Pervez and McLean to speak at SWA annual conference

Dawood Pervez, managing director of Bestway Wholesale, Colin McLean, chief executive of Dundee-based Spar wholesaler CJ Lang, and Chieh Huang, chief executive of US-based online wholesaler Boxed, are due to speak at the Scottish Wholesale Association’s annual conference.

Dawood Pervez

Colin McLean

The event – entitled What’s Next? – is being held from 31 May to 2 June at Crieff Hydro in Perthshire.

Also due to speak is Ross Mackay, co-founder of Daring Foods, a Glasgow-based start-up selling plant-based meat alternatives, securing its first distribution deal with Lomond Fine Foods earlier this year.

Other confirmed presenters include: Andrew Lynas, MD of Lynas Foodservice; Nigel Holmes, chief executive of the Scottish Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Association; and Fiona Speakman, client director of data and research consultancy, CGA.

Delegates will be addressed by Julie Dunn, SWA president and operations director of Dunns Food and Drinks. There will again be a number of panel discussions.

SWA chief executive Colin Smith said: “It’s all about ringing the changes and ensuring that our annual conference remains relevant to members and suppliers. “Their time is at a premium so we must provide a platform for networking and create an environment that is conducive to encouraging discussion and sharing information.”

Areas of focus for this year’s event are: technology, incorporating training; Scotland’s future growth opportunities; and food trends.

Tel: SWA 0131-556 8753


Published Date: March 1, 2019
Category: Wholesale Industry News