Global Summit

Official Programme

Plenary sessions, breakouts, Special Sessions and I-Talks will bring to light all the topics that are front-and-centre of a CEO's mind. The Store Tour requires a separate ticket, and is limited to delegates with valid store tour registration only.
11-14 JUNE 2024
All times are in Chicago Time
8:45 am - 9:15 am
A Business Conversation with Fidji Simo, CEO of Instacart
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Join us for an engaging fireside chat with Fidji Simo, CEO of Instacart, as she discusses the transformative power of Instacart’s intuitive, simple solutions for retailers, customers, brands and shoppers and the ways in which these are are transforming how the world shops, eats and lives.

SIMO Fidji
Chief Executive Officer and Chair
DI DIA Massimo
Leadership Adviser and Global Practice Leader Consumer Products
Spencer Stuart
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Networking Break - kindly sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company & Lotus Bakeries
10:30 am - 10:45 am
I-Talk: kindly sponsored by Tetra Pak
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How can we feed the world without starving the planet?

With the expected population growth, the world will need 25% more food to feed everyone. But it is no secret that food systems today have a significant impact on our planet’s resources and the climate. These challenges pose a vast global dilemma: how can we feed more people while protecting the planet? In this presentation we will share our perspective on how we can shape the future with sustainable food systems, the critical role food processing and packaging plays as part of the solution, and our company’s journey towards the world’s most sustainable food packaging system.

Presentation Theatre (Networking Area)

President and CEO
Tetra Pak U.S. and Canada
11:00 am - 11:50 am
Special Session: kindly sponsored by Microsoft
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Transform the value chain: Examining current Gen AI impact

This interactive discussion with leading brands will explore the impact Generative AI is producing right now; share which functions are seeing the most interest and application; and examine which AI-driven tools are being prioritized by consumer goods companies.

General Manager, Worldwide Retail and Consumer Goods
Microsoft Corporation
11:00 am - 11:50 am
Special Session: kindly sponsored by VusionGroup
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Data-Driven Synergy: Elevating Retail & CPG Partnerships through AI

Join industry leaders at the forefront of retail innovation as they unveil the transformative power of Data, AI, and IoT in shaping the future of retail and CPG partnerships. This roundtable will explore cutting-edge trends, pioneering implementations, and visionary forecasts for in-store experiences. Engage in a strategic dialogue on crafting a more dynamic, impactful, and sustainable commerce ecosystem.

GADOU Thierry
Chairman & CEO
11:00 am - 11:50 am
Special Session: kindly sponsored by PricingOne
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What does Triple-Win RGM™ (Revenue Growth Management) Look Like for Consumer Goods?

In today’s volatile economic landscape, pricing and promotions optimization are often insufficient to boost volume, revenue, and profit, particularly amid rising costs of goods and declining consumer purchasing power.

This session presents an effective Pricing Architecture and RGM approach, crafted specifically for CPG, that delivers real consumer value and benefits manufacturers, retailers, and private labels – in either inflationary or deflationary environments.

Join us for a pivotal discussion with Cathy Collart-Geiger, former CEO of French retailer PICARD, as she shares her insights and experiences on achieving Triple-Win RGM™.

You will learn about:
• Projective Value Modeling: predicting willingness to pay for current assortment, new brand and innovations
• Holistic Pricing and RGM Strategy: rejuvenating category value and profitability
• Retailer-Level Execution Plans: translating RGM strategy into joint business and execution plans
• Team Empowerment: developing an RGM-savvy organization
• Real-world Success Story: example from Picard, a leading French retailer with premium Private Labels

Charman & CEO
GABR Samer
Chief of Product
Advisory Board
11:00 am - 11:50 am
Special Session: kindly sponsored by Genpact
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How to build circular supply chains that improve profit and planet in the CPG and Retail industries

In the face of stringent ESG targets and economic challenges, companies are turning to circular supply chains to decouple revenue from resources, accelerate growth, and enhance environmental sustainability. This session will dive into how organizations can leverage advanced analytics, AI, and new data sources for end-to-end visibility of the supply chain and collaboration across the value chain. The circular economy offers CPG and retail companies innovative paths to growth, with practical applications of circular strategies to minimize environmental impact while supporting market expansion. Using the right technology is crucial as we approach the peak of the sixth wave of innovation.

