November 14-2019


Crowne Plaza, Belfast


7 Professional Speakers


Innovative Trade Expo

Northern Ireland’s Leading Conference For The Grocery Industry


CONFERENCE / what it's all about


Northern Ireland’s biggest Summit for the grocery industry is taking place on the 14th November in Belfast.

The Neighbourhood Retailer Summit comes at a critical time for the economy in the UK and Ireland. It promises to be a much-needed platform for lively debate and a ‘must attend’ conference for all influencers, buyers and key decision makers within retail.

A fast paced conference and trade exhibition will run during the day with the 21st Neighbourhood Retailer Gala Awards Dinner in the evening. This pioneering Summit will explore the latest trends, the digitisation of retail, innovative new concepts, and the rapidly growing food-to-go market, which is currently worth £22bn per annum in the UK. The rise of vegan and vegetarian meals plus plant-based alternatives has added real diversity to the market. Seven internationally renowned speakers will take to the stage to motivate, innovate, and ignite new thinking and new visions within Northern Ireland’s diverse retail sector.

Northern Ireland retailers are amongst the best in the world and challenging times are always a catalyst for inspirational entrepreneurs and creative forward thinkers.

The grocery market in Northern Ireland is valued at £2bn per annum and is a mainstay employer across all our towns, villages and cities.

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Overall Sponsor:

Supported by:

Media Partners


Ken Hughes > Consumer, Shopper Behaviourist

Retail Rewired: Success Through Shopper Centricity

Will Stratton-Morris > CEO, Caffè Nero UK

Transforming the Customer Experience

Ben Miller > Global Insights Director, IGD

Global Retailing Trends – Remaining Relevant in a Digitising Market



*The conference speaker timings are subject to change.

testimonials / What People Say About The Conference

EXHIBITION / who's going to be there

Northern Ireland’s Neighbourhood Retailer Summit 2019 will include an exciting Trade Exhibition. Featuring the latest innovations of some 50 leading brands and services providers, the exhibition will provide an eye-opening view into the latest trends and new product developments in the sector. The focused event works in unison with our conference, which runs from 8am-4.45pm.
Exhibitors will have access to high-quality buyers, decision-makers, and business owners in a comfortable and engaging environment with refreshments on hand in a business-friendly atmosphere.
Opportunities to be part of the Trade Exhibition are limited, with room for just 50 top brands, products or services to exhibit.



Awards / celebrating the industry's best

The Neighbourhood Retailer Summit will culminate with the biggest annual event in the industry – Northern Ireland’s Neighbourhood Retailer Awards.
The black-tie gala evening takes place from 7.15pm at the sumptuous Crowne Plaza Hotel in Belfast on November 14, 2019.
The awards event is the most prestigious in Northern Ireland, uniquely celebrating the Neighbourhood retail sector.
Over 500 guests will be in attendance, all key decision-makers and innovators within the industry.
It is the ultimate opportunity to network and communicate with leading figures in the sector, and an unrivalled celebration of the most successful retailers in the country.

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Images From Last Year's Gala Awards Dinner

testimonials / What People Say About The Awards

Event Location

Crowne Plaza Belfast
117 Milltown Rd
Shaws Bridge
Belfast BT8 7XP

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For bookings or any queries  please use the contact button or call Pamela Beers on 028 90 457 457.