Tuesday 20th November 2018
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge


Tuesday 20th November 2018 will see the second annual Asian Trader Conference.

Convenience is local – we are local shops and local customers. We are the last mile of the distribution chain. The living locally revolution is underway.

The conference aims to give independent retailers the tools they need to deal with a rapidly changing grocery marketplace, where supermarket price wars, online growth, food-to-go and impulse is pushing convenience and living locally to new heights.

Some of the most experienced figures in the grocery industry will pass on their acumen for retailers to gain the insight to help them run their businesses even better, creating profitable enterprises which can be passed on to the next generation.

Bringing together retailers, wholesalers and suppliers, the conference will provide some first-rate lessons about what lies ahead for the resurgent independent retail sector. A selection of the best speakers in the business will share their knowledge about the issues that are of most concern for independent retailers.

Not only will the conference share insight throughout the day, it will even influence the view of the future of the UK convenience channel. It will also show retailers, wholesalers and suppliers how they can succeed in this challenging and ever-changing market as living locally gains in importance.

Award winning retailers, along with some of the names in UK grocery, will discuss the most important factors affecting convenience retailing and will demonstrate how independent retailers can expand their business – as global becomes local.


» Network with more than 150 of the UK's very best retailers
» Learn valuable lessons from over 15 speakers and key retailers about the future of the convenience retail sector
» Spend quality time with top business leaders who work with the retail community