BIID Hosts successful 2019 CPD Showcase

March 27, 2019

(UK) – Fifth annual CPD Providers Showcase provides seminars, practical advice and networking opportunities.

Hosted on 21 March at The Chesterfield Hotel Mayfair, London, six BIID-accredited CPD seminars were on offer to 64 attendees including BIID Members, design professionals, and industry suppliers.

Gilly Craft, BIID President comments: “This year’s BIID CPD Providers Showcase provided members and industry professionals with a wealth of knowledge and practical advice that they can apply to their projects. As well as gaining valuable CPD points, it was fantastic to see attendees, both well-established professionals and those new to the industry, networking and sharing their experiences between sessions.  I hope that the programme on offer allowed attendees to leave enlightened and inspired.”

Following a short welcome from Claire Tull, BIID CPD Committee Chair, the day continued with six 45-minute seminars on a diverse range of subjects, designed to expand designers’ industry knowledge and allow them to stay up-to-date with the latest developments.

The programme began with an insightful seminar from Crestron on ‘Transforming Design with Light,’ which introduced attendees to smart home technology, specifically lighting, and how it can empower the interior designer to meet the client’s needs.

Throughout the day, members had the opportunity to network with their peers and industry professionals, as well as talk individually with the CPD providers. BIID Registered Interior Designers received six CPD hours of structured learning for attending the event, forming part of their BIID annual CPD hours total.

Claire Tull, BIID CPD Committee Chair commented: “The buzz in the room after the presentations was fantastic, and the fact that people stayed and networked at the end of the day is testament to how brilliant the event was. There was a thread running through the CPD presentations about sustainability and the benefits to clients, which is extremely relevant today. I think it has been the best CPD Showcase that we’ve had so far.”

BIID Member Caroline Milns of Zulufish Interiors attended the CPD Providers Showcase and commented: “The day was great opportunity to immerse yourself into learning more about suppliers’ capabilities. A varied six-fold supplier itinerary filled with a mix of technical knowledge and super useful tips.

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