Schedule

DAILY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2019

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

THE ILLUMINATORS GOLF TOURNAMENT

8:00 am - 7:00 pm

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION OPEN

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

OPENING EXPERIENCE

An introduction to the CGA Strategic Conference theme, “Minding the Gaps.” Together with our guest speaker, we’ll explore the disruptive forces reshaping the grocery industry and lay the groundwork to inspire action in the face of change.

6:00 - 8:00 pm

OPENING RECEPTION

Still buzzing from the Opening Experience, the Opening Reception offers the opportunity to connect with peers over appetizers and refreshments.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

6:30 am - 5:00 pm

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION OPEN

6:30 am - 8:00 am

BREAKFAST PROVIDED BY THE ILLUMINATORS

7:00 - 8:30 am

WHITEBOARD SESSIONS

From cannabis and wellness to contractor laws, industry experts present trend reports in a digestible, collaborative format. Attendees build their own educational track by selecting two, 45-minute sessions.

8:30 - 10:30 am

OPENING REMARKS + GENERAL SESSION

Where are we now and what are the defining issues that impact our grocery community? Featuring state-of-the-industry addresses from CGA President & CEO Ronald Fong, CGA Board Chair Kendra Doyel and The Illuminators Headlight Tracy Lape, the General Session will identify industry blindspots and orient us towards solutions.

10:30 am - 5:30 pm

PRE-SCHEDULED BUSINESS MEETINGS

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

LUNCH PROVIDED BY THE ILLUMINATORS

1:00 - 2:30 pm

INDEPENDENT GROCERS FORUM

The Independent Grocers Forum is the ideal place for California’s independent operators to gather, discuss best practices, collectively participate in vendor presentations and socialize with industry colleagues.

2:00 - 5:00 pm

LOSS PREVENTION, SAFETY & RISK MANAGEMENT

Working closely with the Loss Prevention, Safety and Risk Management Committee the CGA Strategic Conference has expanded its targeted educational content and successful one-on-one meeting format to professionals in the areas of Loss Prevention, Safety and Risk Management (LPSRM). Last year, this event element attracted an additional 50 leaders responsible for retail/vendor relationships and daily oversight of critical safety and asset protection issues.

5:30 - 7:00 pm

BOURBON N' BREWS RECEPTION & THE ILLUMINATORS SPECIAL EVENT

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2019

6:30 - 8:00 am

BREAKFAST PROVIDED BY THE ILLUMINATORS

8:00 - 9:00 am

MORNING GENERAL SESSION: BRAIN FOOD

Leave behind the comfort of what you know to be true about the grocery industry. Through three, TED-style presentations, conference attendees will be challenged to investigate convention, spot the gaps in established thinking and discover new avenues for growth.

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

LOSS PREVENTION, SAFETY & RISK MANAGEMENT (DAY 2)

9:15 - 11:30 am

PRE-SCHEDULED BUSINESS MEETINGS

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

LUNCH PROVIDED BY THE ILLUMINATORS

12:30 - 1:30 pm

KEYNOTE LUNCHEON

After a delicious lunch provided by The Illuminators, the keynote concludes our educational program. Featuring one of the brightest minds in business strategy, this capstone session will search out the answers for an industry in transition.

1:30 - 5:00 pm

PRE-SCHEDULED MEETINGS