Friday 14th September 2018
The Molino Stucky has been chosen for the conference not only because of its stunning location, but also for its excellent conferencing facilities – with the ability to accommodate 1000 delegates our venue for 2018 is self-contained, yet in easy reach of the beautiful sights and sounds of Venice.
The theme for this year’s conference is “A Paradigm Shift”.
Our conference will open traditionally on Friday evening as we gather together for an informal waterside buffet at the Hotel Molino Stucky giving you an opportunity to relax and network with colleagues and friends following your journey.
|19.00||Drinks reception in the hotel gardens|
|20.00||Waterside buffet, Hilton Molino Stucky|
Saturday 15th September 2018
|09.15 – 12.30||Conference Welcome – Darren Goldney, Today’s Group|
|The Big Picture – George McGregor, MD, Interel Group|
|The Wholesale Space – James Bielby, Chief Executive, Federation of Wholesale Distributors
Jill Livesey, Managing Director, HIM
|Our Customers’ World – Retail, Foodservice and On-Trade|
|11.15 – 11.45||Coffee Break|
|Panel Session One: How to support Customers – Declan Curry, Facilitator|
|12.30 – 13.30||Lunch|
|13.30 – 16.30||Speed Dating – Session One|
The Group will depart the hotel, and take a boat to St Mark’s Square. Following a short walk, dinner will be served at Antico Martini, a restaurant regarded as one of the best in Venice situated adjacent to the city’s famous theatre, Teatro la Fenice.
|19.30||Dinner at the Antico Martini|
Sunday 16th September 2018
|09.15 – 12.30||Welcome – Simon Hannah, Chairman, Today’s Group|
|Retail, Foodservice, On-Trade, Trading and Specialist – Today’s Group Team|
|Member Presentation – David Brind, Kitwave Group|
|Member and Supplier Breakout Sessions|
|12.30 – 13.30||Lunch|
|13.30 onwards||Afternoon at leisure|
You are invited to the Skyline Bar and Rooftop terrace at our hotel. Canapes and drinks will be served, followed by a buffet dinner. Music will be provided throughout the evening by a local DJ and drinks will be served until 23.00.
|19.00||Music and Dining at the Skyline Rooftop Bar, Hilton Molino Stucky|
Monday 17th September 2018
|09.30 – 12.30||Speed Dating – Session Two|
|13.30 – 16.30||Wake Up!|
|Supplier Insights – Breakout Feedback|
|Joint business planning – David Nicholls and Steve Norris, Nestlé UK|
|Panel Session Two: Big Change, Big Opportunity – Declan Curry, Facilitator|
|15.30-16.15||Welcome to our Keynote Speaker|
|Conference round up – Darren Goldney, MD, Today’s Group|
Monday afternoon will conclude our business agenda and will leave everyone with more than enough time to prepare for our Gala Dinner and annual supplier awards. Please note that this year the dress code will be smart casual (no jeans).
|19.00||Departure to our Gala Dinner, Arsenale|
Tuesday 18th September 2018
We wish you a relaxed day and a safe onward journey home. Thank you for your continued support of the Today’s Group.