The first panel of the day included Filshill's Simon Hannah (left), Just Eat's Robin Clark and Bidfood's IT director, Abigail Brierley The 2017 Better Wholesaling Summit was a roaring success, attracting delegates with a buying power in excess of £15bn, and generating ideas that all in attendance could take back and put into use in their respective businesses.
Speakers included Just Eat’s head of restaurant services, Robin Clark, JW Filshill MD Simon Hannah, and Hyperama Wholesale MD Aris Poulis, while panellists included Bestway Wholesale MD Martin Race, Bidfood IT director Abigail Brierley, and Blakemore Wholesale MD James Russell.
To follow the action from the day, check out the
live blog. Here are a selection of the photos from the event.
For more photos from #BWSummit17, check out the August issue of Better Wholesaling, which will also include a full round-up of the event.
Blakemore Wholesale Distribution’s sales director Raj Krishan arrives at the Summit
Newtrade head of digital Stefan Appleby opens the Better Wholesaling Summit with a session on technology
Delegates with phones to hand ready to ask questions on voting tool Slido, and to Tweet along with the #BWSummit17 hashtag, which was trending in Birmingham
Just Eat’s head of restaurant services, Robin Clark, spoke to delegates about the growing delivered food market
Amir Chaudhary, a director at wholesaler Indus Foods, takes notes during Clark’s presentation
JW Filshill MD and Today’s Group chairman Simon Hannah on stage
The first panel of the day included Filshill’s Simon Hannah (left), Just Eat’s Robin Clark and Bidfood’s IT director, Abigail Brierley
Tree of Life CEO, John Weaver, chats to the business’ trading director, Lisa Pool
Confex director Tom Gittins (right) chatting over lunch with Filshill’s Simon Hannah
Gittins carries on the debate with #BWSummit17 tech panellist Ali Holmes, ecommerce director at PepsiCo
JJ Food Service COO Mushtaque Ahmed chats to Just Eat’s Robin Clark
Hyperama Wholesale MD Aris Poulis (left) chats with industry expert and former Bestway director, David Gilroy
The second panel of the day included Mars UK’s impulse sales director, Ayman Nasreldin
Blakemore Wholesale MD James Russell (left) was also on the panel, along with Bidfood sales and marketing director, Andy Kemp
Trystan Farnworth, commercial director for convenience and impulse at #BWSummit17 headline sponsor, Britvic
Better Wholesaling editor Martyn Fisher hosted a session looking at how wholesalers can achieve the perfect balance between retail and foodservice
Former head of trends at Tesco, and current MD of trend agency Trend Bible, Joanna Feeley, addresses delegates
Better Wholesaling publisher Chris Gamm hosted a panel debate looking at how wholesalers can keep up with consumer trends
Martin Race speaking at the BW Summit
The successful event finished with drinks and a barbecue, where wholesalers and suppliers carried on the conversation over gin and tonics, courtesy of headline sponsor, Britvic
Bestway’s Simon Hogg talks to David Visick, from the Federation of Wholesale Distributors
Today’s Group’s John Kinney talks to delegates including Just Eat’s Robin Clark
Better Retailing associate editor Steve Denham talks to Hyperama’s Aris Poulis (left), and Palmer & Harvey’s Giorgio Rigali
BW reporter Priyanka Jethwa, and BW account director, George McCracken
New Era PR and JJ Food Service’s Elit Rowland
FWD CEO James Bielby chats to Blakemore Wholesale MD James Russell