Open Day 2022

Birmingham Wholesale Market Open Day – Resilience and Response

Monday 31st October at Birmingham Wholesale Market (Witton) from 8am to 1pm.

Please note: No under 16’s are allowed on the Wholesale Market site.

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Event details

Monday 31st October at Birmingham Wholesale Market (Witton) from 8am to 1pm.

This is an event that offers inspiration and insight so that we can collectively respond to the challenges of recent years.

Be Inspired
You will be inspired by our keynote speaker’s powerful perspective on the importance of resilience in challenging economic times.

Gain Insights
Gain insights into the operations  by meeting traders and having opportunity to purchase and sample the globally produce available at the Birmingham Wholesale Market.

Have your say
Listen to experts and contribute your views on the likely developments in the current fragile fresh produce supply chain.

Delicious Food
Throughout the event, delicious, freshly cooked hot food will be on offer for free, with ingredients sourced from the Wholesale Market’s global supply chain.

Keynote speaker – Squadron Leader (Rtd) Shaun Pascoe:

During his 16 year career in the Royal Air Force, he has led Medical Emergency Response Teams treating all injured combatants from the battlefield to hospital on board Chinook helicopters. Having served on the front line of many conflicts around the globe, he developed unique insights into how to be resilient in the most demanding of situations.

Shaun runs Take Point Training. They use the expertise of ex-forces facilitators to help companies and organisations across the country in diverse fields.

Shaun Pascoe - Takepoint

Event itinerary

  • 8.00am – 9.00am Welcome / Refreshments / Market Tour & buying opportunity
  • 9am – 9.45am From Battlefield to Boardroom  Keynote speaker – Squadron Leader (Rtd) Shaun Pascoe
  • 9.45am – 10am Refreshments break
  • 10am – 10.45am Developing Resilience – Practical and fun activity with Shaun and his team of veterans.
  • 11am – 11.30am Response  – future vision Strategy panel discussion led by Henrietta Brealey, CEO of Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce addresses our food supply chain issues in the coming months.
  • 11.30am – 1pm Lunch (hot food) / Network opportunity and a chance to  meet to the keynote speakers.

Proudly sponsored by:

Birmingham Wholesale Market