Our educational program blends a variety of learning formats from keynote presentations to breakout groups. In energizing, entertaining sessions featuring industry veterans and unexpected voices, we will help you discover how to take advantage of emerging opportunities in technology, new product trends, and the latest approaches to retailing and marketing. Join us this September for three super-charged days featuring cutting-edge presenters, candid share group discussions, and other top-notch educational programming designed to propel your business forward.

Sekou Andrews

Poetic Voice

Josh Linkner

Four-time tech entrepreneur, hyper-growth CEO, NY Times bestselling author and venture capitalist

Laurie Rains

Group Vice President, Nielsen

Andrew Mandzy

Director, Strategic Insights Health & Wellness, Nielsen

Payman Nejati

Founder and CEO, Handpick

Tracie Maffei

Head of Industry, Retail, Google Inc.

John Foraker

Chairman of the Bunny, Annie’s Inc.

George Faigen

Partner, Oliver Wyman

Martin Mumford

Principal, Oliver Wyman

Sarah Mastrorocco

Head of Retail Business Development, Instacart

John Clevenger

SVP & Managing Director, Strategic Advisors, Acosta Sales & Marketing

Larry Miller

President, Smart Retail Solutions

Dan Dashevsky

Founder & COO, My Cloud Grocer

Tom Deans, PhD

Intergenerational Wealth Expert and International Speaker

Sid Tobiason

Tax Partner, Moss Adams

Kathleen Smith

CFI, Vice President, Asset Protection, Albertsons

David George


Bill Alford

LPC, President, International Lighthouse Group, Inc.

John Hansen

VP, Enterprise Risk Management, Sprouts Farmers Market

Mike Stigers

Executive Vice President, Wholesale, SUPERVALU

“The CGA conference is an excellent way to learn more about what’s going on in our industry, including the use of cutting edge technology, changing consumer trends, and how to come together to protect our industry from unfriendly legislation. It’s also a wonderful venue to renew old friendships and establish new ones and share solutions to grocery business problems. I can’t recommend the conference enough.”


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