Welcome

to the NMBS All Industry Conference


Dedicated to Building, Plumbing, Heating, Hardware and Timber Merchants the popular NMBS Conference is back for 2020 and with another stunning Italian destination….

Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast.


The dates for the conference are

Thursday 18 – Sunday 21 June 2020


The focused business programme will combine current subjects, 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 in this beautiful part of the world.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Sam Hunt

NMBS Event Manager

Destination

Italian culture, buzzing bars and delicious pizzas are all on the menu in Sorrento – a sophisticated seaside town in the heart of the Neapolitan Riviera.

Cobblestone streets, colourful flowers and picture-perfect views of Mount Vesuvius and Naples – as a resort, hilly Sorrento comes up with it all. This chic setting on the southwest coast of Italy also offers designer boutiques, lively bars and authentic Italian restaurants. And it’s at the heart of the Neapolitan Riviera, so the beautiful towns of Positano and Amalfi are within easy reach as well.
Life here centres around Piazza Tasso – a picture-perfect square lined with grand old buildings and bustling cafés. Wander through the old town and you will uncover museums, galleries and leafy parks round every corner. Hop on the town’s wooden train to ride from sight to sight.

Facts

Language

Itialian but English is widely spoken

Flight Time

3 hours approx. from UK

Weather

The Average temperature in June is 23°C.

Currency

Euro (€) £1.00 = €1.15 (as at April 2019)

Closest Airport

Naples

Time Difference

1 hour ahead of the UK

Passport

A full British passport is required valid for the duration of your stay.

Hotel

The stylish Hilton Sorrento Palace is surrounded by citrus gardens in a perfect spot with fantastic views overlooking the sea.

Days can be filled lazing by the refreshing pools or exploring the historic Sorrento resort centre and evenings unwinding in the hotel’s cocktail bar. Rooms and Suites at Hilton Sorrento Palace combine Mediterranean warmth with contemporary elegance. The hotel offers Rooms with sea, garden, or mountain views.

Hotel facilities include

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344 bedrooms each with either a balcony or terrace

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2 outdoor swimming pools & 1 indoor pool

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3 On-site restaurants

2 On-site bars

Visit the hotel website

Flights to Naples

Outbound to Naples

UK Airport Out In Airline Operates Airline
Leeds 07:30 11:35 Wed & Sun Jet 2
Manchester 10:35 14:30 Tue, Thur, Sat & Sun RyanAir
Manchester 15:30 19:35 Wed, Fri Sun Jet 2
Edinburgh 07:20 11:45 Fri, Mon Jet 2
Edinburgh 16:30 20:40 Tue, Thurs & Sun Easy Jet
Glasgow 07:30 11:55 Fri Jet 2
Birmingham 07:45 11:45 Thurs & Sun Jet 2
Luton 06:15 10:00 Daily Easy Jet
Bristol 06:15 10:00 Tue, Thur & Sat Easy Jet
Liverpool 06:00 09:55 Tue & Sat Easy Jet
Belfast - - Sun Jet 2
Stansted 06:00 09:35 Daily x 2 Easy Jet
Stansted 07:00 10:45 Daily RyanAir
Stansted 08:05 11:55 Tues & Sat Jet 2
Gatwick 06:00 09:35 Daily x 2 Easy Jet
Gatwick 06:40 10:25 Daily x 2 / 3 British Airways

Inbound

UK Airport Out In Airline Operates Airline
Leeds 12:20 14:30 Wed & Sun Jet 2
Manchester 07:45 09:50 Tue, Thur, Sat & Sun RyanAir
Manchester 13:20 15:35 Wed, Fri Sun Jet 2
Edinburgh 10:55 13:20 Tue, Thurs & Sun Easy Jet
Edinburgh 12:30 15:00 Fri, Mon Jet 2
Edinburgh 12:45 15:15 Fri Jet 2
Birmingham 12:30 14:35 Thurs, Sun Jet 2
Luton 10:35 12:30 Daily Easy Jet
Bristol 21:50 23:45 Tue, Thurs, Sat Easy Jet
Liverpool 17:10 19:15 Tue, Sat Easy Jet
Belfast - - Daily RyanAir
Stansted 11:20 13:30 Daily RyanAir
Stansted 12:50 14:40 Tue, Sat Jet 2
Stansted 17:00 18:50 Daily x 2 Easy Jet
Gatwick 16:35 18:25 Daily x 2 Easy Jet
Gatwick 18:20 22:05 Daily x 2 / 3 British Airways

Itinerary

coming soon

Packages

Early Bird Offer

£649

Per person for the first two people from each member company

Book Now

Available until 31 Aug


Full Delegate Offer

£849

Per person will apply for each person thereafter from each company

Book Now

The NMBS Conference ground package includes:

  • 3 night’s accommodation

    Check in 18 June and depart on 21 June 2020. Includes buffet breakfast in a standard double or twin room
    (There will be a supplement for single room occupancy)
  • Welcome buffet dinner

    (Thursday 18 June 2020)
  • All the conference sessions

    on Friday and Saturday, including buffet lunch on both days
  • Meet the merchant

    & Masterclass sessions
  • Gala Dinner

    (Saturday 20 June 2020)

Please note all costs are including VAT and are for participation in the NMBS conference ground package only (i.e. flights are not included). Early Bird offer for the first 50 merchant companies only – so don’t delay and book today.

Terms & Conditions

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations are not encouraged and will be processed on a case by case basis.

