Woolworths Exec Innovation Chef Bazil Stander to Present at Velocity Europe

We are excited to reveal that the Velocity Europe Conference stage will host Bazil Stander, Executive Innovation Chef Lead Woolworths Australia. He will present October 21-23 in Lisbon. Bazil is the first of more than a dozen speakers who will share the Velocity Europe stage. Register today!

Bazil has led food innovation at Woolworths Australia’s largest supermarket chain. Operating 995 stores across Australia. Over the last six years, Woolworths has won numerous Vertex Awards.

Bazil will bring his experience to the Velocity stage in the thought-provoking presentation.

The Woolworths Innovation Incubator Journey

Bazil will tell the story of the Woolworths journey to create their groundbreaking Innovation Incubator and foster a culture that celebrates and loves food. Plus, a look inside the Woolworths inspiration sessions that inspire product development.

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Christopher Durham
Christopher Durham is the president of My Private Brand and the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He is a strategist, author, consultant and retailer who built brands at Delhaize-owned Food Lion, and lead strategy and brand development for Lowe’s Home Improvement. He has consulted with retailers around the world on their private brand portfolios including: Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro (Canada), TLW (Taiwan) and Hola (Taiwan). Durham has published five definitive books on private brands, including his first book, Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project. In 2017, he will debut his newest book, Vanguard: Vintage Originals, a visual tour of innovation and disruption in private brand going back to the mid-1800’s. Dynamic in his presentation while down to earth and frank in his opinions, he has presented at numerous conferences, including FUSE, The Dieline Conference, Packaging that Sells, Omnishopper and PLMA’a annual trade show in Chicago. Durham lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Laraine, and two daughters, Olivia and Sarah.