It is with regret that for the first time in BASA's history we are forced to cancel the 37th AGM and Industry Lunch scheduled for 25th March at SS Great Britain in Bristol due to the impacts of non-essential business and travel restrictions as a result of the escalating Covid-19 outbreak in the UK. We will process refunds on paid tickets as soon as possible.
BASA Industry Lunch 2020
Incorporating a BASA Open Industry Forum and the 37th BASA Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 25 March 2020
Brunel's SS Great Britain, Bristol
After the success of last years combined event we have decided to retain the 2019 format for the 2020 Annual Industry Lunch and will again be holding a combined Open Industry Forum with our Industry Lunch to double the reasons to attend. We have chosen the historic SS Great Britain as our venue, and remind BASA Members that Brunel's SS Great Britain is one of the most important historic ships in the world. When she was launched in 1843 she was called 'the greatest experiment since the Creation'. By combining size, power and innovative technology, Brunel created a ship that changed history. His vision for the SS Great Britain made her the great-great-grandmother for all modern ships. There is so much to see at Brunel's SS Great Britain in Bristol. Be sure to head beneath the glass sea, walk the SS Great Britain's history in the Dockyard Museum and step onto the ship itself. Alive with sights, sounds and even smells, prepare to set sail on the most extraordinary time machine. In addition, by buying a ticket to support the BASA Industry Lunch at the SS Great Britain, this means you are also supporting them as a charity! All BASA Lunch guests have the opportunity to take a guided tour after lunch before heading home.
Our day will start in the Viridor Theatre with a BASA Open Industry Forum with speakers from industry and business and a networking and poster breakout session. We have BASA’s favourite, Simon Hart from RSM who has presented at two previous Open Forum meetings and Martin Leeming from Trakrap UK who gave an interesting talk at November's OIF and is coming back to talk the benefits of automation. We also hope to have a BEIS speaker on life in a post Brexit worls as well as some industry speakers on environmental issues and electric vehicles
We will then hold the Annual General Meeting and attendance for the 37th AGM is free for BASA members to attend. Guests of members are invited to move to the Great Eastern hall for pre-lunch drinks. As soon as the AGM is completed we will serve a fantastic three course lunch with wine in the Great Eastern Hall.
The Industry Lunch is then further enhanced with a Guided Tour of the SS Great Britain. Tour the entire ship with one of our knowledgeable volunteer tour guides. You can discover how Isambard Kingdom Brunel revolutionised travel, setting new standards in engineering, reliability and speed that changed the world. You will also hear stories about the crew and passengers who sailed on this remarkable ship and her return to the very dock she was built in.
We hope you can join us on the day and benefit from this excellent and informative networking opportunity and a enjoy a superb opportunity to relax and network with colleagues