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20-23 JUNE 2022

DUBLIN, IRELAND
Global Conference

The Global Summit

Official Programme 2022

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
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All times are in Dublin time
9:00 am
Parallel Special Sessions
9:00 am - 9:50 am
Special Session - kindly sponsored by AlixPartners

NET ZERO: Syncing Ambition with Outcomes Across the CPG Value Chain

  • Are consumer goods companies prepared to make good on their bold emissions goals? Many companies across the industry have set ambitious net-zero carbon emissions targets, but the gap between aspiration and execution remains enormous. Few are able to clearly articulate the path to net zero or the extent of cooperation and collaboration across trading partners that will be required for these ambitions to be realized.

    Through an industry-first, proprietary study, AlixPartners maps the emissions target trajectories of companies and their suppliers and sizes up the level of collaboration needed across the value chain for net zero to become a reality. With urgency to act mounting, the next stage of the sustainability journey is about to get much harder. The math simply does not work unless the industry works together.

    Companies that do not act now risk being at a competitive disadvantage.

    Our session will focus on findings including:

    • Pragmatic actions consumer goods companies can take to convert targets to results

    • The imperative for companies to proactively engage with their suppliers, keeping in mind that sustainability ambitions vary dramatically across the value chain

    • The accelerating disruption faced by suppliers and retailers as their customer base makes carbon reduction demands

  • Room: Liffey Hall 1
Anna DEL MAR
Director
AlixPartners
Randy BURT
Managing Director
AlixPartners
Emily HALPERIN
Director
AlixPartners
9:00 am - 9:50 am
Special Session - kindly sponsored by Amcor

Winning Against Plastic Waste – Working Together and Competing To Go Faster

Taking the discussion from design for recyclability to what is actually being recycled, Amcor will present new and exclusive information about which types of packaging can be recycled today in different parts of the world. Panelists will then discuss their strategic approaches to packaging and packaging waste – where packaging sustainability can be strategic for differentiation, and where collaboration is needed to solve systemic problems to reduce waste. The panel will provide examples where members are taking bold action based on the Golden Design Rules through collaboration across the value chain.

Room: Liffey Hall 2

David CLARK
Vice President, Sustainability
Amcor
Dr. Tony WORBY
Director, Flourishing Oceans and Planet Portfolio
Minderoo Foundation
Rebecca MARMOT
Chief Sustainability Officer
Unilever
Sander DEFRUYT
Lead, New Plastics Economy Initiative
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
9:00 am - 9:50 am
Special Session - kindly sponsored by Capgemini

Fueling Retailer-Manufacturer Partnerships with Consumer Intelligence in Ways Never Imagined Possible

In an era where we are seeing the convergence of media and commerce, there is a vast opportunity for retailers and brands to drive mutually profitable and sustainable growth by connecting and blending consumer data from a variety of relevant sources and signals to enable a seamless end-to-end consumer experience. In this presentation, we explore how Unilever’s People Data Centre (PDC) generates deep, real-time consumer insights that are driving the brand’s data-driven marketing efforts and powering Unilever’s retailer collaboration and partnership strategy.

Room: The Liffey A

 

Alex OWENS
CMI Vice President, Global Head of People Data Centres
Unilever
Kees JACOBS
Vice President, Global Lead for Insights & Data
Capgemini
Bhavesh UNADKAT
Head of Brand, Marketing and Content
frog, part of Capgemini Invent
Stefan BOLSIUS
Chief Customer Officer - Europe ​& Nutrition
Unilever
9:00 am - 9:50 am
Special Session - kindly sponsored by Roland Berger
  • How to Win the Sustain Game?

  • The Consumer Goods and Retail industry is facing 400 bn EBIT loss risk by 2030. More than half of all consumer goods and retail players might lose 1-10% of their EBIT by taxes on carbon emissions.

  • Sustainable business models will dominate the market already in 2027. 50% of consumers are willing to pay 10% price premium for climate friendly products.

