Global Summit

Practical Info

11-14 JUNE 2024

The Venue

Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk

301 E North Water St,
Chicago, IL 60611, United States

All rooms at CGF negotiated prices have been sold out. Should you need a room, please see the hotel website for availability and price.

Practical Information

Visa Process

Delegates are invited to check visa requirements for their country of citizenship before travel. If you require an invitation letter for a visa, please contact us.

Access & Transportation

The hotel which is also the conference venue is located in the heart of the River North district right by the river. It is a 40 mn ride from O’Hare Airport, the hotel is also accessible via public transport, please contact us if you want more information.

Conference Language

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided into languages other than English if it is requested by 10 or more delegates.


For communication and security reasons, you are requested to wear your badge at all times, including social events.

Dress Code

We recommend business-wear throughout the Global Summit except for the Gala Dinner, where Black Tie is required.

Registration Desk Information

The Consumer Goods Forum team will welcome you to the Global Summit as of Monday 10th June in the afternoon for those participating in the Store Tour. Delegates are invited to register at the Welcome Desk upon arrival.
The Delegates’ Welcome Desk at Sheraton Grand will be open:

  • Monday 10th June 17.00 for store tour participants only
  • Tuesday 11th June 07.30 – 19.00
  • Wednesday 12th June 07.30 – 18.00
  • Thursday 13th June 07.30 – 18.00
  • Friday 14th June 07.30 – 13.00

CGF Events App

The CGF Events app is our exclusive tool for you to network with fellow delegates and access event information before and during the Summit. Access to the events will be available before the Global Summit starts.

Executive Summary

An Executive Summary of the plenary sessions will be sent by email to delegates after the Summit and will also be made available on the Global Summit website.

Session Presentation

Speakers’ presentations will be available after you finish completing our evaluation questionnaire. Availability of presentations is entirely at the discretion of the speakers.

Evaluation Questionnaire

It is very important for us to get your feedback on this Summit to better understand your needs. We will ask you to rate the speakers after each day via an online questionnaire. After the event, we will ask you for five minutes of your time to fill in a more general online evaluation questionnaire so that we can better serve your needs in the future.


Health Information

We are fully committed to ensuring the safety and health of our delegates, sponsors and suppliers present at the Global Summit. We will adhere to recommended cautionary measures, protocols and guidelines from leading health organisations and national authorities, and adjust precautionary measures as necessary to ensure the health and safety of our event attendees and staff. We are fully committed to providing the best event experience for all our delegates, so please do let us know should you have any concerns.