This article was written and published by the Australasian Association of Convenience Stores.
“The AACS Peter Jowett Convenience Industry Award is a unique opportunity for AACS members to challenge others in Australia thinking about the future for our industry.
“Initially, employees from Retailer and Supplier member companies are invited to select candidates aged between 21 and 36 years of age for this year’s competition (candidates must be no older than 36 years of age on 31st of May 2018)
“Participants are to submit a written paper of no more than 4000 words, OR a PowerPoint presentation of 10 slides on the topic. A one page biography is also required at the time of submission.
“Local judges will assess all submissions and select 3 Supplier member finalists and 3 Retailer member finalists. These finalists will then present their responses on the day of the annual AACS Convenience Leaders Summit on Wednesday 15th August 2018 in Melbourne.
“The presentations are to be in PowerPoint format with a presentation time limit of 12 minutes.
“The audience of members present will vote on the presentations and select the best Supplier and best Retailer presentation.
“Winners will then join the AACS Overseas Study Tour in September.
“Some members, in the past, have run an internal competition for their staff as a way of selecting their candidates. This is an excellent development program for people working in the convenience channel.
AACS PJ AWARD 2018 Question
Identify current and emerging challenges for the Convenience industry, and present innovative solutions and opportunities for Convenience Retailers and their Suppliers to compete in this evolving environment that will deliver ongoing profitable sales growth for the channel and address the challenges. Use local as well as overseas examples and data in your response.
Presentations are to be emailed to Jeff Rogut, CEO, AACS at firstname.lastname@example.org to be received no later than Friday 11th May 2018.
“By participating you acknowledge that, should you win The AACS Peter Jowett Convenience Industry Award Finals (Presentation), your employer will release you from work obligations to join the AACS Overseas Study Tour in September 2018. The prize is not transferable.