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PetroForum – which first launched over 11 years ago back in 2007 – continues to partner Europe's leading Independent Groups in their exciting journey of growth and influence.
Building on OpenRoom’s signature invitation-only format, PetroForum 2018 will broaden horizons by focusing its education program on fuels of the future and examining their potential as a genuine commercial opportunity. The unique one-to-one format removes barriers and allows for straightforward conversations between retailer and supplier; it’s a place to network, build relationships and meet new partners.
Chair, Mark Durden-Smith, Television Broadcaster
Mark Durden-Smith has worked in Broadcasting for over twenty years. He started his career working in BBC Radio local newsrooms then went to Sky Sports fronting the BAFTA Award winning rugby coverage. He presented many sporting events such as the Rugby World Cup and the Boat Race. Mark hosted I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Now on ITV 2 (Winner of a TRIC Award). Aside from his television work Mark is very active in the corporate world including presenting both the World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards and The Police Bravery Awards for the last ten years.
In Conversation With..., Brian Madderson, Chairman, PRA
Brian joined the Petrol Retailers Association as Chairman in 2009 after more than 20 years as Managing Director of George Hammond PLC. He drives the Association's wide-ranging policies through his representation of thousands of independent retailers to government and other key industry bodies. He regularly appears on TV with BBC, Sky and ITN all using his wide ranging industry knowledge as does both national and regional BBC radio channels.
Green Executive Officer, UNO-x Norway
Ignite Session, Roger Hertzenberg, Green Executive Officer, UNO-x Norway
Roger has been working in the fuel retail business for over 30 years. Working at Hydro Texaco since 1998, Roger has led procurement, property & construction, and was in charge of the world record-breaking concept of building a petrol station in 110 hours & 24 minutes in 2015. As GEO, Roger has dedicated himself to the introduction of Hydrogen for the transport sector in Norway. Uno-X opened their first retail hydrogen site in November 2016, and aim to have built 20 by 2020.
National Sales Manager, Fast Trak
Ignite Session, Tracey Stirling, National Sales Manager, Fast Trak
Tracey will run through the top five trends in impulse purchases that will increase basket spend and increase profits.
Managing Director, Franke Coffee UK
Ignite Session, James Nicholson, Managing Director, Franke Coffee UK
Let's talk about coffee in the cup
The coffee market and recent trends in coffee consumption can generate huge profitability for the operator. Franke Coffee examines how best to take advantage of the coffee boom in the forecourt.
Group Managing Director, Eurotank Service Group
Workshop Leader, Edward Wheeler, Group Managing Director, Eurotank Service Group
Maximising Fuel Margins
Petroleum retailers can improve their bottom line on fuel sales by utilising new technology for the control of their wetstock. Historically, retailers have had to live with wetstock loss caused by a variety of factors including vapour loss, temperature and meter drift. This presentation focuses on how retailers can correctly identify their true wetstock losses and what they can do to reduce them in order to maximise their fuel margin.
Commercial Director, Volumatic
Workshop Leader, James Harris, Commercial Director, Volumatic
A Year on - What Effect has the National Living Wage had on your Business?
National Living Wage was brought into effect in 2017. James will facilitate a discussion on what impact this has had on your businesses, how you are mitigating against it, and what it means for the future of British retail.
Co-Director, Fuel Supply Solutions
Round Table Chair, Keith Guppy, Co-Director, Fuel Supply Solutions
European Opportunity for UK Suppliers
With UK based retail groups expanding into Europe, is there an opportunity for UK based suppliers to expand into other markets - and if so, what are some of the key challenges they would face?
Fast Trak specialises in pump top promotions, supplying forecourts across the UK and Ireland. Our success is based on thorough market research and careful analysis of the convenience retail sector. Fast Trak works with some of the biggest names in retail & working with major drop shipment schemes ensures our customers a high level of customer satisfaction.
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