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Growth Through New Retail

Our industry has never experienced disruption at a faster pace than now, while the disruption pace tomorrow will make today’s seem slow. Our industry is facing a precipice and “business as usual” is no longer an option. New technologies, changing consumer demands and digital-first companies are ensuring turbulence from all sides. As such, we can no longer talk about individual solutions in isolation.

Companies must choose the path that is right for them, but a path you must choose, and it’s one that will be easier through collaboration. One thing is for certain, accepting the status quo will lead to failure. Companies need to look for new ways to collaborate, to reach customers and to innovate.

We must find new models to satisfy new consumer needs and the 2019 Global Summit will help you get there, as we explore the very best examples of responsible business and digital business models and hear from those leading the charge. And, with Vancouver being one of the leading start-up environments in the world, we will be sure to hear from new players and disruptors seeking to make their mark on our industry.

Welcome to the West Coast! It’s time to reimagine and redesign.

The Vancouver Executive Summary
All the insights, takeaways and learnings from the latest edition, and see why you can’t afford to miss the next one!

The Premier FMCG Business Network

Our annual Global Summit is the CGF flagship event exclusively reserved for CEOs and C-level executives from our member companies. It is the place where retailers, manufacturers and their services providers come to discuss future business trends, network and share knowledge and best-practices for overcoming today’s most pressing challenges. It is:

  • the essential destination for successful business leaders in our sector;
  • where CEOs talk to CEOs, with additional input from experts and specialists;
  • the forum to voice the key issues and challenges facing our industry now and in the future;
  • the place where the global agenda for the consumer goods sector is set;
  • where the responses to previously set challenges are shared; and
  • the event you must attend if your future is in this vital and global industry.

 

The Global Summit is the must-attend event for any C-level executive from the CGF membership. It is the only C-level forum for business leaders who want to:

  • be part of an exclusive worldwide consumer goods business network at top management level;
  • gain exposure to new strategic concepts, companies and thought-leaders from both inside and outside the consumer goods industry;
  • bring home actionable insights for operating your business in a changed and consumer-led world;
  • exert your influence over the major new issues that are having an impact on the consumer goods business worldwide
  • take advantage of a truly dynamic environment in which to do business; and
  • receive the latest updates and actions on The Consumer Goods Forum’s strategic initiatives.
Speakers Presentations

An Unparalleled Networking Experience

Take this unparalleled opportunity to network with CEOs from some of the world’s most successful companies and gain key insights into the challenges faced by retailers, manufacturers and their service providers across the consumer goods industry. From meet-and-greets to CEO breakfasts and delegate lunches to private meetings and dedicated networking breaks, the Global Summit ensures you have enough time to interact with your peers from around the world.

1,000+ C-level executives from over 70 countries

Retailer and manufacturer CEOs and top management

Internationally-renowned
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TESTIMONIAL

“Through the CGF Pillars and through the work of you, our members, the consumer goods industry is showing leadership in so many pivotal areas. As an industry we remain committed to being competitive and constantly finding better ways of ethically and responsibly running our businesses for the benefit of consumers.”

 

 

TESTIMONIAL

“If you want to know where the future is going to be, there is no place better than The Global Summit. We’re talking 1,000 CEOs and thought leaders coming together to talk about improving every aspect of our industry. We need events like this and The Forum delivers”.