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Secure Your Place At The Checkout Conference 2015: 'The Time Is Now'

Published on Dec 20 2013 11:11 AM in Uncategorised

Secure Your Place At The Checkout Conference 2015: 'The Time Is Now'

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 The Checkout Conference, in association with Rabobank is the longest-running dedicated conference for the grocery retail and FMCG industries in Ireland, and is considered a ‘must-attend’ event for top level executives in the trade, both due to the high calibre of speakers and its status as a premium networking opportunity.

The 2015 Checkout Conference, in association with Rabobank, takes place on Tuesday January 27th at the InterContinental Hotel, Dublin (formerly the Four Seasons Hotel).

The theme of the Conference is ‘The Time Is Now’, and the event will analyse where the challenges and opportunities are for retail grocery businesses, against an economic background that is showing signs of recovery. At the same time, with ‘value’ remaining key for consumers, how can retailers and branded suppliers best position themselves for growth in the coming year?

Speakers already confirmed for the event include Eamonn Quinn, Dragon's Den investor and retail entrepreneur, Leo Crawford, Group Chief Executive, BWG Group, Nick Lansley, Head Of Open Innovation, Tesco Labs, David Cotter, Country Manager, P&G Ireland, Mike Hemingway, an award-winning global branding expert, John David Roeg, Senior Analyst on Consumer Foods, Rabobank International, Robert Gregory, Global Research Director, Planet Retail and Mike Watkins, Head of Retailer and Business Insight, Nielsen.

In addition, a discussion panel, ‘What Next For Brands?’ will feature discussion on the ‘nuts and bolts’ of successful brand development, including logistics, packaging, shopper marketing, planning and the ‘last 50 yards’ problem. Confirmed to take part in the panel are John O’Loughlin, Chief Executive, Smurfit Kappa Ireland, Terry Buckley, Managing Director, Clear Channel, Paul O’Donnell, Managing Director, [email protected] and Kay McCarthy, Managing Director, MCCP.

Conference Lineup

Leo CrawfordGroup Chief ExecutiveBWG Group

David CotterCountry ManagerP&G Ireland

Mike Hemingway Award-WinningGlobal Branding Expert

 

Nick LansleyHead Of Open InnovationTesco Labs

Mike WatkinsHead of Retailer and Business Insight, Nielsen

 

John David RoegSenior Analyst on Consumer FoodsRabobank International

  Robert Gregory Global Research DirectorPlanet Retail

Eamonn QuinnExecutive Chairman, Kelsius Ltdand retail entrepreneur

Discussion Panel'What Next For Brands?'

 

Secure Your Place At The Grocery Event Of The Year

To reserve your place at the 2015 Checkout Conference, in association with Rabobank, contact Colette O’Brien at 01 2365 823 or email [email protected] Tickets are priced at €325 + VAT (€399.75), inclusive of lunch. Discounts available for multiple bookings.Alternatively, you can purchase tickets for the Checkout Conference 2014 directly through Eventbrite, our trusted ticket sales partner.

Sell Tickets through Eventbrite About the Checkout Conference

The Checkout Conference, in association with Rabobank, is the longest-running dedicated conference for the grocery retail and FMCG industries in Ireland, and is considered a ‘must-attend’ event for those in the trade, both due to the high calibre of speakers and its status as a premium networking opportunity.

Prominent speakers that have addressed the Checkout Conference in years past include Fiona Dawson, President, Chocolate, Mars UK; Dalton Philips, chief executive, Morrisons (formerly of Brown Thomas); Dieter Brandes, former MD, Aldi Nord; Jim McCarthy, chief executive, Poundland; Gordon Campbell, Managing Director, Spar International; Joanne Denney-Finch, chief executive, IGD and many other leading representatives from retail and FMCG.

Pictured are Leo Crawford, Group Chief Executive, BWG Group, Stephen Wynne-Jones, Editor, Checkout and Kevin Knightly, Chief Executive, Rabobank Ireland plc at the launch of the 2015 Checkout Conference in association with Rabobank, at Spar Millennium Walk, Dublin.

Checkout Conference 2014: Video Review

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Watch our report from the 2014 Checkout Conference, in association with Rabobank, titled 'Aftershock: The Retail Brand Challenge'. Features interviews with Chris Martin, Chief Executive, Musgrave Group, Anna Malmhake, Chief Executive, Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard and Bruce Langlands, Director of Foods, Harrods.

About Rabobank

Rabobank Ireland plc is a subsidiary of Rabobank Nederland and part of Rabobank International the Rabobank Group's international corporate and investment banking arm. Rabobank Ireland was established in Dublin's International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) in 1994.

It is now one of the larger banks in Ireland (measured in terms of assets) and employs in excess of 90 staff. Rabobank is renowned worldwide for its Food & Agri (F&A) research services, and the solid range of products and services it offers to customers. The bank’s F&A Research and Advisory (FAR) department draws an expert team of analysts based throughout the global Rabobank network. This team continuously accumulates knowledge on companies, issues and trends in the F&A sector, publishes research and provides advisory services to the Bank’s F&A customers.

© 2014 - Checkout Magazine by Stephen Wynne-Jones

 

 

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