Dawood Pervez, Bestway Wholesale, Managing Director

Line up announced for SWA conference

A host of top names head up the speakers at this year’s event

Bestway’s Managing Director Dawood Pervez is among an industry-leading line up to appear at this year’s Scottish Wholesale Association’s (SWA) annual conference.

The event, which is being held from 31 May to 2 June at Crieff Hydro in Perthshire, will also include speeches from Dundee-based wholesaler CJ Lang’s Chief Executive, Colin McLean, and Chieh Huang from US-based online wholesaler, Boxed.

A host of other recognisable names from the sector, such as Lynas Foodservice’s Andrew Lynas, Scottish Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Association Chief Executive Nigel Holmes and Fiona Speakman from CGA will also be speaking, while Julie Dunn, SWA President and Operations Director of Dunns Food and Drinks, is also due to talk to the conference.

To complete the line-up will be Ross Mackay, Co-Founder of Daring Foods, a start-up selling plant-based meat alternatives that secured its first distribution deal with Lomond Fine Foods earlier this year.

A roomful of industry leaders, entrepreneurs and senior executives from across the wholesale supply chain – in the UK and further afield –is expected to attend the event, which is titled What’s Next?, with a focus on technology, Scotland’s future growth and food trends.

SWA Chief Executive Colin Smith said: “It’s all about ringing the changes and ensuring that our Annual Conference remains relevant to members and suppliers – their time is at a premium so we must provide a platform for networking and create an environment that is conducive to encouraging discussion and sharing information.”

All queries about the conference should be directed to Jo Mathieson on 0131 556 8753 or by emailing her on joanne@scottishwholesale.co.uk.

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