DULL Deborah
Global Supply Chain Sustainability Leader
Senior Vice President and Global Enterprise Services Leader
Chief R&D, Procurement and Sustainability Officer
Mars Wrigley
12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Special Session: kindly sponsored by PA Consulting
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Beyond plastic: Impact through collaboration.

Delivering speed, scale, and affordability through a new approach to industry collaboration.

Plastic will be the next controlled substance – expect it to be tracked, traced, taxed, and regulated. Promising alternatives are emerging, but they lack scale – and typically come with heavy initial costs. This means that alternatives may struggle to make a significant difference for years.

The way forward is to find a model that allows for collaboration while still leaving space for first mover advantage. Major platform transformations are also needed, to enable leaders to share information openly and embrace new technologies in a risk-controlled way. This will create the speed and power to push for true scale and deliver impact now.

Join us to explore how global players are collaborating to curb investment risk, maximize impact, and activate the larger ecosystem to tackle the plastics challenge. Industry leaders will share successes, identify opportunities, and inspire tangible action at scale.

Key take aways:
• Find out how a collaborative model – a new approach to sharing IP within real partnerships – can help brand owners to embrace sustainable technologies in a risk-controlled way, and drive scale, cost, and speed
• Explore collaboration within and across industries as a way to deliver real change, understanding what works, what doesn’t, and what can be changed
• Learn how the industry is uniting to bring non-plastic, sustainable solutions to life for global brands – and at commercial scale


Global Head of Alliances, Products and Platforms
PA Consulting
Sustainability and Regenerative Economy Expert
PA Consulting
PATEL Claudine
Chief Marketing Officer
Sanofi Consumer Healthcare
SVP Global Policy & Sustainability
The Coca-Cola Company
12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Special Session: kindly sponsored by Capgemini
12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Special Session: kindly sponsored by Roland Berger
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Using AI to Futureproof Your Consumer Relationships

Consumer and shopper expectations towards brands and retailers are higher, changing at an unprecedented speed and becoming more wide-ranging than ever before. Products need to be appealing, functional, environmentally sustainable and society friendly, and the shopping experience needs to be convenient and engaging.
But what really makes a difference in the eyes of consumers?
And how can brands and retailers leverage state-of-the art AI technology to better identify, meet or even exceed these consumer expectations?

In our special session we will:
• Present our proprietary voice of the consumer study conducted exclusively for the CGF
• Present specific real-life AI success cases from leading FMCG and retail experts in a panel discussion

You will walk away with:
• Consumer insights from our voice of the consumer study
• Concrete action recommendations from leading FMCG and retail experts
• Exclusive answers from an interactive Q&A session

Looking forward to welcoming you to our special session!

12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Special Session: kindly sponsored by NielsenIQ
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Unlocking Generational Consumption Trends to 2030

A guide to generational differences and commonalities: Insights that businesses will need to understand, interpret and embrace changing and emerging needs.

In this special session, NIQ will leverage future-forward insights in collaboration with World Data Lab to identify where and how generational spending shifts will happen, including a robust exploration of how companies can best adapt and respond to these dynamic and often particular lifestyle needs of multigenerational consumers. AI, sustainability, lifestyle, health, wellness, DEI and employment will factor heavily into NIQ’s generational insights, which will empower and enable businesses to build resilience through accelerating change.

BUCHANAN Elizabeth
President of North America
12:50 pm - 2:00 pm
Networking Lunch
1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
I-Talk: kindly sponsored by ENGIE Impact
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Executing and Funding a Programmatic Carbon Reduction Plan

Decarbonizing at scale requires a holistic, programmatic portfolio-wide approach, involving buy-in from stakeholders at both the corporate/central and local/site level. The technical complexity of decarbonizing portfolios is coupled with challenges around governance, including process concerns, resiliency and cost management; and businesses must pay equal attention to both if they are to achieve meaningful long-term carbon reduction at speed and scale.

