21-24 JUNE 2021
Virtual Conference

The Global Summit


Live broadcasts, pre-recorded sessions and networking opportunities, wherever you are in the world
All times are in Central European Time
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Positive Change & Collaboration: The Way Forward
11:00 am - 11:30 am
CEO-only Session (upon invitation)

What next for plant-based food?
Özgür Tort to lead a discussion on the economic, social and environmental aspects of plant-based food production and nutrition from the CEO perspective. They will be asking if plant-based foods might go mainstream.


Özgür TORT
CEO & CGF Co-Chair
Migros Ticaret
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Special Sessions - Salesforce, Roland Berger, PA Consulting
12:00 pm - 12:15 pm
How to Enable End-to-End Digital Transformation Seamlessly from CPG Suppliers to Retailers to Consumers

In the face of significant disruptions in demand and supply, we have seen the explosion of  Digital Transformation and eCommerce, in B2C and B2B contexts, making it more relevant and urgent for retailers and CG suppliers to develop joint Business Planning and Collaboration, to gain real-time visibility and to align toward potential changes across enterprises. 


Blue Yonder will share how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can support achieving the digital transformation needed to support retailers and CG producers in effectively collaborating toward customer and environmental oriented strategies. 

Hong Mo YANG
Senior Vice President of Manufacturing Industry Strategy
Blue Yonder
12:00 pm - 12:15 pm
Past, Present, Purpose – Get Foresight on Which Sustainable Shopping Behaviours Will Stick in 2022 and Beyond

Purpose-led business is booming in FMCG. Our purchasing data shows that brands with business for good at the heart of their operation are outgrowing the market.

Nearly 1 in 3 Europeans have strongly altered their behaviour towards more sustainable and equitable purchasing last year.

This is especially driven by the effort to buy environmentally friendly brands.

Join GfK’s Tech Talk to get foresight on which sustainable shopping behaviours will stick in 2022 and beyond.

Lenneke SCHILS
Global Insights Director FMCG
12:00 pm - 12:15 pm
Forest Positive Collaboration - Addressing Climate Change and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

SFI is on a forest positive journey – learning, adapting, and collaborating – to advance conservation outcomes and build a diverse and resilient workforce for the forest and conservation sectors.

As the world looks for impactful pathways to address climate change, SFI provides many scalable nature-based-solutions such as newly revised climate-smart standards and programs.

Forests serve a positive role in addressing the global sustainability agenda including education and employment. Kathy will share stories on how SFI is achieving success in building a diverse and inclusive workforce through its Project Learning Tree program which has placed 3,500 young adults in green jobs in the last 3 years and has achieved gender balance and strong Indigenous engagement.

President & CEO
Sustainable Forestry Initiative - Canada and United States
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Connecting Brands and Consumers Through Internet Platforms

Miranda Qu Fang is the co-founder of Xiaohongshu, (in direct translation “Little Red Book”) a lifestyle community platform for people to share life experiences and be inspired. The innovative platform integrates the authentic content shared by its community with e-commerce, quickly becoming one of the most popular destinations for discovering and sharing a range of diverse lifestyles. She will have a dialogue with Weiwen Han, the Managing Partner of Bain & Company Greater China, who specializes in Digital, Consumer Products and Retail, to share the journey of Xiaohongshu and the innovation that powers it and how brands can tap on its potential to connect with consumers.


Fang QU
Weiwen HAN
Managing Partner
Bain & Company
Join the Race to Zero

Moderator, Isabelle Kumar, Presenter & Journalist


UK High Level Climate Action Champion for UN climate talks
CANCELLED - Solving Plastic Waste

Join a solutions-driven conversation about packaging design, extended producers’ responsibility and recycling technologies, with a focus on regions & countries where concrete solutions will be accelerated in the coming months.

Moderator: Isabelle Kumar, Presenter & Journalist


President & Chairman
Loblaw Companies Limited
Gonzalo MUNOZ
Chile High Level Climate Action Champion
UN climate talks
Forest Positive

Moderator: Didier Bergeret, Director, Sustainability, The Consumer Goods Forum


Laurent VALLEE
General Secretary
Carrefour Group
Member of the European Parliament
Renew Europe Group
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
CEO-only Session (Upon Invitation)

How to Combine Financial Focus and Results with Progress Against Key ESG Areas

The big dilemma CEO’s in CPO companies face these days is that growth and strong financial results are difficult to come by while at the same time the expectations from stakeholders on ESG topics is every year more demanding. How to remain focused on and make progress against both?

Chairman & CEO
Mondelēz International
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
CEO-only Session (Upon Invitation)

Digital Transformation for Brands and Retailers – Lessons Learnt

Daniel Zhang to lead a discussion with CEOs from consumer goods sector and retail industry to share experiences and best practices globally in digital transformation towards data-driven consumer operation, agile organization and efficient collaboration.

Daniel ZHANG
Chairman and CEO
Alibaba Group
Going Strong: CGF Data Coalition Advancing Fast on Making Data Exchange Faster, Easier and More Efficient

Moderator: Isabelle Kumar: Presenter & Journalist


Chairman of the Board, President & CEO
Procter & Gamble
Dr. Steffen GREUBEL
Chairman of the Management Board
Closing: What’s Next for the Industry and How Will CGF Contribute
Emmanuel FABER
Former Danone Chairman & CEO
Former CGF Co-Chair
Chairman & CEO and CGF Co-Chair
The Coca-Cola Company
Özgür TORT
CEO & CGF Co-Chair
Migros Ticaret
Daniel ZHANG
Chairman and CEO
Alibaba Group
Wai-Chan CHAN
Managing Director
The Consumer Goods Forum


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What will the 2021 edition of the Global Summit be like?

