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SGF Annual Conference 2011 – Retailers Take Part in Unmissable Event

Over 300 delegates representing over 1500 stores will gather on Friday 1st April at the Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro for the SGF Annual Conference.

Key priorities identified during SGF’s strategic review in 2010 have led to the welcome addition of new retail members including the Costcutter Group and Martin McColl.

Delegates attending this year’s conference, which is the centrepiece of the Scottish convenience store sector calendar, will be inspired by a line up of high calibre speakers including Brian Taylor, BBC Scotland Political Editor; Stephen Robertson, Director General, British Retail Consortium and leading SGF member, David Sands, David Sands Ltd, who will address the theme of the conference “Progressive, Professional, Proactive”.

In a change to previous SGF conferences the Friday afternoon session will feature of series of case studies showcasing successful examples of collaboration between suppliers and retailers, in key category areas, which will provide insight and practical advice to take away and feed into your own business.

John Drummond, Chief Executive of SGF, said:

“These are exciting times for SGF and I very much look forward to welcoming delegates to the our annual conference at a new venue here in Dunblane.

“The impressive line up of speakers is one of the very best we have ever brought together for our conference.”