Historically, organizations have felt most comfortable funding pilot projects or small-scale decarbonization initiatives at the site-level, but if they are to reach their 2030/40 goals, they must now begin to develop a portfolio-wide decarbonization plan with adequate funding, leveraging available incentives and as-a-service methodologies.

In this 15-minute presentation, audience members will learn how to:
• Optimize a roadmap around techno-economic solutions
• Balance cost, risk, and drive investment through local, national and regional funding
• Optimize implementation partnerships to deploy capex and “as a service” models

Presentation Theatre (Networking Area)

Executive Managing Director - Americas
ENGIE Impact
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
What is True Collaboration? Voices from the Next Generation
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The upcoming generation of consumers is increasingly challenging the industry and have high expectations when it comes to innovation and setting a higher bar for progressive and socially responsible business. Engaging consumers matters now more than ever, as the disruptions experienced by millennials and Generation Z generations have accelerated both challenges and opportunities. Join this session to learn more from those committed to improving the food industry in a sustainable and collaborative way, where advocacy and the voices of young consumers are now of paramount importance. How are generational attitudes and expectations poised to shape the industry? How can business leaders enable the ambitions of future generations to allow the industry to thrive?

KUMAR Isabelle
Presenter & Moderator
Food Activist
Bite Back 2030
Youth MP and Food Activist
Bite Back 2030
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Sustainable Growth: Unveiling Shareholders' True Expectations
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Join us as we explore the intricate relationship between sustainable growth and shareholder expectations and uncover the evolving landscape of corporate governance and investor priorities in an era defined by sustainability imperatives.

KUMAR Isabelle
Presenter & Moderator
Senior Partner
McKinsey & Company
TAYLOR Richard
Managing Director, Consumer and Consumer Health Investment Banking
STEIB Michael
Melitas Ventures
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Networking Break - kindly sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company & Lotus Bakeries
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
I-Talk: kindly sponsored by Innosight
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Revolutionizing Growth: Unleashing the Power of AI and Automation

Artificial intelligence and automation are set to transform organizations, ushering in a paradigm shift in how work is accomplished. For executives in the CPG and retail sectors, embracing this technological revolution is paramount for remaining competitive and resilient in an ever-evolving landscape. Through examples in the CPG and retail industries, we show how thoughtful deployment of these tools can drive dual impact in organizations – both by increasing productivity AND by driving growth and innovation. We will also explore the importance of building new capabilities and greater change capacity in organization to harness the full potential of new technologies.

Presentation Theatre (Networking Area)

Managing Director
Managing Director
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Dive-In: The Impact of AI on Retail Business Operations
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Step into the future of retail as we explore the transformative impact of AI on business operations. Join us for an insightful session where industry leaders and innovators converge to dissect the profound implications of AI across the retail landscape.

Director E2E Value Chain & Standards
The Consumer Goods Forum
Chief Data & Technology Officer
Head, Worldwide Retail & Consumer Goods Go-To-Market (GTM)
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Dive-In: Forest Positive - Shaping Sustainable Futures Through Corporate Commitment
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Join us for an in-depth exploration of the Consumer Goods Forum’s Forest Positive Coalition of Action, where we explore the transformative journey towards a more sustainable future. This session will highlight the achievements and hurdles faced by leading manufacturer and retailer companies dedicated to embedding Forest Positive principles into their core operations and who are at the forefront of this critical initiative. Discover how collective efforts are reshaping sustainability practices, driving impactful change, setting new standards for environmental stewardship and integrating Forest Positive values into the DNA of company’s own operations, paving the way for a greener, more sustainable future. 

KUMAR Isabelle
Presenter & Moderator
KRAUS Carine
Chief Impact Officer and member of the Executive Committee
Chief Procurement Officer
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Official Cocktail: kindly sponsored by S. C. Johnson @ The Museum of Science and Industry - The Blue Paradox
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  • Location: The Museum of Science and Industry – The Blue Paradox (Immersive Experience) – 5700 S DuSable Lake Shore Dr, Chicago
  • Meeting point: Conference Entrance – Lobby Level (Level 3)
  • First coach will leave at 16:45
  • Please note that all attendees will need their Global Summit Conference badge for entry.