The BEST BVAA Spring Conference yet!

BVAA Spring Conference & Golf Day 18-19 May – Formby Hall

With record numbers attending this year’s Spring Conference, our members enjoyed an excellent programme of speakers and networking, followed by dinner, entertainment, in the form of comedian Mark Watson, and Golf!

One of our BVAA members, Donna Thompson-Gough, Key Account Manager Freudenberg Sealing Technologies UK, commented, “The event as a whole was amazing! The speakers were all very interesting and thought-provoking, the topics all sparked thoughtful debate. Not only was the conference informative, friendly and excellently organised (as always), the networking opportunities it provided were crucial. We made good connections which we hope to progress.

One very important topic that I took with me is the future of hydrogen. I am sure that the conference has given, not just me but everyone who attended, a new knowledge about the importance of Hydrogen and I would like to thank the whole BVAA team for this.” 

Exciting Programme of Speakers

Our guest speakers presented on the hot topic of hydrogen and energy transition, as well as the traditional markets of oil and gas.

With thanks to the following experts:

  • David Watson, Head of Energy Transition, Cadent
  • Mingming Zhu, Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, Cranfield University
  • Debnath Pal, Director, Stopford
  • Andrew Leonard, Consultant, TWI Ltd
  • David Harris, Manager – JIP33 Published Specifications, International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP)
  • Bill Cattanach OBE, Head of Supply Chain, North Sea Transition Authority
  • Sylvia Buchan, Energy Supply Chain Manager, North Sea Transition Authority

Sponsors and Exhibitors

We are always grateful for the support of our members, without whose sponsorship, we could not achieve all that we do. With special thanks to our two main Conference sponsors Kentintrol and Rotork, and our Conference Exhibitors:

  • PDL Group
  • Broder Metals Group Ltd
  • OEM Automatic Ltd
  • Ceetak Ltd
  • WIKA Group
  • Maceplast (UK) Ltd

Golf Day

We enjoyed fabulous weather, with the 72-par Championship Old Course in fantastic condition, and an excellent challenge for our eight teams of golfers.

Congratulations to the winning team: Tim Bingham (Emerson Automation Solutions), Andrew Wellwood (AMB), Colin Burns (Emerson Automation Solutions).


Our Next Members Event…

The BVAA Annual General Meeting and Dinner Dance 2022 will be taking place on the 18 November 2022 at the stunning Carden Park, Cheshire.

Our AGM will include a day full of informative guest speakers on industry relevant topics and valuable networking opportunities, followed by dinner, entertainment and dancing.

Contact for more information.

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