Groceries Code Adjudicator holds inaugural conference

The inaugural Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) Annual Conference will take place on 23 June, with GCA Christine Tacon looking back on her first year and presenting her agenda for the year ahead.

The GCA, established in June last year, was appointed to oversee the relationship between supermarkets and their suppliers, ensuring the latter are treated fairly by the former. The conference, to be held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster, will outline Tacon’s role, explain how suppliers can raise issues, look back at the role’s first year in existence, and discuss the results of a GCA-YouGov survey which asked suppliers to give their views on and experiences of the code.

Christine Tacon said: “It will be a year since I was appointed and the anniversary is an excellent opportunity to look at what has been achieved and to talk about my future programme of work.”

As well as a series of presentations before lunch, from Tacon as well as Andrew McCarthy, chairman of the British Brands Group, Stephan Shakespeare, CEO of YouGov, and speakers from Morrisons and Tesco, a number of workshops will also be held in the afternoon.

Tacon added: “This conference is designed to spread knowledge of the Adjudicator’s work and responsibilities, both at home and overseas, where the establishment of the GCA has provoked a great deal of interest.”

The conference is open for registration on the Groceries Code Adjudicator website.

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