Charles Wilson, Chief Executive, Booker, is taking on the challenge of the Arena Face2Face Interview & Lunch 2013 on Monday 30 September 2013 at The Dorchester, London.

CW-PortraitSeated in the famous chair opposite the brilliant interviewer, Alastair Stewart OBE, Charles will be asked the questions that his industry colleagues want to hear the answers to.

Charles Wilson has made a phenomenal impact at Booker. Under his direction the company has been dramatically transformed from a failing business to a strong and increasingly profitable wholesaler that is continually extending its reach in the UK wholesale market.

Industry professionals are invited to book their seat in the audience to hear Charles open up to Alastair on areas such as the fascinating career path that led him to Booker; his role in its incredible recovery and rise; consistently increasing sales growth in challenging economic times; the acquisition of Makro; the new distribution network Chef Direct; the digital market; and the strategy to continually focus, drive and broaden the business.

The popular Arena event starts at 12pm. It offers fantastic networking opportunities throughout, as well as a delicious three-course lunch and the exciting and unique Face2Face interview.

Tickets cost £145 + VAT for members and £185 + VAT for non-members. Tables cost £1305 + VAT for members and £1665 + VAT for non-members.

To find out more about the Arena Face2Face Interview & Lunch 2013 contact Lorraine Wood on or 0203 087 2378. To book tickets or tables visit

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