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Checkout Conference In Association With dunnhumby To Examine How Retail Businesses Can Either ‘Survive Or Thrive’ In 2017

By Donna Ahern
Checkout Conference In Association With dunnhumby To Examine How Retail Businesses Can Either  ‘Survive Or Thrive’ In 2017


Checkout magazine has announced details of the 2017 Checkout Conference, in association with dunnhumby, which will examine how retail businesses and FMCG suppliers can position themselves to ‘Survive Or Thrive’ during the coming year.

Taking place in The Round Room, the Mansion House, Dublin 2, on Tuesday 31 January 2017, the Conference is one of the key events in the retail calendar, and speakers include business leaders from across the industry spectrum both in Ireland and overseas.

Among those set to address the conference are Tobias Wasmuht, Managing Director of global retail powerhouse SPAR International; Dalton Philips, Senior Advisor to The Boston Consulting Group and former CEO of UK retailer Morrisons plc, and a hugely respected retail commentator; and Michael Carey, Chairman of Bord Bia and Managing Director of biscuit startup East Coast Bakehouse.

In addition, the event will see presentations by Joe Barrett, Chief Operating Officer of Applegreen plc; Vicky Bullen, chief executive of one of London’s leading brand design agencies, Coley Porter Bell; Frank Gleeson, Region Managing Director and COO of Aramark Northern Europe; and Mike Watkins, Head of Retailer and Business Insight at Nielsen.


Finally, Robert Clarke of Empathy Research will deliver the findings of an exclusive study on the theme of ‘Healthy Living’, analysing consumer attitudes to healthy eating, while Aoife Moran and Antonia McTaggart from Facebook will look at how brands and retailers alike need to position their businesses to meet the needs of a new millennial generation.

The Conference will be MCed by Colette Fitzpatrick, co-presenter of Newstalk Breakfast and Pat Kenny Tonight on TV3, and regarded as one of the leading news broadcasters in the country.

Click here for a timetable of the day.

The 2017 Checkout Conference is being held in association with dunnhumby, the world’s leading customer science company. dunnhumby analyses data and applies insights from nearly one billion shoppers across the globe to create personalised customer experiences in digital, mobile, and retail environments.

Commenting on the event, Emma Kenny, Client Director at dunnhumby, said that she believes the Checkout Conference to be the perfect vehicle for the company to get closer to its clients and share insights that will have a meaningful impact throughout the coming year, We are coming out of a period of just ‘surviving’ - where the consumer was unwilling to spend, and businesses were wary of investing,” says Tim Mason, Country Manager, dunnhumby. “That’s why we believe that the theme of the Checkout Conference, ‘Survive Or Thrive’, is such as suitable one, as we’re now seeing businesses starting to think once again about who their shoppers are, and how they are behaving.”


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Tickets for the Checkout Conference, in association with dunnhumby, are now on sale, priced at €325 (+VAT). Discounts available for multiple bookings (6 for the price of 5). To purchase tickets, contact Colette O’Brien at 01 2365 823 or email [email protected]. Tickets can also be purchased online through Eventbrite, log on to for more details.

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