The CGA Strategic Conference offers an unparalleled opportunity to network with executives and senior management, procurement teams, and other professionals from throughout the California grocery industry. Whether you represent a new product or an established national supplier, this not-to-be-missed gathering of top industry decision makers will generate fresh strategies and business leads.

Increase your effectiveness at the conference by investing in a sponsorship package. In addition to participation in the regularly scheduled events, sponsors gain the added benefit of a set number of private, pre-arranged meetings with select retailers. For more exposure, consider sponsoring an element of the conference program.

Our sponsorship opportunities sell out quickly, so contact CGA soon to reserve your package.

“The CGA annual convention provides an excellent venue for vendor “speed dating”. We find the convention very effective for an efficient forum for our Procurement teams to meet with a large number of vendors in a very small amount of time. Additionally, the CGA provides a host of relevant and educational sessions that fill out the convention agenda.“

Mark Johnson
VP Center Store Procurement
Unified Grocers

How the Meeting Scheduling Works

The goal of the CGA Strategic Conference is to be the single most productive event you attend all year. On behalf of its partners and sponsors, CGA coordinates more than 1,000 face-to-face meetings over the course of this three-day event.

All conference sponsors receive a personalized, pre-scheduled business meeting schedule included with their participation. The quantity and duration (40-minute or 20-minute) of these meetings is determined by sponsor level and date the sponsorship is paid.

  • CGA provides all sponsors with a complete list of participating retailers
  • Sponsors indicate which retailers, in order of preference, they would like to meet with
  • CGA creates individual meeting schedules based on the sponsors priority status and availability
  • Final schedules are provided to sponsors after CGA completes the schedules and confirms the meetings
  • To ensure that these meetings are productive for all involved, certain guidelines apply

For information on sponsoring, download the 2015 Sponsorship Prospectus

To view the main exhibit hall layout, download the 2015 CGA Strategic Conference Floor Plan

Contact us for more information on conference sponsorship opportunities, including more specific information regarding the meeting scheduling process.