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Retail Intelligence


By Steve Wynne-Jones

The Checkout Conference 2016 boasts an enviable array of speakers from the worlds of retail, FMCG, data analytics and market research, who together will establish the challenges and opportunities facing the industry in 2016.

The event will be compered by Matt Cooper (Today FM, The Last Word), a renowned broadcaster, business journalist and and best-selling author, and a regular host/chairman at business conferences and sports events.

Event Running Order


8am - Registration

8.55am - Introduction by Matt Cooper

9.05am - Julian Baldwin, Sales Effectiveness Director, Nielsen UK & Ireland
Plotting A New Course

9.35am - Maggie Timoney, Managing Director, Heineken Ireland
Seize Our Moment

10.05am - Andrew Yaxley, Chief Executive, Tesco Ireland
Serving Ireland’s Shoppers A Little Better Every Day

10.35am - Philip Benton, Senior Research Analyst, Services & Payments, Euromonitor International
Coming of Age: Grocery Retailing in 2016 and Beyond

11.00am - Coffee Break, sponsored by Clear Channel


11.30am - John Callan, Country Manager, dunnhumby
The Forces and Trends Shaping Consumer Behaviour

12.00pm - Simon Twigger, Trading Director, Poundland

12.30pm - Tom Keogh, Keogh's Crisps
Keoghs – Old Values New Future

1.00pm - Lunch


2.30pm - Tom Fender, Director, him! international
Why the Irish Convenience Sector is the Best In the World

3.15pm - Jim Power, Economist
Post General Election: What Next For The Grocery Sector

3.45pm approximately - Closing address by Stephen Wynne-Jones, editor, Checkout

About The Venue: The Round Room, The Mansion House

The 2016 Checkout Conference will take place in the Round Room, at The Mansion House, Dublin 2, one of the capital's most recognisable buildings. It is a room that boasts plenty of history: on 21st January 1919, the First Dáil Eireann was convened in the Round Room and the Declaration of Independence was passed. Almost a century on, the Mansion House remains a popular and inspirational meetings and events space, and Checkout is delighted to host the 2016 Checkout Conference at this iconic and world-renowned venue.

For details on how you can secure your place at this must-attend event, click here

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