Norman Baker has accepted an invitation to speak at this year’s ALBUM Conference and will make his presentation during the first conference session on Tuesday, May 22, at the Forest Pines Hotel near Brigg in North Lincolnshire.
Organiser Peter Shipp of EYMS Group in Hull said the line-up of speakers is now complete and urged anyone wishing to attend or book a trade stand or vehicle display to contact EYMS soon.
Peter said: “I am confident we have a programme which will give us some interesting and enjoyable sessions and we have some cracking entertainment lined up.
“The annual ALBUM conference has firmly established itself as a popular event in the bus industry calendar and this year the support from operators and the trade has been even better than ever.
“Apart from a few rooms left at the conference hotel on the Monday and Tuesday nights we are now accommodating new delegates at the nearby Premier Inn. We will run a shuttle bus at appropriate times during the two conference days.
“Due to the great interest from manufacturers and suppliers we have found a way to expand the trade exhibition area to accommodate six more stands.
“If all are taken this will give us 48 trade stands and to date we also have nine demonstration vehicles on display.”
The Optare-sponsored “golf day” will run on Monday, May 21, before the conference, although it is fully booked with a reserve list.
John Horn, organiser of the event, said: “Like the conference itself the golf day is proving even more popular with bookings still well ahead of this time last year.”