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ECR Ireland Unveils Plans for 'Leaders Congress' At Guinness Storehouse

Published on Aug 27 2013 11:28 AM in Retail

ECR Ireland Unveils Plans for 'Leaders Congress' At Guinness Storehouse

ECR Ireland will host a Leaders Congress at the Guinness Storehouse on Thursday September 5, featuring a host of speakers from across the retail and FMCG industry, as well as an introduction from Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD. Checkout has been named media sponsor for the event.

Among those lined up to speak at the event are: Prof. John Fitzgerald (ESRI), Edel Russell, Innovation, Consumer and IT Director, Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland, Brian Donaldson, COO, Maxol Group, David Keeling, Managing Director, Keeling's Retail, John Freda, CEO, JTI, Ken Hughes, Consumer & Shopper Behaviouralist, Glacier Consulting and Paul Taylor, Head of International Business Development, Symphony EYC.

In addition, Jill Ross, Managing Director of Unilever Ireland and a Director of ECR Ireland will launch 'Feeding Ireland’s Future', an initiative aimed at encouraging Irish retailers, suppliers and service providers to offer pre-employment training to young unemployed people during 2014.

At the event, ECR Ireland will reveal the results of its ECR Ireland Leadership Survey 2013, and ask an expert panel to analyse and comment on them accordingly.

“Given the proximity of the ECR Congress to the Budget announcement in October, the Minister’s presentation is sure to be revealing and will allow delegates to hear first-hand the government’s view on consumer spending in Ireland," commented Declan Carolan, General Manager of ECR Ireland.

“I believe that “Feeding Ireland’s Future” will become a major grocery industry initiative and something that most retailers & suppliers will want to participate in. The approach is based on a similar campaign operated by IGD in the UK which proved to be very effective and gained significant government support.”

Full details are available here

© 2013 - Checkout Magazine by Stephen Wynne-Jones

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