The 2023 National Grocers Association show, which takes place February 26th to 28th at Las Vegas’ Caesars Forum Convention Center, announced last month the program will include more than 30 education sessions for grocery retail professionals with the aim of presenting information on innovations in digital retailing, advertising, merchandising, systems, procurement, staff development and technology to all attendees.
“The 2023 NGA Show presents grocers with the opportunity to access on-point, high-quality knowledge and then bring it back to their stores and immediately put what they’ve learned into practice,” said Greg Ferrara, president and CEO, NGA. “The food retail industry is constantly changing, and we are pleased to be working with industry thought leaders who will deliver ideas, best practices and solutions that cut to the heart of the biggest issues grocery retailers are facing today, and help them navigate into the future.”
For the first time this year, the procurement session will feature an education theater focused on highlighting current trends and forecasting for high-impact categories. The aim is to provide insights to help executives in these categories produce effective strategies. The session will take a concentrated look at center store, general merchandise, pet products and alcoholic beverages, as well as explore how digital and technological innovations in recent years have shifted the landscape of the purchasing process. The Technology track will feature an exclusive new Technology Summit, offering attendees a look at relevant technology from a variety of perspectives. This unique summit will cover artificial intelligence, food-centric innovations such as store-based vertical farming, and how media platforms can shape the relationship between retailers and consumers. It will also include interactive sessions. The NGA Show will also feature a new offering in the Financial track — The FMS Financial Symposium. The event on February 26th will be produced by FMS Solutions and will offer a deeper dive into financial topics.
“The benchmarks that we use to measure the financial health of our industry have changed due to both COVID-19 and high inflation,” said Greg Ferrara, President and CEO of the National Grocers Association. “We partnered with FMS to bring this new Financial Symposium to the event to help our retailers understand what the financial health of their business looks like in 2023. The food retail industry is constantly changing and The NGA Show is pleased to be working with industry thought leaders to create the pre-eminent education resource for operators.”
Participants will be able to take part in additional learning on the show floor to gain insights and exposure to best practices while the exhibit hall is open. The show is sponsored by the Washington, D.C.-based National Grocers Association and produced by Clarion Events Inc.