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Networking Events

Attendees have access to speakers, receptions, and dinners where they have a chance outside of meetings to network, hear industry leaders and experts present and share their insights on current retail trends, present new research, and advise on how retailers and suppliers can succeed in the market.

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New Member Orientation

All new members will partake in an orientation prior to your MOR appointments. GMDC Staff will go over the format of your meetings more in-depth and provide valuable insights on how to make your meetings as productive as possible in the time given. 

Insights Sessions

Every conference gives retailers and suppliers the opportunity to attend presentations and panel discussions led by industry experts. Each Insights Session focuses on current and future trends, research, and opportunities facing those in the retail industry, as well as the obstacles in the market and how to overcome them. Presentations are made available to attendees at the conclusion of the conference for future reference. 

GM18 Panel Discussion Video

Receptions & Dinners

Nightly receptions and dinners give attendees a chance to network outside of meetings and appointments. During the Showcase reception, retailers can meet with suppliers by their product display to discuss new and popular items in a more relaxed environment. During dinner events, attendees can have a meal together, enjoy live entertainment, and even partake in games or activities set-up at the venue. 

Fundraising Event

GMDC is always looking for an opportunity to give back to the community, and our conferences are the perfect way to have our members join us in this endeavor. At the conclusion of each conference, any product left by supplier companies is donated to a local charity. We also host fundraising events during the conference. We invited Feeding Children Everywhere to GM17 and GM18 where GMDC staff and members put together over 40,000 meals for local children. 

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