  • But, due to the current geopolitical situation, we expect basic needs to dominate consumers again. Food security has become a major challenge as one third of the world´s wheat production comes from Russia and Ukraine. Supply chains are disrupted, inflation is rising. Consumers are facing the double dilemma of higher prices but limited availability of products.

  • In our special session, we will launch our Sustain Game study exclusively to summit delegates and discuss current challenges of the consumer goods and retail industry in a panel discussion.

  • • How can we safeguard profits by decarbonization?
    • How can we secure global food supply?
    • How can we build resilient and flexible organizations able to adapt quickly?
    • How can we protect our people and values in times of uncertainty and geopolitical crisis?

Room: The Liffey B

Ulrike SAPIRO
Chief Sustainability Officer
Henkel
Chester TWIGG
Group Commercial Officer
Bicworld
Deepak JOSE
Global Head of ODDA Analytics Solutions
Mars Wrigley
Eija HIETAVUO
Group Vice President Corporate Affairs
Tetra Pak
Patrick MÜLLER-SARMIENTO
Ex-Chief Executive Officer Real GmbH/METRO AG
Roland Berger
Tobias GÖBBEL
Global Head of Consumer Products
Roland Berger
10:00 am - 10:50 am
Special Session - kindly sponsored by BCG
  • How Will Web3 and the Metaverse Change Consumer Attention and Interaction and Create Opportunities for CPG and Retail Brands?

    The past months have seen no shortage of news flashes about metaverse breakthroughs and record-breaking NFT sales. While the apostles of Web3 praise the emergence of blockchain-based technologies, this trend – like every new trend of this magnitude – does not come without a high degree of skepticism: crazy valuations, money laundering, insider trading, etc. However, just like with the Web 1.0 bubble, it’s necessary to sort out the signal from the noise. It would be a great mistake to limit Web3, Metaverse and NFTs to their parodical elements. This special session aims at explaining the underlying drivers behind Web3 as well as showcasing the wide range of opportunities for brands and businesses across all sizes, geographies, industries, and business models.

    We intend to cover the following topics:
    – NFT, Metaverse, Web3, AR/VR: same but different
    – Underlying economic and cultural factors to believe in the development of Web3
    – Initial use cases and longer-term implications for CPG and Retail companies in terms of: Consumer engagement/consumer experience (incl. immersive commerce), The future of marketing, New revenue streams and business models
    – How to get started: Required capabilities for the future, Ecosystem partnerships

    Room: The Liffey B

    Pierre-François MARTEAU
    Principal
    Boston Consulting Group
    10:00 am - 10:50 am
    Special Session - kindly sponsored by IBM

    Assuring Supply & Staffing When Market Forces Are Unpredictable

    When unpredictable market, geopolitical, or environmental forces suddenly impact the availability of the most important product categories, there is a domino effect on prices (e.g. resulting in inflationary forces) and consumer confidence.

    What we’ve seen in the last 3 years is sudden shifts in produce availability, staffing ability and escalating energy costs. The need to heroically fix supply and capacity issues and certain categories having very low levels of confidence in their on-shelf availability. This, coupled with challenges in getting raw and finished goods sourced more regionally and moved out of ports, has made the markets and global supply chains unstable. And all of this in an environment where companies and consumers are looking to manage their supply chains and consumption more sustainably and more fairly.

    What if you could significantly increase your confidence in predicting where the next disruption will have impacts and target it for resolution before it has a ripple effect? And what if this approach could be delivered with sustainability and human implications integrally managed.

    IBM has developed an approach that combines traditional AI, Data Science, IoT, Blockchain and Quantum computing techniques to build in intelligence and sustainability and deliver better confidence in sourcing provenance and human implication for our global consumer goods supply chains so that you can take action before the effects are hard to recover from – intelligent & sustainable supply chains.

    Room: Liffey Hall 2

    Luq NIAZI
    Global Managing Partner, Industries & Global Consumer Industry Leader
    IBM
    James STEWART
    Lead Architect - ETHICS Human Rights Platform
    IBM
    David CROFT
    Global Sustainability Director
    Reckitt
    10:00 am - 10:50 am
    Special Session - kindly sponsored by Kerry Group

    Are We Innovating at the Pace Needed to Ensure Global Food Security?

