Tuesday 21st November 2017
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge


Following 29 years of hosting the Asian Trader Awards, promoting excellence across the independent retail sector, Asian Trader will host an exciting new Winning in Convenience conference for retailers, wholesalers and suppliers, which gives invaluable insights into the future of convenience retailing.

The Asian Trader Conference will discuss the issues that are most pressing for independent retailers. It will provide learnings throughout the day, will shape the view of the future of convenience in the UK and how suppliers and retailers can be on the front foot to succeed in this evolving market.

Keynote speakers at the Asian Trader Conference will include some of the biggest names in the grocery industry and award winning retailers, who will talk about the key trends in the convenience sector and how independent retailers can grow their business.
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Supported by


Lord Mark Price CVO

Keynote Speaker
Former Managing Director of Waitrose, Former Minister of State for Trade

Mike Baker

Budgens Brand Director

Nick Bentley

Category and Shopper Marketing Controller
AG Barr

Paul Birch

Head of Retail Club

Hema Brar

Joint Owner of Culverhay Stores, Cricklade

Robert Butler

Family Shopper Brand Director

Bep Dhaliwal

Trade Communications Manager
Mars Chocolate UK

Suleman Khonat

Blackburn newsagent and National Spokesman for the Tobacco Retailers’ Alliance

Chris Hayward

Head of UK Business Development
Kantar Worldpanel

Arjan Mehr

Owner of Londis Bracknell

Guy Ousey

Head of Retail Insight

Kay Patel

Owner of Best-one Wanstead

Ralph Patel

Woodmansterne Retailer and Ex National President of NFRN

Martyn Parkinson

Premier Brand Director

Avtar Sidhu

Owner of Simply Fresh Kenilworth

Martin Swadling

Londis Brand Director

Shane Thakrar

HKS Holdings