With less than a week left until ACS Summit 2017, retailers are encouraged to secure their spot at the biggest industry event of the year for convenience retailers. The conference will take place in Birmingham on the 25th of April 2017.
Summit17 will bring retailers, suppliers, and industry experts from around the world together to explore the successes and challenges of the industry and discuss new ideas retailers can walk away with.
This year’s Summit will be divided into three thought-provoking sessions, each segment with a guest speaker and followed by a panel discussion.
The first session will be kicked off by Scott Hartman, the President and CEO at Rutter’s, a chain of convenience and forecourt stores with 65 locations in the United States, as well as hear from Nick Read from Nisa. Food industry expert Jane Milton will then speak on market and industry trends in the sector and how retailers can capitalise on these.
The audience will hear from One Stop CEO Tracey Clements in the second session, Simply Fresh retailer Kash Khera, and also Spar retailer Thomas Ennis.
The final session, the Ideas Studio, will include a presentation from ACS Commercial Director Paul Chamberlain, who will share some of the most innovative displays, products, and features in convenience stores from around the world.
Battle of the Best will be hosted by retailers Raj Aggarwal and Avtar Sidhu, who will share a video of their road trip to film successful retailers across the country.
The day will wrap up with an address from international business speaker David Meade, who has worked on operational development strategies with organisations that include Apple PwC, Harvard in Boston, the Cabinet Office in Westminster and Bank of America.
ACS Chief Executive James Lowman said: “The ACS Summit brings the best of the industry together in one place to share their ideas and discuss the future of convenience retailing. We encourage everyone working in the convenience sector, both in stores, head offices and on the road around the UK to come together on April 25th.”
Tickets are also available for the ACS/PRA Forecourt Conference, happening the following day at the NEC, and offering forecourt retailers and prospective forecourt retailers a chance to gain valuable insight into the industry. For more information and to book your place, click here or contact Sarah Johnson.