The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) is organising a single conference next year to bring the whole industry together.

The event in Portugal on June 12-14, 2012 will be open to all merchants, whether independent or national, big or small.

A whole day has been allocated for merchant buying groups to hold their business meetings before the main conference begins.

The conference will feature keynote speakers and “Meet the merchant/supplier” sessions.

The BMF is continuing to speak to merchants and suppliers about the programme. Anybody who wants to provide input should contact