    Balancing the juxtaposition between audacious actions to deliver environmental security with what’s financially feasible to ensure profitability and shareholder confidence is a ubiquitous conundrum. The urgency of the climate crisis requires unrivalled cooperation across industries. Are we doing enough to combat this challenge and what more should be done to limit global warming to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels? What sacrifices are needed for the greater cause, for longer-term gain of companies and the world?

    Room: Liffey Hall 1

    Vivien SHEEHAN PhD
    Global Vice President of Research and Development
    Kerry Group
    10:00 am - 10:50 am
    Special Session - kindly sponsored by NielsenIQ

    Unpacking New Consumer Outlooks
    The enduring global pandemic inspired a collective moment of self-reflection and a heightened awareness among global consumers’ personal health and well-being, as well as the health and sustainability of the planet. In this session, NielsenIQ will provide exclusive insights into how consumers are prioritising a new set of needs that are factoring as the driving consumer forces of 2022. Fresh research will highlight how consumers are demonstrating a willingness to vote with their wallets with products that address real-life needs and routine challenges while further exploring a new hierarchy of health and wellness needs that can help guide companies to innovate quicker and more authentically.

    Takeaways:
    As consumers continue to think more critically about their values, their role in the world and their own reason for being, the session will illuminate how post-pandemic life will evolve with new hobbies and newfound motivation and courage to pursue passions to jump-start new routines and lifestyle shifts in tandem with a more proactive stance with personal health, wellness and well-being.

    Room: The Liffey A

    Sherry FREY
    Vice President, Total Wellness
    NielsenIQ
    11:00 am - 11:50 am
    Special Session - kindly sponsored by AlixPartners

    NET ZERO: Syncing Ambition with Outcomes Across the CPG Value Chain

    Are consumer goods companies prepared to make good on their bold emissions goals? Many companies across the industry have set ambitious net-zero carbon emissions targets, but the gap between aspiration and execution remains enormous. Few are able to clearly articulate the path to net zero or the extent of cooperation and collaboration across trading partners that will be required for these ambitions to be realized.

    Through an industry-first, proprietary study, AlixPartners maps the emissions target trajectories of companies and their suppliers and sizes up the level of collaboration needed across the value chain for net zero to become a reality. With urgency to act mounting, the next stage of the sustainability journey is about to get much harder. The math simply does not work unless the industry works together.

    Companies that do not act now risk being at a competitive disadvantage.

    Our session will focus on findings including:

    • Pragmatic actions consumer goods companies can take to convert targets to results

    • The imperative for companies to proactively engage with their suppliers, keeping in mind that sustainability ambitions vary dramatically across the value chain

    • The accelerating disruption faced by suppliers and retailers as their customer base makes carbon reduction demands

    Room: Liffey Hall 1

    Anna DEL MAR
    Director
    AlixPartners
    Randy BURT
    Managing Director
    AlixPartners
    Emily HALPERIN
    Director
    AlixPartners
    11:00 am - 11:50 am
    Special Session - kindly sponsored by Amcor

    Winning Against Plastic Waste – Working Together and Competing To Go Faster

    Taking the discussion from design for recyclability to what is actually being recycled, Amcor will present new and exclusive information about which types of packaging can be recycled today in different parts of the world. Panelists will then discuss their strategic approaches to packaging and packaging waste – where packaging sustainability can be strategic for differentiation, and where collaboration is needed to solve systemic problems to reduce waste. The panel will provide examples where members are taking bold action based on the Golden Design Rules through collaboration across the value chain.

