Future Leaders Programme

An all-new format that will help define our industry's next generation of leaders


An All-New Exclusive Programme for Your Future Leaders

The core mission of the Future Leaders Programme is to prepare the next generation of our industry’s leaders for the challenges they’ll face when they reach the C-suite, and to create a professional network that will accompany their whole careers. 

In 2022, we launched a new format for the Future Leaders Programme, with 50 participants participating in a series of virtual sessions from January to June, and an in-person module at the Global Summit. 

For the 2024 edition, The Consumer Goods Forum is partnering with key players in our industry to bring the same high-quality virtual lessons, as well as new CEOs working sessions, on the most relevant topics around today’s challenges: What are the impacts of the ongoing crises on business objectives, and how to balance short-term constraints while keeping an eye on the vision ahead? What are the new leadership skills needed to face these new challenges? How can we ensure sustainability is embedded in a company’s strategy, allowing not only businesses to thrive but also people and the planet? 

We are all facing the same uncertainties. To overcome these challenges together, sharing knowledge and exchanging with peers is even more crucial: no company will succeed alone. The 2024 Class of 50 carefully-selected future leaders of our industry will interact over several months and will meet in person at the Global Summit in June in Chicago for the last session. 

How to Nominate a Candidate?

Participants are personally selected by CEOs of CGF member companies – retailers, manufacturers and non-consulting service providers. Each company can nominate up to three high-potential candidates, following the criteria below: 

  • Leaders considered as longer-term potential successors to current members of the Executive Leadership team; 
  • A true leader and team-player who believes in the power of collaboration and in the responsibility as leaders to drive change for the better; 
  • Highly curious in their own self-development; 
  • Open to receiving and taking on feedback for continuous improvement as a leader;  
  • Willing to commit to being an active contributor to the programme and accountable for their own development, as well as nurturing and supporting the development of fellow participants. 

To nominate a candidate, please contact Anne Mallbrancq  with the résumés of the candidates. 

Applications for the 2024 Class are open, for all information please contact the team.

The total price for the full digital programme (webinar sessions) is 3,500€ excl. taxes. The in-person module at the Global Summit will be available in early 2024. 

Approved candidates will receive an email with a link to register and make payments.

Format, Curriculum & Timing

The sessions will start  on the week of January 8th, with an opportunity for Future Leaders Programme participants to join the prominent C-suite event the Global Summit for an additional cost.
The sessions will be highly interactive, hosting a maximum of 50 participants, and will be facilitated by senior leaders from key knowledge partners.
Participants will work together in small teams on “real world” projects linked directly to the work done by the CGF and its members to drive positive change.
More details on the programme are available upon request, contact us for any questions.


If you have any questions, please contact the Future Leaders Programme Team.