The IGA Global Rally Virtual Conference is just days away. Read on for everything you need to know, from how to attend this free event, what you'll learn during the sessions, how to win great prizes, and how and where to access content once the event is over.
What you will learn: the agenda
From the political impact of the election on independent retailers to the benefits of eCommerce and digital circulars, you'll hear from retailers about the topics that matter most now and post-COVID.
Explore how changing shopper behaviors due to COVID will impact retailers moving forward
Bring your store into the digital era with eCommerce and digital circulars
See what's in store as IGA's global leaders predict the future of independent grocery
Witness Dr. Tom Haggai's legacy on IGA in a video tribute
Improve your business by learning how to use analytics to understand your business and better your customer service
Drive private label sales by implementing best practices from retailers
Engage shoppers to build confidence and loyalty with tools from IGA
See how we'll dive into all of these topics during the conference by reading through the agenda and making sure your calendar is blocked out for the sessions that matter most to you.
How to attend: registration details
Registration is free and open to everyone: IGA and non-IGA retailers and their teams, wholesalers, service providers and manufacturing partners, and more. Everyone can register until 9:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Tuesday, November 10, which is 30 minutes before the event begins.
Why register? It's the only way to access the live event, the session recordings, and post-session content. Whether you're planning to block out your calendar from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST to watch the full event live, catch the recordings the next day, or a combination of both, you need to register to access the content. So whatever your plans are on Tuesday, register yourself and your team to ensure everyone can watch these sessions when the time is best for them.
Another reason to register? Only registered attendees are eligible to win prizes.
What you can win: the prizes
What prizes, you ask? Between four sets of grand prizes to 15 instant win prizes, you don't want to miss out on your chance to win.
The Grand Prizes
Anyone who registers for the Rally and logs in by Thursday, November 12 at noon EST will be eligible for the four sets of grand prizes, which are:
Grand Prize 1: Win 1 of 5 $500 Shopping Sprees for Your Shoppers
Five winning stores will receive one $500 shopping spree to offer to their shoppers. Increase sales for your store while giving back to your shoppers and the community during the upcoming holidays.
Grand Prize 2: All Expense Paid Trip for 2 to the 2021 IGA Global Rally
The winner and a guest will enjoy an all-expense-paid trip to the 2021 IGA Global Rally (4 days, 3 nights), including round-trip airfare, event registration fee, hotel accommodations, ground transportation, and all meals. Learn more about the resources available to IGA members from IGA and our partners while meeting your fellow retailers and celebrating our achievements.
Grand Prize 3: All Expense Paid Trip for 2 to South Carolina Beach Vacation Home
The winner and a guest will enjoy an all-expense-paid trip to a South Carolina beach vacation home (8 days, 7 nights), including airfare, ground transportation, and all meals. IGA CEO John Ross will prepare dinner especially for the winner and their guest(s) one evening during their stay.
Grand Prize 4: 1-Year Paid Subscription for IGA’s New Quarterly Sign Packages
The winning store will receive a one-year paid subscription for IGA’s new quarterly sign packages, shipped directly to the store. Keep your store up-to-date and looking great each quarter with updated signage that helps shoppers better navigate your store and discover the offers and bonus content they want from the IGA team.
If you're attending the Rally live, you will have even more chances to win prizes. During each break throughout the Rally, we’ll be giving away instant win prizes to three attendees. With five breaks, that means there will be 15 total instant win prizes, which will allow winners to choose $150 worth of goods from a catalog of prizes—from IGA-branded winter gear like hats, scarves, and jackets to speakers and earbuds. Be sure to visit our sponsor pages during the breaks for a chance to win these prizes.
How to get in: the technology
Now that you've registered and are gearing up to win these prizes, let's talk details. How will you log in? At 10:00 a.m. Eastern on Tuesday, November 10, visit igarally.com and click on the LOGIN button at the top of the page. Enter the email address you used to register and you'll be granted access to the virtual conference.
Because the sessions will be broadcast via video, you'll want to make sure you're running the most recent version of your preferred browser. If you're wondering if you have the most recent version, here are some tips for the most popular browsers:
If you use Internet Explorer, then your browser is likely updated if you keep your Windows updated.
If you use Chrome, go to: Chrome-->About Google Chrome, and it will check for updates.
If you use Safari, System Preferences-->Software Update, and it will tell you if your software (and therefore Safari) is updated.
If you use Firefox, go to: Help-->About Firefox-->Check for Updates.
You'll be able to view the Rally on any of these browsers, but the optimal browser is Google Chrome.
Need to see the login process? Watch the video below for step-by-step instructions on how to log in.
Where you can watch afterwards: the archived content
After the Rally, IGA will archive the content shared for attendees to access on igarally.com whenever it's convenient for you. Rewatch videos, download presentations, print handouts, and read whitepapers. Every session will include a handout or instructions to learn more, which you can access with your name and email address after the Rally to stay informed and up-to-date.
With so much coming your way on Tuesday—from live insider information on gaining shoppers during COVID-19 and keeping them post-COVID to valuable downloads including how-to playbooks and handouts—be sure to register yourself and your teams for the IGA Global Rally Virtual Conference, coming to you live from Fairvalue IGA in Lenoir, North Carolina on Tuesday, November 10 starting at 10:00 a.m. EST.