  1. Cancellation of participation on or before 31st October 2019 - a £100.00 administration fee per person will be retained.
  2. Cancellation of participation from 1st November 2019 until the 31st December 2019 will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
  3. Cancellation of participation from 1st January 2020 onwards will incur 100% cancellation fees.

Requests to cancel should be by email to:
nmbs@firstevent.co.uk

Data Protection

By completing the registration form for this event, 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.

Speakers

coming soon

Sponsors

Headline Sponsor

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Key Sponsors

velux logo

Sponsoring: Activities

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Sponsoring: Activities

Knauf logo

Sponsoring: Activities

marsh logo

Sponsoring: Welcome Drinks

dickies logo

Sponsoring: Welcome Meal

worcester bosch logo

Sponsoring: Host (David Meade)

crystal logo

Sponsoring: Gala Dinner Drinks Reception

hikoki logo

Sponsoring: Gala Dinner Meal

Activities

This year we have an array of activities available exclusively to NMBS All-industry Conference participants that showcase the culture, traditions and gastronomy that the beautiful region of Sorrento has to offer.

Activities are subject to availability and are on a first come first served basis.

Thursday 18 June

You will depart the hotel by coach for Sorrento port where you will embark the ferry to Capri – with only a 30 minute crossing you will soon be on the beautiful and exclusive island of Capri.

Upon arrival you will be met with official Capri guides and taxis to take you on a tour of the Island. After which, a delicious lunch will be served in the village of Capri.

After lunch there will be time at leisure to shop, explore the area further or just relax with a delicious ice cream.

This is a full day trip. Cost per person is £247.00

This cost includes transfer to the port, ferry transfers, 3 course lunch with ½ bottle of wine, water and coffee and official Capri taxi tour with guise.

Thursday 18 June

Get off the beaten track of Sorrento with a mountain bike! This activity will lead you on roads and paths to discover the marvels of the Sorrento Peninsula. By following a hill path you will enjoy views of incomparable beauty of the Bays of Naples and Salerno which, in certain places, are both visible at the same time.

During the mountain biking you will stop at a local country farm and see how the local mozzarella is made, as well as taste a few other local delicacies such as salami and olive oil. The mountain biking in this area becomes a gourmet discovery combined with stunning views.

The duration is 4 / 5 hours and covering a distance of 10km – it is suitable for ALL bikers from novice to expert.

Cost per person is £178.00

This cost includes bike and helmet hire, guide and food tasting along the route.

Thursday 18 June

Enjoy one of the most panoramic views of the area on “God’s path” along the Amalfi coast.
The “Sentiero degli Dei” links the tiny hilltop town of Agerola with Nocelle. The name of the footpath, The Path of the Gods, is an indication of the spectacular scenery you can expect on-route with magnificent views of the Amalfi Coast and the island of Capri.

A box lunch will be provided.
The duration is 4 hours.

Cost per person is £102.00

This cost includes guides, boxed lunch and transfers.

Thursday 18 June

It is said to be one of the most spectacular roads in Europe and from Sorrento, the winding cliff top road offers breath-taking panoramic views from every bend each stop a fantastic world which dazzles the imagination and inspires unforgettable memories.

Head to Positano, the village perched on the mountainside and overlooking the sea. There will be time at leisure to walk and explore the cobbled streets and enjoy the silent beauty of the village.

By midday you will make your way to Amalfi, once a Marine Republic (powerful and prosperous) Amalfi is now a thriving resort. The unmistakable cluster of white tightly packed houses rising up the hillside is dominated by the beautiful Cathedral that stands at the top of stairs leading up from the main square.

Housed in the magnificent Cathedral are the remains of the Patron Saint of Amalfi Saint Andrew. Lunch will be served here followed by time at leisure.

The drive will depart the hotel at 09:00 and return around 16:00.

Cost per person is £148.00

This cost includes transfers, guide and 3 course lunch with wine and coffee.

Saturday 20 June

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, Pompeii tells a fascinating chapter in the history of Ancient Rome.

In 79 AD time here stood still when the eruption of the nearby volcano Vesuvius covered the city, the buildings, the streets and its inhabitants.

Discover how people lived in ancient Rome in the first century and visit the monumental buildings and houses where you can still admire the walls decorated with incredible mosaics and paintings. You can also visit the forum, the center of political and social life in the city, and where plaster casts of the victims are exposed along with everyday objects.

The visit to Pompeii will depart on Saturday afternoon at 13:30 – straight after the conference closes. A boxed lunch will be provided.

Return to the hotel will be at 17:30.

Cost per person is £126.00

This cost includes transfers, guide, headphones and a boxed lunch.

The activites are sponsored by:

Transfers

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 Autonoleggio De Martino Sorrento.

The costs are as follows:

Journey: Naples Airport – Hilton Sorrento Palace (approx. 1 hour)

Mercedes E Class
(2 people with luggage)
€120 each way

Mercedes Mini Van
(4-6 people with luggage)
€165 each way

Minibus
(8-12 people with luggage)
€300 each way

How to make a booking

Please contact Autonoleggio De Martino direct, using the NMBS dedicated email: nmbs@autoservizidemartino.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.

Taxi

A taxi will cost from €125 each way.

Contact Us

Should you have any queries relating to the NMBS 2020 Conference please contact the relevant person detailed below:

For sponsorship at the 2020 conference and general NMBS member queries please contact:


Sam Hunt

NMBS Event Manager

Email: sam.hunt@nmbs.co.uk

For 2020 Conference delegate registration and payment queries please contact:


NMBS Event Team

Tel: 01943 877444

Email: NMBS@firstevent.co.uk