The IGD has recruited key industry figures to speak at this year's Convention at the Royal Lancaster Hotel on October 9. Speakers include IGD president and Safeway chairman David Webster, Safeway chief executive Carlos Criado-Perez, Sainsbury group chief executive Sir Peter Davis, Somerfield chief executive Alan Smith and executive chairman John von Speckelsen, Tesco deputy chairman David Reid and Richard Baker, marketing director of Asda. Unilever chairman Tony Burgmans, Bill Ronald, UK md of Mars, NFU president Ben Gill and The Grocer's editor Clive Beddall will also speak. The theme will be Solving the Value Equation. {{NEWS }}