AACS Convenience Leaders Summit and Gala and Awards dinner 2018
The AACS Convenience Leaders Summit theme is ‘Inspiring Change’. Recognising change that has happened that is inspiring, but also inspiring our retailers and suppliers to make changes to adapt to new and emerging customer needs.
Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre
Put these dates in your diary now – August 15th and 16th for another inspirational AACS Convenience Leaders Summit – 2018
We have assembled an amazing line up of presenters that you will not want to miss including:
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.
General Manager Growth and Innovation – Bakers Delight
Nicolas recently led the Monash Food and Agriculture Initiative and its iconic Food Innovation Centre and Food Incubator programs. 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. Nicolas has now embarked in designing, developing and executing the next chapter of Bakers Delight successful history
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.
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 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.
With more to be announced……and of course the ever popular finalists in this year’s AACS PJ Convenience Award who will win a trip to China as part of the AACS Overseas Study Tour
AACS will once again collaborate with C&I so that the Expo will open each day after the AACS Summit presenters.
And of course the AACS Gala & Awards dinner will be at the amazing Crown in Melbourne on the evening of the 16th August.
August 15th and 16th in Melbourne – dates not to be missed for anyone in the convenienece industry!