The subsequent era of merchandising trade leaders are making their voices heard thru a brand new AVA team. AVA Futures brings in combination the merchandising pros of the following day to percentage perspectives and concepts, talk about key ideas and problems affecting the trade along side studying from established, a hit companies and trade professionals.

Kennedy Procter

“The first AVA Futures meeting was a huge success and sets the stage for ensuring that our industry can continue to thrive in increasingly complex times,” says Kennedy Procter, the AVA’s advertising and marketing & communications govt, who has been the architect of this new team.

“As AVA Futures network grows, it will be an ideal way to advance the skills and knowledge base of the ‘next generation’ of personnel within all AVA member organisations,” says David Llewellyn, leader govt of the AVA.

The team held its inaugural assembly previous to Vendex North, setting up its first challenge. The team will center of attention at the enlargement of cashless bills and present distinctive necessities for merchandising programs. Other long run subjects come with virtual promoting, micro markets, apprenticeships and graduate schemes.

Getting concerned

The inaugural assembly was once neatly attended however each AVA member corporate is eligible to sign up for. Similar to different AVA Groups, AVA Futures will meet two to 3 occasions a yr each in particular person or the use of web-based era, convention calls and by way of virtual channels. With skilled building being a focal point for the crowd, they’re willing to construct seminars and manufacturing unit visits into their assembly agendas.

Ideally, nominated contributors can have as much as 5 years trade revel in in order to a management function of their organisation or a “next generation” worker in a circle of relatives owned SME. Anyone enthusiastic about being part of AVA Futures will have to touch Kennedy on the AVA.