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Conferences & Events

Every year we have a great line-up of conferences and events covering all parts of our research and insight. The annual IGD Convention is always a hot ticket, and our series of retailer trade briefings are extremely popular, enabling you to hear about their strategy directly from the board.

Online & Digital Summit 2014

Online & Digital Summit 2014

18 November 2014

IGD's Online & Digital Summit 2014 is an unmissable two-day event which brings you updates on retailers’ key priorities, some of the best digital marketing innovations, plus how suppliers are navigating the online environment.

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Forthcoming conferences & events

  • Tesco Trade Briefing 2014

    30 April 2014

    The 2014 Tesco Trade Briefing takes place on Wednesday 30 April at Wembley. Led by UK Managing Director Chris Bush and UK Food Commercial Director John Scouler, the conference is a key opportunity for current and potential Tesco suppliers.

  • Symbol Groups 2014

    22 May 2014

    We’re pleased to announce one day of exclusive symbol group briefings from four of the UK’s most successful and progressive operators, Nisa, Costcutter, SPAR UK and Premier. Discover the opportunities and challenges facing symbols and their suppliers, with detailed sessions from senior speakers from...

  • Poundland Trade Briefing 2014

    10 June 2014

    IGD is pleased to announce the Poundland Trade Briefing 2014 which will take place on 10 June in Birmingham. This is your chance to hear from CEO Jim McCarthy and Trading Director Richard Lancaster and the Senior Management Team as they set out the retailer's growth strategy ahead.

  • Category Management and Shopper Marketing Summit 2014

    11 June 2014 - 12 June 2014

    The largest event of its kind in Europe, the 19th annual Category Management and Shopper Marketing Summit will bring together top speakers from leading retailers and manufacturers, sharing their latest insights and case study examples of the solutions being explored and implemented in the retail sector...

  • The IGD Suppliers' Forum 2014: Unlocking growth in a changing market

    02 July 2014

    The IGD Suppliers' Forum will help you find answers to the key questions troubling suppliers all in an interactive environment at a top quality central London location, where you can swap war stories with those grappling with the same questions as you. Places are limited, so book early to ensure you...

  • Wholesaling 2014

    11 September 2014

    Bringing together insight from across the sector, IGD’s Wholesaling 2014 is the event for this vital route to market for any supplier seeking to maximise their opportunities in the independent retailing and catering channels.

  • IGD Convention 2014

    07 October 2014

    The IGD Convention is the highlight of the food and grocery calendar, bringing together leaders from across the industry to debate the big issues impacting shoppers and businesses. With a speaker line-up that is second to none, it is no surprise that a Convention ticket is the hottest in the industry,...

  • IGD Awards 2014

    07 October 2014

    Reward and celebrate the best of food and grocery and enjoy mixing with more than 700 guests from the industry at the IGD Awards 2014.

  • Convenience Retailing 2014

    23 October 2014

    IGD's Convenience Retailing 2014 conference is your opportunity to find out about the very latest retail and shopper trends affecting the channel with an unrivalled blend of top notch retailers and suppliers from across the diverse world of c-stores.

  • Supply Chain Summit 2014

    12 November 2014

    IGD’s Supply Chain Summit is the leading FMCG event for supply chain professionals. Now in its 15th year, the event brings together supply chain and distribution directors with their teams to understand the big supply chain issues affecting our sector. Book early and take advantage of the early bird...

  • Online & Digital Summit 2014

    18 November 2014 - 19 November 2014

    IGD's Online & Digital Summit 2014 is an unmissable two-day event which brings you updates on retailers’ key priorities, some of the best digital marketing innovations, plus how suppliers are navigating the online environment.

  • IGD Glitter Ball 2014

    11 December 2014

    The IGD Glitter Ball is the perfect way to reward your staff and entertain your customers. We have a spectacular evening of top quality dining and entertainment planned and are expecting a full house, so don’t delay in booking your seat among the stars of the industry.

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    This free 2 hour intermediate level masterclass focuses on the leadership skills that you can't learn from a book or in a business school. In the session you will learn 7 leadership skills, explore the role of emotions, understand the impact of your comfort zone, identify your default leadership style and create an action plan.

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Our briefings and presentations, designed just for you, offer an unrivalled way to get your team up-to-date.

From informal q&a sessions, to team meetings or internal conferences our experts are available to present their industry leading research and discuss the implications for your business.