BLMA to Host Management Forum at Lab Innovations

The British Laboratory Managers Association (BLMA) has just announced that it is hosting a round table open Forum meeting at Lab Innovations 2013.

Lab Innovations, the UK’s only event dedicated to laboratory equipment, technology and services, takes place on 6 &7 November 2013 at Birmingham’s NEC and the BLMA Forum will be on the first day of the show.
Open to all laboratory managers, the BLMA meeting will explore and discuss laboratory management issues raised by the participants. Subjects are likely to include people, buildings, equipment, health and safety, training and regulations, with the discussions facilitated by BLMA committee members.

The BLMA was formed to help all laboratory managers learn and improve their skills in laboratory management. To do this it provides training and shares best practice examples in laboratory management. It also creates opportunities for laboratory managers to meet, exchange ideas and build on their collective experiences. The Forum at Lab Innovations will perfectly support this work, by providing an ideal opportunity for laboratory professionals to network with fellow managers from across the laboratory spectrum; Lab managers and scientists working within the chemical, life sciences, food & beverage industries plus those in research institutions all attended Lab Innovations last year.

The Forum will take place on Tuesday 6th November at 2pm. There is no charge for attending but participants are asked to book in advance via the BLMA website, as there are a finite number of spaces available.

BLMA members who attend Lab Innovations for the Forum will find plenty of other learning and networking opportunities at the show. Lab Innovations will feature a two-day conference, carefully devised by the Royal Society of Chemistry for laboratory managers, researchers and scientists.  The conference will explore the latest developments in equipment and best practice for the medicinal, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.
The centre-piece of each day will be a keynote address.  These are being given by two of the biggest names in science – world-famous fertility expert, Lord Professor Robert Winston plus Professor Andrea Sella, whose chemistry demonstrations have filled theatres around the world.

There will be a roundtable panel debate chaired by The Royal Society of Chemistry and giving industry experts and show attendees an opportunity to discuss the critical issues affecting the sector.
Lab Innovations will also play host to a full exhibition, featuring the latest laboratory technology & consumables, analytical & biotech equipment from over 100 companies. There will be a UKAS Contract Lab Pavilion plus Campden BRI technical workshops.

Visitor registration is free and now open via the Lab Innovations website
For more information on exhibiting, contact Richard Thompson on +44 (0)20 8843 8822 or or Chris Jones on +44 (0)20 8843 8829 or

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