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2013 US Conference - San Antonio, TX




The 2013 Annual Category Management Conference
Sept. 24-26th, San Antonio, TX

'Integrating Shopper Insights & Category Management'

An Interactive Business Event for Trading Partners  
You do not need to be a member to attend.


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2013 Conference feedback:
  • Good group of people with varied back grounds equaled good discussion relevant to what we do.
  • Good Topics, presented well, throughout the Leaders Conference.
  • Leaders Building Leaders - Great session and ideas.  Group was engaged - topics for discussion relevant - KEEP.
  • Everything was very organized. Food was amazing. Great job!
  • Best food I've ever had at a conference.  Loved the assigned seating at lunches &dinners.  Case studies were excellent.  I was disappointed I couldn't go to more!
  • Great balance of plenaries, case studies, break opportunities to network &connect with solution providers, etc.
  • Great conference and I am re-energized by all of the leadership and ideation that is occurring in the CM Field as a result of your organizations influence - thank you


Pre-conference Leaders Best Practices Benchmarking Sessions
Noon Monday Sept. 23rd thru noon Tuesday Sept. 24th, 2013 San Antonio, TX

2013 Annual Category Management Main Conference 
Tuesday Sept. 24th thru Thursday Sept. 26th, 2013 San Antonio, TX

The CMA annual North America Conference serves as the ideal meeting place for trading partners and focuses on peer connection. Key thought leaders from the top CPG manufacturers and retailers meet in a format that promotes interactivity and leverages communication with trade partners.  You can attend sessions that feature presentations from the ‘best-of-the-best’, and tailor your daily activity to your interests.  

The agenda includes industry panels, Retailer-led Shopper 'Need State' Discussions, solution partner demos, Best Practice Workshop, and case study sessions.
Topics include:

  • Channel Trends         
  • Shopper Behavior         
  • ROI of Category Management         
  • Shelf Compliance         
  • Pricing and Promotion Strategies        
  • Planogram Automation        
  • SKU Rationalization 

20/20 Meetings
You will meet 20 people in 20 minutes – rotating 3 times in a ninety minute session – designed as a quick top-line introduction and business card exchange. Each boardroom allows participants one minute to talk about their role and company.

Best Practice Leaders Boardroom Discussions help manufacturers and retailers learn from each other and benchmark current best practices in category management.

Attendance is limited in order to maximize interactivity. Solution Providers are welcome but are capped at 1/3 of total attendance.

You do not need to be a member of the association to attend.



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2013 Conference feedback:
  • Good group of people with varied back grounds equaled good discussion relevant to what we do.
  • Good Topics, presented well, throughout the Leaders Conference.
  • Leaders Building Leaders - Great session and ideas.  Group was engaged - topics for discussion relevant - KEEP.
  • Everything was very organized. Food was amazing. Great job!
  • Best food I've ever had at a conference.  Loved the assigned seating at lunches &dinners.  Case studies were excellent.  I was disappointed I couldn't go to more!
  • Great balance of plenaries, case studies, break opportunities to network &connect with solution providers, etc.
  • Great conference and I am re-energized by all of the leadership and ideation that is occurring in the CM Field as a result of your organizations influence - thank you

2012 Conference feedback:

I wanted to say thank you again for the excellent experience last week in San Antonio. I attend a variety of conferences, and I found yours to be focused, well run, and with the right amount of quality content and vendor participation. I met a number of category management professionals and was able to meet several vendors that I interact with in my role.

I felt like the 2012 CMA conference was done extremely well.  The staff of the CMA, and the JW Marriott, were impeccable and fostered a great environment for networking and open communication.  I would have liked to start with interactive content right away on the first afternoon to increase interaction during presentations.

My company is a small supplier and is very careful about dollars spent on conferences.  They will definitely get their ROI from this meeting.  I have more valuable contacts than I have over the past three years.  The on-stop shopping access to solution providers was incredibly helpful.  The CMA is truly an association that wants their member to be the best they can be.  Definitely coming back next year!

Great sessions and interaction with industry leaders.

Loved the planned seating at meals!

Great conference.  Excellent networking opportunities. Right level of attendees.

The conference was really a very good experience. It allowed me the opportunity to network with the professionals in category management, many in attendance I have worked with in one way or another. I want you to know I heard many good comments this week regarding the conference; congratulations on another success.


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