Global Summit

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

11-14 JUNE 2025

Chicago Highlights

Record-breaking attendance at the 2024 Global Summit! This June, over 1,100 industry leaders convened in Chicago, reaffirming the strength and commitment of the global CPG industry to drive positive change. Leaders and experts took the stage, delving deeply into today’s challenges in an atmosphere brimming with collective energy.

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!

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.
    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
    Senior Advisor to Group CEO
    Aeon Co., Ltd.
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.

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

Not a Member?

Contact us to find out how to join The Global Summit.