6th - 8th JUNE 2023

Kyoto, Japan
Global Conference, In-Person

Global Summit


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

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We Are Looking Forward to Seeing You in Kyoto in 2023

We are happy to celebrate the very successful 2022 edition of the Global Summit, which took place in Dublin last June. 700+ CEOs and C-level executives gathered in person for the first time after two years, to take stock of the lessons learned from recent global crises and, “From Resilience to Reinvention”, build together “Responsible Growth in the New Era”. 

We will soon be sharing more information – stay connected to Global Summit emailings! In the meantime, relive the experience of the 2022 Global Summit via the Executive Summary, the Highlights Video and the Photo Gallery.

Pursuit of Harmony in Turmoil: Working Together to Make a Difference

The pandemic and the war in Ukraine brought unprecedented crises over the past three years, causing businesses to promptly look for solutions for these pressing matters. In the aftermath of these uncertain years, new emergencies have risen – such as an increase in energy and living costs -, causing turbulence and a new imbalance between short-term constraints and long-term challenges.

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.

Programme at a Glance

We are proud to announce that the Global Summit 2022 was certified by Grown Forest as a Carbon Neutral Event at the Convention Centre Dublin, and 191 trees were planted 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 

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