What’s NOW

The One Thing Our Critics Would Change

  • A frank exchange that invites influential industry critics to tell us what they would change about our industry if they could.

Knowing Friends and Foes in a Consumer Industry

  • Learn how other consumer-facing industries are conquering intra-sector rivalry and strategically embracing co-opetition to succeed.

The View from Wall Street

  • Get the latest on the trends affecting public CPG companies and what experts say about the market’s future.

What’s NEW

Can Your Business Still Reach the American Middle Class?

  • How income inequality and wage stagnation are redefining the relationships between consumers and brands.

The State of the New GMA

  • The future is bright. The goal is bold. Learn how — and why — GMA is working to become the leading voice of the consumer packaged goods industry.

What’s NEXT

Will Alexa Control Your Customer Relationships?

  • New technology’s impact on consumer loyalty could mean success or failure in the future — and the future may be sooner than you think.

Speak Up or Speak Out? The Future of Brand Activism

  • Find a balance between activism and authenticity for your brand in a socially conscious world.

What’s the Future of Sustainable Packaging?

  • Your products may be on the verge of an extreme makeover. Get insights on the packaging of tomorrow from leading innovators.


The 2019 Leadership Forum program will give you insights on the most challenging issues and greatest growth opportunities on the horizon.

Sessions are subject to change. GMA invites members to check back for additional details on programming and speakers.


Wednesday, August 14th
10:00am – 5:00pm GMA Partner Power Connect Program
7:00am – 5:00pm Conference Registration
9:00am – 5:00pm GMA Committee and Council Meetings (By Invitation)
12:00pm – 5:00pm GMA Board of Directors Meeting and CEO Leadership Forum Programming (By Invitation)
5:30pm – 6:30pm Opening Reception
7:00pm – 9:00pm GMA CEO Leadership Forum Dinner (By Invitation)

Thursday, August 15th

7:00am – 5:00pm Conference Registration
8:00am – 9:00am Welcome Breakfast
9:00am – 5:45pm Programming Day 1
6:30pm Industry Celebration

Friday, August 16th

8:00am – 8:30am Continental Breakfast
9:00am- 11:30am Programming Day 2
11:30am Event Concludes