An invite-only forum for CPG industry leaders


IGD provides insight and capability to help you successfully trade in the food and consumer goods industry.

We are delighted to invite you to our US IGD Future Talk session with a line-up of great speakers. This invite-only event is targeted at current subscribers to IGD services, to come together and hear more from our IGD experts on the future of retailing. The session will also feature guest speakers from a manufacturer and retailer on how you can inspire change and set yourself up for success.

There is no further cost to attend; to book your place please register on this website today.

This is an invite-only event. If you are unable to attend, please propose a colleague and register them through the Book Now button below. Their attendance will be subject to approval by IGD.

Check out this short video from our previous IGD Future Talk event

Why should I attend?

Uncovering the omnichannel future

Understand the future evolution of the food and consumer goods industry and where you should invest for business growth.

Hear from a leading eGrocery solution provider in the region

Understand the outlook for automated micro-fulfillment and why this model is so compelling to retailers.

Network with industry professionals

Grow your network! Meet likeminded people from across the industry in an impartial environment.



Networking breakfast


Inside the mind of the customer: what’s keeping retailers awake at night?

Nick Downing, Commercial Director, IGD

  • Retailer profitability: new realities and pressures on commercial relationships
  • Retail innovation need a global view
  • Physical stores are changing, digital is not the only disruptor
  • The value equation for shoppers has changed: the need for speed


How digital innovations will shape retail and commercial relationships

Ben Miller, Insight Services and Events Director, IGD

  • How digital innovation will share store formats of the future – and what is already in trial globally
  • How shoppers patch-to-purchase can we fundamentally altered – how will you influence shoppers in the future?
  • How the application of AI could reshape the commercial relationship in CPG – what capabilities will you need?


Automated micro-fulfillment: the answer to online retail’s profitability challenge?

Alfredo Millan, Chief Product Officer, Takeoff Technologies

  • The outlook for automated micro-fulfillment and its potential to change the profitability equation
  • What makes this model so compelling for retailers
  • How CPG suppliers need to adjust their approach as this model gains scale, both in the US and on a global level


Walmart’s global reinvention: building a new retail model

Stewart Samuel, Programme Director – North America, IGD

  • Walmart’s strategic priorities as it focuses on building a seamless, omni-channel business at scale
  • How suppliers need to think differently about demand creation within Walmart’s ecosystem model
  • The outlook for Walmart’s global growth to 2025, including country and channel forecasts



*Timings and sessions may be subject to change


Nick Downing
Commercial Director

Ben Miller
Insight Services and Events Director

Alfredo Millan
Chief Product Officer
Takeoff Technologies

Stewart Samuel
Programme Director – North America

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