Why Attend The 2022 CMA+SIMA Conference?

UNPARALLELED VALUE

While there are many retail conferences, only the CMA+SIMA Conference is 100% focused on the challenges of the Category Management and Shopper Insights professions. What does that mean for you? More relevant content. Higher-quality networking. It means better bang for your buck because the content is specifically geared toward YOU.

BUILD YOUR NETWORK

We’re excited to be returning to an in-person format in 2022 at the beautiful Gaylord Palms resort in sunny Orlando, Florida. This year will have an increased focus on networking, because we know how important it is to our attendees! You’ll enjoy 8+ hours of networking events at the 2022 Conference, plus our legendary Tech Expo and Late Night Party make their in-person return – giving you plenty of valuable face time with potential partners and clients.

FOCUSED ON BUILDING KNOWLEDGE

The Conference is a non-competitive knowledge-building and sharing environment focused on best practices and industry standards, future trends, training & professional development. We bring in industry-leading category management and shopper insights professionals who are solving the same problems you face every day. Through case studies, demonstrations, exploration and networking, attendees are armed with tools that will help move the needle for their organizations.

THE MOST RELEVANT CONTENT

The event incorporates all aspects of today’s CPG and retail landscape, and attracts attendees from all corners of the industry. From E-commerce, shopper marketing and space planning, to supply chain, pricing & promotions, talent acquisition and so much more! The sessions, keynotes, trainings and networking are rich experiences for the seasoned pros and new young talent.

WHO ARE CMA AND SIMA?

The CMA|SIMA Annual Conference is put on by the Category Management Association and Shopper Insights Management Association. We are professional associations that provide thought leadership, membership, best practices and certification to retailers, manufacturers, universities, and solutions providers from all over the world.

That was a lot closer to a live presentation than much of what I’ve seen at web-based events over the past few months.

John, 2021 Conference Teaser Attendee

We come here not only for the content, but also the technology. It allows us to stay up to date with the newest solutions in category management.

Bradley, 2020 Conference Attendee

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SOME OF THE TOP REASONS TO ATTEND OUR 2022 CONFERENCE:

SHARPEN YOUR SKILLS AND STAY ON TOP

Networking is a huge part of your professional success. Meet with your peers through many opportunities to collaborate, hear new ideas, and validate or change your perspectives. Hear what others are doing and be inspired to implement something similar. Make meaningful connections.

BUILD STRONG CONNECTIONS

Networking is critical to your professional success, but it only works when you establish meaningful relationships. This event is designed with plenty of opportunities to meet your peers including daily social activities that make it easy to form valuable professional connections & long-term friendships.

COLLABORATE WITH PEERS

The CMA conference is a non-competitive environment to collaborate,learn and grow from fellow category management and shopper insights professionals facing similar challenges. Meet and discuss new ideas, approaches and validate your assumptions and strategies.

MEET CUTTING-EDGE SUPPLIERS

Our exhibitors are industry experts & solution providers who truly understand how to succeed & find solutions. Spend some time in the expo hall where you’ll find our vendors are the best people in the industry to help you learn more about solutions available today & what to expect in the future.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Our speakers are proven business leaders, strategists & practitioners. They are well-respected industry professionals & understand the challenges. We tap into advisory committees, industry experts & attendee feedback to make sure you learn more about important topics from qualified experts.

GREAT RETURN ON YOUR INVESTMENT

Participation is an investment with excellent returns. The value is measured in the increased knowledge, new friends and contacts, and a greater ability to take on the challenges that lie ahead. More than a conference, it’s an experience – one that will leave you energized, motivated and confident!