HTA expects success from Bedding Focus 2010

The HTA are confident next week's inaugural Bedding Focus 2010 event will be a success following a high number of bookings to date.

Bedding Focus 2010, to be held on 28 October at Ball Colegrave, has added two new speakers to its line-up – editor of RHS magazine The Garden Ian Hodgson and managing director of Landgard UK Richard Egerton.

Egerton will contribute to the ‘Future of the supply chain’ segment, drawing on his background within the B&Q supply chain, and Landgard’s recent plea to UK contract growers to help expand the market for UK-grown produce.

Hodgson will chair the ‘Challenging the Future’ session, with a focus on how social, political and environmental pressures are signalling a change in the way we view and use plants.

They join the previously confirmed speakers who include Pippa Goodman, of the Future Foundation, Garry Grueber of Cultivaris, Boyd Douglas Davies or Webbs of Wychbold and HTA Lean consultant Neil Fedden.

HTA director of business development Tim Briercliffe and Roundstone Nurseries managing director Peter Cook will wrap up the event drawing on the key points of the day and what needs to be done to help the sector grow in the future.

Briercliffe said:  "We are delighted to have such a strong line up of speakers and are thrilled at the industry’s reaction to this inaugural Bedding Focus event.

"Numerous key businesses have already secured their places at the conference, which looks set to be a landmark event for the industry.  We expect the event to be a huge success acting as the formative platform for an overarching industry strategy."

To book your place contact the HTA Events Team at

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