2018 AACS Peter Jowett Convenience Industry Award

Event Date: Announced 15th August

2018 AACS Peter Jowett Convenience Industry Award

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It’s on again for 2018  – an opportunity for those in the convenience industry to once again shine on the local stage and to also win a place on the exciting AACS Overseas Study Tour which will visit China for the first time.
What is the AACS Peter Jowett Convenience Industry Award?

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 jeff@aacs.org.auto be received no later than Friday 11th May 2018.

If you do intend on participating, please advise Jeff at jeff@aacs.org.au by Friday 16th March 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.

Eligibility

  • This competition is open to participants employed by AACS Members. Participants may not have previously received an AACS Scholarship Award/Peter Jowett Scholarship Award.
  • Entrants must be between the ages of 21 and 36 years as at 31st May 2018.
  • There are two Categories of Award. One award will be given in recognition of an outstanding presentation by a Retailer within the channel and another award will recognise an outstanding presentation by a Supplier within our channel of trade.

Things to know

1. Financial AACS Members may nominate two entrants to participate in the AACS Peter Jowett Convenience Industry Award for 2018. AACS Diamond Members may nominate 3 entrants.

2. Finalists selected by the panel of initial local judges will present their responses on the day of the annual AACS Convenience Leaders Summit, planned for Wednesday 15th  August 2017 in Melbourne at the C&I Expo.

3. AACS Members who attend the final presentations will vote with one vote per Member Company. These votes will determine the Retailer and Supplier Award Winners.

4. The presentations are to be in PowerPoint format with a presentation time limit of 12 minutes.

5. The finalists may use visual aids in this presentation.

6. The winners for both Retailer and Supplier Awards will be announced at the AACS ala & Awards Dinner on 16th  August 2017 in Melbourne.

7. The Retailer and Supplier winner will attend the AACS Overseas Study Tour – expenses paid by AACS [economy air travel, and accommodation – subject to certain exclusions] in September 2018.

The criteria for initial selection will be:

  • Addresses the question 40 points
  • Innovative thinking 25 points
  • Could be implemented 25 points
  • Quality of submission & presentation 10 points
  • Total: 100 points

We look forward to welcoming our 2018 participants.