The IRI Growth Summit is an annual world-class conference designed to help sales, marketing and insights leaders from the world’s top CPG manufacturers, retailers and media agencies find growth. The three-day Growth Summit agenda includes:
  • General Session – a compilation of the industry’s most distinguished luminaries delivering brilliant, compelling and creative insights to help companies uncover new growth opportunities

  • Best Practice and Training Sessions – breakout sessions designed to highlight specific strategies and action plans that can be immediately implemented in an organization

  • Innovation Showcase – hands-on demonstrations of the latest and greatest in mobile technology, data visualization, predictive analytics and multisource integration, coupled with one-on-one instruction to accelerate growth and fuel innovation in businesses

  • Innovation Showcase – meeting and networking with other leaders in the CPG, retail and agency worlds for new and mutually beneficial connections

Check out video highlights of our 2017 IRI Growth Summit speakers:


Collaboration and Personalization: Now. New. Next.
Andrew Appel, IRI
The Fallacy of Impossible
Mick Ebeling, Not Impossible Labs
How Can Insights Drive Growth in This New Market?
Al Carey, PepsiCo
It’s the Customer, Stupid
Diane Shelton, Southeastern Grocers
The High End Beer Segment: A Perspective From Anheuser-Busch
Felipe Szpigel, AB InBev
Transforming Target
Christina Hennington, Target
New Product Pacesetters: Building Bridges to a Growth-Filled Tomorrow, IRI
Winning E-commerce Strategies in Perishables,, Clavis Insight and IRI
Harnessing Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for CPG and Retail, IRI
Come Take a Dip! Audience Targeting Done Right
Activating a Healthy Advantage at Retail
Harnessing the Power of Self Care to Drive Sustainable Growth
Tap Into Growing Consumer Segments
Get the Complete Picture Through Cross-Channel Measurement
Cultivating Brand Resilience
Driving Success at Retail with Assortment
Bringing Digital Innovation to National Television
Unlocking Value and Growth through Superior Acquisition Strategy and Demand Due Diligence
Planning Game Changer
Summit Overview
Endless Possibilities


The IRI Growth Summit offers several opportunities for attendees to connect and engage with the best and brightest in the industry, including:

Monday Night Welcome Reception

Innovation Showcase Networking Lounge

Tuesday Night Themed Event with Celebrity Entertainment

Custom Breaks and Meals

Celebrity Meet & Greets

Category-specific Panels and Receptions

And more



At the IRI Growth Summit, you will hear from top professionals with a proven track record of innovation and success.



Past IRI Growth Summit speakers include:

Albert Carey
PepsiCo North America
Michael Conway
Starbucks Global Channel Development
Mick Ebeling
CEO & Founder
Not Impossible Labs
Thomas Greco
Frito-Lay North America
Erin Hunter
Global Head of CPG Marketing
Jim Lecinski
Managing Director
John Mackey
Whole Foods
Denise Morrison
President & CEO
Campbell Soup Company
Shaquille O’Neal
NBA All Star
Peter Sheahan
CEO & Author
Karrikins Group (formerly ChangeLabs)
Michael Strahan
NFL Star,
TV Personality and Author
Felipe Szpigel
The High End Business Unit
Anheuser-Busch InBev
Gary Vaynerchuk
Jocelyn Wong
Chief Marketing Officer
Family Dollar

Best Practice Sessions

The sessions, which highlight innovative solutions to ongoing business issues, are designed to inform AND inspire. You’ll walk away with the insights you need to transform your marketing effectiveness and power growth in your business.

These sessions offer fresh perspectives on:

  • shopper insights that boost in-store and online sales

  • successful e-commerce strategies

  • profitable pricing and trade promotion strategies

  • hyper-targeted marketing mix strategies

  • cross-platform media planning and measurement opportunities

  • secrets of successful new product launches

  • smarter short- and long-term forecasting

  • and much, much more


To check out the 2017 schedule of speakers and sessions, click here!


Innovation Showcase


The Innovation Showcase is where things get personal. Roll up your sleeves and let IRI’s leading experts and partners walk you through capabilities that incite fresh thinking and ignite new solutions for your business issues.

As you wind your way through relevant booths and exhibits, you’ll gain hands-on experience with the latest and greatest in mobile technology, data visualization, predictive analytics, media, retail and marketing effectiveness, and multisource integration. Better yet, you’ll learn exactly how these solutions can accelerate growth and fuel innovation in your business. Showcase exhibit space is open to IRI partners and vendors.

After this insightful experience, grab a drink and connect with other industry leaders during the Showcase happy hours.


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