Associated Independent Stores - UK buying group

Monday 27 April 2020

Conference Facilitator: Philip Hesketh

From 8.30 am
Coffee and Exhibitors
At 9.20 am
Annual General Meeting
From 9.30 am to 5.00 pm
Conference Speakers
Address by AIS Chairman
Stephen McCammon

Address by
Sheila Cooper
Managing Director, AIS

The Economic & Financial Outlook
Andrew Neil
Journalist and Broadcaster

The Barkers Story
Charles Barker
Managing Director, Barkers (Northallerton) Ltd

It’s the Team that Achieves the Dream
Adam Peaty MBE
British Swimmer

Address by Warners Distillery
Speaker tbc

The Changing Face of Digital Marketing and Social Media
Speaker tbc

Address by
Allan Leighton
Businessman

Conference Close by Philip Hesketh
From 5.00 pm to 5.30 pm
Last chance to see Exhibitors
7.00 pm
Pre-Dinner Drinks Reception & Canapés and Cash Bar
7.45 pm
Gala Dinner (Black Tie)
With Special Guest Gyles Brandreth

Optional Workshops Tuesday 28 April 2020

From 9.30 am to 12.00 noon
PR Masterclass
Facilitated by Tom Grocott
Managing Partner, McCann Birmingham

Learn about the latest PR developments from leading agency McCann at our PR masterclass. The specialist team will cover everything from influencer engagement to modern media relations techniques, so you can secure editorial and earned coverage for your business. As well as learning the latest tactics and examples, you will also have an opportunity to ask questions and get first hand advice.

 
Followed by:

 
How can AIS support members’ digital transformation strategies to improve efficiency within your organisations?
Facilitated by Mark Oliver
Director of IT, Systems and Business Infrastructure, AIS

This round table discussion will focus on how IT can support the current challenges faced by members to improve your operating efficiencies while your margins are being squeezed.