Must-See Events at The Consumer Goods Sales & Marketing Summit 2022

This year's Consumer Goods Sales & Marketing Summit is almost here! Taking place in New York City from October 26-28, we'll bring the theme of "Everywhere Commerce" to life through vibrant content and experiences.

Over the course of the three-days, the who's who of consumer goods will share insights, pinpoint trends, and make predictions for the upcoming year. Let's take a quick look at just a few of the must-see events at this year's CGSM ...  

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Inspiring Keynote

Everywhere Commerce: Engaging Today’s Consumer From Interaction to Transaction with Pascal Houdayer, Chief Executive Officer, Orveon Global 

CGSM 2022 will kick off with an opening keynote exploring the main theme of Everywhere Commerce. Orveon Global CEO Pascal Houdayer will join us to detail the business’ commerce approach and provide concrete examples on how they connect with busy, easily fragmented consumers to turn that engagement into sales growth from Trademark to Lovemark. The age of Everywhere Commerce is upon us, where brands must communicate, sell, and engage through an ever-expanding list of touchpoints that go well beyond e-commerce and bricks and mortar. Join us and get inspired by the opportunities that lie ahead. 

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Insight-Packed Content

Scaling Foresight and Driving Impact Across the Organization 
In this session, Kalindi Mehta, vice president , consumer foresight and predictive analytics, The Estee Lauder Companies will outline how to derive scale and impact from a combination of the right skill set, organizational structure, processes, data sources, and leadership. 

Betting on Future Media
Retail media is a phenomenon – one that's sweeping across the consumer goods industry and ushering in immense possibilities. This panel will feature perspectives from some of its key players: Sid Swaroop, general manager for the retail media network and personalization business of Bed Bath & Beyond, Abhishek Ahluwalia, global e-commerce director, commercial strategy and growth at Mondelez, and Jamie Schwab, head of digital strategy, media and measurement and Church & Dwight.

No Channel Left Behind: How DTC Is Shifting Beyond Online Shopping
In a conversation driven by CGT’s editor in chief, Lisa Johnston, General Mills’ Carter Jensen and Shinola’s Joel Layton will draw the summit to a close with a last look at the tactics leading CPG companies are implementing in the DTC space, and what the future holds. 

Designing an Immersive Brand Experience 

Danielle Maurici-Arnone will join Albert Guffanti, VP, Group Publisher - CGT & RIS, EnsembleIQ to dig into how Combe International has developed a cross-channel immersive brand experience.


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Engaging Share Groups and Workshops

Everywhere Commerce in a Post Pandemic World
Join us to kickstart the summit with this engaging and interactive workshop. Guided by Amit Kalley, CEO, Infosys Equinox, we’ll break into working groups to pour over today’s top challenges and uncover the limitless possibilities of ‘Everywhere Commerce.’  

Better, Faster Decision Making In an "Everywhere Commerce" World
Attendees at this hands-on share group will break into teams and join forces with their peers to learn how a “decision-back” approach lets CPGs respond to ever-changing consumer preferences. 

Share Group: Choose Your Own Sales & Marketing Adventure! 
Participants will be on their feet, "choosing their own adventure" from breakout key topic areas. Along the way, the Amazon Web Services team will share advice on common industry challenges. 

Networking Opportunities 

We are thrilled to be hosting this in-person event and you can look forward to plenty of opportunities to reconnect with old friends and meet some new faces. Here are some highlights:

Cocktail Reception
Network with old friends and new faces during CGSM’s opening night cocktail reception.

Topic Table Lunch 
Enjoy lunch while engaging in topic-focused sales and marketing conversations designed to facilitate connection with industry thought leaders. 

CGSM Party Night
Kick back and let your hair down after a full day of knowledge-sharing and networking. Get to know your new connections and enjoy drinks, live music, entertainment and even a networking game or two. 

Download the CGSM mobile app to ask speakers questions during the sessions, take polls, connect with attendees, and play a game for a chance to win a prize!

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Power Hour

Connect with the consumer goods industry’s best and brightest minds during the CGSM Power Hour. During this session you’ll be introduced — based on your profile and preferences — to a selection of relevant event attendees. We’ll work with you in the leadup to CGSM to create your profile and short-list the people you’d like to speak with. Then we’ll match you dynamically for some rapid-fire one-on-one conversations.

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