Who’s who of retail CEOs at Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit

Next month’s Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit to be held at the Marina Bay Sands will feature a ‘who’s who’ of international retail leaders.

This year marks the first time in a decade the event is being held in Asia. Running from June 12-15, it is themed Consumer Centricity in a Data-Driven World.

Industry leaders including Alibaba CEO Daniel Zhang, Dairy Farm International CEO Ian McLeod, Coca-Cola Company CEO James Quincey, Majid Al Futtaim Holding CEO Alain Bejjani, Ahold Delhaize CEO Dick Boer, JD international president Winston Cheng, Central Retail CEO Nicolo Galante, Carrefour China president and CEO Thierry Garnier and Metro AG CEO and chairman Olaf Koch are all on the speaking roster.

Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will deliver a keynote address.

Peter Freedman, MD of organiser, the Consumer Goods Forum, says the summit is often described as the most important leadership event on the consumer goods industry’s calendar.

“The key focus of this year’s conference will be on how to ensure that we continue to keep consumers at the centre of the digital transformation in our industry. In that context we will also be discussing how we can accelerate our work on global positive change, which millennials and younger consumers are so concerned to see. We are delighted to be holding the event in Singapore, one of the world’s leading smart cities, with some of the most digitally sophisticated consumers, and geographically close to so many Asian digital innovations.”

More than 1000 delegates, from more than 400 leading retailers and consumer goods companies will engage with this year’s theme through sessions focused on stories such as:

  • Investing in the age of disruption;
  • Evolving retail for the smart consumer;
  • The future of work: people & technology;
  • Positive change in action: driving a circular economy;
  • New Retail: creating new value for consumers;
  • Global millennials: the data-driven facts;
  • Executing a digital and omni-channel growth strategy; and
  • Transforming customer experiences through big data.


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