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With less than one month until the start of the IGA Global Rally—and one day from the deadline to book your room for a discounted price in the IGA block at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center—now’s the time to cement your plans to attend the IGA Global Rally in Nashville this March 9–11!
Still on the fence about joining your IGA family at the 2020 IGA Global Rally? Hear why IGA CEO John Ross says this is a Rally you can’t afford to miss, and read on to learn more about the unique programming and events designed to give you ample opportunity to network with vendors, partners, and the world’s most successful independent retailers; celebrate what makes us unique and successful; and most importantly, gather ideas and innovations you can bring back to your store to grow sales.
Part leadership workshop, part mainstage insights on industry and shopper trends, part interactive best practice sharing with the Innovation Showcase, and part celebration, the 2020 IGA Global Rally is a whole new way to learn what’s working in retail, says Ross.
“We’ve designed a Rally that will keep you engaged and entertained while you’re in Nashville, then allow you to walk away with a whole list of things to generate comp sales quickly, without costing you a lot of money or distracting you from running your business," he says.
The Rally kicks off with a Leadership Journey Workshop designed by IGA Coca-Cola Institute President Paulo Goelzer to help retailers and managers challenge old assumptions, transform the store to meet new market demands, and develop the next generation of leaders for your store. IGA retailers, bring your rising stars with you to the Leadership Journey Workshop, where they will hone both their management skillsets and their leadership behaviors in this 3-part session:
An overview of what's driving shopper behavior and firsthand accounts of how the world’s best independent retailers are meeting those trends. Updates on the IGA programs helping retailers meet changing shopper needs in the U.S. and globally. A deep dive into hard-hitting issues like ransomware and marketplace analysis. This year’s main stage content brings you all the information you need to win at retail today and in the future.
But that’s just the beginning. This year’s IGA Global Rally will also feature an entirely new concept for best practice-sharing with the IGA Innovation Showcase.
IGA’s first-ever Innovation Showcase is an interactive learning experience that brings vendor partners and retailers together with one key goal in mind: giving IGA retailers a list of ideas they can implement immediately to better their business.
Like a trade show, at the Innovation Showcase you'll be able to talk to suppliers, vendors, and partners about innovative offerings and services. Unlike a trade show, you won't be working a deal sheet; you'll instead be gathering insights to help you improve your businesses overall, like simple tactics for marketing and merchandising categories, Red Oval partner opportunities to optimize your operations and increase your bottom line, and proven best practices that are already working to increase sales in IGA stores around the globe.
Visit the booths of over 20 companies and see their ongoing presentations in the Best Practices Theater to get information on:
We close out the Rally celebrating our elite 2020 International Awards of Excellence recipients at the anticipated Awards of Excellence Brunch. See who is taking home our top retailer, wholesaler, and Red Oval partner awards in this much-anticipated annual event while touring the scenic Cumberland River aboard the General Jackson, one of the largest showboats ever built.