Independent Operators Symposium

Give Your Business

the Gift of a Fresh Approach

Symposium Is Your Opportunity to Relax, Recharge, Renew

Experts will tell you that to move your business forward you occasionally have to step back to gain a new perspective on how your company operates. This principle embodies the 2019 CGA Independent Operators Symposium.

January 6-13, 2019 • Four Seasons O’ahu at Ko Olina Resort

We’ve created an atmosphere conducive to stepping away from your day-to-day operation. You will relax, recharge and gain important perspective on building a successful business strategy for the coming year.

You’ll hear topic experts share “aha” ideas and concepts to grow your company, discuss challenges and opportunities with other business owners and connect with industry insiders that will help you conceptualize the bigger goals of building your business.

Take the step back and join us this January 6-13, 2019, at the beautiful Four Seasons O’ahu at Ko Olina Resort to move your business forward. You will come away with a renewed spirit and fresh ideas that will benefit your business for years to come!

We’ll see you in Hawaii!




Each year CGA assembles an impressive line-up of well-respected experts to address some of the key opportunities and challenges facing today’s independent grocery sector.

Each educational session is designed to be informative and interactive, with ample time for dialogue and to share best practices. You’ll return from the symposium with fresh ideas and a renewed drive that will improve your business model for years to come. To learn more about the 2019 exciting line-up of speakers, click here.


Schedule of Events

The Independent Operators Symposium is a perfect blend of inspirational educational programming coupled with entertaining social events and plenty of free time to enjoy Oahu and relax in one of the world’s most incredible natural settings. Click here to see our Schedule of Events.



2019 Symposium Registration Rates

Registration includes seven (7) nights accommodations (single or double occupancy), educational sessions, three (3) morning breakfasts, and opening and closing receptions. To guarantee your space and conference rates, all reservations must be received by November 27, 2018. Non-payment could result in cancellation.

Retailers All Other Registrants
Run of House $4,125 $6,125
Ocean View Junior Suite (9 available) $7,975 $9,975
Ocean Front One Bedroom Suite (4 available)* $17,250 $19,250
Additional Children (Ages 12-18) $250 $250


Online Registration

To register for the 2019 Independent Operators Symposium, click here.




Email Beth Wright, CGA, or call (916) 448-3545.



2019 Host Hotel

Four Seasons Resort O’ahu at Ko Olina
Oahu, Hawaii

On Oahu’s sunny western coast – wild, rugged and conveniently close to Honolulu and Waikiki Beach – five-star Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina balances a classic Hawaiian style with one-of-a-kind luxury. During the conference, you will reside in a chic and light-filled paradise with vast ocean views that create a personal sanctuary in this all-encompassing Hawaiian luxury beach resort.



2018 Independent Operators Symposium

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