Schedule

Times below are in Eastern Time Zone (ET). Please check back frequently for the most current updates.

As we continue to create our virtual Convention platform for the 2020 event, the schedule is subject to change. 

Monday, October 19

24 hours                                Virtual Exhibit Hall Open

24 hours                                New Product Showcase Open

7:45 AM – 8:00 AM              Opening Remarks

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM              Business Meetings (30-minute increments)

Jake Sherman
Anna Palmer

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM            Keynote Presentation:
Jake Sherman, Senior Writer and Anna Palmer, Senior Washington Correspondent

As co-authors of “The Hill to Die On” and POLITICO Playbook, Anna and Jake will walk attendees through what is happening on Capitol Hill that minute, what is likely to happen between Congress and the White House and every step of the 2020 presidential campaign. With incomparable access to the highest offices in DC, they are experts on the issues, players and personalities driving politics today and how they will impact issues most important to your audience.

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM               Announcement of the Golden Penguin Award Top Marketers

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM              Speed Meetings

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM              Business Meetings (30-minute increments)

Tuesday, October 20

24 hours                                 Virtual Exhibit Hall Open

24 hours                                 New Product Showcase Open

Colin Stewart

7:45 AM – 8:00 AM               Opening Remarks

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM               Business Meetings (30-minute increments)

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM             Keynote Presentation:
10 Opportunities for Growth in a Post Covid-19 World
Colin Stewart, EVP – Business Intelligence, Acosta Sales & Marketing

Covid-19 was an unexpected event driving both change and opportunity for retailers and CPG manufacturers. Shoppers have been forced into new routines and several trends that were in motion have been accelerated. Food at home has increased creating new opportunities for Frozen and refrigerated food categories. eCommerce and digital trends have accelerated by 3-5 years creating both challenges and opportunities for retailers. The fundamentals of assortment, price and promotion have been impacted. This session will provide the latest shopper centric research and the implications that create new opportunities for growth in a post Covid-19 world.

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM              Speed Meetings

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM              Business Meetings (30-minute increments)

Wednesday, October 21

24 hours                                 Virtual Exhibit Hall Open

24 hours                                  New Product Showcase Open

7:45 AM – 8:00 AM               Opening Remarks

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM               Business Meetings (30-minute increments)

Larry Levin

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM             Keynote Presentation:
A Look to the Future – Trends That Will Shape Our Industry
Larry Levin, Executive Vice President, Market and Shopper Intelligence, IRI

Today’s shoppers are on the cusp of redefining their approach to buying and using consumer packaged goods. This shift enables manufacturers and retailers to redefine their strategies and tactics to better accommodate life in the “post-normal” world we are all facing. Join Larry Levin, IRI’s Executive Vice President, as he reveals key trends that IRI feels will be relevant and opportunistic for manufacturers, retailers and shoppers alike as they forge a symbiotic relationship to drive goodness home through CPG.

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM              Speed Meetings

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM              Business Meetings (30-minute increments)