    Room: Liffey Hall 2

    David CLARK
    Vice President, Sustainability
    Amcor
    Dr. Tony WORBY
    Director, Flourishing Oceans and Planet Portfolio
    Minderoo Foundation
    Rebecca MARMOT
    Chief Sustainability Officer
    Unilever
    Sander DEFRUYT
    Lead, New Plastics Economy Initiative
    Ellen MacArthur Foundation
    11:00 am - 11:50 am
    Special Session - kindly sponsored by Capgemini

    Fueling Retailer-Manufacturer Partnerships with Consumer Intelligence in Ways Never Imagined Possible

    In an era where we are seeing the convergence of media and commerce, there is a vast opportunity for retailers and brands to drive mutually profitable and sustainable growth by connecting and blending consumer data from a variety of relevant sources and signals to enable a seamless end-to-end consumer experience. In this presentation, we explore how Unilever’s People Data Centre (PDC) generates deep, real-time consumer insights that are driving the brand’s data-driven marketing efforts and powering Unilever’s retailer collaboration and partnership strategy.

    Room: The Liffey A

    Alex OWENS
    CMI Vice President, Global Head of People Data Centres
    Unilever
    Kees JACOBS
    Vice President, Global Lead for Insights & Data
    Capgemini
    Bhavesh UNADKAT
    Head of Brand, Marketing and Content
    frog, part of Capgemini Invent
    Stefan BOLSIUS
    Chief Customer Officer - Europe ​& Nutrition
    Unilever
    11:00 am - 11:50 am
    Special Session - kindly sponsored by Roland Berger

    How to Win the Sustain Game?

    The Consumer Goods and Retail industry is facing 400 bn EBIT loss risk by 2030. More than half of all consumer goods and retail players might lose 1-10% of their EBIT by taxes on carbon emissions.

    Sustainable business models will dominate the market already in 2027. 50% of consumers are willing to pay 10% price premium for climate friendly products.

    But, due to the current geopolitical situation, we expect basic needs to dominate consumers again. Food security has become a major challenge as one third of the world´s wheat production comes from Russia and Ukraine. Supply chains are disrupted, inflation is rising. Consumers are facing the double dilemma of higher prices but limited availability of products.

    In our special session, we will launch our Sustain Game study exclusively to summit delegates and discuss current challenges of the consumer goods and retail industry in a panel discussion.

    • How can we safeguard profits by decarbonization?
    • How can we secure global food supply?
    • How can we build resilient and flexible organizations able to adapt quickly?
    • How can we protect our people and values in times of uncertainty and geopolitical crisis?

    Room: The Liffey B

    Ulrike SAPIRO
    Chief Sustainability Officer
    Henkel
    Chester TWIGG
    Group Commercial Officer
    Bicworld
    Deepak JOSE
    Global Head of ODDA Analytics Solutions
    Mars Wrigley
    Eija HIETAVUO
    Group Vice President Corporate Affairs
    Tetra Pak
    Patrick MÜLLER-SARMIENTO
    Ex-Chief Executive Officer Real GmbH/METRO AG
    Roland Berger
    Tobias GÖBBEL
    Global Head of Consumer Products
    Roland Berger
    12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
    Special Session - kindly sponsored by BCG
    • How will Web3 and the Metaverse Change Consumer Attention and Interaction and Create Opportunities for CPG and Retail Brands?

      The past months have seen no shortage of news flashes about metaverse breakthroughs and record-breaking NFT sales. While the apostles of Web3 praise the emergence of blockchain-based technologies, this trend – like every new trend of this magnitude – does not come without a high degree of skepticism: crazy valuations, money laundering, insider trading, etc. However, just like with the Web 1.0 bubble, it’s necessary to sort out the signal from the noise. It would be a great mistake to limit Web3, Metaverse and NFTs to their parodical elements. This special session aims at explaining the underlying drivers behind Web3 as well as showcasing the wide range of opportunities for brands and businesses across all sizes, geographies, industries, and business models.

      We intend to cover the following topics:
      – NFT, Metaverse, Web3, AR/VR: same but different
      – Underlying economic and cultural factors to believe in the development of Web3
      – Initial use cases and longer-term implications for CPG and Retail companies in terms of: Consumer engagement/consumer experience (incl. immersive commerce), The future of marketing, New revenue streams and business models
      – How to get started: Required capabilities for the future, Ecosystem partnerships

      Room: The Liffey B

      Pierre-François MARTEAU
      Principal
      Boston Consulting Group
      12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
      Special Session - kindly sponsored by IBM

      Assuring Supply & Staffing When Market Forces Are Unpredictable

      When unpredictable market, geopolitical, or environmental forces suddenly impact the availability of the most important product categories, there is a domino effect on prices (e.g. resulting in inflationary forces) and consumer confidence.

