Speakers at the C&I Expo and AACS Summit

Convenience and Impulse Retailing is partnering with the Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) to bring retailers and suppliers the 2018 C&I Expo and AACS Summit.

The event will take place on the 15th and 16th of August at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre.

While the Expo will be open to retailers and suppliers over both days, the Summit is a morning event filled with speakers who are experts in the industry.

Matt Thornhill
Managing Partner, Institute for Tomorrow  USA
Matt Thornhill is founder and managing partner of the research-based think tank, SIR’s Institute for Tomorrow, based in Richmond, Virginia. Matt is a futurist, author, and provocateur. He helps leaders in the convenience and fuel retail categories learn what’s coming and what to do about it today. For over 50 years SIR has researched and studied the key trends that are shaping the future. And the people who are making it happen.

Nicolas Georges
Director, Food and Agriculture Innovation, Industry Professor
In the decade prior to working at Monash, in addition to expanding category channels and driving efficiency transformations from manufacturing areas through to head office functions, Nicolas has led many breakthrough innovations, launching more than 500 new products in four countries whilst working for companies such as Nestle, Mondelez, Godfreys and Vitasoy – some of these include Cadbury Marvellous Creations, Drumstick Loaded, Hoover Range and Vitasoy Café for Barista. Uniquely experienced across all functions (manufacturing to sales, marketing, strategy and R&D) in FMCG and Retail, including general management and P&L responsibility in both industries, he focuses on expressing people’s potential and creating new paths.

Dylan Alcott OAM
Dylan Alcott is one of Australia’s most recognised Paralympians.
He was the winner of the 2017 Australian Open quad wheelchair title for the third year running.
In 2016 Dylan was awarded Paralympian of the Year, the Newcombe Medal (the first wheelchair athlete to win the highest individual award in Australian tennis history) and GQ Sportsman of the Year.
Dylan was a Gold medal winner of both the wheelchair singles and doubles tennis at the 2016 Rio Paralympics and won basketball gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic games
He is ranked 1 in the world as a quad competitor in wheelchair tennis and is a four times Grand Slam winner.

Angus McKay
CEO – 7-Eleven Australia
Angus McKay joined 7-Eleven as CEO in 2016, and is responsible for leading the 7-Eleven team, growing the 7-Eleven brand in this market, and maintaining the company’s position as Australia’s first choice in convenience. Angus’ former roles include MD and CEO of The Skilled Group, MD of Pacific National Rail, CFO for Asciano Limited, and various senior roles at Foster’s Group, including CFO.

Brett Barclay
Brett Barclay is the founding Director of Convenience Measures Australia a business focussed on providing research, insights and support to the Convenience Channel in Australia. This is done through the delivery of 2 main programmes: CMA Shopper Report – providing insights into the Convenience shopper, in which he uses his 12 years of Shopper Research experience; and Covin 360° – a relationship benchmarking programme liaising with both Retailers and Suppliers in the Channel.

Brett has been involved in the Impulse channel since 1995, and has been a Director of the Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) since 2008.
Brett was the founding CEO of him! Research & Consulting, where he ran the business in both Australia and New Zealand for 6 years. Prior to this, Brett held various senior management positions within PepsiCo and Cadbury Schweppes.
Brett has spoken at both National and International conferences sharing his knowledge and trends within the Convenience Channel, and has conducted many overseas study tours focusing on best in class Convenience and Food formats.

For more information or to book your spot at the Summit visit the C&I Website/booking page.


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