The 2016 GMA Leadership Forum is going back to where it all began, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia! Continuing this long held tradition, this premiere event has evolved into an unparalleled gathering created for consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers – by CPG manufacturers. During July 28-31, 2016 the GMA Leadership Forum will assemble the premiere thought leaders, CEOs and C-Suite Executives from all over the industry for two days of discussions and presentations to address the most pressing issues facing the CPG industry today and concerns on the horizons.
KEYNOTE SIGNATURE SERIES
General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.)
Legendary NFL Quarterback
2016 INDUSTRY CELEBRATION
Featuring Grammy-winning group, The Beach Boys!
Who Will be There?This invitation-only event brings together North American and global CEOs, presidents and senior executives from operations, sales, finance, legal, science & regulatory, talent development and marketing - from every GMA member company.
What Value Will I Receive?As an attendee of the GMA Leadership Forum, you can expect to participate in solutions-driven dialogue while building a network of connections with the most accomplished leaders in the food, beverage and product goods industry from around the world. Breakout sessions, keynote addresses and unique networking opportunities will provide top executives with the opportunity to learn about the newest business theories, challenge status quo ideas, broaden your perspectives and grow your network.
Why Should I Attend?The GMA Leadership Forum is truly the gathering where you will not only meet other leading CPG manufacturer decision makers, but you'll also hear from world-renowned game changers and prepare for the biggest trends of the future.
Who can attend the GMA Leadership Conference?
This invitation-only event brings together North American and global CEOs, presidents and senior executives from operations, sales, finance, legal, science & regulatory, talent development and marketing - from every GMA member company.
Is there a maximum number of people from my company eligible to attend the GMA Leadership Forum?
There are no restrictions on the number of executives GMA General Members and retailers can send to the GMA Leadership Forum. The number of executives that an Associate Member can send corresponds with their membership level.
How do I register for golf? Can I add golf to my existing registration at a later date?
If you have not registered for the Leadership Forum yet, this will be an option to add to your event selection. If you’ve already registered, you may add the event by editing your current registration or by contacting the event registrar, Evie Owens, to assist. Please be sure you provide your golf handicap and if you’ll need club rental (right or left handed).
How can I rent golf clubs and shoes for the golf outing?
Golf rentals will be secured by The Greenbrier once this has been added to your registration.
What is the attire for the conference?
Business casual attire is acceptable for all program content sessions (khaki pants, slacks, and skirts, short-sleeved and long-sleeved polo shirts).
Summer casual attire is appropriate for evening receptions (khaki pants, slacks, skirts, summer dresses, short-sleeved and long-sleeved shirts) and festive concert attire is welcomed for the Celebration Dinner.
The Greenbrier has its established dress code, for that information please view this link.
What events are open to spouses?
Spouses are able to attend meal functions, the Keynote Signature Series, evening social functions, along with golf and tennis.
What events does my registration fee cover?
The conference registration fees cover all Saturday and Sunday sessions and social functions.
For more information, contact:
General Conference and Speaker Information
Partner Power Connect Program