After the success of the 2019 Asian Trader Conference – The Art of Convenience – this year’s conference will build even further on what you, the shopkeepers, told us was most interesting and useful for you.
A changing landscape of wholesale and high street, a technological transformation, and several key new trends have all recently revealed themselves. In 2020 we will drill down into these to provide you with the best strategies to profit from change.
To stay ahead of the game retailers have already responded with imagination and innovation, and it is this wealth of achievement and knowledge that we will gather and share at the Asian Trader Conference 2020 – with the help, as always, of some of the industry’s biggest names and best experts.
Join us, our speakers, experts and galaxy of retailers, for the 2020 Asian Trader Conference.
Mike BakerBudgens Brand Director, Booker Group
Nick GeensHead of Reduced Risk Products, JTI
Colin GravesChair of Co-op Wholesale and Franchise Advisory Board
Chris HaywardHead of UK Business Development, Kantar Worldpanel
Dave HiscuttOwner, Londis Weymouth
Dave HiscuttDeputy Managing Director, Unitas Wholesale
Clive MyrieBBC Presenter and Foreign Correspondent, Asian Trader Conference Chairman
Alex KapadiaOwner, Freedom Wines Ltd
Alpesh ShingadiaOwner, Budgens Southwater
Amrit SinghOwner, Nisa Local High Heath
Aditya SolankiHead of Digital and India, Asian Media Group
Charles WilsonCEO, Booker
Justin WhittakerOwner, MJ’s Premier Store Royton
‘All I can say thank you for the invitation and I am glad I came. It was a wonderful experience at a lovely venue and I met lots of people from the companies whose products I stock – so many of them were here!’ Praful Mehta, Meads News
‘I thought that this ‘The Art of Convenience’ conference was very good, with great speakers and panels and very useful and practical information. I am so glad that I came and now I am really looking forward to the next one in 2020.’ Kathir Karunaharan, South Sri ltd
‘The thing for me about coming here is that there are such great opportunities for networking – so many retailers and producers all together in one place just concentrating on Convenience. I have also gained so many good tips from the conference. I’ll be putting some of the ideas into practice. I think you guys do tremendous job.’Bharti Chavda, Westminster Grocery
‘I cannot stress enough just what a great event this was, fantastic speakers, wonderful panels and excellent service – the food was just brilliant. The credit for organising such a big event must go to Kalpesh Solanki, the family, Asian Trader team and the events team. What an event!’ Arif Ahmed, Ahmed Newsagent
‘This is the first time I have attended an Asian Trader conference and I have to say that ‘The Art of Convenience’ was very informative, especially the panel on vape and e-liquids and the speeches about the future for small business.’ Hina Bhatt, Whittles Newsagents