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

6:30 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

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

Opening Keynote

Sponsored by

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Topic Session – Digital

Jason Goldberg, Chief Commerce Strategy Officer, Publicis Groupe 

Sucharita Kodali, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Forrester 

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Maintaining Elevated Trust

Musab Balbale, SVP and Chief Merchant, CVS Health 


12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Networking Lunch

Sponsored by

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

Exploring “Belonging” in DEI&B

Sarah Alter, President and CEO, NextUp

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

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Retail CEO Fireside Chat

3:00 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.


3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Retail CEO Fireside Chat

4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Topic Session – Workforce

Rachel Romer Carlson, Co-Founder and CEO, Guild Education 

5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Cocktail Reception and Dinner

Sponsored by 

6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Leadership Lounge Open

Sponsored by  and

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

Breakfast Roundtables

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

Strengthening the Power of an Iconic Brand

Chris Kempczinski, President and CEO, McDonald’s Corporation 

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

Topic Session – Trust and Reputation

10:00 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. 

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

Closing Keynote

Lt. Col. (ret). Scott Mann 

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Grab-and-Go Lunch

Dates and Times To Be Announced

Continue the conversation with CPG Summit attendees in these post-conference virtual sessions available exclusively to Summit participants. More details, including session topics, will be shared as they come available.

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Participants will have the opportunity to attend post-event, virtual sessions. These sessions are designed to facilitate dialogue and information sharing among attendees.