Book your ALBUM place while you can

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Bookings for this year’s Album (Association of Local Bus Company Managers) conference on May 22 and 23 are going so well, delegate places are disappearing fast and only four trade stands are still available in the exhibition area.

The event, held at the Forest Pines Hotel near Brigg in North Lincolnshire, will focus mainly on the theme ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’. Two more speakers have been signed up – Ian Jones of Backhouse Jones and Nikki Honer, who recently left Reading Buses to become commercial manager at Blue Star in Southampton.

Organiser Peter Shipp of EYMS, said: “I am delighted to report that as of today (January 17) we have 155 delegates registered, which is starting to get close to the number of rooms contracted with the hotel, virtually the whole hotel on the traditionally busier Tuesday night!”

Peter said such is the “tremendous support” from the trade exhibitors, he is exploring possibilities of an overflow area we could use if necessary with the hotel. There is, however, still space for more vehicle exhibits.

“I am also very pleased to announce that Alexander Dennis has joined Volvo and Wrightbus as one of the three principal event sponsors,” continued Peter. “Volvo and Wrightbus have very generously been the main sponsors for previous conferences while ADL has also been a regular supporter, last year sponsoring the lunches on both days.

Allison Transmissions are again sponsoring the Gala Dinner, and all sponsors – including two new ones, will be shown on the conference website.

Peter added: “We shall be including information and advice on embracing all the new technology coming on stream and how operators – and suppliers – can benefit from social networking media. In keeping with this we have a QR code for the conference website and if anyone doesn’t know what this is or how it works perhaps they should book for the conference!”

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