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CEDA opens registration for 2021 conference

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The CEDA Conference will return in person next month.

CEDA has opened the registration process for its 2021 conference.

This year’s event, held in association with Cedabond, will take place on Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 November at The Majestic Hotel, in Harrogate.

This year the conference is a Wednesday/Thursday affair, as opposed to the usual Thursday/Friday, however the format across the two days will be familiar.

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The event will begin on Wednesday with a networking lunch, followed by a series of meetings in the afternoon – the CEDA AGM, a CEDA Academy meeting and CEDA Technical meeting, and Cedabond will be hosting members and suppliers meetings.

This will be followed by the CEDA Legacy Awards Dinner on Wednesday evening.

Thursday will be the return of the CEDA Conference Business Day, which is open to all. A programme of expert industry speakers for delegates to listen to and learn from as the industry rises from the challenges of the last 18 months is currently being worked on. CEDA hinted that the roster of speakers will be revealed soon.

The association’s partners and associates will also be exhibiting at the Business Day, highlighting their products and services.

Thursday night will be the Gala Dinner featuring the Grand Prix and Rising Star Awards.

The Awards and Gala Dinner host, across the two evenings, is Chris Brazier, the event director of Diversified Communications. The Business Day host is, once again, Peter Martin of CM & Co.

The conference attracts design houses, project houses, distributors, service and installation companies, suppliers, manufacturers and representatives of other associations representing major end user groups.

CEDA’s Adam Mason is looking forward to getting back to an in-person conference. He said, “Our last physical conference was back in April 2019. Whilst we have connected on webinars, Teams and Zoom, as well as our Digital Event and Awards in March of this year, there’s nothing quite like a face-to-face industry event.

“The CEDA Conference 2021 will be a return to the format we all know and love with live, in-person presentations from leading industry figures covering the most important issues facing our industry. And let’s not forget the CEDA Legacy Awards and Grand Prix and Rising Star Awards Gala Dinner.”

He summed up: “Despite the pandemic, the awards have been very well supported by the membership and are currently going through the judging process.

“There will be extra networking time factored in across the 2 days as we appreciate that reconnecting will be so hugely important for everyone attending.

“We can’t wait to see you all, in-person, again in November and we are looking forward to welcoming you to the CEDA Conference 2021.”

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