WiW 2018 Conference Programme

Our 2018 conference will be held in the state-of-the-art auditorium at 1 Wimpole Street, London

Conference programme


Actionable advice to move businesses and careers forward

Date: September 11th, 2018; Venue: 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0LZ

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9:30am – 10:00am Coffee and registration

10:00am – 10:10am Welcome from Elit Rowland, WiW Founder

Session One

10:10am – 11:10am

The Wholesale Landscape

Chair: Clare Bocking, Commercial Director, Tulip Food Solutions

  • Leading the Way – Debbie Harrison, Managing Director, Pricecheck
  • Wholesale Insights – Patrick Mitchell-Fox, Senior Business Analyst, IGD
  • Consumer Trends – Jill Livesey, Managing Director, HIM & MCA

11:10am – 11:30am coffee break

Session Two

11:30am – 12:30pm

Communicating with IMPACT

Chair: James Bielby, Chief Executive, FWD

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Q&A Panel: Lessons in effective, influential communication with your manager

  • Natalie Campbell, Head Office Trader, Parfetts
  • Sedat Kaan Hendekli, Head of Operations, JJ Food Service
  • Laura McKechnie, Associate Director, Field Sales Wholesale, Coca-Cola European Partners
  • Elit Rowland, Founder, WiW 

12:30pm – 1:20pm Lunch

 Session Three


Skills for effective leaders

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Chair: Coral Rose, Managing Director, Country Range Group

  • Inspiring Teams – Tom Gittins, Business Development Director, Confex
  • Addressing Unconscious Bias – Tamlin Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, Bolt Learning
  • Bravery in Business – Hazel Detsiny, Managing Director, Unilever Food Solutions

2:20pm – 2:40pm coffee break

Session 4

2:40pm – 3:40pm

The Essential Habits of Confident People

Chair: Coral Rose, Managing Director, Country Range Group

WIW (19 of 56)

Q&A Panel: The do’s and don’ts that will get you far in business (and life)

  • Clare Bocking, Commercial Director, Tulip Food Solutions
  • Hazel Detsiny, Managing Director, Unilever Food Solutions
  • Janna Horsthuis, Managing Director, Robinson’s Fresh Foods
  • Sarah Whiddett, Head of Insight & Customer Experience, Bidfood

3:40-4:00pm – Guest Speaker:

Straight Talking on Why Women Matter – Heather P Melville OBE, CCMI, JP, Head of Business Inclusion Initiatives, Commercial & Private Banking

 4:00pm-4:10pm Conference Close

4:10pm Drinks Reception

5:30pm Extended Networking

Register here for WiW 2018 Conference

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