- Senior leaders from hundreds of companies prepare for global summit of Consumer Goods Forum, the flagship event that brings together retailers, manufacturers and other companies in collaboration for a better world
- The summit will be held from June 21-24, with session hosts such as Alan Jope, CEO of Unilever, Laxman Narasimhan, CEO of Reckitt and Mark Schneider, CEO of Nestle
- Industry leaders will discuss the most important issues facing businesses today, sharing information to help secure thriving businesses and communities doing business in the best way possible.
PARIS, June 2, 2021 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is preparing for its annual Global Summit from 21 to 24 June, which will bring together senior leaders from the world’s largest companies for collaborative discussions on how to secure better lives through better business .
The four-day Summit provides an important opportunity for CEOs, industry experts and opinion leaders to reflect on urgent challenges for the consumer goods industry, including the impacts of Covid-19 and how to truly recover better. ensure strong and resilient businesses and communities.
Under the general theme of the “Now What?” Event, industry leaders will discuss the biggest issues facing companies amid the uncertainty of the ongoing pandemic, including the impacts of Covid-19 , changes in consumer needs and what are the normal media news for supply chains and employees.
The wide range of senior leaders planned to offer sessions include Alan Jope, CEO of Unilever, Laxman Narasimhan, CEO of Reckitt, Mark Schneider, CEO of Nestle, James Quincey, President and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, and Daniel Zhang , President & CEO of Alibaba Group, as well as top UN speakers and senior leaders of Strauss, Ocado and Grupo Bimbo.
Attendees will hear inspiring examples of leadership, ingenuity, and innovation, with a focus on how to meet common challenges. The event will also reflect on the progress made by CGF Coalitions for Action on eight urgent issues: forests, human rights, plastics, healthier lives, food waste, food security, supply chains and product data.
Wai-Chan Chan, general manager of the Consumer Goods Forum, said:
“The challenges facing companies, society and our environment have become even more urgent in the last year and the Global Summit offers an important opportunity to reflect on everything we have learned, to catalyze collective action Even greater.Take advantage of opportunities for positive progress, the world needs the best business and we know that leadership in our industry is vital as we recover better.
“Our members believe that companies must take care of the planet, take care of communities and gain the trust of consumers through genuine openness and innovation. The Global Summit is a vital part of us that pushes us to go continuously. beyond and doing more, with members establishing themselves to succeed in a transformed industry where sustainable business is not just an ambition, but an expectation. ”
Highlights of the four-day program include:
- What will follow for the industry and how will CGF contribute, with the following speakers: Emmanuel Faber, former president and CEO of Danone, James Quincey, president and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, Özgür Tort, CEO Migros Ticaret, Daniel Zhang, Chairman and CEO of Alibaba Group
- A year of major milestones: when climate change, food and health come together – with Dr Agnes Kalibata, sent by the UN Secretary-General to the UN Food Systems Summit, and Alan Jope, CEO of Unilever
- “E-everything” with Shopping New Normal? – led by Tim Steiner, CEO of Ocado Group
- Ways to build resilience in difficult times: panel with Frans Muller, President and CEO Ahold Delhaize and Mark Schneider, CEO of Nestle
- What can manufacturers and retailers learn from the biggest pandemic of our lives? – with Laxman Narasimhan, CEO of Reckitt
- The role of technology in global sustainability: led by Safra Catz, CEO of Oracle
Debates at the Global Summit will take place through sessions and panels of speakers, technology talks, coalition meetings and more. As part of the virtual experience, full of networking opportunities, the program has been built around first-time content time slots, where delegates from various time zones will be able to connect and participate in sessions. live.
The Global Summit, reserved exclusively for CGF members, is ahead of the United Nations Food Systems Summit and COP26, which focus even more on what companies do to ensure sustainable food systems, protect the planet and have employee and consumer care.
To learn more about the Global Summit and register to secure your entry, visit: theconsumergoodsforum.com/events/global-summit/register/
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Regarding the forum on consumer goods
- The Consumer Goods Forum (“CGF”) is a global industry network based on parity that is driven by its members to encourage the global adoption of practices and standards that serve the consumer goods industry worldwide.
- It brings together CEOs and management from about 400 retailers, manufacturers, service providers and other stakeholders in 70 countries and reflects the diversity of the industry in geography, size, product category and format.
- Its member companies have totaled 3.5 billion euros in sales and directly employ about 10 million people, with an estimated 90 million related jobs along the value chain. It is governed by its Board of Directors, which comprises 57 CEOs of manufacturers and retailers.
- For more information, visit: theconsumergoodsforum.com
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