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A One-Day, Brand-Led Conference & Networking Event, 27th September 2016, Museum Of London Docklands, London. Download the brochure here. Book today – limited places.

Driving Growth With Insights Into Convenience Shopper Missions, Behavioural Trends & Market Opportunities: Conquer Symbol Groups, Mini-Mults, Forecourts & More!

Future-Proofing Your Convenience Strategies By Capitalising On Food-To-Go & Meal Occasion Trends, Harnessing Collaborative Retailer Relationships, Creating Tailored Pricing, Ranging & Promotions & Implementing Effective Compliance, Discipline & Innovation

“I could not have asked for a better immersion and networking opportunity.” Nestlé (previous conference attendee)

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Creating Future-Proof Convenience Strategies & Driving Sector & Category Growth:

  • Harnessing Up-To-The-Minute Shopper Behaviours, Missions & Mindsets: Shaping your category vision for maximum growth with profitable, insight-led convenience strategies
  • Exploiting Emerging Market Trends, Insights & Future Innovations: Achieve long-term convenience success by translating opportunities into scalable growth and embracing dynamic tech advances
  • Food-To-Go Success: Satisfy consumers and beat the competition with innovative meal solutions and niche, mission-led offerings
  • Symbols, Mini-Mults, Forecourts, Route To Market: Harnessing sector-specific insights for a tailored, future-proofed convenience approach and simple, cost-effective channel servicing
  • Cultivating Enduring Retailer-Manufacturer Collaboration: Optimising relationships for mutual business benefit in the unique convenience environment
  • Tailored Pricing, Ranging & Promotions: Drive growth by tailoring pricing, ranging and promotions to the right mission and format to increase basket spend
  • Boost Retailer Compliance & Discipline With Advanced Engagement: Encouraging retailers to embrace brand visions and category principles to maintain compliance in-store
  • Exploiting Key Meal Occasions & Missions: Profit from mission-led insights to become a destination for breakfast, lunch, meal-for-tonight and impulse meal occasions


PLUS! This Convenience Growth Insights & Opportunities Conference Features:

  • 25 Senior-Level Speakers From Industry-Leading Manufacturers & Retailers
  • 1 Unmissable Day
  • 8 In-Depth Sessions Focused On Driving Growth With Insight-Led Strategies Which Capitalise On Convenience Trends, Shopper Missions & Market Opportunities
  • 97% Average Delegate Satisfaction Rating (based on previous FMCG conferences)
  • 5 Informal Peer-To-Peer Roundtable Discussions: A) Increasing Basket Spend B) Tailoring Packaging C) Rise Of Coffee Culture D) Pricing E) High Street Discounters
  • Interactive Shopper Insights & Future Of Convenience Panel Discussions
  • 2 Conference Chairman
  • 1 ‘Meet The Speakers’ Area
  • Facilitated Networking Hosts
  • Open Q&A

Real Insight From 25 Drink Manufacturers & Retailers In 1 Compact Day: Shopper Missions • Market Trends • Food-To-Go Success • Retailer-Manufacturer Collaboration • Tailored Offerings, Ranging & Promotions • Pricing • Discipline & Compliance • International Retail • Shopper Insights • Future Of Convenience • Symbol Groups • Mini-Mults • Forecourts • Meal Occasion Missions

Group Discounts Available – Send 4 For The Price Of 3. Limited Places Available.

Can you help manufacturers and retailers capitalise on convenience opportunities? For more information on how to get involved, please call +44(0)20 3479 2299 or email

Book your exhibition stand and two delegate passes today for just £2,499 +VAT. Click here to book your stand. Please note that we have a limited amount of exhibition stand space available and stands will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Convenience Growth Insights & Opportunities Conference : To view the full conference programme, click here.

08.30 Registration & Coffee, Objective Setting
09.00 GIC Welcome, Interactive Voting Introduction & Morning Chairman’s Opening Remarks
Ian Sharpe, Impulse Channel Controller, Addo Food Group


09.15 Spotting & Seizing Every Opportunity For Growth With Up-To-The-Minute Insights Into Shopper Behaviours, Missions & Mindsets For Actionable, Profitable Convenience Strategies
George Bell, Category Manager, PepsiCo UK & Ireland


09.35 Insights, Actions, Growth: Future-Focused Shopper Insights Which Will Shape Your Category Strategy & Vision For 2017 & Beyond

  • Simon Brooksbank, Head of Category & Consumer Insight, 2 Sisters Food Group
  • Nick Bentley, Category & Shopper Marketing Controller, A G Barr plc
  • Anne Claypole, Category Manager, Kopparberg UK


10.05 Translating Market Trends & Insights Into Actionable Growth Strategies In A Fragmented & Blurred Environment
Jamie Seymour, Senior Customer Manager, The Co-operative Group

