Book Your Place at Summit18, the Biggest Convenience Event of the Year!

We are just over a month away from ACS Summit18, the unmissable and leading industry event for the convenience sector. This year’s conference will take place at The Vox, Resorts World, Birmingham on the 17th of April.

ACS’ Summit is the annual premier convenience store event, bringing together hundreds of retailers, suppliers and industry experts from around the globe in a debate about the future of the convenience store industry in the UK. 

This year’s Summit will be divided into two sessions, each featuring presentations from industry leaders, panel discussions and films showing the best of innovation in convenience stores. The sessions will explore the opportunities and challenges facing the sector and provide insights and inspiration for retailers to take home and implement within their stores.

  Speakers already confirmed for Summit include:

  • Lord Mark Price, former MD of Waitrose, and former trade minister
  • Jeremy White, Executive Editor of WIRED Magazine
  • Debbie Robinson, Managing Director of SPAR UK (session chair)
  • David Robinson, Managing Director of Conviviality Retail
  • Mike Igoe, Commercial Director of Heron Foods (session chair)
  • A video tour of some of the most innovative convenience stores in the UK and Europe presented by ACS Commercial Director Paul Chamberlain.

ACS chief executive James Lowman said: “Summit is the biggest convenience event of the year and brings together the best within the industry, both on stage and in the audience. We are excited about The Vox hosting Summit for the first time, and continue to work closely with the National Convenience Show which is located just a couple of hundred yards away, providing retailers the opportunity to visit both events through the day. Summit is a must-attend event for everyone working within convenience, and will help retailers and suppliers to improve their businesses and build new relationships.”

After Summit, the ACS Explorers - a group of some of the leading retailers in the UK - will take to the stage at the National Convenience Show to share what they’ve discovered when seeking out some of the big issues and technological developments coming to the UK. 

Summit tickets are available now, to find out more information and secure your place, click here or email

This entry was posted by Chloe on Wed, 14/03/2018 - 11:55