Discounted tickets available for retail Summit

Discounted ‘Early Bird’ tickets have been made available for the Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit.

The event on 6 September features an inspirational selection of international speakers at the landmark event in the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin.

The Summit will be the biggest event for the Irish retail sector this year, with experts from digital retail, Ireland’s economic upper echelons, US and Canadian food-to-go, global trend-analysis, sport and business motivation, and domestic retail, all brought together for the outstanding event.

Discounted ‘Early Bird’ tickets have been made available, with a significant saving available for those purchasing a ticket or group tickets within a limited period.

Over 500 delegates are expected to attend, including the nation’s top convenience retailers, owners, CEOs, directors, managers, and senior members from retail teams from within neighbourhood, convenience, food-to-go, delis, cafes, symbol groups, off-sales, supermarkets, wholesalers, and forecourt retailing.

The theme of the Summit is ‘The Future of Convenience’, with those in attendance will be able to gather insights, inspiration and innovations needed for the challenges posed by convenience retail’s exciting future.

It will involve retailing masterclasses, exploration of the latest technologies, new-to-market products and services, an investigation of forthcoming trends, and an exploration of what lies ahead for the industry.

The full line-up is available to view here.

Speaking about the conference was Bill Penton, Managing Director of the event’s organising team, Penton Exhibitions Limited.
He said: “There are a number of incredibly exciting speakers drawn from the highest level of international retailing. These are global experts, with huge amounts of experience and expertise – it’s a dream team of retail minds and I’m sure everyone in Ireland and Northern Ireland’s retail industry will be very impressed with the quality of the line-up. It’s really not to be missed.”

Freshii founder Matthew Corrin is just one of those speaking at the Summit on September 6

The Summit has won the supported of a range of organisations and companies, including RGDATA and Retail NI.

Commenting on the event, RGData’s Director General Tara Buckley said: “RGDATA was delighted to be involved in last year’s Summit and are looking forward to this year’s event. It is a great opportunity to meet leading experts in our sector and get ideas to develop your shop and boost sales.”Meanwhile, Ireland’s Grocery Benevolent Fund is on-board as the event’s charity sponsor.

Also commenting was Glyn Roberts from Retail NI. He said: “Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit comes at an important time for the industry. The scale of this event is sure to have an important and positive impact on the future of convenience retail in Northern Ireland and the Republic. We’re delighted to support this incredible summit, and look forward to learning valuable lessons from such an impressive range of speakers.

Due to the scale of the 2017 Summit, the organising team has also established a dedicated online and social media presence for the event, featuring a full breakdown of each of the speakers, and the latest updates as the industry looks forward to the 6 September Summit.

To book a place at the Summit call Dublin 00353 (0)1 6392960 or Belfast 0044 28 90 457 457, and visit for more details. Follow the latest news from the event at Ireland’s Convenience Retailer Summit on Facebook.