September 18-2019


Clayton on Burlington Road


8 Professional Speakers


Innovative Trade Expo

The industry event of the year for everyone involved in food-to-go


CONFERENCE / what it's all about

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.

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Images From Last Years Conference

2019 Speaker Line-Up / insight, innovation & inspiration

Dame Kelly Holmes

Olympic Medallist

Ivan Yates


Stuart Fitzgerald

Managing Director, Leon Ireland

Gray Taylor

Executive Director, Connexxus

Travis Sheetz

President / Chief Operating Officer, Sheetz Inc

Eric Dzwonczyk

Managing Director and Co-Leader of the Restaurant, Hospitality, and Leisure Practice, AlixPartners

Terry McShane

Co-Director, Casey Retail Group

Katie Cantwell

Managing Director, KC Peaches Ireland Ltd 

Jerry Gamez

CEO Le Pain Quotidien




testimonials / What People Say About The Conference

EXHIBITION / who's going to be there

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.

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Trade Exhibitors

Images From Last Years Exhibition

testimonials / What People Say About The Exhibition

Awards / celebrating the industry's best

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.

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Images From Last Years Gala Awards Dinner

testimonials / What People Say About The Awards

Event Location

Clayton Hotel on Burlington Road
Leeson Street Upper,
Dublin 4,
D04 A318

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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.