Lab Tech Suppliers Conference 2022

21–22, March 2022, Stapleford Park

Your annual conference in March 2022 will be an in-person, face-to-face event where you can meet your friends and your customers at the conference or over dinner. The conference has been designed for lab supply companies to help you frame your plans for 2022.

Your markets, your customers, your future – The GAMBICA annual lab sector conference 2022

This year's conference is packed with expert speakers who will set out the political and economic framework you will be working within, provide insights on your customers’ key purchasing criteria, and offer inspiration and pointers for you on establishing your sustainability credentials. The event will close with a bang with presentations on the opportunities in nano-technology and an overview of innovation examples and opportunities for you.

Forecasts for the coming year

Noted TV commentator, Anand Menon, will be this year’s keynote presenter giving you an expert view of future trading arrangements with the EU. There will be party political insights from renowned lobbyist, John Arnold, and an economic forecast from Frances Haque, chief economist at Santander Bank.

Key purchasing criteria for lab clients

Stuart Wanfor from Astra Zeneca a leading member of the pharma industries’ ‘Laboratory Community of Practice’ will offer feedback on what they as clients want from their suppliers and Mark Fish, MD of Accenture’s Scientific Informatics business will explain what they are offering to their lab clients and why.

Sustainability – your competitive tool

Cutting through the post COP26 froth will be Alan Rance, manufacturer of lab enclosures and plastic moldings. Alan has already moved his company to net zero and has improved his bottom line as a result – he’ll be explaining how he did it. Martin Farley of UCL has been one of the moving forces in giving university laboratories a way of measuring their sustainability. The LEAF system is spreading rapidly, he will be explaining how it works and what it means for education and research lab suppliers. 

Innovation – the essential for staying relevant

Keeping ahead of the competition is top of GAMBICA members’ concerns and the Government has recognised how important it is for UK PLC. It’s making funding available to help you innovate and Dr Nick Wright from the UK’s digital catapult will be at the conference to show you some of the interesting projects which have been funded – and explain how you can get your share of the money – whatever type of company you are. Dr Christian Lang of Oxford Instruments will also provide insights into nano-technology, how and where Oxford Instruments are using it and what the opportunities might be for other lab companies.


The conference will take place on the 22 March 2022 at Stapleford Park Hotel, LE14 2EF near Melton Mowbray.

The Programme is as follows:


Monday 21 March

18.30 Pre-dinner drinks - Saloon area

19.30 Dinner - Gringling Gibbons (attire: business/ smart casual) 

22:00 After dinner drinks – Bar/Library area


Tuesday 22 March  - Conference – Grand Hall

08.30 Registration

09.00 Conference commence

16:10 Conference concludes



For inquires about the conference or dinner, please call Sonia on: 07788 292842 or Jacqueline on: 07990 016421


Conference Presentations

Presentations at the conference

Brexit and its trade impacts - Anand Menon

The Santander economic forecast - Frances Haque

Political forecast - John Arnold

What do your clients expect from their lab supplier - Stuart Wonfor

The Common Analytical Instruments Standard Interface - Matt Wherry

Laboratories and the agile new normal - Mark Fish

Demystifying the journey to net zero - Alan Rance

Accreditation of labs for sustainability - Martin Farley

What does nano mean for lab companies - Dr Christian Lang

Innovation with the help of the Made Smarter Technology Accellerator and the Digital Catapult - Dr Nick Wright