Press release

IGD Chief Economist to kick off the 2017 programme

Co-operatives UK is delighted to announce that IGD Chief Economist James Walton will be the opening speaker at the Co-operative Retail Conference in March (2017).

James is a renowned speaker at both UK and international events and has worked with clients across the entire grocery industry - as well as non-industry groups including government departments.

IGD's Chief Economist will be the opening speaker on Friday 3 March at Stratford Manor in Stratford-Upon-Avon. He is joined by Howard Brodsky, co-founder and Chairman of CCA Global Partners, whose co-operative business model has a proven track record of empowering thousands of entrepreneurs to succeed in the USA; Massimo Bongiovanni, the Vice-President of ANCC, the national apex body for consumer co-ops in Italy; Colin Macleod, The Channel Islands Co-operative CEO; former ICA President and current Chair of the National Co-operative Development Strategy Panel, Dame Pauline Green.