2022 BSSA event at new £50million venue

This year the BSSA will host their annual Conference and Dinner at the beautiful Grand Hotel in Birmingham City Centre on Thursday 16th June 2022.

Following a £50 million restoration and refurbishment, The Grand Hotel re-opened in May 2021, having been closed for almost 20 years. “This is now one of the most prestigious venues in the Midlands and we are proud to hold our event at the Grand” stated Rob Cooper, Managing Director of the BSSA.

The event will start with registration from 11:00am, with some networking time and opportunities for members and guests to meet. There will be a buffet lunch from 12:00 and the conference will start at 1:00pm.

The focus of this year’s conference is sustainability within the stainless steel industry. Speaking at the event will be representatives from Anglo-American Marketing, the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Lloyds Bank, MEPS International, Polifilm UK, R-Tech Materials and the upcoming UK Metals Expo. All will be offering new insights on transformation, innovation and strategy in our current climate.

After the packed conference programme there will be a more relaxed evening, starting at 19:00 with a welcome reception and drinks followed by a three course dinner at 20:00, with plenty of time for meeting friends old and new.

Attendees will include mills, distributors, processors, material improvers, end users and businesses associated with products and services used by the stainless industry. The wide scope of attendees offers a fantastic opportunity for anyone involved in the stainless steel industry to meet, exchange ideas and find new opportunities.

Having been to many industry events over the years, I consider the British Stainless Steel Association events to be amongst the best for networking opportunities, and really beneficial for anyone in the stainless steel sector and associated industries to attend.

The 2021 event was really well attended throughout the day, featuring invaluable presentations about current trends and new market opportunities for the steel sector, such as new nuclear power plants being announced and the future importance of hydrogen-fuelled systems. If you haven’t been to a BSSA event for a few years, I would strongly recommend attending.

The Grosvenor Room at The Grand Hotel in Birmingham

The British Stainless Steel Association represents businesses and stakeholders involved in all aspects of the stainless steel industry from raw material extraction, manufacture, distribution, fabrication, surface treatments, installation to end of life recycling.

They provide technical support, training, business information and a voice of the industry to Government.

The BSSA currently has approximately 160 members from SME’s to multi-nationals, who contribute in excess of £2.5Billion into the UK economy.

For more information about the BSSA, including contact details and instructions on how to book your place at the 2022 Conference and Dinner, visit their website: https://bssa.org.uk/

For other ways to contact the BSSA, you can connect with Rob Cooper on LinkedIn and follow the BSSA on LinkedIn.

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