Annual Conference 2017-05-23T16:46:32+00:00

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The CMA Conference is Known for

  • Excellent networking environment

  • Focus on Best Practices across multiple categories and channels

  • Total retail development strategy
  • Offers a comprehensive learning environment from some of the world’s leading retailers, suppliers, solution providers, training organizations, & universities

  • Exposure to new technologies, key insights & thought leadership

Speakers & Keynotes

2017 Conference offers the perfect blend of keynote speakers in the category management and shopper insights space

Our keynote speakers include an assortment of exciting business leaders, strategists, and practitioners that are well-respected industry experts. See who is presenting this year on our 2017 Speakers Page!

Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions are filled with strategy, collaboration and new approaches providing insightful & actionable learnings!
Our conference hosts exciting breakout sessions presented by respected industry experts and leaders; many times a joint presentation of supplier and retailer. To view this year’s case studies visit the Breakout Speakers Page!


The 2017 Agenda is filled with a variety of speakers, exciting break-out sessions, networking opportunities & MUCH more!

Our Agenda is filled with exciting Keynote Speakers, Networking, Case Studies, IP Presentations, Solution Provider Demos, Speed Networking & MORE! To view our full schedule visit the 2017 Agenda Page!

Networking Opportunities

Networking is a vital part in growing a business. The networking opportunities we offer are one of the most valued parts of our conference.
Networking is a huge part of your professional success. Meet with peers through many opportunities to collaborate, hear new ideas, & validate or change your perspectives. Hear what others are doing and be inspired to implement something similar. Make meaningful connections.

Case Study Sessions

All new interactive session that gives a chance for attendees focus & apply best practices on real-world situations

Training includes topics focusing around New Technologies, Innovative Approaches, Best Practices & Team Leadership.

IP Sessions

Our solution providers are respected thought leaders within core industries. Learn new approaches, trends & innovative solutions.

We offer 30 minute Intellectual Property Presentations that allow our solution providers to showcase in their own sessions. To see what our solution providers presented in 2016, visit our IP Presentations Page!

Speed Networking

A 2nd round of the Speed Networking Event that delivers high-impact & structured networking & significantly enhances your networking experience

Speed Networking uses a smart-matching software that enables participants to pre-select the types of people they are interested in meeting, which takes the guess-work out of networking events & determines the best possible connections. Visit here to learn more!

Solution Provider Demos

A great opportunity for our solution providers to produce a spark in your interest and for you to seek out your potential.

A favorite at the CMA Conference, these 15 min. sessions allow solution providers to showcase their company & show the potential in yours.

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