Attendees routinely praise the CGA Strategic Conference as the most productive and enjoyable networking event of the year. We blend our high-energy educational programming and business meetings with relaxed social events to foster an environment for genuine discussion and quality time in the company of acquaintances new and old.

Throughout the agenda, the CGA Strategic Conference offers opportunities to connect with colleagues in a more informal and relaxed environment. Prior to the start of the conference, tee it up with your industry colleagues at The Illuminators golf classic at one of Palm Springs’ signature courses. Sunday evening, the conference social program shifts into high gear with the Opening Reception followed by the chance to unwind poolside at our hosted after-hours social event. Daily breakfast and lunch functions provide ample opportunities to connect on the show floor, and Monday evening’s Craft Brew Social and The Illuminators Special Event is an experience not to be missed.

Take advantage of these nightly networking events and receptions to connect with new colleagues and clients and strengthen relationships with your existing customers.

“Overall the CGA conference is an excellent opportunity to meet new & reconfirm relationships with customer partners in a short time frame. In addition, it is an opportunity to interact with the top-level decision makers with exiting & new customer partners.”


Smithfield Foods