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IGD Convenience Retailing 2018

Stake your claim in the fast-growing grocery channel

26-27 September 2018 / London


3 mini-trade briefings

Extended sessions from
Booker, Spar, McColl's


with the UK’s leading convenience retail leaders to help you grow your business relationships

1 event
3 routes to market

Multiples, symbol operators and wholesalers will give you a holistic view of this complex channel

Tech in action
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Hear how you can integrate
tech into your business
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The IGD Convenience Retailing Summit 2018 will put you in front of leading retailers, global manufacturers and IGD's own insight providers. They’ll share experiences and case studies that will inspire new ideas to apply to your business.

Key speakers

Steve Fox
Managing Director - Retail, is joined by Trading Director Andrew Peek along with each of the Brand Directors

Jonathan Miller
McColl’s CEO is joined by Customer Director Tim Fairs, along with Dave Thomas and Peter Miller.

Leendert den Hollander
Vice President & General Manager GB

Graham Biggart
Director of Commercial Operations

Learn how you can integrate into the plans of the UK’s biggest symbol operator.

Hear about how to trade over the next 18 months, and what you can’t ignore to stay ahead of the competition.

Learn how an insight-driven approach can achieve growth, and how to organise your business to deliver beyond volume growth with your retail partners.

Hear about how Sainsbury’s is optimising its convenience offer to meet the widest range of needs across a growing variety of catchments and store locations.


“The IGD Convenience Summit is a must-attend event, providing great insight into the current health of the convenience sector and opportunities for both suppliers and retailers in the future. The breakout sessions are a great way of getting into the detail of how leading retailers in the sector do business.”
Chris Noice, Head of Communications and Research, Association of Convenience Stores

"This event really delivers on its promises…. Expect an informative and compelling 2 days!"
Last year's delegate

“As a small new business launching new products into the convenience market, gaining the latest insight into consumers' purchasing and eating trends, along with the views of how my potential trade customers are adapting to those trends, was very relevant to the decisions we took over the last 12 months.”
Richard Lakeman,

You'll hear from

TescoBirds EyeCostcutterShellTescoBookerNisaMcColl'sIGD

Ticket options

5 for 4 discount

Make the most of the multi-optioned two-day programme. Send your team to the event and have every session covered.


Full summit pass

Access to IGD event app, all content available post conference, networking drinks

Small business rate

As part of IGD’s commitment to help small businesses to grow, IGD is offering a small business rate for this event.

Place your order, then email your annual global turnover to [email protected], or get in touch if you have any questions.

Convenience Retailing Summit Exhibitor

Sponsorship opportunities

Put your business in front of retailers and international suppliers to show how you can enhance their market share of the fast-growing convenience channel.

Speak to Christophe, our International Sales Manager, to design a bespoke sponsor package that’s right for you.

[email protected]
07713 264 058


IGD Members : £950 | €1140
Non-members: £1550 | €1860

  • As part of IGD’s commitment to help small businesses to grow, IGD is offering a small business rate for this event. To qualify for a discounted rate, you will need to be a small manufacturing business with a global turnover of less than £10 Million.
  • The 5 for 4 discount is available only at the time of purchase. Additional colleagues cannot be added to an existing booking. If you wish to register more than 5 delegates, please contact us directly at [email protected] for assistance.

Cancellation fees

Cancellations and name changes to be confirmed in writing

Over 30 days notice - Full refund
15 - 30 days notice - 50% refund
Less than 15 days notice - No refund/transfers

Please email [email protected]

Additional information

Prices displayed ex-VAT. IGD reserves the right to alter any element of the programme, such as speakers, times and venue, should the need arise. All bookings are subject to acceptance of IGD Terms & Conditions. IGD reserves the right to reject any order at its discretion.