Sessions are located at the JW Marriott, Washington D.C. 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24
 

7:45 AM - 6:45 PM 

 

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION OPEN

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM  NGA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING (Committee Members Only)
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS 
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM  GENERAL SESSION: THE STATE OF INDEPENDENT GROCERY
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM  

GENERAL SESSION: CLOSING THE GENERATION GAP IN YOUR BUSINESS 

5:15 PM - 6:45 PM  NGA 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
7:00 PM  - 9 PM NGA BOARD OF DIRECTORS DINNER (Committee Members & Invited Guests Only) Sponsored by The Kellogg Company

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25 
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM NGA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING (Board Members Only) 
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM CONTINENTAL NETWORKING BREAKFAST
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM  

GENERAL SESSION: ECONOMIC OUTLOOK: COPING WITH A SUPPLY CHAIN PLAYING CATCH UP

9:30 AM - 9:35 AM NGA INDUSTRY SERVICE AWARD PRESENTATION 
9:35 AM - 10:15 AM  GENERAL SESSION: FOOD SAFETY 
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM  CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS 

 

 

 

SESSION A: ARE YOU SELLING WHAT PEOPLE ACTUALLY WANT TO BUY?  

SESSION B: THE TALENT SHOW: ATTRACTING, RETAINING, AND MAINTAINING  

SESSION C: RETAILER ONE-TO-MANY (suppliers only)

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM  CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS 

 

SESSION D: UNDERSTANDING CRYPTOCURRENCY AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

SESSION E: THE TALENT SHOW: MAXIMIZING THE SHOPPER EXPERIENCE WITH LOYALTY DATA

SESSION F: RETAILER ONE-TO-MANY (suppliers only) 

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM LUNCHEON WITH SPEAKER 
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM   

NETWORKING & INFORMAL B2B OPPORTUNITY 

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM NGA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING (Board Members Only) 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM VIP RECEPTION (Invite Only) 
6:15 PM - 8:00 PM FOUNDATION EVENT (Ticketed) 
7:15 PM - 9: 15 PM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE DINNER (Committee Members Only)

Sponsored by the Kraft Heinz Company

 

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26
 

7:00 AM - 11:30 AM 

 

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION OPEN

7:30 AM - 7:55 AM  WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS 
7:55 AM - 8:00 AM  THOMAS F. WENNING PINNACLE PAC AWARD PRESENTATION
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM   

GENERAL SESSION

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM  CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS 

 

SESSION G: THE FUTURE OF NUTRITION INCENTIVES 

SESSION H: HOW TO LEAD ON SUSTAINABILITY

SESSION I: RETAILER ONE-TO-MANY (suppliers only) 

 

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM  GENERAL SESSION: 2023 LEGISLATIVE OUTLOOK 
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM  CLOSING GENERAL SESSION 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  NGA PAC FUNDRAISER LUNCH (Invite Only & Ticketed) 
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM  GR MEETINGS WITH ADMINISTRATION/REGULATORS 
5:15 PM - 6:30 PM  GR DEBRIEF & RECEPTION 
7:00 PM  - 9 PM NGA BOARD OF DIRECTORS DINNER (Committee Members & Invited Guests Only) Sponsored by The Kellogg Company