ACS: Book Now for Summit20 and the Local Shop Report Launch!

Book your place as ACS’ unmissable annual conference taking place on 9th September 2020.

Summit20 will be taking place as a virtual immersive event with three main sessions:

1. Leading experts talking about the future of the industry, asking how we can support colleagues working in stores, and what the food offer of the future looks like. Confirmed speakers addressing these issues in the context of an industry changed by the Covid crisis include:

  • Jonny McQuarrie, Managing Director, One Stop
  • Nikki Rogers, Food Solutions Director, AF Blakemore
  • Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, RSA

2. The launch of the 2020 Local Shop Report, the definitive anatomy of the convenience store industry, hosted by ACS Communications Director Chris Noice and featuring insights from retailers on what the report says about their businesses.

3. A debate on the role and relevance sector after the Covid crisis, featuring the authors of four reports specially-commissioned by ACS:

  • The Food Foundation on the future of the food industry
  • Britain Thinks on changes in consumer attitudes and behaviours
  • IGD on the economic outlook
  • Jonathan Reynolds of Said Business School, Oxford University on the wider retail market

ACS chief executive James Lowman said: “We are excited to be able to combine all this content into a really powerful, timely and relevant conference. This fantastic line-up of speakers will bring new perspectives on the opportunities and challenges facing our sector.

“We have learned through this period without face-to-face events that we can deliver strong content online, and for Summit we’ve invested in a delivery platform that will allow delegates to really engage with the presentations and network with each other. It’s going to be as close to the Summit experience as possible, and in fact this will allow us to add even more value with some new features we’re able to offer.

“This is an going to be an unmissable event for anyone working with the convenience sector and our agenda is packed full of insight, innovation and information relevant to your business.”

Attendees at Summit20 will also have access to the Summit Masterclass Series, four interactive sessions with leading retailers who will reveal the keys to their success in standing out through unique branding, embracing local products, tailoring a retail offer locally, and reducing plastic usage in store.

Summit20 is sponsored by: COOK, Christie & Co and Ubamarket.

For more information and to book your place, click here:

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