Progressive Grocer is extremely passionate about supporting the grocery community. That’s why we have reimagined our annual, in-person industry event to be bigger and better than ever, with an amazing roster of must-attend sessions and activities.

Hundreds of The Disruptors, The Innovators, The Pacesetters and The Leaders in grocery -- present and future – will head to Orlando on Nov. 7-9 for three days of education, collaboration, networking and celebration at Progressive Grocer’s new Grocery Impact conference. The theme this year is all about “The Power of People,” with a focus on new leadership strategies for an industry undergoing tremendous transformation.

Do you have an exciting grocery story to tell? This is your chance to shape the future of the grocery industry. Progressive Grocer is looking for storytellers to share insights and inspire the grocery community at its newly reimagined event: Grocery Impact. With the theme "The Power of People," the event focuses on new leadership strategies for an industry undergoing tremendous transformation.
If you have a suggestion for speakers or sessions, please take a moment to nominate them for inclusion in this year’s agenda. You can also nominate a colleague who would be a good fit, or throw your hat in the ring with a self-nomination.

Proposed Speakers or Sessions Should Be Prepared to Discuss at Least One of the Following Core Conference Topics:  

  • Industry disruption and transformation
  • Leadership development
  • Agility and resilience
  • Next horizon for grocery e-commerce
  • The sustainability agenda in grocery
  • Shopper trends across channels, categories and generations
  • New tech poised to shake up grocery
  • Marketing strategy for an omni consumer
  • Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
  • Supply chain and logistics
  • Retail media networks
  • Personalization at scale
  • Private brands
  • Creating exceptional customer experiences
  • Next-gen omnichannel strategies

Speaker Criteria:
Must be manager level or above at a food retailer

Types of Sessions Available:
30-45 minute keynotes, fireside chats, panel sessions, presentation sessions, or workshops

What's Included With a Speaking Engagement:
As a speaker, you will receive one (1) complimentary Full Conference Pass and your name published in promotional materials, on the PG website and in event articles.

To Submit:
Please fill out the form below to be considered for a speaking opportunity for Grocery Impact 2023. If you are self-nominating yourself for a speaking position, please disregard the fields for the nominator. Submissions will be evaluated by PG editorial staff and chosen based on topic relevancy.

If you have any content-related questions about the Grocery Impact conference, contact Gina Acosta at gacosta@ensembleiq.com.

Deadline for speaker submission:
Sept. 15, 2023