A Dragon, fast cars and sushi are on the agenda at the Association of Convenience Stores Summit 08.

The event, on 24 April at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole, will be addressed by Simon Woodroffe, ex-Dragons' Den tycoon and founder of restaurant chain Yo! Sushi, while former Formula 1 racing driver Perry McCarthy will deliver an after-dinner speech at the Gala evening that follows the conference.

Spar MD Jerry Marwood, wholesaler Steve Parfett, Booths' chairman Edwin Booth and Cook co-founder James Perry are also lined up to speak at Summit 08, which will be chaired by television presenter John Stapleton.