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Book your place at the 2018 Leadership Symposium

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Bookings are now open for our fourth Leadership Symposium which takes place on November 8th 2018 at Rothamsted Research in Harpenden, Hertfordshire.

Confirmed speakers so far this year include:

  • Piers Morgan (Journalist and TV presenter)
  • Dave Lewis (CEO at Tesco)
  • Debbie Robinson (MD at Spar)
  • Christine Tacon ( Groceries Code Adjudicator)
  • Kris Gibbon-Walsh (Fareshare UK)
  • Rob Kelly (Founder of Thrive)
  • Andy Hawes (Founder of Newton)

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW

This promises to be an interesting and lively event attended by many senior individuals from the food, drink and grocery industry. We also invite students from the sixth form colleges we work with to attend, providing a great opportunity for them to network and hear what’s going on in the industry.

The event also includes a panel discussion with the winners of The Grocer’s Top New Talent awards and a session on discussing start-up and challenger brands.

The Symposium is relevant to the management of any level or discipline as a learning and networking forum and attendees will include suppliers and senior commercial management from key retailers in our sector.

Leendert den Hollander, Vice President & General Manager at Coca-Cola European Partners:

“There are three very clear reasons as to why we support the Leadership Symposium. Firstly, the dialogue and interaction on key leadership issues is second to none, just look at the speakers! Secondly, there is a real opportunity to learn from others. And ultimately, all the while we are supporting two great causes.”

Giles Turrell, CEO at Weetabix:

“The Leadership Symposium is a fantastic event to hear from experienced leaders across the industry. With the many joint issues we face, from the economy, day to day trading, to Brexit, this is a wonderful opportunity to hear from such a distinguished line-up.”

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW
**BOOK YOUR PLACE AT THE LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM**

Profit from this event is shared between Working Options in Education and the charity Grocery Aid.

 

© Steve Pope – Fotowales

© Steve Pope – Fotowales

© Steve Pope – Fotowales

© Steve Pope – Fotowales

Students meet food and drink industry leaders and entrepreneurs at our Leadership Symposium conference

Dave Cheesewright Walmart International By | Food, drink and retail industry news, Working Options fundraising events, Working Options news | No Comments

Students from sixth form colleges around the country were invited to attend our recent Leadership Symposium event to hear from and network with leaders in the food / drink industry and sports personalities. Speakers at the event included Paralympian Hannah Cockroft,  President and Chief Executive of Walmart International, Dave Cheesewright and Alison Horner, Chief People Officer at Tesco.

Here some students from Collyers, a sixth form college in West Sussex explain why they were so inspired by the speakers and delegates at this high profile annual event which raises funds for Working Options and Grocery Aid.

Thanks to The District Post for this article, read it here

 

Credit: The District Post – 5 Jan 2018

 

Annual Leadership Symposium 2017 – book your place

Hannah Cockroft By | Food, drink and retail industry news, Working Options fundraising events, Working Options news | No Comments

We’ve got a great line up at our third annual Leadership Symposium which takes place on 28 November at Rothamsted Research in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Speakers include Allan Leighton, Independent Chairman at Co-op, Alison Horner, Chief People Officer at Tesco, David Cheesewright, President and CEO of Walmart International, Lord Mark Prince and  five times Gold Paralympian, Hannah Cockroft MBE. Our presenters this year are Jeremy Thompson and Anna Botting from SKY News.

Our Leadership Symposiums are attended by senior individuals from across the food, drink and retail industry. We also invite our partner sixth form colleges to send student delegates free of charge to hear our inspirational speakers.

Proceeds from this annual event are shared between Working Options in Education and Grocery Aid. Headline sponsor for this year’s event is Newton with additional sponsors Booker, Dairy Crest and Odgers Berndtson. Our media partner is The Grocer.

For more information or to book a delegate place go to www.symposium17.monkeybusinessevents.co.uk or call TMB Events on 01865 823895.