IGD Co-op Trade Briefing 2019

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IGD Co-op Trade Briefing 2019

19 September 2019 | Manchester Central

Join us to learn practical ways to action Co-op’s retail and wholesale strategy and be the first to hear about their vision for 2020 onwards.

Why should I attend?

Hear directly from Co-op's Food leadership team

Learn how Co-op’s growth can create new opportunities for your business plus hear the latest update on the integration of Nisa.

Understand Co-op’s key priorities for 2019 and beyond

Gain commercial insights to help you trade better with Co-op.


Meet and connect with Co-op buyers in dedicated 121 sessions and discover how you can succeed together.

We would like to invite you to the IGD Co-op 2019 Trade Briefing, featuring Jo Whitfield, Chief Executive, Michael Fletcher, Retail Chief Commercial Officer, and Matt Hood, Retail Trading Director, Co-op Food.

Jo Whitfield Chief Executive, Food

Jo Whitfield
Chief Executive, Food

Michael Fletcher Retail Chief Commercial Officer

Michael Fletcher
Retail Chief Commercial Officer

Ali Jones

Alison Jones
Customer Director

Matt Hood Retail Trading Director

Matt Hood
Retail Trading Director

Confirmed speakers include

Ayaz Alam Trading Director – Nisa

Ayaz Alam
Trading Director, Nisa

Andy Phelps

Andy Phelps
Programme Director; Supplier Engagement and Retail Business Transformation

Paul Cunningham, Head of Fresh, Co-op

Paul Cunningham
Buying Director, Fresh

Adele Balmforth, Head of Ambient, Co-op

Adele Balmforth
Buying Director, Ambient

Phil Ponsonby

Phil Ponsonby
Group Chief Executive Officer, Midcounties Co-operative


Regular ticket

Member discounted: £450
Standard: £695

Small business


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.


Cancellations 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]


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. Please note this is not your annual turnover with this retailer and is only available to manufacturing businesses. Place your order above and email your annual global turnover to [email protected], or get in touch if you have any questions.