In two morning sessions, PLMA will examine the private brand partnership today and in the future. How well is the partnership working? How is technology changing relationships between retail buyers and private label suppliers? How are they able to improve their ways of doing business?

Wednesday, February 17, the four-morning sessions will start with a focus on today’s international retail landscape and its challenges. Attendees will take a close look at Generation Z, future consumers, and how to better understand and to reach them.  A retail case study and what is needed for good partnership in the eyes of retailers is on the agenda. The question “how secure is my company from cyberattacks and online threats” is more urgent than ever, and we turn to a cybersecurity expert to help you answer it. In concluding the morning sessions for Day 1, a panel of experts in retailing and manufacturing will discuss real-time challenges facing the industry and search for possible solutions.

Understanding what a successful private label partnership requires is at the foundation of your business, and PLMA’s 2021 Online International Roundtable Conference offers an ambitious agenda of topics for retailers and suppliers alike.


  • Welcome and Introduction Program
    Speaker: Peggy Davies, President, PLMA
  • Global Retail Landscape
    Speaker: Maria Bogdanova, Senior Research Analyst, Euromonitor
  • Impact of Consumers: The Emergence Generation Z
    Speaker: Richard Cope, Senior Trends Consultant, Mintel
  • Retail Case study
  • Cyber Security and the Effects on your Company
    Speaker: Chuck Brooks, CEO, Brooks Consulting
  • Panel discussion on the Future of Private Label Partnership
    Moderator: Edgar Elzerman, Consultant ECI


  • Introduction to IGD Best Practices Workshop
  • Acceleration on E-commerce and Impact on Private Label
    Speaker: Jon Wright, IGD Head of Retail Insight
  • Supply Chain Management and Sustainability
    Speaker: Christopher Irish, IGD Head of Insight – Supply Chain
  • Best Practices from a UK Retailer in Sourcing, Product Development, and Marketing
    Moderated by IGD

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