9-12 Sep 2019
ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour

Coles Meet the Buyer Event

A rare opportunity for you to meet with the key executives of Coles, and talk everything business from consumer research, operations and marketing, brand strategy and the global trends and opportunities that will help your business grow. Secure a one-to-one meeting with Brand Managers and Product Developers to have a closer look at what you can do to make your business the best it can be.

Schedule for Coles Meet the Buyer Event


When: Tuesday 11 September 2018

Where: Convention Centre Room 211

Duration Program – Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
10.00am –


Guest arrival & registration – Co-ordinated by FIAL

Government welcome & FIAL intro.

10.30am –


Morning Session – Coles Director Introduction:

Welcome & Coles team & New supermarket program moving forward (Values)

Continue to build trust with customers by offering trusted value every day (Taste, Quality, Range & Price).

Brand Strategy & Opportunities Presented by Tim Milano & Mark Field

11:10am –


“Mintel – Global Food Trends & Opportunities”

The latest consumer research from numerous countries from across the world including Australia, on the most compelling and category changing food and drink trends impacting the industry.

11:20am – 12:00pm “Supplying to Coles”

Operations & Marketing –  Selection & Sourcing requirements  (Coles Kitchen)

What you need to be a Coles supplier & process overview

12.00pm – 12.15am “Information Session Wrap Up”

Q&A Panel

12:15pm –


“Light Lunch / Networking”

Opportunity for all attendees from the morning session to network with Coles team.

12:45pm – 3:00pm

(extended if required)

Afternoon Session  Interviews commence.

Invitation only. Selected suppliers will be allocated a 15-min slot with respective Coles Brand Managers / Product Developers / Category Manager.

All meeting times have been pre-arranged & confirmed – suppliers know who they’re meeting as they received an acceptance to EOI with appointment invitation.

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