Education Day Delivers a Fast Start for Learners

This year’s Education Day saw more than 100 delegates receive inspiring learning to kick start their learning journeys.

The BPMA hosted its popular Education Day on 30 January as part of its ongoing commitment to education and development within the industry. The annual event has been a must attend for members ever since the first Education Day in 2013).

This year saw more than 110 delegates attending Whittlebury Hall, the day before trade show Merchandise World at Silverstone. Delegates were inspired by a series
of seminars delivered by a range of outstanding motivational guest speakers.

Seminars were held covering a range of topics such as ‘Getting Inside Your Client’s Head’, ‘What Your Brand Says About You’, ‘How to Drive Social Engagement on the Move’, and ‘Millennials – Changing the Face of Buying and Networking in the 21st Century’. Anthony Stears (aka The Telephone Assassin) had the audience gripped with his topic ‘No I Am Not Interested –How to Handle Sales Objections’. The day was followed up with guest speaker Tim Andrews (president of ASI) looking at future trends in the promotional merchandise industry.

Delegates included Allwag Promotions, Brand Addition, Hambleside, Event Merchandising, Lesmar, The Extra Step, Goldstar Europe, SB Print, Club Row Creations, Wildthang, PA Promotions, Brandz, and Willsmer Wagg.

The BPMA Education Day agenda was devised to appeal to everyone within the industry whatever their level of expertise. Whether delegates were
an account manager, marketing manager or business owner, a supplier or distributor, there was a seminar just right for them.

Attending the Education Day offers a 20-credit weighting for all delegates working towards their qualification on the BPMA education programme. So,if you attended the Education Day and sign up to the education programme by end of April 2018 these credits will be awarded to you.

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What the delegates said

“I have found the day extremely informative and have a lot to think about and start implementing. The diversity was great, different speakers each with invaluable advice. Thank you BPMA.”
Lauren Haman, Premier Impressions

“Extremely useful and insightful. I learnt some valuable tips and certain aspects of the talks.”
Nicole Armstrong, Lesmar

“This was an excellent day with great speakers delivering relevant and pertinent information that I can act on immediately.”
Mike Smith, Orb Group

“The BPMA provides essential industry information, statistics and support. You should not be in this industry without being a member.”
Chani Martin, M&M Promotions

“The Education Day exceeded my expectation. Lots of new ideas and different ways of approaching challenges learned.”
Gemma Richards, Fluid Branding

“An excellent and educational source of inspiration.”
John Priest, Peratone

“An excellent day with high quality and knowledgeable speakers. Good fun!”
Sarah Kemp, Allwag Promotions

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