Strategic Conference

Come join your colleagues as we define the trends and inspire culture building throughout your organization and with  your customers.


The CGA Strategic Conference is the most productive, well-attended, annual gathering of the California grocery industry. Each year, CGA brings together the top retail decision-makers representing the broad spectrum of California’s grocery industry and leading suppliers for this one-of-a-kind, business-building conference.

The Conference continues to identify the emerging trends that will define the grocery industry in the coming years. We seek to challenge your perspective, ignite new and innovative thinking, and provide forums to collaborate with peers and learn from forward-thinking, cutting-edge presenters.

Ultimately, you and your team will walk away from this year’s conference with new strategies that will inspire greater culture building throughout your organization and with your customers.

In addition, each conference includes numerous networking opportunities and, of course, CGA’s signature one-on-one retailer/supplier meetings and its an event you won’t want to miss.


2016 CGA Strategic Conference

“Reshaping Retail”

September 25-27, 2016
Palm Springs, California

Work has begun on the 2016 CGA Strategic Conference. This year’s theme is “Reshaping Retail” and reflects the discernable shift in how food is produced, distributed and purchased. In the coming months, CGA is buiidling an exciting, forward-thinking educational program structured around this very timely theme. To learn more about the 2016 CGA Strategic Conference, click here. We look forward to seeing your team at this year’s conference in September!


Sponsorship Opportunities

With its unique business meeting format, the CGA Strategic Conference offers a wide variety of sponsorship options to best suit your company’s needs and resources. The 2016 CGASC Prospectus provides everything you need to know to maximize your sponsorship dollar. If you have questions regarding these exciting sponsorship options, email Beth Wright, CGA, or call (916) 448-3545.


2015 CGA Strategic Conference Recap

The 2015 CGA Strategic Conference explored culture as the one true differentiator that cannot be copied or commoditized in California’s competitive and ultra diverse grocery marketplace.

In addition to a strong educational program featuring leading industry experts, the conference introduced a  one-day Independent Grocers Forum that featured special programming created with the independent operator in mind. Read more about this year’s conference and see the event in pictures! Click here.