The AVA are excited to reveal the names of three more fantastic speakers to the AVEX 2017 enhanced Speakers’ Programme.
Fiona Speakman, Client Director of the Food Team at CGA Strategy
At AVEX 2017 Fiona is going to set the scene for the ‘Out of Home’ market by talking about how the market is set up in the UK, what this means for the food and drink industry, and how Brexit is impacting this.
Fiona joined the Food Team at CGA Strategy in 2016, following 10 years of experience in Blue Chip FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) companies. Her commercial insight and market context knowledge of the ‘Out of Home’ environment is reflective of the work she has done across a number of high profile international operators across a variety of sectors including supply, retail, and most recently foodservice.
Fiona works with clients from the food industry, delivering actionable insights to support clients’ focus on growing their business within the ‘Out of Home’ context, using her market knowledge and expertise.
Andy Jones, Immediate Post Chair, Hospital Caterers Association
‘Water, the Key to Life and More’
Andy will look at the following themes during his hydration focused talk:
-Drink as an essential component to physical and mental well-being.
-Ensure your workforce is adequately hydrated – looking at the benefits.
-Access to hydration in a health and social care setting, including hospitals, community, residential and day care services and why it is essential.
Tim Nunnerley, Wholesale Controller at Vimto
Tim Nunnerley is Wholesale Controller at Vimto Out of Home. In this talk, Tim will discuss the challenges that the impending sugar levy poses for soft drinks vending and the wider foodservice industry. He’ll also talk about the trends for healthier, premium soft drinks and how operators can make the most of this growing opportunity.
With over 15 years’ experience in the industry, Tim is responsible for the availability & development of the Vimto packaged portfolio through the On Trade, Foodservice & Vending channels.
This year’s exhibition has seen the implementation of an enhanced Speakers’ Programme where carefully selected speakers will deliver talks based on the most pressing issues affecting vending and the food and drink industry today.
Jonathan Hart, Chief Executive of the AVA, is delighted with this year’s enhanced Speakers’ Programme: “When we began discussions for the planning of AVEX 2017, it was imperative for the team that we developed an engaging list of speakers to attract quality visitors and provide added value to the exhibition. We really believe that we have achieved this with our 2017 Speakers’ Programme and I am delighted to be announcing the addition of Fiona, Andy and Tim to the list. The topics being discussed tackle some of the biggest issues facing vending and its related industries today, ensuring that AVEX will be the must-attend vending event of the year.”
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