The Journey - Thursday 8th March 2018, The Nottingham Belfry, NG8 6PY - Essential date for your diary.

The website will be open for delegate bookings on 1st October 2017. Companies wishing to exhibit should contact the BWCA directly by emailing or calling 01438 816 380.


7th March

Trade Show Build-up
Chairman’s Welcome Supper

8th March

Morning: Conference
Lunchtime: Delegates’ Networking Lunch
Afternoon: Open Trade Show
Evening: Drinks reception, Charity Auction and Gala Dinner

DEBRA SEARLE – Keynote Speaker

Solo Atlantic Rower Debra Searle is to be the keynote speaker. The event’s theme “The Journey” is taken from Ms Searle’s book of the same name describing her trans-Atlantic rowing feat.

The Times named Debra Searle 'Britain's latest sporting heroine' and she will be sharing with BWCA members the highs and lows of her Atlantic row and her strategies for success.

Debra Searle said: “When I was alone on the Atlantic I developed a whole toolkit of mental strategies that helped me … achieve success in my businesses and in day to day life. When you choose your attitude anything is possible."

Other speakers at the BWCA conference will include:

Karen Wells of Zenith Global, revealing the latest industry market data;

Phillipa Atkinson-Clow talking about her 25 years running BWCA;

Brendan Hanlon ofJust a Drop, celebrating the Association’s continuing efforts in support of his charity.

The conference will be followed by the annual BWCA Trade Show – the leading exhibition dedicated to the water cooler sector. The directory of exhibitors will be available on 1st October 2017.