Consumer Goods Forum at Haliç Congress Center

Leaders of the world’s most successful consumer goods companies are united to collaborate on a vision for sustainable retail growth.

The CEOs gathered at the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) annual Global Summit, which took place in Haliç Congress Center Istanbul, 20th to 22nd June 2012. The overarching theme for the event is “The Gateway to Retail Growth”

Over the three days, members gained actionable insights on the drivers of economic growth and develop greater understanding of tomorrow’s consumer trends. Speakers included some of the most influential names in the industry. This includes Muhtar Kent, Chairman & CEO, The Coca-Cola Company; Paul Bulcke, CEO, Nestle S.A; Gregory D Wasson, President & CEO, Walgreen; Marc Bolland, Chief Executive, Marks & Spencer and Philip Clarke, CEO, Tesco. A keynote opening address will also be given by President of the Republic of Turkey, H.E Abdullah Gül.

Jean-Marc Saubade, Managing Director of The Consumer Goods Forum said: “The annual Global Summit is a key date on the calendars of all major retailers and manufacturers. The event provides a unique opportunity to network with CEOs from some of the world’s most successful companies and develop valuable insights for their business.”

The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is a global, parity-based industry network, driven by its members. It brings together the CEOs and senior management of over 400 retailers, manufacturers, service providers and other stakeholders across 70 countries and reflects the diversity of the industry in geography, size, product category and format. Forum member companies have combined sales of EUR 2.5 trillion. Their retailer and manufacturer members directly employ nearly 10 million people with a further 90 million related jobs estimated along the value chain.