Meet the Speakers

The Association is excited to announce three headlining speakers for CGA Strategic Conference 2021, with more to come.

The Conference’s educational program offers a variety of learning formats from energizing keynote presentations to expert-led discussion groups. Daily sessions that feature thought-leading, veterans and unexpected voices, will help you discover how to take advantage of emerging opportunities in technology, new product trends, and the latest approaches to retailing and marketing.

Now let’s meet the speakers!

Bruce Kirkby: Acclaimed Explorer, Writer & Photographer

Bruce Kirkby lives life on the edge. His travels have taken him from the world’s highest mountains to the wildest rivers and driest deserts. He draws on these experiences to provide real-world, practical lessons on resilience, risk management and change leadership, helping individuals and organizations confront fears, embrace change and find lasting success.

During the CGA Strategic Conference “Opening Experience,” Bruce will explain the joy of grit, and how our teams can rise above the grind to find purpose and resilience to manifest a better future.

Bonin Bough: Marketing Guru, Investor & Author

Bonin Bough is one of the foremost marketing executives in the world, the host of CNBC’s Cleveland Hustles, and the author of Txt Me (646) 759-1837. As one of the youngest c-suite executives at a Fortune 50 Company, he has worked for billion-dollar CPG brands before starting Bonin Ventures – a growth accelerator that helps businesses of all shapes and sizes achieve revenue growth faster than they ever believed possible.

During this CGA Strategic Conference “General Session,” Bonin will detail how, through a process he calls HACKONOMY, company leaders can build and execute their future vision.

Chris Sanderson: Co-founder, The Future Laboratory Christopher Sanderson is co-founder of The Future Laboratory, one of the world’s most renowned futures consultancies. With a unique blend of trend forecasting, consumer insight, foresight, brand strategy and innovation, Chris inspires and helps future-proof organizations across the globe.

During this CGA Strategic Conference “Keynote Luncheon Address,” Chris will share how the future will be owned by elastic brands — companies that are able to understand how the power dynamic has shifted from brands to consumers.

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