The Premier FMCG Business Network and our Flagship Event, Where Business Leaders Come to Build the Future.REGISTER
Pursuit of Harmony in Turmoil:
Working Together to Make a Difference
Over the past years, the industry has weathered the storm of ongoing global crises such as the global pandemic, supply chain disruption, conflict, increased energy prices, and the effects of the climate emergency. While the scale of the challenges we face is unprecedented, they are also shared – so our approaches to tackling them must also be collaborative.
As we keep our priorities straight and move forward as one, it is time to unite the lessons from the past with the possibilities that lie ahead. The Global Summit 2023 in Kyoto will be the opportunity to bring our global industry together in the pursuit of a more harmonious future, for the planet and its people. The 2023 programme is built around four key pillars of global retailing and manufacturing.
Business Growth in Global Crisis
The current macroeconomic landscape is extremely turbulent. How can we conduct business in this environment? How do we balance short-term constraints and long-term challenges? Sessions in this stream explore how businesses can survive the current environment, navigate to the next stage of resilience, and thrive once again.
Accelerating Tech & Innovation
AI. Cybersecurity. Agritech. Data. Automation. Digital Transformation. The future of our industry and of work is undergoing a paradigm shift right before our eyes. Learn how innovation is fuelling a continuous tech transformation and get inspired by innovative experts and speakers in multiple sessions focusing on tech.
People & Retail
It’s no coincidence that we have picked Kyoto as the destination for our 2023 Global Summit. Japan’s leading retailers are highly sophisticated mirroring the Japanese consumer, who is at the vanguard of 21st-century shopping. Stay on top of a constantly redefined retail experience with overviews of the latest behaviour trends, shifting competitiveness, and new business models, which keep the consumer at the heart of everything.
Business Progress in Sustainability
These sessions examine the role and responsibility of businesses in driving positive change, making the tough calls around costs, efficiency and supply chain in order to better serve consumers as well as people and the planet.
Programme at a Glance
Who Attends The Global Summit?
- C-level executives and C-suite
- Retailer and manufacturer CEOs and top management
- Internationally-renowned speakers
We work tirelessly to maintain our events to be as sustainable as possible. The Global Summit 2022 was certified by Grown Forest as a Carbon Neutral Event. Learn more
The Event Designers: the Global Summit Committee
Elaine BOWERS COVENTRY, The Coca-Cola Company, USA
Kian Peng SEAH, NTUC Fairprice, Singapore
Jerry BLACK, Aeon, Japan
Katie DECKER, Johnson & Johnson, USA
Betty QUIGLEY, L’Oréal, France
Anders SVENSSON, ICA AB, Sweden
Loic TASSEL, Procter & Gamble, Switzerland
Bjorn TIMELIN, McKinsey & Company, UK