UPDATE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation in China, this event has been postponed to 17th-18th February 2022.
BEIJING and SHANGHAI, 18th October 2021 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) will host on 22nd November the fourth annual edition of the CGF China Day in Beijing. The event brings together some 300 senior executives from across the CGF membership in China, including CEOs from the CGF’s China Board of Directors, which is currently co-chaired by Daniel Zhang, Chairman & CEO, Alibaba Group and Angela Liu, CEO, New Hope Liuhe. The CGF will also host parallel events on 23rd November to deep dive into major topics impacting the consumer goods industry.
Themed “Creating a Common Prosperity Future Together”, this year’s CGF China Day aims to share cutting-edge insights and positive change best practices in food safety, health, sustainability, and the end-to-end value chain. CEO-level speakers from leading consumer goods companies will share their views on the following topics:
- Positive Change & Collaboration
- The Road to Carbon Neutrality 2060
- Challenges and Opportunities for Today’s Digitalisation
- Healthy & Sustainable Shopping Behaviours
- Global Consumer Insights
This year’s edition of the event will allow participants to gain a deeper understanding of the current situation and challenges, get an in-depth understanding of key innovative solutions, listen to inspiring stories across the industry, and meet face-to-face with influencers to ask questions and expand their professional networks.
Wai-Chan Chan, Managing Director, The Consumer Goods Forum, said, “The fourth edition of the CGF China Day will highlight the major role that Chinese companies are playing to create a common prosperity for all while driving the industry forward on global challenges like consumer health, product data, food safety, plastic waste and carbon emissions. Following on from the issues brought about by COVID-19, we hope this event can bring together our China-based membership to explore how our industry can collaborate to tackle these issues locally through action and impact, while also showcasing the important role Chinese companies can play on the global agenda”.
On the 23rd November, following the China Day event, the CGF will then host its 2nd China Health and Sustainability Collaboration Conference. Under the theme “Acting Today to Shape Tomorrow: Innovation Drives Solutions for Health and Sustainability”, industry experts, academics and business representatives will exchange views on the influence that health and sustainability have over the entire consumer goods industry, especially under the current pandemic circumstances, and how to gain synergy in tackling these challenges faced by the industry and society in general.
Speakers from companies such as Procter & Gamble, Bright Dairy, Mars China, Danone China and Nestlé China will focus on topics such as “Consumption Trends of Healthy Food”, “Chinese Dietary Guidelines”, “Global Nutrition Standard”, “Employee Health”, “Zero Waste”, “Green Consumption”, “Golden Design Rules”, “Plastic Green Design”, “Collaboration for Healthier Lives China” and others.
The 23rd November will also welcome the first-ever CGF China Digital Supply Chain Conference, which is dedicated to the work of the CGF’s End-to-End Value Chain initiative and runs under the theme “Collaborate to Drive Positive Supply Chain Change”.
The event will welcome an outstanding line-up of speakers from companies such as Alibaba Group, Bright Dairy, Nestlé China, Intel China and Cardinal Operations, among others, to explore topics such as “E2E Capability Enhancement”, “Retailers & Manufacturers Collaboration”, “Digital Transformation”, and the “Smart Supply Chain”.
The CGF China Day 2021 and subsequent day’s events will take place at the InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun Hotel, Beijing, China.
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About The Consumer Goods Forum
The Consumer Goods Forum (“CGF”) is a global, parity-based industry network that is driven by its members to encourage the global adoption of practices and standards that serves the consumer goods industry worldwide. It brings together the CEOs and senior management of some 400 retailers, manufacturers, service providers, and other stakeholders across 70 countries, and it reflects the diversity of the industry in geography, size, product category and format. Its member companies have combined sales of EUR 3.5 trillion and directly employ nearly 10 million people, with a further 90 million related jobs estimated along the value chain. It is governed by its Board of Directors, which comprises more than 55 manufacturer and retailer CEOs. For more information, please visit: www.theconsumergoodsforum.com.
For further information, please contact:
CGF China Team
The Consumer Goods Forum