10.25 Mid-Morning Refreshment Break With Informal, Facilitated Networking


10.55 Winning In A Crowded Market With Consumer-Satisfying, Mission-Led Food-To-Go Offerings
Richard Green, Head of Beverage Solutions, Nestlé Professional


11.15 Bonus Session From Kantar Retail Virtual Reality


11.35 Sector Insights In Convenience Retail: Anticipating & Planning For Areas Of Growth & Decline & Tailoring Your Approach Per Sector For Simple, Cost-Effective Channel Servicing


11.35 Successful Category & Operational Strategies To Conquer The Symbol Groups
Dan Ryan, Convenience Controller, Nestlé Food & Beverage


11.55 Remaining Relevant In Small Format Multiples
Richard Hemming, Head of Category Planning, Ginsters, a division of Samworth Brothers Limited


12.15 Creating Winning Propositions & Establishing Enduring Partnerships Which Drive Growth In Forecourt Retailing
Andy Davis, European Trading & Global Partnerships Manager, BP Retail

12.35 Lunch For Speakers, Delegates & Partners

13.05 Peer-To-Peer Informal Lunchtime Roundtable Discussions

A) Increasing Basket Spend

B) Tailoring Your Packaging To The Convenience Format
Melanie Tucker, Sector Controller: Convenience, General Mills – Yoplait

C) The Rise Of Coffee Culture
Peter Brooks, Head of Concepts, Tchibo Coffee International Ltd

D) Pricing
Sumit Dey, Category Manager – Co-op & Discounters, AB InBev UK

E) High-Street Discounters

13.35 Afternoon Chairman’s Remarks


13.45 Working With Retailers To Create Optimum Category Engagement
Kevin Jones, Impulse Director, innocent drinks


14.05 Cultivating Enduring, Collaborative Retailer-Manufacturer Relationships For Commercial Success & Sustained Category Growth
Ian Garrett, Sales Director – Convenience, Kerry Foods


14.25 Simplifying Retailer & Consumer Engagement
Mark Biscoe, Commercial Director, IAT Ltd


14.40 One Size Does Not Fit All: Tailoring Offerings, Ranges & Promotions To The Right Mission & Format To Increase Basket Spend & Capitalise On Every Opportunity
Chris Brough, Trading Director High Street & Convenience, Hovis Ltd


15.00 Advanced Engagement Techniques To Create Dialogue & Mutual Trust & Drive Retailer Compliance
Amanda Kurylowski, Impulse Category Controller, United Biscuits

15.20 Mid-Afternoon Refreshment Break With Informal, Facilitated Networking


15.50 How To Become A Destination For Each Meal Occasion: Exploiting The Key Meal Occasions & Missions Driving Convenience Growth


With the likes of Pret, McDonalds and Wetherspoon’s capitalising on the breakfast occasion, how can convenience retailers and manufacturers innovate to exploit this opportunity?
Emma Harding, Category Development Manager, Mondelēz International


Join the group discussion looking to how we can innovate and create new products which cater to consumers’ health, cuisine and dietary preferences and requirements.


How are convenience retailers tapping into the meal-for-tonight mission and providing offerings which grab consumers’ attention and encourage category growth?
Melanie Tucker, Sector Controller: Convenience, General Mills – Yoplait


Discussing insights around impulse products and purchasing habits to determine where we should be focusing our efforts for easy wins.
Jo Dell, Category Development Controller – Snacking, Mondelēz International


16.15 Insights From Overseas Convenience Colleagues On Emerging Technologies & Trends Which Could Invigorate & Impact The Growth Of European Convenience Retail
Peter Newbould, International Trading Director, WHSmith


16.35 Inspiring Healthier Hydration in Convenience

  • John Letford, Head of Category Development & Revenue Growth Management, Danone Waters (UK & Ireland) Ltd
  • Maria Petralli, Head of Impulse Category Development, Danone Waters (UK & Ireland) Ltd


16.55 Remaining Relevant To The Consumer & Maintaining Growth In An Ever-Evolving & Disjointed Retail Landscape By Embracing Digital, Technological Advances & Store Format Innovations

  • Frances Duffy, Wholesale Account Manager,
  • David Wood, Global Strategy Manager, Non-Fuels Retailing, Shell International
  • Dan Ryan, Convenience Controller, Nestlé Food & Beverage
  • Chris West, Senior Customer Business Manager, Birds Eye Iglo Limited
  • Jo Dell, Category Development Controller – Snacking, Mondelēz International

17.25 Chairman’s Closing Remarks & Official Close Of Conference Day

Please check the website regularly for updates and newly confirmed speakers. For more information on how to get involved in The Convenience Growth Insights & Opportunities Conference, please email or call us on +44 (0)20 3479 2299.

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