The British and Irish Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (BIHIMA) has issued a change of date for its long awaited conference in 2020. The new date is 14-15 May 2020.

Due to factors related to changes in the cricket season calendar that were outside of BIHIMA’s control, the date has been brought forward, but the exceptional venue, Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham, remains the same.

BIHIMA apologises for any inconvenience this may cause to delegates and hopes to welcome many representatives from the hearing industry for this hugely inspiring event that will challenge the delegates on the thought-provoking theme of ‘Disrupt, Innovate, Change’.

The exciting speaker programme and workshop series will demonstrate how ‘disruption’ is a force to be welcomed, bringing challenge and generating innovation and positive change – from disruptive technology which leads to new products, to disruptive solutions for running a retail practice, to disruptive factors – such as new consumer trends – which change the entire audiology landscape.

The conference will also feature a state of the art technology exhibition hosted by the BIHIMA members, offering delegates the opportunity to get up close to the latest in hearing tech. There will also be a programme of evening entertainment with plenty of networking opportunities, and BSHAA will be holding its annual general meeting at the event.

Tickets will be available on a first-come-first-served basis and will be limited in number, available at www.bihima.com. Sign up to BIHIMA’s database here to be alerted when tickets go on sale.

“We are looking forward immensely to welcoming the industry back for our 2020 conference. I hope everyone is ready to be challenged and stimulated, and to use this event as an opportunity to build much needed collaboration across the sector,” said the BIHIMA Chairman Paul Surridge.

Notes for editors:

– BIHIMA represents the hearing instrument manufacturers of Britain and Ireland, working in partnership with other professional, trade, regulatory and consumer organisations within the health care and charitable sectors. We raise consumer awareness about the latest hearing technology, and aim to influence government and policy makers to improve the lives of people with hearing difficulties.

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