Leading participants from across the UK wholesale channel will converge for the biggest conference in the trade’s calendar. This year it will take place on April 20 21, again at the Forest of Arden Hotel, and this year’s theme is ‘Focus – redefined for 2009′.
The line-up of speakers, featured in the next two pages, spans the top companies and group’s within the wholesale sector as well as representatives from suppliers, analysts and financial experts.
As the first major conference since the recession hit home, wholesalers and suppliers will be able to review their progress and the strategies they are adopting to overcome the challenging market. Included among the wholesale representatives will be Bill Laird, who will be making his first presentation outside the Today’s Group since he became managing director.
Speakers will also update delegates on the progress made by the My Shop is Your Shop campaign and plans to take it on to a new level this summer.
In addition there will be opportunities to network at the FWD’s Annual Golf Tournament on the eve of the conference and at an informal dinner in the evening.