We’re a global network of manufacturing and supply chain leaders. Our members are the innovators who are shaping the future of industry.

We bring our members together through…

Expert network


We introduce you to the industry game-changers who can offer insights that transform your future. Our deep customer profiles mean we can match members to create connections that deliver.

Expert network

The Core is the thriving online gateway to our peer validation network for serious supply chain and manufacturing leaders.


Our detailed member profiles cover areas of interest, budgetary power and investment plans. We only produce content that the Community needs and work with partners who can solve their challenges.

Our corporate members include many of the World’s leading brands and manufacturing companies


Our members are a globally connected, collaborative group of supply chain and manufacturing leaders, who represent sector-leading brands. Each aims to collaborate to improve their manufacturing and supply chain operations.

With significant levels of seniority and budget responsibility, they’re the key players driving performance excellence in manufacturing and supply chain. They use our network to learn from peers in similar sectors and gain new insights from others.

Industries covered

  • FMCG

Geographic responsibility


Budgetary spend

  • £0-1 MILLION
  • £1-3 MILLION
  • £3-10 MILLION
  • £10 MILLION +

Job title responsibility

  • CXO

We partner with the most innovative global solution providers

Our Board

Our board has extensive commercial and entrepreneurial experience in media, events and online


Andy Brown

  • Chairman

    Andrew’s media and events background spans 25 years. he co-founded World Trade Group (WTG) in 1997 and led the business as its CEO for 9 years, culminating in its sale to a London-based private equity firm in 2011. In addition to chairing Accucore, he is a non executive director at conferize.com, an online platform for the events industry.


Maria Villablanca

  • Group CEO

    As Group CEO of Accucore, Maria is responsible for defining the strategic direction of the business, and ensuring long-term growth and value creation across its brands. Prior to joining Accucore, Maria served as Chief Executive Officer of North America & Group Managing Director at World Trade Group limited (WTG) from May 2003 to August 2013. In this role, she was responsible for all World Trade Group summits, representing 90 percent of group revenues, and for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the fast-growing North American office. In 2011, she was a key member of the management team that led the sale of WTG to GCP Capital Partners for an industry-leading multiple of profits.


Anna-Lisa Rudder

  • Commercial Relationship Director

    Anna-Lisa is responsible for driving the group’s partnerships and commercial relationships globally. Her key challenge is to help our members solve their business challenges by meeting the right business partners and finding the right commercial solutions. She has previously held senior commercial and account management roles at Repucom, a leading sports research firm, and World Trade Group ( WTG) the global media business.


Jo Evans

  • COO

    Joanne has a distinguished track record as a COO and business leader. In her previous role, she led Create Fertility’s growth plan and launched a central patient-led support service for their five IVF clinics. Playing a fundamental part in the day-to-day running of their clinics, she was heavily involved in the launch of their Birmingham centre in February 2015. Prior to that, she was Group Operations Director of World Trade Group limited (WTG) from October 2011 to June 2015 where she served as a member of the executive management board with responsibility for all operational activities including customer care, financial planning and event delivery. Prior to WTG, Jo was Head of Global Operations at UBM, winning the ‘Best Operations Team’ award at the Conference Awards in 2011. She has vast experience of event and business operations in the North America, South America, Europe and Asia.