Independent Operators Symposium

Unplug and Recharge

The Independent Operators Symposium offers a timely sanctuary to restore your mind and be re-inspired.

For most in our industry, this past year has been filled with endlessly-long days spent navigating ambiguous circumstances and anxiously focusing on the safety of your business, your employees and your customers. 

The 2022 Independent Operators Symposium arrives at just the right time. You deserve a respite and this year’s event offers a stress-free place to pause, reflect and refocus on preparing your business for the road ahead. It is an exceptional opportunity to reconnect with your peers and important industry partners, while you determine the next move for your business. 

We invite you to gather for a week of inspiring speakers, practical, moderated share group discussions and just the right setting to give yourself a much-needed break.

Join us January 9-16, 2022, at the Four Seasons Resort, O’ahu at Ko Olina to rejuvenate your spirit and improve the health of your business. You will come away with a renewed energy and fresh ideas that will benefit your business for years to come!

We’ll see you in the islands!

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 business leaders.

Educational sessions are 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 to improve your business for years to come. See the list of 2022 headline educational sessions.

Coffee with Counsel returns! This year’s Symposium will once again host a free flowing, share group session with CGA’s General Counsel, where owners will contribute to discussions on succession planning, employment and compliance issues among others.


The Independent Operators Symposium is a perfect blend of inspirational educational programming coupled with entertaining social events and plenty of free time to enjoy O’ahu and relax in one of the world’s most incredible natural settings.


Four Seasons Ko Olina

The Ko Olina property is known as the “Place of Joy.” Featuring 370 room accommodations, the hotel offers panoramic ocean views, lively pools and lagoons, five restaurants and bars and an elegant spa.

Adjacent to the historic Lanikuhonua estate, the 17-story hotel rises from a landscape of sandy beaches and winding pathways through lush tropical gardens.

Hawaii Travel Requirements

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