Business Days 2020 – Trade Festival – The FMCG market on the stage

Date: 2020. 09. 22. 08:00

Trade magazin, the No.1 trade magazine of the FMCG market will once again organise the biggest gathering of the trade’s decision-makers on 22-25 September, the Business Days conference in Hotel Pelion, in Tapolca.

Application deadline: August 26, 2020

This year is probably more difficult than ever before. The business environment changed practically overnight.

Everyone was hopeful that the magic of numbers will be of help, and 2020 will be the best year in a while, in spite of the hardships promised by the approaching economic slowdown. Then we fell into a ‘world war’ where the whole planet is facing the same enemy. We already knew at the beginning that this battle was going to take months. Now as we are marching into the unknown, the economy is getting weaker day after day – not only in Hungary, but all over the world.

Every year the Business Days conference uses a new setting to discuss the most important issues related to the FMCG business. Preserving this tradition, we are going to celebrate with a real trade festival when this nightmare ends. When the pandemic is over, the economy won’t be able to get back on track instantly and be like it was in January, but at least life can start again.

We are preparing for sharing the FMCG trade’s experiences with each other for four days in September, helping one another by looking into the future, sharing useful information and having a good time in the evenings – celebrating the survival not only as regards our health, but also from a business perspective. There are many fields of our trade where we simply must think collectively to rebuild the world around us as fast as possible.

Trade magazin hopes that by September there won’t only be a ceasefire in the battle against the pandemic, but the days of a lasting peace!

We continue to update the conference programme on our website. You can register for participation online already now, and those who sign up until the end of June are entitled to the usual 20-percent early bird discount from the price that stays the same as it was last year.

 With the current situation in mind, we are also announcing a so-called rain date just like a real festival would, which is 10-13 November 2020, with the venue being the same, Hotel Pelion. If the September event is postponed, all tickets with a discount will be valid for the new date too.

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A video of the 2019 conference

1st day: 22 September 2020 (Tuesday)

8.30–9.30 Registration: receiving the day tickets and the tickets with a room for those who are staying for the night, warm-up before the gig
9.30–10.30 Supporting act (Market analysis with invited speakers.)
10.30–12.30 On stage: Wholesalers (Members of the band, musicians and lead singers analyse the past year, what has happened this year and talk about their plans for the near future.)
12.30–14.00 Snacks and refreshments, followed by announcing the results of the Retail Award of Excellence for Hungarian Products competition. Patron of the competition: Minister of Agriculture Dr István Nagy.
14.00–16.00 On stage: Hungarian-owned retail chains, franchises, tobacco shops and pharmacies (Members of the band, musicians and lead singers talk about their biggest hits and their greatest gigs from the recent past, and about their new releases that are likely to become hits.)
16.00–16.30 Soundcheck
16.30–18.30 On stage: Associations, organisations and interest representing bodies (Members of the band, musicians and lead singers discuss their earlier hits and uncover the opportunities the near future can bring.)
18.30–20.30 Meditation
20.30–24.00 Dinner, raffe and a surprise act on the small stage

2nd day: 23 September 2020 (Wednesday)

8.30–9.30 Registration: receiving the day tickets and the tickets with a room for those who are staying for the night, warm-up before the gig
9.30–10.30 Supporting act (Market analysis with invited speakers.)
10.30–12.30 On stage: E-commerce, drugstores (Members of the band, musicians and lead singers evaluate the programmes broadcast by online channels, and present the novelties of their own channels.)
12.30–14.00 Snacks and refreshments
14.00–16.00 On stage: Sustainability followed by the Sustainability Symbol 2020 award ceremony. (Members of the band speak about the messages of their songs, how they affect fans and how many new fans they got.)
16.00–16.30 Soundcheck
16.30–18.30 Stars on the stage
18.30–20.30 Meditation
20.30–01.00 BQ dinner, live surprise performance

 

3rd day: 24 September 2020 (Thursday)

8.30–9.30 Registration: receiving the day tickets and the tickets with a room for those who are staying for the night, warm-up before the gig
9.30–10.30 Supporting act (Market analysis with invited speakers)
10.30–12.30 On stage: Branded Goods Association Hungary (Members of the band play their latest hits and unveil their tour dates for the next year.)
12.30–14.00 Snacks and refreshments, followed by introducing the students sponsored by the Chain Bridge Foundation.
14.00–16.00 On stage: Hyper- and supermarkets, petrol station shops (Members of the band, musicians and lead singers rearrange old hits and play them in a new musical style.)
16.00–16.30 Soundcheck
16.30–18.30 On stage: Market and trend researchers (Members of the band, musicians and lead singers talk about their earlier songs and shed light on future musical directions.)
18.30–20.30 Meditation
20.30-23.00 Dinner
23.00–04.00 Fancy dress ball, award ceremonies, Vegas Show Band

4th day: 25 September 2020 (Friday)

9.00–10.00 Taking down the tents
10.30–12.30 The last gig (Members of the band, musicians and lead singers say goodbye with doing an encore, once again playing the biggest hits from the last show on the main stage, and playing songs from the new album that is about to be released.)
12.30–14.00 Snacks and refreshments, trip home

At the time of registering it can’t be told when the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to end and there is no information available about prospective government measures that might affect the date of the conference. In the light of these facts if the conference’s organisation and the services ordered can’t be performed due to government measures, decrees or legislation passed before the date of the conference, the organisers (Grabowski Kiadó Kft.) shall reimburse the registration fee to the participant (Customer) in full. Hereby the conference participant (Customer) acknowledges and declares that if the conference is cancelled because of reasons detailed above, they aren’t entitled to claim for damages of any kind in addition to the reimbursement of the registration fee they have already paid.

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