CGA Strategic Conference

Make Connections That Matter

 2022 CGA Strategic Conference

September 25 – September 27, 2022
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Sponsorship opportunities are available.

The Strategic Conference is one of the industry’s most purposeful conferences, and the best way to build real connections within California’s community of grocery retailers.

Attracting upwards of 800 grocery executives, each year, CGA schedules more than 1,000 in-person meetings, linking retailers to suppliers with a concierge level of service.

Gather Safely, In Palm Springs

In 2021 the CGA Strategic Conference returned to Palm Springs.

We’re excited to continue to gather in person, and the Association is committed to providing a safe and worry-free attendee experience. Together with the Palm Springs Convention Center, Renaissance Hotel and Freeman Company, CGA will be implementing procedures that adhere to CDC, state and local event guidelines.

Discover a Fresh Perspective

When attendees are not in private meetings, the conference features some of the brightest thinkers, speakers and doers from the broader business community. This educational component compliments the in-person meetings by stimulating how one understands the big-picture dynamics shaping the industry.

In addition to each year’s fresh crop of speakers, some of the leading research firms in the world — companies like Nielsen and INMAR — update conference-goers on the latest data points you need to know.

Want to learn more about the feel of the CGA Strategic Conference? Check out our conference website.

Lock in Your Sponsorship

Offering one-of-a-kind access to the country’s largest grocery retail community, the CGA Strategic Conference is a can’t-miss event for reaching executives, senior management, procurement teams, and professionals from throughout the grocery industry. 

In order to maintain its effectiveness for all conference participants, sponsorship opportunities are limited. Learn more about the scope of sponsorships available; our team will work with you to tailor a sponsorship that meets your needs and budget. For more information, contact Beth Wright or visit

Discovering New Roads: Emerging Brands Pitch Contest

Eight emerging companies have been selected to compete in the first-ever Discovering New Roads: Emerging Brands Pitch Contest in collaboration with Navigator Lighthouse Foundation at this year’s CGA Strategic Conference.

Contestants will take the stage for five minutes to tell their story and deliver their best pitch in an effort to win over the audience of industry decision-makers. Winners will walk away with unique prizes and critical business connections to elevate their brand.

Check out our selected contestants through the link below.

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