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26th September 2019

The mobile access tower industry comes together to learn, share and network. Towers are a versatile, cost-effective and safe way to work at height - come along and see for yourself.

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  • Do you buy or source scaffold towers for your organisation?
  • Employ, hire or manage people who use towers?
  • Have overall responsibility for health and safety of tower users?
  • Maybe you're a PASMA member - or want to be?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, PASMA Conference 2019 is the event for you. This September, join your fellow industry professionals to learn, share and network at the largest event in the UK dedicated to mobile access towers. Events take place over two action-packed days at The Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel and Country Club in Coventry, UK.

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The Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel and Country Club

Maxstoke Lane
Meriden
Coventry
CV7 7HR
United Kingdom

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It’s for everyone who’s involved in the mobile access tower industry. This includes anyone who works for a PASMA member organisation (no matter your role!) as well as those who buy or source towers for their organisation, employ or manage tower users, and health and safety professionals. When you’ve registered, you’ll be able to download our event app and see who else is attending.

Yes! If you know someone whose job involves scaffold towers, please let them know about PASMA Conference 2019. We’re keen for the whole tower industry to be represented at the event, so if you’ve got a client who’d be interested in seeing how versatile towers are, a friend who manages building projects or a colleague responsible for the health and safety of tower users, invite them to join you at the conference. They can learn more and book their ticket at pasma.co.uk/conference. We’ve got some images and text that you (or your marketing people) can use to help spread the word – download here

You can expect a lively programme of talks from expert speakers across two stages, information stands where you can meet PASMA staff, learn about opportunities that are open to you (such as how to become more involved with PASMA or how to become a Lead Instructor) and take a walk down memory lane by exploring the PASMA Archive. There will also be an outdoor courtyard where some of our Hire & Assembly and Manufacturing members will be showcasing their towers. We’ll take a break for a three-course buffet lunch (free of charge) and you’ll have the chance to network with your industry peers throughout the day. We’ll be releasing more details as we get closer to the time.

It’s the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel and Country Club. It’s in Coventry but not far from Birmingham. The address is Maxstoke Lane, Meriden, Coventry, CV7 7HR. Check out the hotel website for more details.

The hotel is in a tranquil country location that’s just outside the city of Birmingham, so you get the best of both worlds. It’s just a 10-minute drive from Birmingham Airport and Birmingham International railway station. If you’re driving, you’ll find ample parking at the hotel. There’s more info on transport links on the Forest of Arden website.

Sorry, our dinner, bed and breakfast packages have now sold out. If you’d like to stay at the Forest of Arden, please contact the hotel directly to enquire about availability. Of course, there’s other accommodation nearby too.

They’re £55 each and you can pay by credit or debit card – either Mastercard or Visa. You’ll have the option to buy a ticket when you complete the booking form.

Yes. A three-course buffet lunch will be served (free of charge) and refreshments will be provided at tea/coffee breaks throughout the day.

Smart casual. This applies to the whole event, including the dinner and drinks reception on the Wednesday evening.

There are events running from 1:30pm on Wednesday 26th September, with the main conference taking place from 9am – 3:30pm on Thursday 26th September.

The app is designed to maximise your event experience. When you’ve booked your place, you’ll receive a confirmation email that includes a link to download the app to your Android or iOS device. The email also contains a unique code that you’ll need to enter into the app. Once you’ve installed it, you can view the attendee list so far and when the programme is released, you’ll be able to see the schedule and choose which sessions you want to attend. In a change from our usual format, at this year’s conference you’ll be able to select from different talks that are happening at the same time, so you can customise the conference programme to suit what interests you the most. Plus, we’ll be adding more content to the app as we get closer to the event.

Soon – we’re just putting the finishing touches on the programme! We’re still on the lookout for compelling speakers who can share best practice, industry insights or actionable advice from the world of towers. If there’s anyone you’d be particularly excited to see on stage at PASMA Conference 2019, please drop us a reply to this email and we promise to consider it.

Yes. All areas of the conference are accessible either via ground floor entrances or by lift. The main conference takes place in the Arden Suite, which can be accessed via the Zest Café Bar on the ground floor. There are accessible toilets nearby on the same floor. Certain parts of the conference will take place in other areas of the hotel – these include lunch, which will be served in the Cast Iron Bar & Grill and the Tower Showcase, which will be set up in an outdoor courtyard. The route to these areas involves a short flight of stairs, which can be avoided by going a longer route back through the Zest Café Bar. A visit to the Tower Showcase will involve some walking. In addition, some meetings and breakout sessions will be held in a first floor meeting room, which can be accessed by lift. If you would like to discuss your requirements with us before the event, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. On the day, PASMA and hotel staff will be on hand if you need any assistance or information.

Yes. If you didn’t include this information on your conference booking form, please tell us about any dietary restrictions or allergies you have in advance of the event. If you’re unsure about anything on the day, please speak to PASMA or hotel staff.