Register now for Arena’s ‘Wholesale - The Road to Recovery’

By Berenice, Thursday 11 March 2021

On the morning of Wednesday 31 March 2021 from 8.30am to 9.30am we will host our next Ask Arena virtual event together with our headline sponsor TWC – the leading intelligence and technology consultancy. Wholesale – The Road to Recovery’ will discuss the key issues impacting the wholesale sector and what it needs to recover in order to help the hospitality and foodservice industry re-open.


Our Speakers

We are delighted to welcome James Bielby, CEO, Federation of Wholesale Distributors who will chair a panel discussion with key wholesale industry leaders. 

Andrew Selley, CEO, Bidcorp, Coral Rose, MD, Country Range Group and Dawood Pervez, MD, Bestway Wholesale will share their knowledge, experience and practical advice on the issues affecting the wholesale sector and the supply chain as the hospitality industry re-opens.

Topics for discussion will include:

  • the impact of the pandemic and challenges facing the wholesale sector as the foodservice and hospitality industry re-opens
  • what’s needed by the wholesale industry in order to kick-start it's recovery
  • as the industry re-opens, what do wholesalers now want from their customers and what do customers want from their wholesalers
  • the importance of the supply chain – what do suppliers now want from wholesalers and vice versa
  • the implications of Brexit on the sector

Exclusive Insight

In addition to our panel discussion the event will also feature an exclusive insight presentation from our headline sponsor - leading intelligence and technology consultancy – TWC.  TWC will be launching TWC Trends - a new industry tracker report, created with input from many of the leading brands in Wholesale, Retail, and Hospitality. 

In this presentation Tom Fender, Development Director for TWC will share feedback from consumers as to perceptions and trends relating to changing behaviours as we emerge from lockdown and in particular as the hospitality sector turns the lights back on.

Who should join?

This virtual event will prove highly informative for those working within the wholesale sector, supply chain or at head office level within either a hospitality business or contract caterer.  Whether you work in operations, sales, marketing and communications, procurement, finance, data and insight – this event is for you.  

We look forward to you joining us for what will be a highly valuable event and thank you to William Murray PR & Marketing and 23Digital for their help with this event.

Click here to find out more about our speakers.  And, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Lorraine Wood by email or on 07803 853618.