Why Attend?

A Conference that Makes a Difference

While attending the CGA Strategic Conference you will binge on the business of grocery. You will spend three days immersing yourself in the emerging trends that are reshaping the industry and surround yourself with the colleagues and partners that support your success.

Each year, grocery industry professionals who attend the CGA Strategic Conference attest that it is an unrivalled investment in their goals to expand their customer base and grow their business. Attendees use the conference to peer into the food industry’s future with the aid of innovative speakers and insights gained in discussion with peers from throughout the state representing all sectors of the industry. The expertly tailored schedule allows you to move seamlessly between focused educational programs, productive client meetings and relaxed social events, building business relationships and friendships as you go.

At the end of three fast-paced days in Palm Springs, attendees tell us they return to their positions with new connections, new ideas to implement, and renewed enthusiasm for delivering the best products and services to customers.

We invite you to share their experience by joining us in Palm Springs this September.

Who Should Attend?

  • Executives in the grocery retail, wholesale and supplier industries
  • Buyers, purchasing, operations and marketing managers representing small, medium and large retailers – especially those with responsibilities for dry grocery, frozen, dairy, deli, bakery, salty snacks and candy, perishable, produce, alcohol and soft drinks, operations and marketing
  • Suppliers doing business with the California grocery industry
  • Trade press

See which companies are attending.

Don’t Take Our Word for It

97% percent of 2015 conference attendees would recommend the CGA Strategic Conference to a colleague.

“Always one of the best conferences in circuit.”

Bob Richardson

“The 2015 CGA was executed flawlessly, one of the best formats in the industry to cultivate and build business relationships with new and existing customers.”

Robert Albaugh
Tony Chachere