In his address Terry Waite will share insights he has gained from thirty years of international service. As well as throwing light on the various power struggles, particularly in the Middle East, he shows how hardship and stress can be the source of inner strength.

Adrian Redgate FGCL, President GCL, will open the conference programme on Saturday morning. Presentations will include the Carbon Trust on the subject of interest free loans; Adam Mansell of UKFT on “A New Association for a New Decade”; Roger Cawood on stain removal; and Murray Simpson FGCL and Adrian Redgate on “The Power of Partnership”.

An exhibition will run from 9am to 5pm on Saturday alongside the conference.