Book Your Place at Summit19!

Summit19 is an unmissable conference, bringing together leading figures in the convenience sector with industry experts from around the world to take part in a discussion about the opportunities for retailers and suppliers in convenience, both now and in the future. This year’s conference will address two critical questions facing the sector, in two business sessions:

Session One: How are products going to reach the consumer? The UK’s 46,000 convenience stores reach into more communities than any other business sector, providing a truly local shop for millions of consumers. With customers constantly redefining convenience for consumers, what role will our sector play?

This session will investigate the trends and developments changing the retail supply chain and how consumers purchase products.

Session Two: What is the product offer of the future? Convenience stores are agile, changing their offer to meet the needs of their local communities and take advantage of emerging trends. This session will look at what convenience stores could be selling in the future, and how these products and services will make the sector even more relevant to the lives of consumers.

Whether you’re an independent retailer, part of a retail group or a supplier to the sector, Summit19 will inspire with new ideas and insights that you can take back to your business.

Speakers confirmed for Summit19 include:

  • Harry Walker, Industry Head – Retail at Google
  • Andy Cresswell, Chief Retail Officer, Bestway 
  • Jonathan James, Owner, James Convenience Retail 
  • Ken Towle, Chief Executive Officer, Nisa Retail
  • Jackie Mackenzie, MD Group Functions (Interim), SPAR UK
  • An exclusive video with retailers Paul Stone and Dan Cock
  • Scene-setting analysis from ACS Chief Executive James Lowman and Commercial Director Paul Chamberlain  

ACS chief executive James Lowman said: “Summit19 is a must-attend event for everyone working in convenience, with fantastic opportunities to connect with new people and learn about the future of the sector. By building new relationships and taking back insights from our expert speakers, everyone who attends Summit19 will gain powerful ideas, insights and contacts to help improve their business.”

Summit19 will take place at The Vox in Birmingham, from 9.15am to 2pm on Wednesday 10th April.

Tickets are available now, click here to book or email Sarah C Johnson at for more information. You can also keep up to date with the latest speaker announcements and news about Summit19 by following us on Twitter @ACS_localshops or visiting

ACS is pleased to announce Shopt as this year’s lunch sponsor. Summt19 is also sponsored by Michael Page, Christie & Co, COOK and Suresite.

This entry was posted by Chloe on Tue, 19/03/2019 - 12:57