Posted: Mon 19th Dec 2016
Starting and growing a business in the wellness and wellbeing sector? The Wellness Exchange is being hosted for you. Meet buyers, experts and entrepreneurs who will offer the contacts and advice you need to sell to large retailers, scale nationwide and raise profile. The programme is hot off the press!
Attend to hear from head buyers at Planet Organic and Holland & Barrett as well as the entrepreneurs behind Frame, Neat Nutrition, Vivid Drinks, MACACHA and Disrupt Sports, plus pitch your story to Balance magazine and Welltodolondon.com. It's a day not to be missed if you're in the wellness business.
The Wellness Exchange: 10 March 2017 at KPMG, 15 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London
9.50am: Welcome from Enterprise Nation
Emma Jones, founder, Enterprise Nation
10.00am: How two former GB swimmers have created the Chanel of the protein world
Charlie Turner, operations director and co-founder, Neat Nutrition
10.30am: Meet the buyer: Holland & Barrett
Ian Mackie, head of food category, Holland & Barrett
11.00am: Coffee break
11.30am: How to find a manufacturer for your wellness product, whether food or fashion
Tom and Phil Beahon, Co-founders, Castore
James Shillcock, Founder, Vivid Drinks
12.00pm: Guide to a health product start-up: How I did it
Following an eight year career as head of health and beauty at Whole Foods UK, Ines Hermida decided to become her own boss and run her own show. Protein shake, MACACHA, is the result and is selling across the UK and overseas. Ines will show how she got started and keeps growing
12.30pm: Meet the Buyer: Planet Organic
Al Overton, head of buying, Planet Organic
1.00pm: Lunch break
Head out to a nearby eatery, or showcase your product to Al Overton at a lunchtime demo
2.00pm: How to grow your wellness business on Instagram
Representatives from Facebook and Instagram
2.30pm: Let's get personal: How to deliver a personal wellness experience to your customer
Chris Bailey, Founder, Disrupts Sports
3.00pm: Show me the money!
Representatives from KPMG, HSBC and funders offer top tips on how to raise and manage money
3.30pm: Scaling a national wellness business
A panel of entrepreneurs who have successfully grown through fitness training classes and/or gyms show how it's done
Nicole Noble, founder, Frame
Ben Allen, founder, Oomph
James Routledge, founder, Sanctus
4.00pm: Make me famous!
A panel of editors and an entrepreneur outline how you can pitch your story to the press and secure celebrity clients
Geeta Sidhu Robb, founder, Nosh Detox
Sophie Scott, editor, Balance Magazine
Lauren Armes, director, WelltodoLondon.com
Follow the event on social media with #WellnessExchange, join the event page on Facebook and book your ticket below.