Strategic Conference

Move Beyond the Zoom

We are excited to welcome you back to live, in-person events. Pre-event surveys conducted with frequent conference attendees revealed a strong preference for a live event in 2021, with the opportunity for additional virtual participation options.  

While this past year revealed the efficiency of virtual meetings and online collaboration tools, it also highlighted the unique value of conducting business in each other’s presence. The CGA Strategic Conference is excited to be one of the first food industry events to welcome you back, safely, in-person.

New this year! For those unable to travel this year, CGA will be providing a virtual access pass so you and your team can view selected content online at your convenience.

A Conference that Makes a Difference

Each year, grocery industry professionals who attend the CGA Strategic Conference attest that it is an unrivalled investment in their goals to expand their customer base and grow their business. Attendees use the conference to peer into the food industry’s future with the aid of innovative speakers and insights gained in discussion with peers from throughout the state representing all sectors of the industry. The expertly tailored schedule allows you to move seamlessly between focused educational programs and productive client meetings to build business relationships and lasting friendships as you go.

At the end of three fast-paced days in Palm Springs, attendees tell us they return to their positions with new connections, new ideas to implement, and renewed enthusiasm for delivering the best products and services to customers.

Who Should Participate?

  • Executives in the grocery retail, wholesale and supplier industries
  • Buyers, purchasing, operations and marketing managers representing small, medium and large retailers – especially those with responsibilities for dry grocery, frozen, dairy, deli, bakery, salty snacks and candy, perishable, produce, alcohol and soft drinks, operations and marketing
  • Loss prevention, safety and risk management professionals
  • Suppliers doing business with the California grocery industry