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11th June 2015

The 88th Conference on 22nd June is now just 10 days away... There are still places available - so it's time to book ! Come to sunny Stratford and enjoy great Conference content and good company....

The Conference will be of special interest to Sales & Marketing Directors tasked with managing the sales effort. We have 3 'vital' sessions that will help you steer your business to greater Sales Success.

Neil Osment from NOA will be leading a session on the Importance of Good Market Research.


Neil will be explaining - It is not enough to notice that some conversion machine routes have been busy recently and for that to be a guarantee of on-going work for that machine route. In today's ever changing market, we need to plan our business decisions with good market information.
In the paper packaging marketplace we are entering into a period of significant change, heavily influenced by retail change (we are no longer shopping in the same manner as we were 5 year ago). Supermarkets and Hypermarkets are becoming empty places, we are much more "shop and go" and modern technology (especially mobile phones) are driving massive changes in our shopping habits. If there are all these changes in Retailing, will Corrugated packaging requirements stay the same? Unlikely!
For businesses to survive and flourish today, you need to be fully informed on the subtle and crucial market changes that are occurring. In 2005 the UK had over 500 sheetplants, today that number is less than half of that (see our latest Sheetplant Report for the exact numbers)
Come and hear how other sheetplants have used up-to-date data, with some strategic help a well to interpret them, to make business plans and avoid the pitfalls and dangers of NOT taking notice of the marketplace! *** Don’t be like one of those 250 closed businesses! ***

We will also be hearing from Stuart Lotherington from SBR Consulting.


Stuart will be focussing our minds on -

1)      Time management – how to organise and be better at it
2)      Appraisals – how to do the ones that motivate and give direction
3)      Pipeline – how to create greater Value, Volume & Velocity in your sales business

The Conference is also a 'must' for those responsible for the company website and eMarketing as we will be hearing from Grant Leboff.


Indeed in the morning preceeding the Conference we have a full blown Digital Marketing Masterclass designed and delivered by Grant specifically for the SPA. Places on this Masterclass can be booked from the Event on the website or through Julie/Allan in the SPA Office.  

The full Conference Agenda will include -

  • KPMG report on Macro Economic Outlook
  • Market Update for the Corrugated Industry
  • Converter & Supplier Member Spotlights
  • R&D Tax Credits - Update
  • The Power of Good Market Research
  • eMarketing Campaigns
  • Employment Law Update
  • Developing your Sales Staff
  • Supplier of the Year Award 
  • Booze Cruise down the River Avon

The Conference is eagerly awaited and will be very well attended. It is therefore advised that you book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited and will be allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis.


***** There are still places available but we are filling up fast ! ******

Book your places today to attend by clicking on 'SPA 88th Conference - 22nd June' link below or in the Upcoming Events section of the SPA website and confirm your attendance or phone the SPA Office on 01563 570518 or email office@sheetplantuk.com