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About SS19


The Selfcare Summit (SS19) focuses on helping industry experts address the shift in power from retailers to consumers and leading businesses to untapped markets. With the rise of healthcare costs driving new consumer habits and buying patterns, research shows consumers are now opting to control their lifestyle in part by seeking health and wellness solutions within retail. 

SS19 creates opportunity and value for wellness-focused organizations and entrepreneurs by providing attendees with 4 days of business learning, planning, and opportunities for growth. Through face-to-face pre-scheduled meetings, networking opportunities, product discovery, and industry-leading insights, the Summit provides a unique space for industry advancement and uncommon collaboration across adjoining industries to create more opportunities for consumers to access the wellness-oriented products and services they demand. Whether you are a buyer or seller, dietitian or trainer, physician or beauty blogger, or anything “Selfcare” in between, everyone has an opportunity to grow their understanding and create new business opportunities at SS19. 

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What To Expect


Buy/Sell Meetings: 3 unique formats are available to help sellers meet with buyers face-to-face, tailored to help companies enhance existing business relationships and to develop new ones

Discovery Programs: GMDC offers programs to expose buyers to products, services, and technology before, during, and after the Summit through a variety of creative programs

Networking Opportunities: Receptions, common areas, and dinners provide countless opportunities to hear from and meet with industry leaders and prospects outside of meetings

Champions of Change: Join us for an evening of awards and recognition of the emerging and current transformative leaders in the nonfoods industry – a great chance to socialize with a room full of the best-of-the-best in retail and CPG

Learning Tracks: The Summit will provide a variety of sessions organized topically to educate you on the revolution taking place inside retail, the consumerism of healthcare, and how businesses will grow in the current climate – these sessions are open to anyone; you don’t even need to be a member of GMDC

Who Should Attend

Selfcare touches all industries. It’s a holistic approach to health, beauty, and wellness and, consequently, reaches and impacts a large cross-section of consumers.

  • Retail Executives
  • Product Manufacturers
  • Service Providers
  • Enterprise Influencers
  • Tech Startups
  • High-Interest/Emerging Categories (e.g. CBD)
  • Thought-leaders
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Investors/Venture Capitalists
  • Social Influencers
  • Shoppers/Consumers
  • Localized/Community Involvement
  • Medical Professionals

At SS19 we are breaking down the silos and forming new partnerships for the sake of the consumer.

Buyers

The Selfcare Summit (SS19) brings buyers and sellers together for face-to-face business meetings and puts you in touch with innovators and startups while enlarging your vision of the consumerism of healthcare through insightful learning tracks.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS JULY 12th

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Sellers

The Selfcare Summit (SS19) brings buyers and sellers together for face-to-face business meetings and puts you in touch with innovators and startups while enlarging your vision of the consumerism of healthcare through insightful learning tracks.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS JULY 12th

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Mic-Drop Pitches

New member sellers attending the Summit will have an opportunity to participate in the Mic-Drop program. Present your products, services, or technology to some of the country's most popular retailers, wholesalers, influencers, and decision-makers.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS AUG 23rd

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Learning Tracks

These sessions are open to anyone: consumers, influencers, innovators, bloggers, store designers, sellers, trainers, medical professionals, entrepreneurs, buyers, and anyone who is interested in Selfcare – you don’t even need to be a member of GMDC!

EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS APRIL 15th

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Champions of Change

October 3rd, 2019 | 7pm - 9:30pm


Join us for an evening of recognition of leaders in the non-foods industry! This is your opportunity to be part of a celebration of diversity and accomplishment, and meet with the leaders who are truly changing the way consumers shop and buy.

GMDC and Winsight Grocery Business have developed an inclusive leadership awards platform that recognizes transformative, emerging, and established leaders in the general merchandise, health, beauty, wellness, non-foods, and technology communities from the buyer and seller industry in these categories:

  • Store Department Directors/Managers
  • Retail Store Department Managers
  • Assistant Department Managers
  • Suppliers & Technology Leaders
  • Product Designers/Marketers
  • Merchandising & Display Designers
  • Business Directors & VPs
     

COST TO ATTEND IS $250

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Emerging Champions

Recognizes inspirational retail industry professionals (titles from director level and below) from the retail, supplier, and service provider communities in the GM, HBW, non-foods, and technology categories. These candidates are making a mark—and a difference—in their stores, companies, and communities through demonstrated leadership, results-oriented achievements, peer-mentoring, and related exceptional contributions to their companies’ overall success. 

 

Legendary Champions

Recognizes senior-level business leaders (titles of VP or higher) from the retail, supplier, and service provider communities in the GM, HBW, non-foods, and technology segments. These candidates consistently demonstrate outstanding leadership, dynamic vision, inventive strategic direction, and innovative solution building while providing exemplary inspiration for a new generation of up-and-coming leaders.

 

Nomination Details

Applications will be open to emerging and established professionals across all sectors of the retail non-food and tech industries for demonstrated excellence and remarkable achievements logged from March 1, 2018 – March 1, 2019 in the retailer/wholesaler and supplier/service/vendor communities.

NOMINATION PROCESS OPENS MAY 1st