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Top Retailers Head to the Algarve for C-Store 2011
Over 30 of the biggest names from the UK’s multiple C-stores, symbol groups and forecourt operators have already signed up for OpenRoom’s C-Store Forum in June next year. James Hall & Co., J&J Wilson, Motor Fuel Group, MPK Garages, Simply Fresh and Welcome Break are just a few of those organisations joining the forum. With just over 9,000 stores between them, covering the length and breadth of the UK, this group of retailers represents a treasure trove of opportunity to the ever-growing selection of suppliers attending the event. Representatives from food-to-go, energy control systems, signage, branding, design, lighting & LED, display systems, in-store media and retail technology will all be there.
And it’s not just the suppliers who are set to reap the benefits of the forum; retailers too are recognising the efficiency of holding countless meetings under one roof over just one-and-a-half days. With the heavy time-constraints placed on everyone these days, the efficient speed-meeting model is a win-win for all who attend, whilst the informal networking in the form of lunches and dinners, offers retailers some quality time with peers and suppliers alike.
OpenRoom Director, Fiona Horan says, “The interest in this forum continues to grow year on year – and we’re delighted that companies in this sector recognize the value of a networking forum as a significant tool for future growth.”
Along with the meetings program, there’ll be an inspiring talk from a motivational speaker, as well as an opening session by David Shrimpton of Independent Retail News.
The 2011 C-Store Forum takes place at the Tivoli Victoria hotel, Vilamoura in the Algarve on June 13th-14th.
The format was excellent as it gave a good opportunity for suppliers to pitch to us within a stipulated time – which made the meetings straight to the point and very productive.
Dedo Kofi, Allied Oil Ghana
OpenRoom runs a global portfolio of B2B forums and its business model is built around the success of combining networking with focused, pre-matched appointments.
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