Get interactive with the 2010 Insight NACS Future of International Convenience & Petroleum Retailing event
Insight Research’s international convenience event, held in association with NACS in London, 20-24 September 2010, offers delegates an interactive programme featuring cutting-edge European convenience concepts and international executive expertise.
Now in its 12th year, the event was attended by retailers and supplier delegates from 20 countries in 2009.
The four-day programme comprises store tours, presentations, case studies, panel discussions plus numerous networking opportunities.
For the second year running, the event will include the International Convenience Retailer of the Year Award dinner and a Champagne reception on the London Eye.
The event also provides opportunities for more in-depth discussions with leading European convenience and petroleum retail operations through Insight’s new peer review process.
Monday 20 September: study tours in either the UK or Ireland begin. UK group visits new energy efficient James Graven Budgen’s forecourt, Spar BP forecourts and Tesco’s new zero carbon superstore. Dublin group visits new Topaz and new Applegreen forecourt formats, Superquinn and ADM Londis. Sponsored by Western Union.
Tuesday 21 September: UK group visits latest Waitrose c-store, Tesco Express, Budgens and Co-operative Group sites. Dublin visits include Musgrave Centra and Applegreen’s first motorway service station/truck stop. International Convenience Retailer of the Year Award dinner in London in the evening.
Wednesday 22 September: Convenience conference/exhibition at British Library in London sponsored by Torex, chaired by Deborah Robinson. Includes: SPAR, Waitrose, Kantar, Applegreen, Mills Group. London Eye champagne reception in the evening.
Thursday 23 September: Forecourt petroleum, equipment, technology conference/exhibition sponsored by Epta, chaired by Jon Arnold. Sheetz, Topaz, KSS, Woolworths SA, Rutter’s, CBX, Epta, Petrobras, him! Eurostar to Paris in the evening.
Friday 24 September: Study tours to latest French c-stores including Total’s new Bonjour Boutique format, Daily Monop and many other innovative Parisian stores.
The Future of International Convenience & Petroleum Retailing conference will explore how convenience and petroleum brands are communicating key messages about their brands to customers post-recession.
The first conference day is sponsored by Torex and chaired by international marketing expert Deborah Robinson, former director of food marketing at the Co-operative Group.
The forecourt conference day, sponsored by Epta, will be chaired by Jon Arnold, former Sainsbury’s head of petrol forecourts and convenience trading division.
Confirmed speakers include
- Gordon Campbell, chief executive officer, Spar International
- Nigel Mills, chief executive officer, Mills Group, UK
- Anthony Wysome, chief executive officer, Waitrose Convenience
- Stan Sheetz, president & chief executive officer, Sheetz, Inc
- Don Longo, editor-in-chief, Convenience Store News
- Joe Bona, president, CBX, USA
- Rodrigo Zavala, commercial retail manager, Petrobras
- Mark Wohltmann, client director USP/ The Nielsen company Germany
- Scott Hartman, president & chief executive officer, Rutter's Farm Stores
- John Austin-Davies, group product marketing director, Epta
- Garth Fourie, national convenience manager, Woolworths South Africa
- Edward Garner, communications director, Kantar Worldpanel
- Henry Armour, president & chief executive officer, NACS
- Tom Fender, director, him!
- Joe Barrett, director, Applegreen, Ireland
- Robert Stein, president & CEO, KSS Inc. and Frank Gleeson, retail director, Topaz Ireland
Dan Munford: interactive programme
April 2010 Issue