins
Evening: Off-site group
Afternoon at leisure
Evening – Gala dinner in the
Price is per person for the first two people from each member company
Price is per person will apply for each person thereafter from each company
All bookings are subject to availability and processed on a first come first served basis. Due to a high level of interest we are only able to offer a maximum of 4 places per merchant company.
Please Note: All costs are excluding VAT and are for participation in the NMBS conference ground package only (i.e. flights are not included). Early Bird Discount available until 31st August 2017 – subject to availability with the special offer being restricted to the first 50 Companies ONLY – so please don’t delay and book today!
Information coming soon!
Includes: Transfers, Green fees, buggy between 2 and lunch.
Tee off – starting 10am
15 minute transfer from the hotel.
The course has exceptional views of the Swiss Alps and the Ticino Plain. From the 18th you can often see the skyline of Milan and four lakes: Lake Maggiore, Lake Varese, Lake Monate and Lake Comabbio.
Course info -18 Holes, par 72
Departing from the hotel on board a private lake cruiser to Feriolo, a little village located north of Baveno. After a short safety briefing the leisurely 12km ride takes you around the lake, Lago di Mergozzo with stunning scenery. This activity is suitable for all levels.
Cost: £140 per person – includes transfers, bike rental
Duration: The activity is 3 hours with the actual biking approximately 90 minutes
Located between Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta, Mottarone Mountain offers keen Mountain bikers a fantastic route with amazing views. Starting from the hotel there is a short 10 minute transfer to the Stresa-Mottarone cable car. A 20 minute ride (20 person capacity per cabin) takes you to the top. Then it’s an exciting descent on tracks of different levels of difficulty and lengths with experienced guides. This activity requires experience and is limited to maximum 20 persons per guide.
Cost: £150 per person – includes transfers, bike rental
Duration: The activity is 3 hours with the actual biking approximately 90 minutes
We recommend pre-booking your transfers from the airport to the hotel and vice versa. The local transfer company we have partnered with to offer this service is Servicevill Chauffeur Services. The costs are as follows:
Journey: Milan Malpensa Airport – Hotel (approx. 45mins)
NOTE: If you are taking golf clubs please advise this when booking your transfer, to ensure the correct size vehicle is booked.
Please contact Servicevill direct, using the NMBS dedicated email: email@example.com
In the email title quote ‘NMBS Conference’ and your surname.
After your booking is confirmed you will be sent a link by email to make payment by VISA or MasterCard. If you wish to pay by AMEX please request when booking and you will be sent a separate form to complete.
Cancellations must be made at least five days prior to the service. In this case no penalty will be applied and you will be refunded the cost of the booked transfer. If cancellation five days prior or less the booking will be non-refundable.
If you have booked flights into Milan Linate Airport (approx. 1hr 10mins), or Bergamo (approx. 1hr 30mins) please contact Servicevill for a quotation.
For information: a taxi will cost from €125 each way. Please be aware there are limited taxis in Baveno for the return and therefore we strongly recommend booking a transfer instead of waiting until you are onsite.
For sponsorship a the 2018 conference and general NMBS member queries please contact:
SAM HUNT, NMBS Event Manager
Tel: 0116 261 4902
For 2018 conference delegate registration and payment queries please contact:
NMBS EVENT TEAM
Tel: 01943 877444
Cancellations are not encouraged and will be processed on a case by case basis.
If cancellation is necessary, the following cancellation fees will apply:
Cancellation of participation on or before 31st December 2017 - a £100.00 administration fee per person will be retained.
Cancellation of participation from 1st January 2018 until the 31st March 2018 will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
Cancellation of participation from 1st April 2018 onwards will incur 100% cancellation fees.
Requests to cancel should be submitted in writing or by email to:
NMBS Event Team
Ghyll Beck House
Please note that changes to your booking are possible but subject to availability.
Any change to your booking (including name changes) made after the 31st March 2018 will incur a £50.00 administration fee per change.
By completing the registration form, 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 2018 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.