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Training events

Whether you attend a training workshop or one of our free masterclasses and webinars, you can be sure to find them engaging, inspirational and enjoyable. We regularly add new dates and events to the programme, so keep checking for updates!

Upcoming training events

  • Supply Chain: The Essentials

    07 June 2016, IGD, Watford

    A practical one day workshop for all roles in suppliers, to help develop your understanding of the vital part that supply chains play in underpinning FMCG businesses.

  • Turning Data into Insight

    08 June 2016, IGD, Watford

    This interactive one day workshop takes you through the end-to-end process from identifying the information you need, through to delivering actionable insights.

  • Sainsbury's Supplier Training - Ways of working together

    09 June 2016

    A one day workshop specifically for delegates attending The IGD Sainsbury’s Trade Briefing designed to help you understand how to apply their top line strategies in your day-to-day working and build cohesive plans to deliver against them.

  • Getting Started in the Discount Channel

    14 June 2016, IGD, Watford

    An interactive workshop that will get you up to speed on the UK discount channel; explore where the growth is set to come from over the next 5 years and assess the opportunity.

  • Successful Line Management

    15 June 2016 - 16 June 2016, IGD, Watford

    A thorough two day course where you’ll learn how to create compelling team objectives and deliver exceptional performance from the people you manage.

  • Getting Started in the Food and Grocery Industry

    Multiple dates and venues

    An exclusive event specifically for people in the first few years of a career in the food and grocery industry who want to reach their full potential.

  • An evening with ...

    21 June 2016, Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel (5:30PM-7:30PM)

    ... Catherine Shuttleworth, Savvy. How did a Saturday girl from Sheffield end up at the centre of a media storm? Join us and be inspired!

  • Unlocking Growth with the Multiples

    22 June 2016, Hunton Park, Watford

    This one day workshop is designed to take you out of the day-to-day and consider your key retail customers and the opportunities they present.

  • Successful Joint Business Planning

    23 June 2016, Watford (TBC)

    An energising one day workshop designed to offer practical help in planning and preparing joint business plans, whether you are new to this way of working or just need to take time out and look at what you do in a different light.

  • An evening with ...

    23 June 2016, Sainsbury's Head Office auditorium, London (5:30PM-7:30PM)

    ... Paul Mills-Hicks, Sainsburys, Aileen Nathan, Procter & Gamble and Mark Webster, Compass Group. Join us as they share their road to success and be inspired!

  • Successful Account Management

    26 July 2016 - 27 July 2016, IGD, Watford

    A stimulating and thought-provoking workshop which provides the tools, processes, skills and structures to effectively manage customer relationships.

  • Successful Category Management

    03 August 2016 - 04 August 2016, IGD, Watford

    This popular two day workshop will ensure you understand and are able to implement the core principles and techniques our industry uses to develop effective category plans.

  • Advanced Category Management

    09 August 2016 - 10 August 2016, IGD, Watford

    IGD's two day simulation game workshop will enable you to understand how to turn the theory of category management into growth plans for your organisation.

  • Successful Shopper Activation

    16 August 2016, IGD, Watford

    Using the most recent research and illustrated through industry case studies, this one day course provides the key principles and proven techniques you need to successfully activate your plans with shoppers.

  • Getting Started in the Convenience Channel

    13 September 2016, IGD, Watford

    A one day workshop designed to help you improve your understanding of convenience and make the most of this key strategic opportunity.

  • Account Manager to Business Manager

    14 September 2016 - 15 September 2016, IGD, Watford

    A high energy and highly interactive two day workshop that will give you the insight into the skills that will enable you to make the transition from account manager to business manager.

  • Project Planning: How To Get It Right

    Multiple dates and venues

    An essential masterclass putting you in control of the project, rather than letting the project get control of you.

  • Category Leadership

    11 October 2016 - 12 October 2016, IGD, Watford

    A new groundbreaking workshop has been designed to provide you with the process and tools to create genuine category leadership in your business.

  • Leading Successful Change: For You, Your Teams And Your Organisation

    Multiple dates and venues

    A highly interactive and engaging masterclass which will take you through a step by step process to ensure you lead successful change.

  • Getting Started in the Online Channel

    08 November 2016, IGD, Watford

    Be at the forefront of developments in the online channel and maximise the opportunities for your business with this stimulating and thought provoking one-day workshop.

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2016 Training and Development Directory

This directory outlines our most popular workshops, across category, commercial and supply chain. There are also details of our expert trainers and flexible solutions. Contact

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There are 17 awards categories to choose from. Here are just a few:

  • E-commerce
  • Employability
  • Food to Go Operator of the Year
  • Health and Wellness
  • Leading Edge
  • Shopper Activation Excellence
  • Supply Chain Collaboration
  • Sustainable Future

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