LIVE: NFRN Annual Conference & Trade Exhibition

The NFRN’s Centenary Annual Conference is taking place on 17-19 June at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Brighton. Running alongside conference this year will be a Trade Exhibition which will take place on 16-17 June.

As well as the conference, which will see trade motions debated and elections for National President, Vice President, Deputy Vice President, Trustee and NEC members, there will be a trade exhibition offering delegates a great opportunity to meet with trade partners and suppliers, while on the evening of Monday June 17 there will be a gala dinner attended by around 400 guests.

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Special Subscription Offer from RN

RN, a main sponsor at our Annual Conference & Trade Exhibition in Brighton this year, are running a fantastic subscription offer where independent retailers can get 6 issues of RN for just £6!

To take advantage of this offer, just complete the form below and email it to kate.daw@newtrade.co.uk

Trade exhibition set to be biggest and best yet

This year’s Centenary Annual Conference in Brighton will be a very special occasion in many ways, not least of which will be the accompanying trade exhibition which aims to be the biggest and best yet.

NFRN Head of Business Development, Graeme Collins said “We will have more exhibitors than ever before, covering all aspects of our business and providing members with a great opportunity to engage with suppliers and discuss new ideas to grow sales and profits.”

The exhibition will take place in the Hilton Metropole Hotel and will draw attendance from members at Conference and from a large catchment area in which there are thousands of members, all of whom are welcome to attend. Some Districts have already taken the decision to hire coaches to bring members to the show.

Another new innovation is that the exhibition will open at 12.30pm on the Sunday prior to Conference, giving members an uninterrupted period to visit the show and take in all it will have to offer.

National President, Mike Mitchelson said “There will be a strong focus on how members can grow sales and profits running throughout the Conference and I know the exhibition will be a powerhouse of ideas and opportunities that I would recommend everyone who can to attend”

Exhibition Opening Times

Sunday 16 June: 12:30 – 18:00
Monday 17 June: 08:00 – 16:30

Conference Times

Monday 17 June: 09:00 – 18:00
Tuesday 18 June: 09:00 – 18:00
Wednesday 19 June: 09:00 – 13:00

Please note: while the trade exhibition is open to members and non members, only NFRN delegates and invited guests are allowed into the conference hall.

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