Excitement is building for the biggest event in the Irish retail industry as a host of international speakers prepare to descend on Ireland for a special one-day conference, trade show, and Gala Awards Ceremony. Set to be bigger, better, and more inspiring than ever before, eight globally-renowned speakers – some of whom have never been seen before in Ireland – will be exploring the theme WHAT’S NEXT FOR FOOD-TO-GO through a series of high energy, informative presentations.
Now in its fourth year, Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit has developed a reputation as Ireland’s leading retail conference, bringing together the greatest minds in the convenience, food-to-go, and grocery trade. This is a must-attend event for any owner, CEO, director, or senior manager of a team within a neighbourhood, convenience, food-to-go, deli, cafe, symbol group, supermarket, forecourt, wholesale, restaurant or eating out-of-home business.
A dedicated trade show featuring a select number of market-leading brands will run alongside the conference with the 16th Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer Awards taking place in the evening. Bord Bia reported that in 2018, Irish consumers spent a whopping €458m on food-to-go across the island of Ireland. Meanwhile, research from MCA Insight & HIM, shows that the UK food-to-go market is set to be worth £21.2bn in 2019 with a further growth of £2bn forecast in the next three years.
This is a huge market and throughout this action-packed day, speakers will inspire, motivate, and ignite ideas designed to help you grow your business in the food-to-go space over the next five years. Supported by Ireland’s top trade bodies and organisations including Retail NI, RGDATA, CSNA and Petrol Retailers Association, this is one networking event you can’t afford to miss.
Book today and take your food-to-go business to the next level.
We found the conference to be an incredibly motivational and inspirational experience
we’ll certainly be back next year”
“Featuring the greatest minds in global convenience and fuel retailing, Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit is an essential event for all Irish retailers seeking to know innovative ways of growing their business to new levels and winning more customers within a highly competitive and changing market environment.”
“Last year’s Summit was extremely beneficial – Lots of influential international speakers on the day, offering some interesting insights into the future of our forecourt and retailing Industry. As Maxol CEO Brian Donaldson, put it ‘Things are changing at a hell of a pace’.”
– and will be looking forward to the announcement of this year’s speaker-line up and the 2018 Summit itself.”
I found it to be an action-packed conference with inspirational national and international speakers ,it was exceptionally motivating to see so many successful Irish-owned companies represented and telling their stories. My advice would be book early.
Having missed the conference last year I am looking forward to attending the 2018 summit. These kind of industry events allow you to converse, learn and get creative ideas to help make your business thrive in a competitive industry.
The Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit 2019 will feature an exciting Trade Exhibition. Featuring the latest innovations of some 50 leading brands and services providers, the exhibition will provide an eye-opening view into the latest trends and new product developments in the sector. The focused event works in unison with our conference, which runs from 8am-4.30pm.
Exhibitors will have access to high-quality buyers, decision-makers, and business owners in a comfortable and engaging environment with refreshments on hand in a business-friendly atmosphere.
Opportunities to be part of the Trade Exhibition are limited, with room for just 50 top brands, products or services to exhibit.
Retail is one of Ireland’s most innovative industries and Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit is a valuable asset for this vital and expanding sector.”
I found Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit informative, emotive and motivational. It helped me re-appraise the business and geared me up to approach it with new momentum and vigour.”
Smooch very much enjoyed this sensational event. The speakers were of a very high standard, and we found being part of the trade exhibition to be a very valuable experience.”
The Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit will culminate with the biggest annual event in the industry – Ireland’s Forecourt & Convenience Retailer Awards.
The black-tie gala evening takes place from 7pm at the sumptuous Clayton Hotel in Dublin on September 18, 2019.
Now in its 16th year, the awards event is the most prestigious in Ireland, uniquely celebrating the convenience and forecourt retail sector.
Over 500 guests will be in attendance, all key decision-makers and innovators within the industry.
It is the ultimate opportunity to network and communicate with leading figures in the sector, and an unrivalled celebration of the most successful retailers in the country.
The annual awards are always a very special occasion, and Top Oil is looking forward to being there on the night.”
It’s like Winning an Oscar!”
This is a stand-out event and Topaz are very much looking forward to again being part of it.”
For bookings or any queries please use the contact button or call Pamela Beers on Dublin 00353 (0)1 6392960 or Belfast 0044 28 90 457 457.