2023 Independent Operators Symposium: Schedule of Events

Saturday, January 7, 2023

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM             

Aloha Welcome Reception & Registration
Sponsored by C&S Wholesale Grocers

Sunday, January 8, 2023                                                                

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM             

Breakfast Buffet

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM           

Retail/Wholesale Share Group Session

Coffee with Counsel

Retailers and wholesaler attendees are invited to join together for a rare opportunity to sit down with CGA’s General Counsel and explore topics essential to help guide the success of your family business. Relevant and emerging subjects will be explored in a free-flowing format that offers plenty of opportunities to get your most pressing questions answered.

Dale Stern, CGA General Counsel

Monday, January 9, 2023      

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakfast Buffet

9:00 AM – 11:15 AM

General Session

Getting (The Right) Things Done: A Guide to Achieving More Without Burning Out

Hamza Khan, Future of Work Expert | Author of Leadership, Reinvented

Session Sponsored by Classic Wines of California

Morning Break Sponsored by RMS, Inc.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM 

Breakfast Buffet

9:00 AM – 11:15 AM

General Session

How to Create a Culture of Listening

Heather R. Younger

Session Sponsored by Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Morning Break Sponsored by RMS, Inc.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakfast Buffet

9:00 AM – 11:15 AM 

General Session

Building Better Communities

Mark Brand, Entrepreneur, Chef, Professor of Innovation

Session Sponsored by KeHE Distributors, LLC

Morning Break Sponsored by RMS, Inc.

Thursday, January 12, 2023   

8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Golf Outing (separate registration required)

Friday, January 13, 2023

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 

Closing Reception

Sponsored by United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI)