IGA At The NGA Show Schedule Released

Jan 11, 2023

After a busy holiday season, it's hard to believe we're less than two months away from the independent grocery industry's biggest in-person event of the year: The NGA Show. The Independent Grocers Alliance (IGA) is preparing valuable education sessions with industry experts to ensure attendees leave the show with solutions to their biggest challenges and inspiration for innovative new practices.

The NGA Show's integrated format makes it easier and more convenient for members of the Independent Grocers Alliance and NGA to get the most out of their time over the three-day event February 26-28, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

"Our retailers and store teams are busier than ever, so IGA is co-locating with NGA again in 2023 for this event," says IGA CEO John Ross. "Consider it one-stop-shopping for all the networking, insights, and resources an independent needs to compete and win." 

Throughout the event, IGA, NGA, and other industry experts will present tactics and ideas designed to help all independents stay competitive in their changing marketplace, better serve shoppers, and increase sales. That means this event is tailor made for independent grocery retailers, whether you're an IGA-branded retailer, a unbranded member of the Independent Grocers Alliance, or an unaffiliated independent who wants to learn more about the strategies, tactics, tools, and resources that will help you better compete.

Keep reading for details on where you can find Independent Grocers Alliance sessions and the schedule at a glance for the event, taking place at Caesar's Forum Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Have you and your team registered for the event yet? IGA retailers and wholesalers receive $150 off with the code "IGA." Register here.

Schedule At A Glance

Independent Grocers Alliance participation denoted with an asterisk (*).

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Time Event
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Technology Summit
2:45–4:00 p.m. Snack & See: Creative Choice Campaigns
5:00–6:30 p.m. Opening Keynote Session
6:30–7:30 p.m.

IGA Opening Reception*


Monday, February 27, 2023

Time Event
7:00–8:30 a.m. Super Breakfast Session: Consumer Trends
8:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Education Sessions*
10:40–11:10 a.m. IGA General Session*
12:00–5:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
5:00–7:00 p.m. Best Bagger Competition & After Party
6:00–11:00 p.m. IGA Awards of Excellence Ceremony*


Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Time Event
7:00–8:30 a.m. Super Breakfast Session: Financial & Market Trends
8:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
2:00–3:45 p.m. Education Sessions*
4:00–5:00 p.m. General Session: Employee Recruitment & Retention
6:00–8:00 p.m. Closing Celebration


IGA Opening Reception

Following NGA's keynote on Sunday, February 26, IGA will host a an opening reception for all Independent Grocers Alliance members. Gather with IGA's close-knit family of retailers, wholesalers, and Red Oval partners in a casual, fun celebration — with light hors d'oeuvres, an open bar, and member awards recognizing retailers for best practices in marketing, advertising, fundraising, and more. 

RSVP here

IGA Education Sessions

IGA is hosting a number of educational sessions throughout the show, from CEO John Ross' main stage presentations touching on shopper behavior and the ongoing issues of labor and inflation to dedicated workshops on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Finding the right advertising mix for your store
  • Building shopper loyalty through customer feedback
  • Cybersecurity
  • And more

Look for specific details coming soon in The IGA Minute.

IGA Awards of Excellence Ceremony

We're honoring the best of the best at our Awards of Excellence Ceremony on Monday, February 27 at this invitation-only event sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company. Join us for an unforgettable night, which will include a four-course dinner and Independent Grocers Alliance member awards ranging from IGA Retailer of the Year from the U.S. and global countries to Red Oval partner and wholesaler awards. 

Following the awards ceremony, attendees will move into the Omega Mart exhibit, an immersive art installation that begins in a grocery store and continues in a madcap journey through surreal worlds featuring immersive storytelling and interactive experiences that defy imagination.

Given the interactive nature of the exhibition, the dress code for the event is smart business casual. Comfortable shoes are encouraged.

This event is at capacity.

Visit IGArally.com for the most up-to-date session listings and information.

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