Emerging Leaders Program 2013

GMA Emerging Leaders 2013: Schedule of Events

Wednesday, July 17

7:30 – 8:30 am

CEO Leadership Forum and Emerging Leaders Opening Session


Welcome Remarks

Ken Powell
, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, General Mills, Inc. and Chairman, Grocery Manufacturers Association



Keynote Address: Collaborating to Drive Growth

What the CPG industry can learn from successful collaboration in other sectors.

  • Collaboration success stories from the fashion, luxury and other industries
  • How collaboration can deliver the benefits of vertical integration
  • Key success factors that can apply to the CPG industry
  • The performance incentives and characteristics of successful collaboration
  • Risk factors that result from lack of collaboration

Introduction to Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Jim Brennan, Partner, McKinsey & Company, Inc.


8:30 – 9:30 am

Emerging Leader Breakout Sessions: Round 1
  These sessions will repeat at 9:40, attendees will be able to select a second session to attend.

Centered Leadership

In light of a changing industry environment, it is critical to build transformational leadership capabilities to enable leadership success in an uncertain operating environment.  This session will focus on leadership strategies to create healthy, flexible organizations with the capacity for growth and change


The Future of Our Consumer Industry

Many forces are rapidly changing the consumer industry--e.g., growth in emerging markets, rising input prices, new regulations, private label, growth in multi-channel, new sources and uses of data (Big Data), and continued consolidation.  This session will explore the integrated impact of these changes and the choices companies need to make to succeed in the future.

9:30 - 9:40 am Networking Break
9:40 - 10:40 am

Leadership Forum Breakout Sessions: Round 2

  Earlier sessions will repeat and attendees will be able to select a second session to attend.
10:50- 11:50 am

CEO Leadership Forum and Emerging Leaders Combined Closing Session




**At conclusion of Closing Session, Emerging Leaders Attendees will be shuttled to L’Enfant Plaza Hotel to participate in afternoon sessions of Public Policy Forum**

7:00 - 10:00 pm

Public Policy Reception and Dinner with Congressional and Administration Leaders