      What we’ve seen in the last 3 years is sudden shifts in produce availability, staffing ability and escalating energy costs. The need to heroically fix supply and capacity issues and certain categories having very low levels of confidence in their on-shelf availability. This, coupled with challenges in getting raw and finished goods sourced more regionally and moved out of ports, has made the markets and global supply chains unstable. And all of this in an environment where companies and consumers are looking to manage their supply chains and consumption more sustainably and more fairly.

      What if you could significantly increase your confidence in predicting where the next disruption will have impacts and target it for resolution before it has a ripple effect? And what if this approach could be delivered with sustainability and human implications integrally managed.

      IBM has developed an approach that combines traditional AI, Data Science, IoT, Blockchain and Quantum computing techniques to build in intelligence and sustainability and deliver better confidence in sourcing provenance and human implication for our global consumer goods supply chains so that you can take action before the effects are hard to recover from – intelligent & sustainable supply chains.

      Room: Liffey Hall 2

      Luq NIAZI
      Global Managing Partner, Industries & Global Consumer Industry Leader
      IBM
      James STEWART
      Lead Architect - ETHICS Human Rights Platform
      IBM
      David CROFT
      Global Sustainability Director
      Reckitt
      12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
      Special Session - kindly sponsored by Kerry Group

      Are We Innovating at the Pace Needed to Ensure Global Food Security?

      Balancing the juxtaposition between audacious actions to deliver environmental security with what’s financially feasible to ensure profitability and shareholder confidence is a ubiquitous conundrum. The urgency of the climate crisis requires unrivalled cooperation across industries. Are we doing enough to combat this challenge and what more should be done to limit global warming to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels? What sacrifices are needed for the greater cause, for longer-term gain of companies and the world?

      Room: Liffey Hall 1

      Vivien SHEEHAN PhD
      Global Vice President of Research and Development
      Kerry Group
      12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
      Special Session - kindly sponsored by NielsenIQ

      Unpacking New Consumer Outlooks
      The enduring global pandemic inspired a collective moment of self-reflection and a heightened awareness among global consumers’ personal health and well-being, as well as the health and sustainability of the planet. In this session, NielsenIQ will provide exclusive insights into how consumers are prioritising a new set of needs that are factoring as the driving consumer forces of 2022. Fresh research will highlight how consumers are demonstrating a willingness to vote with their wallets with products that address real-life needs and routine challenges while further exploring a new hierarchy of health and wellness needs that can help guide companies to innovate quicker and more authentically.

      Takeaways:
      As consumers continue to think more critically about their values, their role in the world and their own reason for being, the session will illuminate how post-pandemic life will evolve with new hobbies and newfound motivation and courage to pursue passions to jump-start new routines and lifestyle shifts in tandem with a more proactive stance with personal health, wellness and well-being.

      Room: The Liffey A

      Sherry FREY
      Vice President, Total Wellness
      NielsenIQ

      Timings may be subject to change.

      4:00 pm - 4:15 pm
      I-Talk - kindly sponsored by Bain & Company

      Growth for Both: How CPGs and Retailers Grow Their Profit Pool
      Over the past 3 years, Bain & Company has been analyzing hundreds of annual joint business plans between leading CPG suppliers and their retail customers, trying to find how many of these plans successfully delivered value to both parties (otherwise said, effectively grew the trade margin of the retailer AND the gross margin of the consumer goods company).

      In this I-Talk, we will cover 3 topics:
      • What are the odds of creating truly “win-win” joint business plans? And how much value can they actually deliver?
      • What do the most successful partnerships look like? What learnings can we draw from best practices?
      • What role can shared data and technology play in designing better plans and fostering more collaborative relationships between CPGs and Retailers?

      Presentation Theatre

      Laure MADDENS
      Partner
      Bain & Company
      Eduardo GIMENEZ
      Partner
      Bain & Company