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About GM20

Welcome to the only conference solely dedicated to general merchandise products in the country. Discover new products, develop productive business relationships, educate yourself on important trends and practices, and enter your next retail year inspired! Want more details? Visit the Registration or Meetings pages.

Buyer/Seller Formats For Members


2 unique meeting formats are available to help established suppliers meet with retail buyers face-to-face in pre-scheduled meetings. The Buyer's Choice (formerly CCC's) Appointments were engineered by GMDC as an innovative solution to the industry problem of not having time or resources to meet with all the companies you’d like to meet. These consist of 10 or 20-minute pre-scheduled appointments. Each format is tailored to help companies build upon existing business relationships or to develop new ones. Strategic Executive Connection (SEC) Meetings are 30-minute seller-hosted meetings that take place in private suites between top level executives. 

Buyer's Choice Appointments     SEC Meetings

*All Retailer and Wholesaler attendees will be scheduled to particpatate in the Buyer's Choice Appointments. Sign-up for SEC Meetings here.

Buyer/Seller Formats For New Members


New supplier members will have the option to participate in one of our 2 meeting formats created specificially for them. New at GM20 is the Mic-Drop Quick Pitch & Showcase program. This format consists of 6-minute presentations given by new suppliers to all attending buyers at once. These pitch opportunities give new members, startups, and upcoming innovators a chance to present their products, services, or technologies. The Market On-Ramp (MOR) Appointment program is tailored to introduce new supplier and service companies to the GMDC network. Retailers will be introduced to each new company through pre-scheduled face-to-face meetings where suppliers can make their pitch to each buyer one at a time over the course of a day.

Mic-Drop Quick Pitches     Market On-Ramp Appointments

*All Retailer and Wholesaler attendees will be scheduled to particpatate in these programs.

Programs


The GM Conference is all about product discovery. Our Preview Box program allows suppliers to send selected products directly to retail buyers attending the show BEFORE it begins. During the conference, suppliers can also display their products in a store like environment through the Showcase program. 

Preview Box Deadline is April 10th

Showcase Deadline is May 1st

Preview Box     Showcase

GM20 will take place at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate located at 1500 Masters Blvd, Championsgate, FL 33896. The reservation link to book your hotel is COMING SOON. Before you book please check our Hotel Policy in our Terms & Conditions.

Visit Hotel & Accommodations Page

Contact Us


Please contact us with questions about attending our 2020 GM Conference.

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