Chieh Huang, chief executive of the US-based online wholesaler Boxed, is among the speakers already confirmed for the Scottish Wholesale Association’s (SWA) 2019 annual conference.
Huang launched his company out of his parents’ two-car garage in suburban New Jersey in 2013 and is flying to Scotland especially to speak at the conference. In just five years, he grew the company from a start-up making $40,000 in revenue to a household name valued at more than $500m in 2018.
Chief executives of Bestway (Dawood Pervez) and CJ Lang (Colin McLean) will also be speaking for the event entitled What’s Next?, which will incorporate a number of panel discussions with business sessions designed to enabling greater business-building opportunities between members.
Other presenters confirmed for the SWAs 2019 annual conference include: Andrew Lynas, managing director of Lynas Foodservice; Nigel Holmes, chief executive of the Scottish Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Association; and Fiona Speakman, client director, CGA.
Colin Smith, SWA chief executive, said: “It’s all about ringing the changes and ensuring that our Annual Conference remains relevant to members and suppliers – their time is at a premium so we must provide a platform for networking and create an environment that is conducive to encouraging discussion and sharing information.”