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PetroForum UK 2018

PetroForum UK 2018

June 18-19, 2018

Hotel Don Carlos, Marbella

Hotel Don Carlos, Marbella | June 18-19, 2018

PetroForum – which first launched over 11 years ago back in 2007 – continues to partner Europe's leading Independent Groups in their exciting journey of growth and influence.

Building on OpenRoom’s signature invitation-only format, PetroForum 2018 will broaden horizons by focusing its education program on fuels of the future and examining their potential as a genuine commercial opportunity.  The unique one-to-one format removes barriers and allows for straightforward conversations between retailer and supplier; it’s a place to network, build relationships and meet new partners.

Mark Durden-Smith
Television Broadcaster

Chair, Mark Durden-Smith, Television Broadcaster

Mark Durden-Smith has worked in Broadcasting for over twenty years. He started his career working in BBC Radio local newsrooms then went to Sky Sports fronting the BAFTA Award winning rugby coverage. He presented many sporting events such as the Rugby World Cup and the Boat Race. Mark hosted I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Now on ITV 2 (Winner of a TRIC Award). Aside from his television work Mark is very active in the corporate world including presenting both the World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards and The Police Bravery Awards for the last ten years.

Brian Madderson
Chairman, PRA

In Conversation With..., Brian Madderson, Chairman, PRA

Brian joined the Petrol Retailers Association as Chairman in 2009 after more than 20 years as Managing Director of George Hammond PLC. He drives the Association's wide-ranging policies through his representation of thousands of independent retailers to government and other key industry bodies. He regularly appears on TV with BBC, Sky and ITN all using his wide ranging industry knowledge as does both national and regional BBC radio channels.

Roger Hertzenberg
Green Executive Officer, UNO-x Norway

Ignite Session, Roger Hertzenberg, Green Executive Officer, UNO-x Norway

Roger has been working in the fuel retail business for over 30 years. Working at Hydro Texaco since 1998, Roger has led procurement, property & construction, and was in charge of the world record-breaking concept of building a petrol station in 110 hours & 24 minutes in 2015. As GEO, Roger has dedicated himself to the introduction of Hydrogen for the transport sector in Norway. Uno-X opened their first retail hydrogen site in November 2016, and aim to have built 20 by 2020.

Chris Goodall
Partner, Carbon Commentary

Ignite Session, Chris Goodall, Partner, Carbon Commentary

Chris Goodall is one of the UK’s best regarded commentators on the transition away from fossil fuels. His most recent book is on the global rise of solar power as the lowest cost source of energy. He speaks frequently to audiences as diverse as oil company executives, sovereign wealth funds and investment managers. He is a non-executive director and investor in ChargePoint Services, one of the UK’s largest EV charging businesses.

Tracy Stirling
National Sales Manager, Fast Trak

Ignite Session, Tracy Stirling, National Sales Manager, Fast Trak

Trending Today

Tracy will run through the top five trends in impulse purchases that will increase basket spend and increase profits.

James Nicholson
Managing Director, Franke Coffee UK

Ignite Session, James Nicholson, Managing Director, Franke Coffee UK

Let's talk about coffee in the cup

The coffee market and recent trends in coffee consumption can generate huge profitability for the operator. Franke Coffee examines how best to take advantage of the coffee boom in the forecourt.


Edward Wheeler
Group Managing Director, Eurotank Service Group

Workshop Leader, Edward Wheeler, Group Managing Director, Eurotank Service Group

Maximising Fuel Margins

Petroleum retailers can improve their bottom line on fuel sales by utilising new technology for the control of their wetstock. Historically, retailers have had to live with wetstock loss caused by a variety of factors including vapour loss, temperature and meter drift. This presentation focuses on how retailers can correctly identify their true wetstock losses and what they can do to reduce them in order to maximise their fuel margin.

James Harris
Commercial Director, Volumatic

Workshop Leader, James Harris, Commercial Director, Volumatic

A Year on - What Affect has the National Living Wage had on your Business? 

National Living Wage was brought into effect in 2017. James will facilitate a discussion on what impact this has had on your businesses, how you are mitigating against it, and what it means for the future of British retail.

Ramsay MacDonald
Fuel Retail Consultant

Round Table Chair, Ramsay MacDonald, Fuel Retail Consultant

Ramsay has been in the fuel and convenience business for over 30 years. He spent ten years with Mobil, including a spell in Spain, before going back to the UK with BP where he worked on over 600 site developments. These included retail partnerships with both Safeway and the roll out of the M&S programme. Having moved back North to Edinburgh, he then joined DCC and Certas, where he built the Gulf brand to 500 dealer sites and made over 50 store acquisitions both in Scotland as well as UK wide with the launch of their unmanned network. Ramsay now works a consultant, specialising in M&A activity as well as retail business development and has worked with both the PRA and the Scottish Grocers Federation.

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Event Partners


Eurotank are the industry leaders in fuel storage management. Leading the way with a range of services in tank, forecourt and construction ensuring our customers benefit from a one stop offer to keep their assets online and trading safely.


For more than 40 years, Volumatic have been pioneering cash handling products that enhance security, reduce shrinkage and deliver process efficiencies to the retail, banking and leisure sectors. Volumatic products are used to count and protect over $4 billion dollars.

Fast Trak

Fast Trak specialises in pump top promotions, supplying forecourts across the UK and Ireland. Our success is based on thorough market research and careful analysis of the convenience retail sector. Fast Trak works with some of the biggest names in retail & working with major drop shipment schemes ensures our customers a high level of customer satisfaction.


Innovative car wash solutions from the global leader. WashTec set international standards for car wash systems, car care products, commercial vehicle wash systems, conveyor tunnels and self-service jet wash equipment. A comprehensive product range, our high-quality production and our consistent customer focus combine to make WashTec the leading partner in the carwash business.

Franke Coffee Systems

Franke Coffee Systems is a world-leading solution provider for professional coffee making. The product range includes fully automatics, semi-automatics, traditionals, capsule machines, and specialty craft brewers. Our passion for the best coffee quality motivates us to elevate the customer experience through state-of-the-art innovations.

The venue

Located on the beach, set in 40,000 square metres of sub-tropical gardens and just 30 minutes from Malaga airport the Don Carlos hotel is the perfect setting for this year’s event. 

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