10:15 – Registration


10:50 – Welcome Address

Jill Livesey, MD, HIM & MCA

11:00 – Future of Convenience

Blonnie Walsh, Senior Insights Manager, HIM

11:20 – The Impact of Structural Change On the Food and Grocery Market

Richard Lim, CEO, Retail Economics

11:40 – Socially Responsible Brands on the Shelves of Tomorrow

Alan Mahon, Founder, BrewGooder

12:00 – How Big Is the Vaping Opportunity

Alan O’Kelly, Government Affairs Manager UK&I, Vype

12:20 – Speakers Panel: Defining Sustainability and Identifying the Opportunities

  • Ronan Hegarty, News Editor, The Grocer
  • James Lowman, Chief Executive, ACS
  • Scott Graham, Owner, McLeish (independent retailer)
  • Gary Smith, CEO, Bounce

12:50 – Lunch

13:50 – Mapping the Market Trends With Industry Leaders

Val Kirillovs, Research & Insights Director, HIM

14:10 – How Is Consolidation Driving Change For Suppliers and Retailers?

Ayaz Alam, Commercial Director, Nisa Co-op

14:30 – Building a Retail Brand That Stands Out

Mike Baker, Brand Director, Budgens

14:50 – Foodservice Delivery: an Opportunity or a Disruptor

Guest Speaker, MCA

15:10 – Out of Home Convenience

Toussaint Wattinne, General Manager, UK & Ireland, Uber Eats

15:30 – Close and Drinks Reception