Destination 2025 industry conference in aid of MAG

A new industry conference, ‘Destination 2025’, will bring wholesalers together to look at building the best business strategy for 2025 and beyond. All ticket proceeds are in aid of the charity Mines Advisory Group (MAG).

Conceptualised by Clare Bocking, managing director at Immediate Impact, and a host of industry experts, ‘Destination 2025’ is being hosted by Central Co-op in Lichfield on 25 January 2024.

Speakers include senior executives from Henderson Group, Unitas, Caterforce, Bidcorp, Country Range Group and TWC, with a programme designed to offer valuable financial, customer and consumer insight.

Bocking commented: “The wholesale industry has always been a rapidly evolving market, but the current climate truly shines a light on the importance of coming together and planning ahead to future-proof businesses. I’m proud to be working with some of the very best representatives in the business to bring Destination 2025 to fruition. We have a fantastic line-up of speakers to inspire attendees and ensure we’re shaping solid strategies that are based on detailed insight and analysis from the experts.”

Tickets are priced at £271 and available from The full agenda is as follows:

10:30 – 10:40: Welcome: Clare Bocking – MD at Immediate Impact

10:40 – 11:05: Global financial markets: Mark Merten-Jones – branch manager at Charles Stanley

11:05 – 11:30: UK market consumer trends: Tanya Pepin – MD at TWC

11:30 – 11:55: Employer innovation: Debbie Robinson – CEO at Central England Co-op

11:55 – 12:15: Investing for growth: Cathal Geoghegan – MD at Henderson Group

12:15 – 12:45: Panel discussion: Tom Fender, development director at TWC, Mark Aylwin, non-executive chair at Unitas, Amy Searle, MD of trade at Cirkle, Michelle Butler, MD at Orchid Marketing, Gary Mullineux, MD at Caterforce

12:45 – 13:45: Networking lunch

13:45 – 14:10: Customer innovation: Andrew Selley – CEO at Bidcorp

14:10 – 14:30: Is your team prepared and equipped to face the future? Steph Green – VP of sales, and Jo Murray – global account director at Total Negotiation

14:30 – 14:55: Wholesale evolution: Sheila Gallagher – commercial director at Booker

14:55 – 15:20: CSR trends and global change: Darren Cormack – MD at MAG

15:20 – 16:00: Coffee and networking

16:00 – 16:30: Panel discussion: Aoife Kenny, commercial director at Unitas, LJ Hanson, category controller at Bestway, Matt Moden, MD at Liberty Flights, Martin Ward, MD at Country Range Group, Jess Douglas, COO at Confex

16:30 – 17:00: Raffle draw and close: Clare Bocking – MD at Immediate Impact

Published Date: September 30, 2023
Category: Wholesale Industry News