20-23 JUNE 2022

Global Conference

The Global Summit


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

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From Resilience to Reinvention: Responsible Growth in the New Era

Our industry has been at the forefront of mitigating the impact of the Covid-19 crisis since it was thrust upon us. At the same time, we have had to find new ways to make progress on critical challenges and drive actions towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This has required us to find new levels of resilience as we worked tirelessly – from the CEOs to the teams on the factory or shop floors – to ensure goods continued to move along the supply chain, shelves remained stocked, employees and customers were kept safe and progress was made on issues like plastic waste, deforestation, consumer health and food safety. It’s been a very complex time that has also forced us to rethink how we operate.

At the Global Summit 2022, we will take stock of what we have achieved, share key learnings and highlight genuine success stories. However, more critically, we will explore how we need to shift and transform and look ahead to where businesses need to focus. What can the lessons of yesterday teach us about

 tomorrow? What impact do the COP26 commitments have on our businesses? How can we drive progress further and faster through both global and regional actions? Are shareholders ready for purpose-driven businesses? And, how do we reinvent ourselves for this new era of growth?

We know business leaders have much to contemplate because we speak to them every day. That’s why we are thrilled to be back to in-person events and to host this exclusive community again, 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 achieving the UN SDGs and creating a positive impact at scale, 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 there!

We are proud to announce that the Global Summit 2022 has been certified by Grown Forest as a Carbon Neutral Event at the Convention Centre Dublin.

We will be planting 191 trees to offset the Summit.

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
  • Betty Quigley, L’Oréal, France
  • Seah Kian Peng, NTUC Fairprice, Singapore
  • Loïc Tassel, Procter & Gamble, Switzerland
  • Bjorn Timelin, McKinsey, UK