Johannesburg, 22 July 2013 – Following the huge success of the 2012 conference, Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) is pleased to invite past and new delegates to this year’s instalment the organisation says. This annual edition of the summit themed “Energising the Industry- Building Sustainable Businesses in the New Normal” will take place on the 15th & 16th of October at the Forum, Bryanston, Johannesburg.
The CGCSA Summit advisory panel, consisting of top executives from a number of major South African Consumer Goods Industry businesses, have put their heads together to bring delegates a rich and relevant agenda, reflecting the true expectations of retailers, suppliers and third-party service providers. Key themes to be addressed at the summit include:
· The SA industry agenda;
· Global and local trends and dynamics affecting the trade;
· Marketing – Driving customer & shopper behaviour;
· Supply chain – Effecting real efficiencies; and
· Field sales – Winning at the Point of Purchase(POP).
“We at CGCSA are working once again to deliver a meaningful consumer goods industry event,” says CGCSA CEO, Gwarega Mangozhe. “This year the CGCSA Summit is all about keeping it real – we will look at the burning issues facing us every day and provide delegates with practical solutions to their most pressing business imperatives. Finally, we hope delegates will join us in showcasing the industry as the powerful force that it is.”
CGCSA has again engaged the services of Trade Intelligence to assist in delivering this year’s summit.
“We’re delighted to have Trade Intelligence on-board again,” says Mangozhe. “They have a long association with CGCSA, having helped us in the past to bring thought leadership from the industry to our members and stakeholders through our publications and last year’s conference. We look forward to a successful partnership with them again at the 2013 summit.”
CGCSA has also ensured that the summit attendance fee is affordable and group booking discounts are available. Bookings can be made on the dedicated summit website www.cgcsa2013.co.za for both interested delegates and businesses wishing to take advantage of the innovative exhibition and sponsorship options available.