26th SEPTEMBER - 27th SEPTEMBER 2022

Global Conference, In-Person


Frequently Asked Questions

About SummerComes & WinterComes

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What are SummerComes and WinterComes?

SummerComes and WinterComes are a pair of online Marketplace and Events from The Consumer Goods Forum and E2E Value Chain that offers a marketplace where service providers can promote and sell projects.

During the Events – taking place in the spring and autumn – a selection of service provider companies will showcase and share innovative solutions and technologies ready for deployment within the FMCG industry. If you are interested, there are investment opportunities to help pilot the projects.

SummerComes and WinterComes will also offer unique opportunities for networking and sharing experiences and insights.

In 2022, the events will take place in New York and Shanghai (TBC).

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What's the Relationship Between the Event and Online Marketplace?

SummerComes and WinterComes are an online Marketplace initiative to give visibility to service providers in order to promote and sell projects, but, at the same time, this is linked to a set of events that will take place in the spring and autumn. 

The intention of these events is that service providers can show their projects to companies interested in them, and, at the same time, it provides a unique opportunity for networking and sharing experiences and insights.

There is no pressure on delegates to invest in the projects, but we are providing a service by linking innovative projects with businesses that are interested in the solutions on offer and, if the companies behind the projects get it right, investment is a real possibility.

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What is The Consumer Goods Forum End-to-End Value Chain?

The End-to-End Value Chain is a pillar of The Consumer Goods Forum that includes the Product Data Coalition of Action and a host of other initiatives that work to visualise an industry in which trading partners have access to real-time, accurate and independently assured product and supply chain data down to item level. This work also includes focused events like the SpringBoards and Open [ ] Space series. 

To learn more, visit www.tcgfvaluechain.com.

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Where Will SummerComes 2022 Take Place?

SummerComes 2022 was originally scheduled for the end of March in Barcelona. However, due to ongoing COVID issues, the decision was made to move the event to May 2022 in New York. 

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Where Will WinterComes 2022 Take Place?

Originally, we had hoped to host the event in Shanghai, China, in September 2022. However, due to China’s approach to tackling the COVID crisis, restrictions on international arrivals make this unlikely. We will continue to monitor the situation and update you on time and location in due course.

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How is Your Event Following the Necessary COVID Guidelines?

Our events team are constantly monitoring the changing scenarios related to the hosting of events during the COVID pandemic. We will be working with our hosts at the selected venue to ensure we are following all necessary protocols. Depending on the rules at the time, a COVID health pass may be necessary for you attend the event. And, based on your country of origin, you are encouraged to double-check restrictions on entering the host country for your specific country of origin, as rules can vary from one country to another.

Current guidelines on international travellers to the US can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

About the Pilots

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What are the Pilots?

Pilots are tools to co-design the economic climate. The tools can be rooted in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data, Digitalisation & Innovation. The content presented are the results of successfully piloted innovations that deliver a ready-to use solution in the form of software, hardware or service at the day of the event (no future promises).

  • They address the areas of Innovation, IT and Value Networks and can be classified into one or several of these five areas, offering immediate solutions in these spaces:

Efficiency and Sustainability, Logistics in Smarter Cities, On-Time and In-Full (OTIF), Product Data, Technology

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What Areas do the Pilots Cover Currently?

Typically, the pilots will cover the areas of Efficiency and Sustainability, Logistics in Smarter Cities, On-Time and In-Full (OTIF), Product Data, Technology.

For the specific pilots available at event edition of the events, please visit the online marketplace – aka “store” – to learn more about the pilots and projects on offer.

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How Can I Take Part as a Service Provider?

If you want to take part as a Service Provider, plase go to the page How to Take Part?. There you will find all the information about how to take part in SummerComes and WinterComes with your pilot. 

Alternatively, you can email us directly at e2e@theconsumergoodsforum.com with details about your pilot and we’ll be in touch. 

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How Can I Take Part as a Retail or FMCG company?

If you are a Company interested in a pilot, you will find a button on each respective pilot’s page, where you can directly contact us to learn more, or you can contact the company directly, as their contact information is also present at the bottom of each pilot page.  

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