GMDC's latest event platform, Virtual Category Events, are prearranged, category-focused meetings held between Retailers/Wholesalers and Suppliers/Service Companies that are hosted via HD video and timed with retailers' buying schedules. Meetings are conducted directly from participants' offices, eliminating the need for flights, hotels, or rental fees. These events provide the opportunity to involve your colleagues and multiple departments within your organization to meet with customers and prospects across the country. Secure breakout rooms are provided for pitching, discovering and evaluating products of all types. Virtual Category Events are the future of how business is done...today.
The B2B Virtual Platform is an incredibly efficient use of our time. It not only enhances our experience as members of GMDC, but also enhances the way we do business. We save travel time and money while having the opportunity to meet with customers we may not have the chance to in their specific category’s prime buying season.
Director of HBW and GM, Big Y Foods, Inc
When traveling to conferences we’re very limited on who is able to make the trip. I love being able to include others in the company for the virtual meetings. It’s a great internal training tool for our category managers and also valuable for our marketing team to be included in on as well.
Director of Grocery, Frozen, Dairy Merchandising, SpartanNash
I really appreciated how the meetings kicked off with trends data pertaining to the category we were reviewing. It set the stage and was a great conversation starter into the meetings.
VP Merchandising Nonfoods, SUPERVALU INC
(Video meetings) worked well...meetings were insightful and a good way to see new items.
Director of Center Store Sales and Merchandising, Weis Markets
We had great meetings and everything went exceptionally smooth.
Director of Sales, Petsafe
We had a number of very efficient back-to-back meetings via video that worked well, facilitating good discussion that produced many meaningful follow up sessions and opportunities for our customer teams.
Director Industry Development, Nestlé Purina
The B2B video platform functionality worked extremely well, and the insights presented prior to the meeting breakouts were terrific. They helped validate our organizational thinking, vision and planning.
Business Group Manager Health & Beauty Care, Wegmans Food Markets
The B2B Video Exchange is an efficient platform for the future of category management. GMDC is enhancing our partnership with our suppliers and vendors through this exchange.
Category Manager/Buyer, Bashas'
I love the concept of these and like that we can meet vendors without traveling for days.
No charge – and priority registration for all B2B Virtual Events - with registration and participation in annual GMDC Marketing Conference(s).
Supplier or Service/Solution Company
Receive a $500 discount per event – and priority registration for all B2B Virtual Events - with registration and participation in annual GMDC Marketing Conference(s).
Non-Member B2B Policies
Registration to participate in all B2B Virtual Events – space permitting – is complimentary for the first calendar year. Participants are encouraged to join GMDC in calendar year 2 to receive priority event registration and conference participation privileges.
Supplier or Service/Solution Company
Registration to participate in Virtual Category Events – space permitting - at the non-member price for the first calendar year. Participants are encouraged to join GMDC in calendar year 2 to receive priority event registration and conference participation privileges.