Responsible Retailing Forum

16th May 2018
Hilton Metropole, Birmingham
16.05.2018
10:00am - 3:00pm
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The Responsible Retailing Forum offers ACS members the opportunity to hear from policy makers, retailers and other stakeholders about the latest compliance issues affecting the convenience sector as well as emerging policy issues. 

May's Forum will focus on: protecting the environment, tobacco track and trace, changing age restrictions (including corrosive substances and energy drinks) and developments in alcohol policy (including changes to cumulative impact policies).

Speakers already confirmed include:

  • Trewin Restorick, CEO/Founder, Hubbub 
  • Hannah Woodrose, Policy Advisor, Valpak
  • Elisabeth von Reitzenstein Senior Public Affairs Advisor, Independent Retail Europe
  • Neil Pedersen, Tobacco Policy Team, HM Revenue & Customs
  • Matt Eastwood, Commercial Manager, Serve Legal
  • Simon Eglington, Anti-social Behaviour and Crime Types Team, Home Office
  • Hardish Purewal, Chair, Retail of Alcohol Standards Group (RASG)
  • Rob Turner, Alcohol Licensing Policy and Legislation, Home Office
  • Rommel Moseley, Director of Business Development and Partnerships, Drinkaware
  • Julie Byers, Public Affairs Manager, Association of Convenience Stores

Tea and coffee will be available from 9:30am. There will also be a retailer only session that will follow the Forum which will last up to 30 minutes.

Attendance at the Responsible Retailing Forum is free for ACS members. To book your place, use the form on the right hand side of this page or email julie.byers@acs.org.uk

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Event Speakers

Trewin Restorick, CEO/Founder, Hubbub

Trewin Restorick is Founder and CEO of the award-winning charity Hubbub UK www.hubbub.org.uk which transforms the way environmental messages are communicated by bringing people and organisations together as a force for good.  He is also Chair of Student Hubs http://www.studenthubs.org/

Previously Trewin created Global Action Plan the UK’s leading environmental behaviour change charity.  Trewin is a frequent media commentator on environmental issues and was trained by Al Gore as one of his climate change ambassadors

Before starting Global Action Plan, Trewin was Director of Fundraising at Friends of the Earth where he created PaperRound London’s leading community recycling business.  Prior to Friends of the Earth, Trewin worked at Plymouth City Council and produced a youth TV programme for the BBC called Something Else. 

Elisabeth von Reitzenstein, Independent Retail Europe

Elisabeth von Reitzenstein works at Independent Retail Europe in the Public Affairs team as a Senior Advisor. She has been working there since June 2012. She covers certain policy files in areas such as consumer affairs (e.g. product safety, data protection), environment (e.g. sustainability, circular economy, energy efficiency labelling, ecodesign), the Digital Single Market, payment systems, legislation for non-food products and for 'sensitive products' (e.g. alcohol, tobacco, sugar) and SME policy. She is also responsible for Communications at Independent Retail Europe.

Rommel Moseley, Director of Business Development and Partnerships, Drinkaware

Rommel joined Drinkaware in 2014 with more than 15 years of business development experience. Rommel joined from Save the Children where as head of corporate partnerships, he successfully led the sponsorship strategy for the highly successful Christmas Jumper campaign and negotiated major sponsorship agreements with a number of FTSE 100 organisations. Earlier, Rommel held senior corporate partnerships roles with Cancer Research UK where he managed partnerships with a range of corporations in FMCG, retail and financial services; and was a founding member of young people’s charity, Envision. 

Rommel is a Commissioner on the London Night Time Commission which provides independent advice to the Mayor of London as to the sustainable development of London's Night Time Economy (NTE).

Hardish Purewal, Chair, Retail of Alcohol Standards Group (RASG)

Hannah Woodrose, Policy Advisor, Valpak

Hannah joined Valpak in February 2011 as the Logistics Team Leader in the Recycling Services Department. Prior to working for Valpak, Hannah held a number of administration roles, and had been a Customer Service Team Leader for 18 months. Hannah has also worked in Valpak’s International and Environmental Compliance department. Hannah now works in the Policy department in the role of Policy Advisor, advising the rest of Valpak on regulatory and policy changes and is also involved in producing Valpak’s responses to relevant consultation papers on behalf of our membership.

Matt Eastwood, Commercial Manager, Serve Legal

Matt is the Client & Commercial Manager at Serve Legal, the UK’s leading retail compliance auditor. Matt has over 10 years’ experience in advising many retailers across all sectors to successfully improve compliance in key areas such as age verification and customer engagement as part of their responsible retail approach. He previously held senior commercial roles with News International Newspapers, sports sponsorship agencies and studied two degrees in History and Physiotherapy.