Global Summit

The Premier FMCG Business Network and our Flagship Event, Where Business Leaders Come to Build the Future.

11-14 JUNE 2024

Chicago Highlights

Breaking record attendance for the 2024 Global Summit! Over 1,300 industry leaders gathered in Chicago from 11-14 June 2024, bringing the worldwide CPG industry to reaffirm its strength and continuous collective drive to address challenges. C-suite executives, leaders and experts took to the stage for a deep dive into today’s industry challenges.

The atmosphere was charged with the collective energy and insights gathered over an exhilarating three days. The sessions propelled participants into actionable strategies, leaving them inspired and empowered. The energy was palpable, and panel discussions were lively and informative, making this Chicago edition one of the best Summits yet. Explore all the highlights below!

    A unique opportunity to reconnect with friends and peers from across the industry in the same place at the same time. It leads to discussion on the most pressing topics for our businesses and gives everyone the opportunity to hear and be inspired by our own industry top leaders. A MUST DO event for CPG leaders.
    Betty Quigley
    Global Chief Commercial Officer
    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
    In particular, for an Asia-based retailer the Global Summit is a fantastic and unique opportunity for connecting with business partners in one location, networking with new contacts and being inspired by and learning new things from global experts.
    Jerry Black
    Aeon Co., Ltd.
Michelle Obama at The Global Summit


A global advocate for education, health, and women’s empowerment, Mrs. Obama’s inspiring journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House captivates hearts and minds worldwide. As a best-selling author, lawyer, and former First Lady of the United States, her wisdom and leadership continue to ignite positive change—an unforgettable experience as Michelle Obama shared her insights, vision, and passion on the stage of The Global Summit.

Why Attend The Global Summit?

Our annual Global Summit is the CGF flagship event. It is exclusively reserved for CEOs and C-level executives from our members. Retailers, manufacturers and services providers come here to discuss future business trends, to network, and to share knowledge and best-practices to overcome today’s most pressing challenges.It is…

  • The destination for successful business leaders in our domain.
  • Where CEOs talk to CEOs, with expert input from specialists.
  • Where our industry can voice the key issues and challenges it’s facing.
  • Where the global agenda for the consumer goods sector is set.
  • Where answers to solved challenges get shared.
  • The event you must attend to make your future in this industry vital and global.

Who Attends The Global Summit?

  • C-level executives and C-suite
  • Retailer and manufacturer CEOs and top management
  • Internationally-renowned speakers

The Global Summit Committee


Elaine BOWERS COVENTRY, The Coca-Cola Company, USA


Jerry BLACK, Aeon, Japan
Shannon MACDONALD, Kenvue, USA
Jessica MOULTON, McKinsey & Company, UK
Betty QUIGLEY, L’Oréal, France
Loïc TASSEL, Procter & Gamble, Switzerland

A Must-Attend for C-Level Executives

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 having an impact on the consumer goods business worldwide.
  • Take advantage of a truly dynamic environment in which to do business.
  • Receive the latest updates and actions on The Consumer Goods Forum’s Coalitions of Action.

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