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GM19 Meetings & Appointments

Strategic Marketing & Planning


3 unique meeting formats are available to help suppliers meet with retail buyers face-to-face in pre-scheduled meetings. Each format is tailored to help companies build upon existing business relationships or to develop new ones. Established suppliers will have a chance to meet with buyers to evaluate existing product and marketing programs, while new members will have the opportunity to meet with each retailer in attendance during sessions created just for them.

*Please note that the schedule for GM19 has been reversed. MOR appointments will take place on Friday and Saturday, CCC Appointments will begin Saturday afternoon and conclude Sunday evening, and a full day of SEC Meetings will take place on Monday. 

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SEC Meetings | June 17, 2019


Strategic Executive Connection (SEC) Meetings are set-up to provide established suppliers with the opportunity to meet with retailers for in-depth, long-range planning sessions. SEC'S are 30-minute pre-scheduled MEETINGS where strategic program evaluations take place in private hotel suites behind closed doors. 

DEADLINE TO SIGN-UP FOR SEC IS MARCH 1, 2019

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CCC Appointments | June 15 -16, 2019


The bread and butter of a GMDC Conference are the Connect Create Collaborate (CCC) Appointments. CCC's are face-to-face, speed networking appointments selected by retail buyers. 10 or 20-minute pre-scheduled meetings are conducted in order to build upon existing partner relationships, evaluate products and marketing strategies, or to establish new collaborations between established supplier members. 

DEADLINE TO SIGN-UP FOR CCC APPOINTMENTS IS MARCH 29, 2019

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MOR Appointments | June 14 - 15, 2019


New members attending GM19 will have an opportunity to meet with all retail buyers. The Market On-Ramp (MOR) Program was created in order to give new and upcoming suppliers a chance to present their products and establish business relationships with some of the country's largest retailers and wholesalers. These meetings are the gateway to getting your products onto store shelves and into consumer's hands. 

DEADLINE TO SIGN-UP FOR MOR APPOINTMENTS IS MAY 20, 2019

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We can answer any questions you may have about the 2019 GM Conference. Contact us today to get registered, sign-up for meetings, or to get more information about programs and events. 

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