21-23 JUNE 2022

Global Conference

The Global Summit


Our flagship event is the place where business leaders come to build the future.

Stand and Deliver: It’s Time to Be Counted

Following on from the success of our first-ever virtual Global Summit, we are delighted to announce that the 2022 edition will bring back the same great CEO-led content, but we will also be bringing back in-person networking, discussions and meetings. That’s right, the Global Summit – the exclusive event for CEOs and senior executives from across the CGF membership – is getting back to physical!

It will have been two years since our last physical version of the event and how the world has changed in this time. But, beyond COVID-19, we hope that come June 2022 we will still be inspired by discussions at COP26 and will be able to showcase how our industry has begun to implement positive change and deliver impact at scale. The 2022 event will be about asking the tough questions, hearing from our stakeholders and highlighting the way forward through concrete actions and results.

We’ve already seen some great actions from our Coalitions of Action this year, like the first-ever Forest Positive Coalition annual report, the launch of the full-suite of Golden Design Rules from the Plastic Waste Coalition and via the 160 organisations around the world working together on Collaboration for Healthier Lives. There’s much more to be done though.

That is why we are thrilled to host this exclusive community again in Europe, where you can meet face-to-face with your peers and explore all the topics that are front-and-centre of a CEO’s mind. Never has it been more important for our industry to step-up to the challenges associated with climate change, data and health, and we know from experience that there is no better venue than the one hosting the Global Summit to talk, engage and plan for the future.

We look forward to seeing you in Dublin!

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.
  • C-level executives from over 70 countries
  • Retailer and manufacturer CEOs and top management
  • Internationally-renowned speakers
    I'm delighted the Global Summit is back in 2021. Having missed it last year, and with all that has happened in the past year, we know we need it now more than ever. It's a must attend event in my calendar - so too that of my Board members and leadership team.
    Seah Kian Peng
    Group CEO
    NTUC Fairprice
    Now more than ever our industry needs to come together to shape a sustainable future: economically, socially and environmentally.
    Elaine Bowers Coventry
    Chief Customer and Commercial Officer
    The Coca-Cola Company
    It’s time to meet again – change as accelerated since we met two years ago and there are many insights to be shared among industry leaders.
    Anders Svensson
    CEO & Deputy CEO
    ICA Sverige & ICA Gruppen
    I'm looking forward to the virtual Global Summit - to experience the same high-level speakers and great insights, and to meet-up with peers and business partners - all from the comfort and safety of my own home. I look forward to hearing first-hand what everyone has been up to over the last 12-18 months.
    Annie Murphy
    SVP & Chief Customer Officer
    Walgreens Boots Alliance
    Now what? That’s a pretty good question that will be at the center of our 2021 Summit. I can’t wait to hear insights from thought leaders, as well as Industry and Retail partners, about the future of our industry and the world at large. Working together to build the future has never been so meaningful!
    Alexis Perakis-Valat
    L’Oréal Consumer Products
Past Editions

Global Summit Committee 

  • Co-Chairs : Elaine Bowers Coventry, Coca-Cola, USA & Anders Svensson, ICA AB, Sweden
  • Jerry Black, AEON, Japan
  • Katie Decker, Johnson & Johnson, USA
  • Klaus Dohle, Dohle, Germany
  • Jose Loaiza, Grupo Exito, Columbia
  • Alexis Perakis-Valat, L’Oréal, France
  • Seah Kian Peng, NTUC Fairprice, Singapore
  • Loïc Tassel, Procter & Gamble, Switzerland
  • Bjorn Timelin, McKinsey, UK