2022 CPG Summit Agenda

  • Post-Summit Content
  • Wednesday, September 28
  • Thursday, September 29
  • Friday, September 30
C-Suite Conversations

Presented in partnership with

Continue the conversation after the CPG Summit in these post-conference virtual sessions available exclusively to members. 

These sessions are designed to facilitate dialogue and information sharing among attendees.

Request an invitation: [email protected]

October 13 | 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET

C-Suite Conversation: Digital

Through experimentation and continued investments, CPG companies continue to advance their digital strategies with benefits that go beyond the bottom line. Samrat Sharma, PwC’s US and Global Marketing & Commerce Leader, will lead the conversation after outlining the “secret sauce” to realizing value and strategic benefits beyond direct financial impact alone.

October 20 | 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET

C-Suite Conversation: Workforce

From the Great Resignation to “quiet quitting,” the workforce has made strong statements in the last few years about what it expects from organizations and leaders. Elizabeth Yates and Adam Gerstein, PwC Workforce Transformation partners, will lead a discussion focused on what the market is telling us, what the workforce is telling us and what organizations can do to meaningfully transform the employee experience, attract and retain great talent and help people thrive inside and outside the workplace.

October 25 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

C-Suite Conversation: ESG

Consumer-facing companies have been embedding aspects of environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into their businesses for several years, but as ESG is becoming adopted more broadly, the table stakes are increasing and new winners are emerging. Ron Kinghorn, PwC’s US ESG Consulting Leader & Global Client Partner – Retail and Consumer, will tee up the conversation by sharing key trends PwC sees in ESG and CPG, as well as the “winning plays” leaders are utilizing to excel in this area.

8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Complimentary Networking Activities: Golf, Ziplining or Guided Hike

Limited Availability

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Event Check-In Open

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Consumer Brands Executive Committee Meeting

Executive Committee members only

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Growth and Transformation Workshop

Presented by 

As CPG companies adjust to the new consumer in a post-pandemic world, mindsets have shifted from reacting to unpredictable challenges to proactively thinking about growth. The Growth and Transformation workshop, presented by McKinsey and Company in collaboration with Consumer Brands, will bring together senior CPG executives to share insights and leave with actionable steps they can apply for their company’s benefit.  

Facilitated by leading McKinsey experts, this highly interactive and immersive workshop will explore how CPG industry leaders are thinking about and prioritizing growth amid today’s challenges. Learn how CPGs can achieve breakout expansion by growing their core, expanding into adjacencies and disrupting their value chain. And gain insight into the mindsets and elements of personal leadership required to drive transformational growth. 

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Consumer Brands Board of Directors Meeting

Board members only

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Sponsored by    and 

7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Leadership Lounge and Event Check-In Open

Sponsored by  and

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


Sponsored by

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Jeff Harmening

Chairman of the Board and CEO, General Mills

Chair, Consumer Brands Association

9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Opening Keynote

Sekou Andrews, Creator, Poetic Voice

Sponsored by

10:00 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.

Leveraging Retail Media Networks

Jason Goldberg, Chief Commerce Strategy Officer, Publicis Groupe

10:35 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.

Unpacking Direct-To-Consumer Potential

Sucharita Kodali, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Forrester

11:05 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

CPG Spark: Brands, Wall Street and Beyond the Status Quo

Kelly Dotson, President, Numerator

11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Maintaining Elevated Trust

Musab Balbale, SVP and Chief Merchant, CVS Health

Moderated by:

Monica Turner, President — North America, The Procter & Gamble Company

11:45 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.

CPG Spark: Addressing the Sustainability Imperative

Jordan Bar Am, Partner, McKinsey & Company

11:55 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Networking Lunch

Sponsored by

1:15 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.

CPG Spark: Courage to Drive Change for a Circular Economy

Scott Ballard, President, Plastics & Circular, Eastman

1:20 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

Exploring “Belonging” in DEI&B

Sarah Alter, President and CEO, NextUp

Karen Jones, Vice President, Learning and Partner Solutions, NextUp


Panel Participants:

Mark Clouse, President and CEO, Campbell Soup Company

Shane Grant, EVP and CEO, Danone North America

Wendy Davidson, President, Americas, Glanbia Performance Nutrition

2:20 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.

CPG Spark: Driving Growth in New Ways

Josh Rider, Vice President, Brand Partnership Strategies, Instacart

2:25 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.


Sponsored by

2:55 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

CPG Spark: Planning for Market Volatility and Shifts in Consumer Behavior

Rich Wagner, Founder and CEO, Prevedere

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Revitalizing a Roadside Favorite

Stephanie Stuckey, CEO, Stuckey’s Corporation

Moderated by:

Tricia Wallwork, Chair and CEO, Milo’s Tea Company

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Addressing Skills Shortages through Employee Education 


Rachel Romer, Co-Founder and CEO, Guild Education

Steven Williams, CEO, PepsiCo Foods North America

Moderated By:

Stacy Papadopoulos, Interim CEO, General Counsel and SVP, Operations and Initiatives, Consumer Brands Association

4:15 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

CPG Spark: Supply Chain Innovations

Venky Rao, Senior Managing Director, Accenture

4:20 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.

Closing Remarks

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception and Dinner

Sponsored by 

7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Leadership Lounge Open

Sponsored by  and

7:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast Roundtables

Enjoy your breakfast with a side of conversation around trends and emerging issues for the CPG industry. Hosted by different subject matter experts, the roundtables will cover topics including:

  • Modernizing the FDA
  • Digital
  • 360 Degree View of the Consumer
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Strengthening an Iconic Brand

Chris Kempczinski, President and CEO, McDonald’s Corporation 

Moderated by:

Mark Smucker, Chair of the Board, President and CEO, The J.M. Smucker Co.

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Defining and Measuring Trust

Virtual Introduction:

Tim Ryan, Chair and Senior Partner, PwC U.S.


Linda Rendle, CEO, The Clorox Company

Jim Snee, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, Hormel Foods

Moderated by:

Paul Leinwand, Principal, Strategy& United States

10:00 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.

CPG Spark: Driving Growth in 2023 and Beyond

Kirk Perry, President and CEO, IRI and NPD

10:05 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Understanding Customers to Grow

John Furner, President and CEO, Walmart U.S.

Charles Redfield, Chief Merchandising Officer, Walmart, U.S. 

Moderated By:

Ellen Davis, EVP, Industry Engagement, Consumer Brands Association

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Closing Keynote

Rooftop Leadership: Authentically Connecting People to Purpose.

Lt. Col. (ret). Scott Mann 

12:00 p.m.

Grab-and-Go Lunch