bringing business to business
The past few years of the UK independent forecourt sector have been dominated by big picture ideas – electric vehicles, last mile delivery, the importance of a food-to-go offering – but little has been discussed about the practical implementation happening in these areas right here, right now.
With the way we travel changing at breakneck speed, the time has come for the industry to focus not on blue sky thinking but real-life business application that can maintain successful industry growth.
Therefore, following the hugely successful 2018 event, PetroForum UK comes to Portugal for two days of discussing: OK – but how? This will be a two day event focused on providing solutions and case studies rather than all-talk, no-action.
The OpenRoom team are continually on the lookout for new innovations and perspectives to include – meaning this year’s event will play host to a unique collective of industry heavyweights and start-ups. Importantly, our unique one-to-one meeting format will lay at the heart of the agenda – connecting independent forecourt groups with top-tier suppliers to the industry.
- Network with your peers in a neutral environment.
- Differentiate: leverage information from multiple supplier meetings to increase buying power.
- Plan your itinerary to ensure that you meet with the suppliers that will help drive your business forward.
- Gain insights: share best practice and get a 360-degree view of the buyer/supplier partnership.
- Build a network of new business relationships.
- Do business face-to-face with the UK's leading forecourt retailers – with an audience that's guaranteed.
- Cut to the chase – our invitation-only policy means you’ll only meet with the decision makers.
- Make brand new contacts as well as catch up with existing customers.
- Take the temperature on the market & learn from the leading minds in the industry.
- Take advantage of our policy of limiting competition and maximise your exposure.
- Really get to know your customers in an environment designed for relationship building.
- See a measurable return on your investment and time.
Geoff Miller OBE
Chair, Geoff Miller OBE, ex-England Cricketer
We are delighted to announce that our conference chair and after-dinner speaker will be ex-England cricketer, Geoff Miller, OBE. Geoff represented England internationally for a number of years and since retiring, has spent time on the England Cricket selectors board. Miller, who domestically played for Derbyshire and Essex, was an outstanding all-rounder and has fantastic statistics to support this.
Prof. David Begg
Chief Executive, Transport Times
Keynote, Prof. David Begg, Chief Executive, Transport Times
Prof. David Begg is Chief Executive of Portobello Partnership Ltd which specialises in strategic advice to clients in the transport sector; publishes Transport Times online blog; and runs a series of transport best practice awards in conjunction with the Department for Transport, Transport Scotland and Transport for London.
He is a non-executive board member of Heathrow Airport Holdings Ltd, a member of the Cubic Transportation Systems’ Advisory Board and until September 2019 was a non-executive chairman of EAMS Group.
From 1999 to 2005 he chaired the Government’s Commission for Integrated Transport which was set up to advise the Government on transport policy and to monitor performance. He was a board member of Transport for London from 2000 to 2006 before joining Tube Lines as chairman (2006-2010). He was a non-executive director of the Strategic Rail Authority and before that British Rail. From 2005-2014 David was a Non-Executive Director of First Group Ltd.
Ideas worth sharing
Ignite Sessions, Ideas worth sharing
Short, sharp insightful sessions to ignite your curiosity.
Elevator Pitches, Supplier snapshots
Fast paced 45-second insights from innovative suppliers.
Managing Director, KSC Worldwide
Testimonial, Marla Saggu, Managing Director, KSC Worldwide
This is the one event we always make sure we come to. That's because we connect with the people that we didn't even know we needed.
Head of Franchise Development, KFC
Testimonial, Paul Stokes, Head of Franchise Development, KFC
What a cracking opportunity to network face-to-face with new faces within the petrol forecourt market. I was struck by the sheer volume of good contacts at a broad range of independent operators that would be hard to contact on an individual basis.
AIR-serv provide UK forecourt operators with hassle-free revenue share and rental programmes across our Air, Vacuum & Jet wash ranges which can include call-out charges, parts, labour and chemicals. AIR-serv are excited to add Rollover Carwashes and Adblue solutions to our existing portfolio.
Franke Coffee Systems
Franke Coffee Systems is a world-leading solution provider for professional coffee making. The product range includes fully automatics, semi-automatics, traditionals, capsule machines, and specialty craft brewers. Our passion for the best coffee quality motivates us to elevate the customer experience through state-of-the-art innovations.
PetroForum UK comes to the Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Resort - a luxury 5 star hotel in a 5 star location. Overlookingon one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, the Tivoli Marina offers the best of both worlds: the tranquility of the beach, and the lively atmosphere of Vilamoura town are both within minutes of the hotel.
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