IGA Global Rally | February 22-24, 2019

Rally Agenda PDF

Friday, February 22, 2019

Location: Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Welcome Registration
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Marriott Grand Ballroom Foyer — 2nd Floor

Welcome Lunch
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Grand Ballroom — 8,10 & 11

Red Oval Showcase
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Grand Ballroom — 1 - 6

Opening Business Session — Proudly Sponsored By: The Coca-Cola Company
1:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Grand Ballroom — 1 - 6

1:00 PM - 1:10 PM
Michael Sansolo, Moderator | Retail Food Industry Consultant | Sansolo Solutions

The Independent Opportunity
1:10 PM -2:00 PM
John Ross | President & CEO | IGA USA

IGA CEO John Ross analyzes the opportunity for IGA independent retailers created by a rapidly evolving marketplace and changing shopper behaviors.

The Changing Nature of Value
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Devora Rogers | 
VP Account Management | Murphy Research
Learn how emerging shopper trends—from a desire for personalized experience and a renewed appreciation for local to a focus on overall wellbeing—are reshaping the retail’s value proposition and putting independent operators in a better position to win.

Red Oval Showcase & Refreshment Break
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Learn how Red Oval products and services can help your business at the first-ever Red Oval Partner Showcase! Prizing and special offers available.

IGA Refreshment Break - Proudly Sponsored By The Hershey Company
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Learning How the Locals Like It
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Scott Marshall
| CEO | Metcash Food & Grocery | IGA Australia
Exploring IGA Australia’s new tool for in-depth and ongoing evaluation of IGA shopper demographics and behaviors within individual service areas, and how the tool is being adapted for use in other IGA countries.

A Guide for Meeting Shopper Needs
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Paulo Goelzer | President Retail Learning Institute, IGA Coca-Cola Institute 
Tom Gennaro | VP Operations |
Learn how the IGA Assessment and Way to Care—both newly redesigned for 2019—are providing IGA retailers around the world with a practical guide for meeting shopper needs.

IGA Business Session Adjourns
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Michael Sansolo

Following the Close of the Business Session the IGA Red Oval Showcase will be open until 6:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception - Proudly Sponsored By: Anheuser-Busch, Inc. & E.&J. Gallo Winery
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Marriott Grand Ballroom — 8, 10, 11

**Dinner by Individual Arrangement

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Location: San Diego Marriott Marquis Marina

Good Morning Breakfast - Proudly Sponsored By: Post Consumer Brands & The J.M. Smucker Company
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Marriott Grand Ballroom — 8, 10 & 11

On Saturday, February 23rd, the IGA Business Session will be at the San Diego Convention Center-Ballroom 20 following our Good Morning Breakfast.

IGA Welcome Registration
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
San Diego Convention Center Ballroom 20 Foyer

Opening IGA Business Session
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
San Diego Convention Center Ballroom 20 A, B, C

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Michael Sansolo

IGA 2019 and Beyond
9:10 AM - 10:10 AM
John Ross

Introducing IGA’s plan to position your business for growth today and in the future.

Defining Local
10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
John Ross

Sherry Saylor | Chair | American Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee
Exploring the power of local and how IGA’s relationship with local and national Farm Bureau leadership is working on our behalf to cement IGA’s brand position as the industry’s local-equals-fresh leader.

IGA Morning Refreshment Break - Proudly Sponsored By: National Grocers Association
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

Local Equals Fresh in Action
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Doug Fritsch |
Senior VP Retail & Business Development | IGA USA
Joel Widmer | Manager, Creative Services | IGA USA
Get a first look at IGA’s new “Local Equals Fresh” merchandising kit, designed to up-brand IGA stores with a memorable and impactful brand message shoppers love.

A Fresh New Look for IGA Exclusive Brands
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
John Ross 
Greg Corey | Founder Retail Packaging Strategist | Porchlight

Be there for the unveiling of IGA’s new Exclusive Brand label and learn how it will support IGA’s new fresh and local brand proposition and position IGA as a private label leader.

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
San Diego Convention Center Ballroom 20 D

IGA Awards
12:45 PM - 1:15 PM
San Diego Convention Center Ballroom 20 A, B, C

IGA Best Practices
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
See how IGA retailers are using creative tactics to bring their brand to life, differentiate their stores, and increase traffic and sales.

IGA’s Digital Connect Strategy
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
John Ross

Fred Jorgenson | Executive VP & General Counsel | Inmar
Learn about IGA’s new digital connect strategy that bundles digital solutions into a turnkey platform for connecting with shoppers.

Driving Traffic To The IGA National Digital Ad
3:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Heidi Huff 
| Senior Director IGA Red Oval Partnerships | IGA USA
Megan Drazer | Principal The Plaid Group

From exclusive offers to new shopper insights, find out how the IGA National Digital Ad is leveraging IGA’s national presence to make an impact with the industry and shoppers alike.

Afternoon Refreshment Break - Proudly Sponsored By: Mondelez International
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
San Diego Convention Center Ballroom 20 Foyer

The Next Stage of IGA Digital
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Jim Walz 
| VP of Brand Development IGA USA
Bethany Matthews | Client Development Director Inmar

See what’s next in IGA’s digital future with programs designed to help you know and serve your shoppers better, from bounce back rewards and digital coupons to customer relationship management.

Best Practices
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
See how IGA retailers are using creative tactics to bring their brand to life, differentiate their stores, and increase traffic and sales.

Closing Thoughts
5:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Closing thoughts with John RossMichael Sansolo

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Location: San Diego Air & Space Museum

IGA Awards Brunch
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Buses will be departing the Marriott Marquis at the Pacific Ballroom Drive beginning at 8:15 AM for transportation to the San Diego Air & Space Museum