Strategic Conference

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


2018 CGA Strategic Conference
September 23-25, 2018
Palm Springs Convention Center
Palm Springs, California

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 contemporary voices that feature forward-thinking, cutting-edge presenters.

You may not recognize their names, but based on our post-conference surveys year in and year out, these presenters garner the highest ratings and praise from our attendees.

Names like Shawn Achor, Douglas Stephens, Jeremy Gutsche, Josh Linker and Sekou Andrews have informed, motivated and inspired attendees at a level that’s a cut-above most conference presenters. The Strategic Conference prides itself on inviting new voices that challenge the norm and uncover new strategies that help attendees prepare for an ever-changing grocery environment.

In addition, the Conference draws from some of the leading research firms in the world to provide the latest trends and developments re-shaping grocery retail. Firms like Nielsen, INMAR, IRI, Oliver Wyman, Advantage Group, Mintel, A.T. Kearney, Kantar Media, Strategy&, Buxton and Shook Kelley have all presented at the CGA Strategic Conference.


The signature trademark of the CGA Strategic Conference is the more than 1,100 face-to-face retailer/supplier pre-scheduled meetings spanning two days of the event. These 20-minutes and 40-minute meetings provide meaningful facetime with some of your most important customers and vendors. The number of meetings you secure depends on your level of sponsorship involvement.


The CGA Strategic Conference offers unparalleled opportunities to connect with executives, senior management, procurement teams, and other professionals from throughout the grocery industry. In order to maintain its effectiveness for all conference participants, sponsorship opportunities are limited. To discover the scope of sponsorships available, click here. Our team will work with you to tailor a sponsorship that meets your needs and budget.

2017 CGA Strategic Conference

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