Fall Virtual Sessions: September 28 – October 15

Overview

With continuing changes happening in the Selfcare, General Merchandise, and Housewares landscape, connections with existing trading partners and the development of new and uncommon partnerships are essential. Contact with key executives in the industry’s leading companies is invaluable. A key benefit of the GMDC|Retail Tomorrow Fall Strategic Meetings is facilitating private meetings between top retail & wholesale companies and their peers at supplier & service companies.  

GMDC|Retail Tomorrow Fall Strategic Meetings provide a unique opportunity for virtual trading partner collaboration. The goal of these meetings is to accelerate long-term business growth and identify, prioritize, and address new business opportunities, joint business planning, and to discuss the industry’s most pressing business issues within Selfcare, General Merchandise, and Housewares.

Welcome, International Housewares Association Members! We’re looking forward to hosting you for fall meetings. Please use the Seller form to sign up for Session 3 and become eligible to accept meetings with Buyers.

Fall Strategic Executive Connection (SEC) Meetings

Session #1: September 28 – October 1 – Selfcare Categories (GMDC|Retail Tomorrow Members)

Company Registration Deadline: Friday, August 6

Participant registration: can be added at any time

SEC Profile Completion: Week of August 9

Mutual Partner Rankings and Blackout requests: August 16-27

Selfcare Meeting Matches: Weeks of September 6 and September 14

Selfcare SEC Schedule Publication: Week of September 21

Selfcare SEC Meeting: September 28 – October 1

Session #2: October 5-8 – General Merchandise Categories (GMDC|Retail Tomorrow Members)

Company Registration Deadline: Friday, August 6

Participant registration: can be added at any time

SEC Profile Completion: Week of August 9

Mutual Partner Rankings and Blackout requests: August 16-27

GM Meeting Matches: Weeks of September 6 and September 14

GM SEC Schedule Publication: Week of September 21

GM SEC Meeting: October 5-8

Session #3: October 12-15 – Housewares Categories (IHA Members)

Company Registration Deadline: Friday, August 20

Participant registration: can be added at any time

SEC Profile Completion: Week of August 23

Mutual Partner Rankings and Blackout requests: Weeks of August 30 and September 6

Housewares Meeting Matches: Week of  September 14

Housewares SEC Schedules: Available Week October 5

Housewares SEC Meetings: October 12-15

Meeting Format

  • 45-minute sessions, scheduled from 10 am – 5:45 pm ET
  • All meetings will be scheduled at the top of the hour and hosted on Zoom
  • Mutual match will be used to determine meetings
  • GMDC|Retail Tomorrow will build all meeting schedules and accommodate specific black-out windows for event participants
  • No cost to register; Seller companies will be invoiced $500 for every accepted meeting with a Buyer
  • Cap meeting cost of $7500

Who Should Attend

  • Retailers and Wholesalers: Executives and Directors of Purchasing, Merchandising, Marketing, E-commerce
  • Suppliers/Manufacturers: Sales, Marketing, Consumer and Shopper Insights, Omni-Channel
  • Service and Solution Companies: Sales, Marketing, Display and Merchandising, Retail Support, Consumer and Shopper Insights