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Announcing the 2012 Fuel Distribution Forum
Open Room Events are pleased to announce that the 2012 Fuel Distribution Forum will be returning to the Tivoli Victoria Hotel in the Algarve on 20-21 June.
With the dealer and distributor sectors in a state of flux, the event is perfectly placed to provide a platform from which to discuss the changing shape of the distribution sector and to forge a way forward. “I was initially a sceptic but I derived great benefit from the format”, said Kevin Kennerley at NWF Fuels who attended the 2011 Forum.
Leading distributors across the UK and Ireland are to be invited alongside the best suppliers in the industry for a day-and-a-half of unparalleled networking opportunities, which will include a topical opening session as well as OpenRoom’s unique speed meeting formula which is individually tailored to each participant’s preferences.
Fuel Oil News has stepped forward as the event’s media partner for a second year running, providing a sound insight into the market and some healthy exposure to get a wide range of suppliers and distributors on board.
The enthusiasm of delegates after this year’s Forum has paved the way for a date that should become a permanent feature in the industry’s calendar, a sentiment echoed by John Reynolds at Cookson & Zinn: “There was a real buzz surrounding the event, and from a ‘forum virgin's’ viewpoint, I thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing. There is no way that I could conceive meeting so many customers and prospects, every one being totally relevant to our business, in such a timeframe and in such conducive and convivial surroundings. I have already been banging the drum and sowing the seeds for next year!”
For distributors, please contact Fiona Horan on firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Suppliers, please contact Emma Faure on email@example.com.
Testimonials from 2011 Event
“I thought the whole event was another huge success. I have already had three discussions regarding the development of our business following the conference meetings and I look forward to hearing your plans for next year.” Howard Illingworth, Northern Energy Supplies
“I was already a big fan of the speed networking approach and I thought it worked really well. It was well worth it - great value for money, perfect venue, and the set-up encouraged business.” Jonathan Walsh, Hayes Fuels
“The event was a great success for us... the productiveness of the Thursday meetings was extremely positive. Well done!” Mark Rolph, Mabanaft
“I fully support the event - we will be back next year.” David Kingsman, Fuelsoft
The format is ideal. I found it energized, purposeful and reciprocal in that all parties had an agenda; it’s up to you to make sure there was a match!
Alex Russell, Managing Director, SmartAxess
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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