In 2021, the Global Summit will be fully virtual, for the first time ever, in order to ensure the safety of our global community during the Covid-19 crisis. 

It will take place from 1pm CET on Monday, 21st June, to 4pm CET on Thursday, 24th June. Everyday, sessions will take place from 10am to 7pm CET, meaning there will always be something happening whenever you choose to connect.  

As in the other 63 physical editions of the annual Summit, our focus in 2021 is to deliver great content and allow you to reconnect with your peers from around the world. We are bringing the same high-level speakers to the virtual stage; we are bringing even more great insights and learnings to the virtual table; and we are giving you the opportunity to network from the comfort of your own home or office.

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What is the format of the Global Summit this year?

We are working on a programme and speakers lineup that will have the same level of quality, engagement and expertise as the physical editions of the event. Conscious of time differences, we have built the programme around Prime-Time Content Slots, where delegates from multiple time zones will be able to connect and participate in live sessions with high-level speakers. We will have something for everyone: wherever you are in the world, you will be able to connect at a time convenient for you and access both live broadcasts and pre-recorded sessions – Speaker Sessions and Panels, Special Sessions, Breakouts, Coalition Meetings, and much more. Networking breaks will also ensure you reconnect with your peers from the industry, as in a physical event.

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What will the Global Summit 2021 talk about?

Themed “Now What?”, the 2021 Summit aims to provide delegates, speakers and sponsors the opportunity to learn more about how our industry has worked tirelessly to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 – and promote the CEO-backed roadmaps that are being delivered by our Coalitions of Action to help our industry create the right kind of new normal. Over the course of four days, we will be discussing The New Normal and all its implications to businesses, consumers, supply chains and employees; where the Opportunities, Challenges & Priorities lie ahead; how we can build back better through Positive Change & Collaboration; and what should be expected from The Way Forward.

You can check the programme and speakers pages for more information.

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How do I register?

The Global Summit is exclusive to CGF member companies. 
Each year, a few select non-member companies are invited to discover the Global Summit via our Discovery Programme. 

On the Register page, please complete the registration form. Your registration will be reviewed and you will receive, in a few days, an email to complete and pay for your registration. 

A unique professional email address must be associated with each registration, to receive the login information. 

If you are unsure about your company’s membership, you can check our members list to or contact our membership team.

If you’d like more information about the Discovery Programme, please contact our Discovery Programme team.

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How do I join the sessions?

Prior to the event, you will receive your personal code and a link to join the sessions, to the email address you provided on your registration form. 

Your registration gives access to all the live and pre-recorded sessions, as well as to all the networking possibilities and exhibition area, across all time zones. We encourage delegates to attend several sessions to get maximum value. 

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Who will attend the Global Summit this year?

The physical editions of the Global Summit gather together 1,000+ CEOs and C-suite executives of CGF member companies from all over the world. The virtual edition will offer new opportunities for those who could not travel, due to the pandemics, and who will be able to join their peers virtually in June. 

A virtual platform, optimised for ease-of-use while ensuring delegates and top CEOs regular networking opportunities, will ensure you can effectively engage and network across the week, to foster deeper relationships and chat one-on-one around topics impacting your business.  

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Will recordings / an executive summary be available?

Pre-recorded sessions and recordings of previous broadcasted sessions will be available during the event. Videos will also be available after the event, when authorised by speakers.

An Executive Summary will be distributed electronically after the event to all delegates, with the main takeaways and insights.

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I would love to be more than a delegate - are there any sponsorship or exhibition opportunities?

Yes! We are very thankful for the companies that support the Global Summit. Confirmed sponsors will be announced soon. 

There are still some sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available! For more information, contact our sponsorship team.

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I still have questions, who should I contact?

If you have any further questions concerning the 2021 virtual edition of the Global Summit, please send a message to the Summit Team

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What are the networking opportunities during the Global Summit?


Access to the platform will be possible a few days before the Summit, presenting a questionnaire on your reasons for attending and your main points of interest. This will create a list of other participants with the same interests and objectives as you, who you will be able to get in touch with.



Virtual Meeting Rooms

Book a virtual meeting room with video and screen sharing functions for up to 20 people in visio conference, straight from the platform – no need to download extra software. For information on costs and availability, please contact our Sponsorship Team





Guided Networking Rooms

During the networking breaks, you will have access to the Guided Networking Rooms – dedicated rooms to discuss a theme of great interest for your business.

Availability of rooms and topics will be limited and chosen in accordance to our content guidelines. If you would like to suggest a topic for discussion, please contact us at your earliest convenience.





Discussion Board

The main entry point to the platform will be done via your feed, where links to the sessions and videos will be available, as well as a menu for easy access to contacts, matchmaking, programme, your personalised agenda and more.

The feed, or discussion board, is where delegates will interact with one another. The Summit team, speakers, sponsors and all delegates are encouraged to share content – text, images, video and links – and react to it, building a real, engaged online community for the duration of the event.











Scheduled Meetings

When you find a fellow delegate who you would like to connect with, just click on his/her profile and send a meeting invitation via message. At the scheduled date and timing, just launch the meeting from inside the platform.







Text and Video Chats

You will have access to the complete list of delegates, and will be able to get in touch with them by text or video chat. Just find the person you’d like to connect with, click on the “Start conversation” button and send a chat request. You can add more users as you need.
And, if you prefer to transform the chat into a video call, when using the web app, just click on the camera button and have access to all of the features, including screen sharing.



*Pictures shown for illustration purpose only. Elements that make up the images will be modified by the Global Summit platform developers.