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IGD Leading Edge Annual Conference 2019

This September we’re back with another full day conference packed with inspiring personal development and industry insight speakers, and we want YOU to join us!

Over 500 food and grocery industry professionals attended last year and over 97% of them said they’d recommend this event to a colleague! View the 2018 highlights reel here.

This year our programme has been designed to help you explore three key areas as we ask: what makes good, become great?

2019 overview

Great You

  • Unlocking personal impact
  • Achieving goals

Great Industry

  • Leading through uncertainty
  • Food and grocery: embracing change
  • Making great connections

Great People

  • Inclusive leadership
  • Bouncebackability

Join us on 26th September and you’ll not only be able to attend all of those sessions absolutely free, but also get the chance to meet over 500 of your industry colleagues over welcome refreshments, a networking lunch, and post-event networking drinks.

View the full programme summary here.

We know the new, great you wants to learn and develop, so we’ll be giving you the skills to help take your first huge step towards your own personal greatness!

Fast event facts

All the information you need

Date & time: 26/9/2019 - 9am – 5pm

Location: QEII Conference Centre, Westminster, London

Why it’s free: We provide free learning events as part of our charitable remit to develop the food and grocery industry

What’s the delegate profile: Last year we welcomed people from across the industry; graduates through to directors

The day includes: All the sessions listed in the programme summary below, plus networking lunch and drinks

Why you should attend

  1. Spend a day focussing on you and your personal development
  2. Learn from experts and be inspired by, and work with, likeminded industry colleagues throughout the day
  3. Attend as an individual and build your own network, or bring team members along to strengthen working relationships
  4. We make sure the day is built around tangible learnings you can take back and implement immediately

2018 delegate feedback

96% confirmed that the day’s learning experience had contributed to their personal development and helped develop their skills.

"Fantastic event. Excellent speakers. Unbelievable to have access to this calibre of event at no cost."

"Amazing opportunity to learn, indulge in a full day of personal development, and share the day with passionate like-minded people"

"An UNMISSABLE opportunity for development!"

Programme summary

  • Registration and refreshments
  • Session 1: Unlock your personal impact
  • Session 2: Achieve your goals
  • Session 3: Leading through uncertainty
  • Session 4: Food and grocery industry: embracing change
  • Session 5: Networking: making great connections
  • Session 6: Inclusive leadership
  • Session 7: Bouncebackability
  • Networking drinks

See the full details of each session here.

Here's a taste of what to expect: