Welcome to the
NMBS All Industry Conference 2018


Welcome to the
NMBS All Industry Conference 2018

Thursday 14 June – Sunday 17 June.

Headline Sponsor:

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:

  • Innovation
  • People
  • Processes and Productivity
  • Omni-channel and online trading
  • New entrants and new technologies.

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!
Sam Hunt
NMBS Events Manager

Here’s a couple of things you can look forward to enjoying whilst on the NMBS Conference

Gala Dinner

Enjoy the final night of the conference in the hotels beautiful Panoramic Gardens.

Golf Tournament

Join the NMBS golf tournament to kick start the conference

NMBS Conference

Enjoy interesting and relevant speakers in beautiful surroundings.

Beautiful Weather

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.

Facts About Italy


Italian but English is widely spoken

Closest Airport

Milan – 3 airport choices

Flight Time

3 hours approx. from UK

Time Difference

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)

Airport Transfers

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

Grand Hotel Dino

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.

Facilities At The Hotel Include:

361 Bedrooms

2 swimming pools

Hot tubs with lake views

Health club with Turkish bath

3 On-site restaurants

2 On-site bars


UK AirportDays FlyAirlineMilan Airport
StanstedDailyRyan AirMalpensa
HeathrowDailyBritish AirwaysMaplensa/Linate
GlasgowTue, Thur, SatEasyJetMalpensa
ManchesterDailyRyan AirMalpensa
ManchesterDaily FlybeMalpensa
BristolMon, Wed, Thur, SunBritish MidlandMalpensa
Leeds, East Midlands & Liverpool DailyIndirect OnlyVarious


Morning: All Industry
Golf Tournament
Evening: Welcome buffet dinner
in the Royal Gardens

Morning: Conference begins
Afternoon: Conference
Evening: Off-site group

Morning: Conference
Afternoon at leisure
Evening – Gala dinner in the
Panorama Gardens

Departures home


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.

The NMBS ground package includes:

  •  3 nights accommodation – check in 14th June 2018 and depart 17th June 2018. Includes buffet breakfast in a standard double or twin room. (There will be a supplement for single room occupancy)
  • Welcome buffet dinner (Thursday 14th June)
  • All conference sessions on Friday and Saturday, including buffet lunch on both days
  • Meet the merchant session
  • Gala cocktails and dinner (Saturday 16th June)

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!


Headline Sponsor

Key Sponsors

NMBS Golf Competition


Thursday 14th June

Costs: £165 per person

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

Mountain Biking

Thursday 14th June

Lake Mergozzo

A Relaxed Mountain Bike Experience

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

Mottarone Mountain

For more ‘serious’ mountain bikers!

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)

  • Car for up to 2 people with luggage           € 150,00 each way
  • MPV up to 6 people with luggage               € 165,00 each way
  • Minivan up to 8 people with luggage          € 200,00 each way

NOTE: If you are taking golf clubs please advise this when booking your transfer, to ensure the correct size vehicle is booked.

How to make a booking

Please contact Servicevill direct, using the NMBS dedicated email: nmbs@servicevill.com

In the email title quote ‘NMBS Conference’ and your surname.

Payment terms

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.

Cancellation policy

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.

Other Milan Airports

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.

Contact Us

For sponsorship a the 2018 conference and general NMBS member queries please contact:
SAM HUNT, NMBS Event Manager

Tel: 0116 261 4902

Email: sam.hunt@nmbs.co.uk

For 2018 conference delegate registration and payment queries please contact:

Tel: 01943 877444

Email: NMBS@firstevent.co.uk

Terms & Conditions

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
First Event
Ghyll Beck House
Gill Lane
LS19 7SE

Email: nmbs@firstevent.co.uk

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.

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