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Please note this agenda may be subject to change

Funding overview and link to NUS Charity work through the consortium

During this session, we'll take you through the interrelationships between NUS Trading Support, the commercial functions within students’ unions and NUS Charity, with an emphasis on direct funding and how various workstreams affect funding both for students’ unions and NUS Charity and the work it does.

Presenters: Lynn King and Jo Heuston

Digital technology, data and trends

This session will provide you with an overview of the short, medium and long-term trends that will likely impact consumer behaviour that you need to factor into your planning. The session will also look at the role of digital technology and data on the high street and its rapid acceleration of use through the pandemic both by operators and consumers.

Presenter: Jo Heuston

Focus on Retail plus and Meal Deal programmes

In this session, we'll take a look at the Retail plus and Meal Deal programmes for this year, taking you through how the funding works, what the risks are to funding, and how to maximise and grow funding by running these programmes for your students' union and for students’ unions as a collective.

Presenters: Kirsty Cleaver, Sarah Auener, Cheryl Knight

Focus on Licensed Trade plus and Cocktail & Spirits programmes

This session will take you through the Licensed Trade plus programme for this year, taking a look at how the funding works, what the risks are to funding, and how to maximise and grow funding by running these programmes for your students' union and for students’ unions as a collective.

Presenter: Jo Lowe

Allergen management and how it affects funding and business planning

It's really important to understand the implications of new legislation so this session will look at how it can impact on costs, business planning and ordering, and management processes.

Presenters: Alison Inch, Cheryl Knight

Risk and reward

We'll take you through the close links between compliance and training, and why it's really important to understand how both these areas can affect funding and plans for future growth.

Presenter: Alison Inch

Key partner session - Molson Coors

Molson Coors will provide an overview of brand and category, tap and fridge plans, and why it’s important to approach these from a category perspective.  You’ll also hear how to get the best from categories, all about Molson Coors’ new products, and what support is available for re-opening and into the Autumn.

Key partner session - LWC

LWC will join us to explain how the high street has responded to the return to trade and things we can learn to maximise profitability. We’ll also showcase the launch of the new Sea Change range of wine that funds ocean conservation projects and the positive impact this range can have on your wine range, students’ perceptions and on the planet. The session will also give an overview of the ClickNDrink platform and Wine Club as a subscription service and how we’d like it to grow.

Key partner session – Diageo GB

Diageo GB will provide insight on why it’s important to have ladders of choice in spirits available on the bar and on menus. They also talk about how Diageo GB products are a great fit for the student market, how to get the best from spirits categories, run through the new products for this year, and what support is available for re-opening and into the Autumn.

Key partner session – Fever Tree

And finally, Fever Tree will explain why it’s important to have more choice available in mixers and softs and key ways to enhance what you are doing with your drinks. We will look at how flavours ensure you have versatility in your non alcoholics drinks that help provide a more inclusive offering for your students. 

Fever Tree will also explain how to get the best from spirits categories with the range in LT plus and what support is available for re-opening and into the Autumn.