IGD Leading Edge Annual Conference 2018

Change today, transform tomorrow

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Join us for a full day of free personal development, hear from VIP industry professionals and network with 600+ of your peers.

This year’s theme is all about the skills you need to help you succeed during times of change within our dynamic and fast-paced industry. 

Change today, transform tomorrow

Making one change today can have a huge impact on your future - so imagine the impact that multiple changes could have! Each speaker will provide you with tools to change at least one thing, giving you the power to achieve your goals. The day includes sessions on achieving goals, finding motivation, and future gazing and the food industry landscape. View the full programme here.

This is not a day of change management, it’s a day of upskilling that will enable you to excel in a constantly evolving environment.

Why should I attend?


It’s all about you

Spend a day focusing on your own development. Learn from experts, hear industry insight and meet with likeminded peers


Be inspired

Get motivated to set and reach challenging personal and career goals by hearing from the people who consistently achieve big


It’s free!

A great free opportunity for you to build you own network, or strengthen working relationships by attending with your team

Programme summary

The day will start at approximately 9am, finishing with networking drinks at 4:45pm.

  • Registration and refreshments
  • Welcome
  • Ready. . . Steady. . .START
  • How to Achieve your MASSIVE Goals
  • Ignite the Fire Within
  • Putting Customers at the Heart of Change
  • Food and Grocery: an Industry of Change and Possibilities
  • The Change Sanity Toolkit
  • Leading Through Change
  • Future Gazing and Future Shaping
  • Drinks and nibbles!

Can’t make the day? We’ll be live streaming two of the sessions. Find out more here.

2017 delegates said:

"Fantastic opportunity to learn and be inspired with a zero-price tag." (Sainsbury’s)

"A great reason to take a day out the office." (Oscar Mayer)

"Great fun; interspersed with invaluable snippets for my ongoing development." (Waitrose)

"An amazing, free opportunity to learn something new and drive your future." (Reckitt Benckiser)

98% would recommend the event to a colleague.

View some of the highlights from last year’s Conference

See the full programme here

Free speaker content

Carole Gaskell provides 7 quick things you can do to help you on your way to reaching your full potential.

Ahead of his eagerly anticipated presentation on goal setting, David shares with you a bit about himself and what you can expect in this exclusive Q&A.

Modern markets are complex, uncertain and move faster than ever before. But why can’t our sophisticated modern organisations cope? Mark Bouch, managing director of Leading Change and speaker at the IGD Leading Edge Annual Conference 2018, explains.

Ian Morley and Fiona McDonnell will take part in a panel discussion at the IGD Leading Edge Annual Conference 2018. Find out in this Q&A where they think the industry is headed, and which skills they think are essential to future-proof your career.

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If you’d like to be notified when our free 2019 learning events are live for booking please leave your details.