Strategic Conference 2020 Wrap-Up

Several Hundred Grocery Professionals Gather Online for Virtual Conference

This year, we moved our annual Strategic Conference from the desert to the desktop.

Over the course of the week, industry professionals joined their industry peers on the CGA’s Strategic Conference platform for the Association’s first-ever virtual conference. Attendees gained new insights on topics like retailing in a post-pandemic world and the state of the grocery supply chain during the Conference’s best-in-class educational segments. The Conference also facilitated hundreds of pre-scheduled business meetings between retailers and suppliers or wholesalers.

While we missed the opportunity to shake hands, share a hug or break bread together like we normally would in Palm Springs, it was enjoyable to catch up with industry friends during business meetings or in the platform’s chat and comment sections.

If you attended the Strategic Conference and missed any of the featured speakers or panels, all sessions will be available on-demand through October.

Whether navigating a virtual conference or building business strategies with partners for an unpredictable time, the industry and the people who comprise it continue to show they have resiliency in spades.

Thank you to all who attended the 2020 CGA Strategic Conference and to our sponsors, without whom the event would not have been possible.