Supply Chain Summit 2017

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Leading our supply chains into the future

The latest developments, insights and practices in the grocery industry

IGD Supply Chain Summit 2017


We’ve seen a huge amount of change this year. Whether it’s dealing with the changing customer, keeping up with new technologies, unlocking the potential of your people or being resilient to disruption, the IGD Supply Chain Summit 2017 will help you meet your challenges head on.

In an industry of constant and complex change, the IGD Supply Chain Summit is the pivotal event for professionals striving to improve their company’s supply chains.

This November, retailers and suppliers will showcase their successes and reflect on what can be improved, along with interactive sessions that focus on your strategies for stronger supply chains.

Confirmed speakers

What our speakers are saying about supply chain in 2017:

"“Changing customer behaviour… requires us to invest in new capabilities. That is not only a huge implementation effort but also quite a substantial cultural change.

I will share the latest activity we are undertaking across Waitrose Supply Chain to help the business address changing customer behaviour.” "

Wim van Aalst, Supply Chain Director, Waitrose

“The role of supply chain is evolving and becoming much more commercially focused. We now spend a significant proportion of our time analysing the end to end chain with our supply base.”
Patrick Miller, Head of Non Food Grocery Supply Chain, Sainsbury’s

“The benefits and excitement that a career in supply chain can provide are still relatively unknown…  Collaborating to develop the required skills and behaviours in our young people will be crucial to the success of apprenticeships.”
James Walker, Logistics Contract Manager, Nestlé

What our past delegates have said about the Supply Chain Summit:

“A conference bringing together supply chain professionals from across the FMCG industry to learn about and discuss the biggest developments and successes in food and grocery.”
Suzie Stone, Dr.Oetker

“Great event to hear best practise, retailer and supplier insights and the ability to be inspired to drive improvements.”
Emma Pawson, Thorntons

“Inspiring event - provides stimulus for debate and re-assures what I'm working on is on the right lines.”
Simon Ball, Molson Coors

Priorities in supply chain

We show you how to understand the strategies of your customers and suppliers so you can align your supply chain performance initiatives.


Supply chain evolution

Explore what your future supply chains will look like by hearing from the companies using the latest technology today.

Industry response

Engage with supply chain and logistics professionals in dedicated breakout sessions to learn how to improve your operation.



IGD Members : £575 | €690
Non-members: £950 | €1140

Prices displayed ex-VAT. 

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 this discounted rate of £380 per ticket you will need to be a small retailer or manufacturing business with a global turnover of less than £10 Million. Please email [email protected] to enquire.

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

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.

Supply Chain Summit 2017

Attendees inlcude

2 Sisters Food Group Limited

A G Barr plc

AB World Foods

All About Food

Aunt Bessie's Limited

BP Oil UK Ltd

Carlsberg UK Ltd

CHEP Europe


Coca-Cola European Partners

Dairy Crest Group plc


Danone France

Diageo Great Britain Limited

DP World London Gateway

Dr Schar Uk Ltd

Dr. August Oetker Nahrungsmittel KG

Dr. Oetker (UK) Ltd

DS Smith Packaging

General Mills UK Ltd

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Sp. z.o.o

GlaxoSmithKline plc



Hachette UK Limited

Heineken UK

Henkel UK & Ireland Ltd

Holland & Barrett Saudi Arabia


itsu grocery


John Lewis Partnership

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Services EAME Ltd


K.Hartwall UK

Kepak Convenience Foods

Kimberly-Clark Ltd

KP Snacks

Kuehne & Nagel UK Limited

Lindt & Sprungli (UK) Ltd

L'Oreal UK and Ireland



Mars Chocolate UK Ltd

McCain Foods (GB) Ltd

Molson Coors Brewing Company (UK) Limited

Moy Park Ltd

Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland


Nestle UK Ltd

Newton Europe

NFT Distribution Ltd


Paterson Arran Ltd

PepsiCo UK & Ireland

Piccolo Foods Ltd

Procter & Gamble

Procter & Gamble UK

REWE Markt GmbH

Rich Products Ltd

Robert McBride Ltd

Rockline Industries Limited

Sacla UK Ltd

Samworth Brothers Supply Chain


SC Johnson Ltd

Southern Co-operatives Ltd - Retail Division

Symingtons Limited

Symphony Gold

Tata Consultancy Services Limited

TATA Global Beverages

Taylors of Harrogate


Tomy U K Ltd

Tulip Ltd

Waitrose Ltd

Wincanton Plc

Supply Chain Summit 2017


IGD Members

£575 | €690


£950 | €1140

Prices displayed ex-VAT. 


60 seconds with
Ian Ferguson, Wendy Manning and Claire Wynne

Read our Q&A with Mitchells & Butlers, Coca-Cola European Partners and Bel UK about what they’re looking forward to at the event.


Event sponsors


Met Office

Event exhibitors


Pooling Partners



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