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The NBE Conference is back and better than ever before! With over 40 sessions to choose from across two days and enhanced networking opportunities, now is the time to join us at the largest moving and handling conference in the UK!  



What to expect...

• A packed two day programme with internationally renowned speakers

• Online registration system - NEW FOR 2021

• Exhibition displaying the latest equipment and products for the Moving & Handling sector

• Six streams with interactive workshops and demo labs

• Sunday evening welcome reception - NEW FOR 2021

• The Moving & Handling Awards and Dinner - NEW FOR 2021

• Plan your day and connect with other attendees through our NEW Conference App

• Gain CPD points for your attendance

• Dedicated paediatric sessions - NEW FOR 2021



Conference programme

A draft copy of the conference programme is now available! Please note all content is subject to change. 


 CLICK HERE to download a PDF programme 


Workshops are now availabe for selection! If you ahve registered to attend you will receive an email with a link to select your workshops online. To help with your choice please take a moment to read the following session synopsis & speaker biogs.  
Session overviews Concurrent sessions 1 & 2
Session overview Concurrent session 3
Session overview Concurrent session 4
Session overview Concurrent session 5



Registration is now closed. 

If you have any queries regarding your booking please email  or call 0191 244 2839.




Call for Papers and Conference Programme
Thank you to everyone who submitted a paper for this year's conference. The Call for Papers is now closed and the full conference programme is available above. 


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Exhibition & Sponsorship Opportunities


Click the image to download our new and updated sponsorship prospectus with some exciting new packages offering excellent branding and networking opportunities. The event attracts over 200 moving and handling professionals so it’s the perfect place to promote your equipment and services. We have limited space available for exhibitors so get in touch to reserve your place. 


Email Nicole Dixon at or call 0191 244 2839



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Attending Conference

The event will take place at:

Jury's Inn, Hinckley Island
Watling Street
Leicestershire, LE10 3JA




COVID 19 - Keeping you safe at conference

To ensure the safety of everyone in attendance at this year’s conference we ask that you adhere to the following precautions:

  • Please take a lateral flow test 24 hours before arriving at conference.nick fewings 4pZu15OeTXA unsplash small
  • Please DO NOT come to conference if you have a cough, fever or other COVID 19 symptoms
  • It is not mandatory to wear a face mask at conference however we advise that you do wear one when you are in areas with high volume of people i.e. the networking areas
  • There will be hand sanitisers located around the conference venue. Please use these when you arrive at conference and then regularly throughout the day.
  • Please be mindful or other attendees and keep your distance where possible



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