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Testimonials

Art Cruz

Art Cruz

Vice President Marketing, SEAOIL, Philippines

“PetroForum is a shortcut to building relationships that otherwise would take years to build. Bringing international suppliers to one place makes the world smaller” 

Caroline Thomson

Caroline Thomson

National Accounts Manager, Subway

“This event is one we would not miss; we regard it as a great success and very good value. The speed meetings were, as always, highly efficient and really focus everyone’s mind”

Brent Maxwell

Brent Maxwell

Head of Data & Intelligence, The Iconic

"RetailTech ANZ was one of the most powerful industry events I've attended as a leader. The event was curated  to maximise the use of our time and was an investment well worth it as it's opened up better ways of doing business and serving our customers."

Matt Lane

Matt Lane

Head of Beverage Solutions, Nestle Professional

“For a company breaking into a new industry, the networking proved invaluable. We have established several key contacts which may have taken weeks or months without our attendance.”

Nazeema Dada

Nazeema Dada

Procurement Manager, Shell South Africa Marketing (Pty) Ltd

A number of suppliers have been invited to participate in the largest global tender of its kind for Shell.  This would not have been possible had we not met with them face-to-face at the Africa PetroForum.

Steve Silver

Steve Silver

Service Owner, Data Centres & Infrastructure, University of Warwick

“Too many times, conferences and trade shows present the 'same old thing'.  This was different and it's allowed me to bring back new ideas to the business which we'll benefit from” 

Tim Ellis

Tim Ellis

Managing Director, GAS Petroleum

"The format is highly constructive and represents a most valuable use of time.  The blend of short-sharp meetings, the networking and follow-up around the fringes of proceedings maximises everyone’s opportunity to meet, learn and plan."

Mark Thomson

Mark Thomson

Retail Industry Solutions EMEA, Motorola Solutions

"It is rare that we get the time to engage with so many retailers in such a short space of time.  We have been able to initiate some new relationships as well as build on existing ones"   

Darrel Orsmond

Darrel Orsmond

Industry Head Financial Services, SAP Africa

“The event was absolutely on target for us. The right banks were in attendance and the right level of executive.  The format of the event worked brilliantly and the execution was spot on.”

Paul Edwards

Paul Edwards

Solutions SIS Leader, NCR, Thailand

"An extremely useful event providing an excellent opportunity to network, expand sales opportunities, and to become better educated via focused discussions with customers across a diverse range of countries"

Wayne Kingwill

Wayne Kingwill

Retail Marketing Manager, Vivo Energy

“A great opportunity to engage face to face and see the points of different between one supplier and another. You get a good result in a very short space of time” 

Jason Bedford

Jason Bedford

Director of Clinical Services, IDH Group

"This works: to meet this number of suppliers, manufacturers and colleagues would usually take six months of work not two days!”

Art Cruz

Art Cruz

Vice President Marketing, SEAOIL, Philippines

“PetroForum is a shortcut to building relationships that otherwise would take years to build. Bringing international suppliers to one place makes the world smaller” 

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Film: how we do it

PetroForumAfrica 2015

March 2-4, 2015

Upcoming Events

DentalForum USA 16

Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa

September 26-27, 2016

A two-day event, designed for multiple dental groups in the US. 

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RetailTech Africa 2016

Cape Town, South Africa

November 21-22, 2016

Bringing together retailers across Africa with the region's most innovative technology vendors for a day and a half of seminars, one-to-one meetings and a dynamic social networking program.

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FinanceTech Africa 17

Kievits Kroon, South Africa

March 13-14, 2017

 

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PetroForum Africa 17

Kievits Kroon, Johannesburg

March 16-17, 2017

A biennial gathering of Africa’s oil companies and international providers of retail equipment and services.

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RetailTech ANZ 17

Gold Coast, Australia

March 27-28, 2017

Retail technology is racing at breakneck speed to meet the demands of today’s omni-shopper, who uses a variety of technologies for a full range of shopping experiences on the path to purchase.  

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C-Store Forum UK 2017

Don Carlos, Marbella

May 15-16, 2017

A gathering of the best C-Store operators across the UK and Ireland. C-Store Forum provides two days of formal face-to-face meetings, seminars and networking in a relaxed but business-focused environment.

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PharmacyForum UK 17

May 18-19, 2017

PharmacyForum addresses the needs of the fast changing world of community pharmacies. An annual gathering of multiple pharmacy chains and innovative suppliers.

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DentalForum UK 2017

Pine Cliffs Resort, The Algarve

May 22-23, 2017

A dynamic platform for the UK's largest Dental Groups, manufacturers and suppliers to network, build relationships and meet potential partners.

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PetroForum MENA 2017

Park Hyatt, Abu Dhabi

September 25-26, 2017

The Middle East's foremost gathering of oil companies and international providers of fuel retail, convenience and distribution services.

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