Whether you want to catch up with existing suppliers or meet new ones, IFFE 2011 is the place for you. It’s packed full of exhibitors so you can meet with them face to face to find out what they can do for your business. You can find out what these exhibitors have to offer on pages 45-46.

However, there’s much more to IFFE this year as the show will be used to launch Indie 5000, an exciting new project targeting dealers with a handful of sites or less, who make up the majority of the independent fuel retailing market. The programme will kick off with a new event, the Indie 5000 dinner, which will take place on the first night of IFFE on Sunday, February 27.

There will also be special presentations aimed at the Indie 5000 audience, taking place on the Forecourt Trader stand (A90) during the show on Sunday February 27 and Monday February 28.

The launch of the Indie 5000 project follows in the footsteps of the prestigious Top 50 Indies brand, which was launched in 2006, and which currently features a dinner and a track day, both of which have grown to become must-attend events for their target audience those with the largest number of independently-owned and managed forecourts.

The programme of special presentations for Indie 5000 includes:

l Optimising property value and business exit strategies Barber Wadlow;

l How to improve fuel margins Simon Kucher & Partners;

l Taking small steps to maximise shop income and profit InStore Profits;

l The car wash business Wilcomatic;

l Making car wash pay in a difficult climate WashTec;

l Forecourts of the future brand agency Circle.

In addition, there is the Eurotank Fuels Handling and Storage technical seminar.

This will include information on preparing for the arrival of E-10, testing multi-fuel installations, redeveloping forecourts with minimum downtime, security for your underground fuel storage, and a bio-bug update. It really is a packed programme and should definitely not be missed.

National Convenience Show

The Convenience Retailing Show has been relaunched in 2011 as the National Convenience Show (NCS). Visit the exhibition to catch up with top suppliers including Arla Foods, Heineken, Imperial Tobacco, Unilever and Warburtons.

A key part of the NCS will be the chance to visit Live @ the Counter where you’ll be able to see practical demonstrations, enjoy sampling opportunities and attend seminars. Members of Unilever’s Partners for Growth Retailer Advisory Panel will share their experiences. Key debates will include: ’Recession Survive or Thrive?’ and ’Statistics & Insights turning data into profit.’ In addition, you’ll get the chance to hear from MasterChef’s Gregg Wallace, who will be offering advice on how you can source and promote local produce. He will show that, by doing so, you will not only build better relationships with suppliers in your area, but also gain a valuable point of difference in the eyes of your customers one which the grocery multiples will struggle to match.

Meanwhile, ’Ask the Experts’ is your chance to get some free advice from industry experts. Whether you’re looking for help in cutting your energy bills or for remerchandising your store, there’ll be an expert to help you. Log onto www.nationalconvenienceshow.co.uk to book your appointment.

Your ticket to IFFE will grant you free access to NCS

New products at IFFE

CSC Forecourt Services G100

CSC is introducing a mesh gutter protector for canopy gutters to prevent leaves and debris clogging the gutters and causing drainage problems.

Dognostic A88

Visit stand A88 to find out about the new self-service K9000 dog wash. Cost per wash starts at £7.50 for 10 minutes, while cost to the operator per wash is just 90p.

Eurotank Environmental E70

Eurotank Environmental is launching its new ZCL Phoenix system, retro-fit tank solution at IFFE. Fuel retailers can now upgrade their tanks from single to double skin without planning permission or costly site closures and get a 30-year warranty on the installation.

Fairbanks Environmental H101

Fairbanks has a new range of online tools designed to help their customers understand more about their wet-stock losses and what they can do to reduce those losses.

Franklin Fueling Systems D90

The company is unveiling new developments in piping, fuel management and forecourt equipment. Its subsidiary company Cookson & Zinn will be presenting a new tank BioBase.


GemFUEL is a new payment terminal designed specifically to meet the requirements of the fuel card market sector. GemPAY Plus due to be launched later in 2011 will put EFT, loyalty and fuel card acceptance on one convenient platform. Also on show at IFFE will be the Toshiba ST-A10 PoS HTEC’s new hardware choice to run HydraPOS.

Tokheim UK H90

Tokheim will be showcasing its Standard Temperature Accounting (STA) at IFFE. STA is a fully W&M (weights and measures) approved component that ensures you dispense your fuel at the same volume regardless of the temperature.

WashTec (UK) F90

The EasyWash rollover will be officially launched at IFFE. It is WashTec’s new entry-level car wash that offers excellent washing, stunning design as well as reliability


Eurotank Environmental will be running Fuels Handling and Storage technical seminars on each day of IFFE. Interspersed between sessions will be Walk-in Clinics where you have the chance to discuss your own technical queries.

The line-up includes:

l Responding to suspected fuel leaks covering what courses of action petrol retailers should take if they suspect a leak. It includes the latest technology and case studies from the US. Presented by Stephen Purpora, chief executive officer of Global Environmental Alliance Inc, and Randy Barnes, chief executive officer, Alert Systems Inc.

l Reducing downtime in redeveloping petrol station fuel systems explaining how retailers can upgrade their underground fuel storage systems without planning permission or lengthy site shut downs. Presented by Edward Wheeler, managing director, Eurotank Environmental

l Detecting diesel bugs at your fuelling facility there are many different types of bugs living in diesel. How do retailers identify the ones that will cause them the most problems? Presented by Dr Joan Kelly, technical director, CABI, Conidia Bioscience.

l Preparing for E10. E10 is on the horizon for UK fuel retailers certain states in the US have been selling E10 for many years. UK retailers have the opportunity to benefit from the lessons learnt across the pond! Presented by Stephen Purpora, chief executive officer, Global Environmental Alliance

l Fuel theft an increasing problem. All over the UK, fuel retailers have been hit by ever more determined fuel thieves. How does it happen and what can you do to minimise the risk to your site? Presented by Edward Wheeler, managing director, Eurotank Environmental.

Opening times

Sunday February 27 - 10am to 5pm

Monday February 28 - 10am to 5pm

Tuesday March 1 - 10am to 4pm