Exhibiting does not guarantee a speaker spot.


The GSF Event Committee will look at applications and make final selections early in 2021.

Length of workshop/presentations: 30 min

Format: Taped or Supplied Video in

  • MP4, MOV, or AVI format
  • 720p quality
  • 30 fps


12noon EST – March 29, 2021

Thank you very much for your interest in speaking at GSF WEST LIVE RETAILER CONNECT– May 11 & 12, 2021, the Virtual Meetings & Conference event. To help us curate the program we ask that all potential speakers fill out this application form to help us get a better understanding of you and your idea worth doing.

The event’s theme is “GROCERY REDEFINED” (see description below). Successful applicants will be provided with assistance in perfecting their talk and we expect you to work with us before the event. If you do not engage in the process you may be removed from the program. We would also hope that you are able to join us for the full day.

Applications that are most likely to be successful:

  • Ideas that are groundbreaking or will be completely new to our audience.
  • Ideas that are backed by empirical evidence.
  • Ideas that fit with our theme.

The content of the presentation contains useful information that can be put into practice by grocery leaders (retailers, manufacturers, operators etc).

Applications that are least likely to be successful:

  • Talks that are geared to promote an individual or company rather than an idea.
  • Ideas that will have little or no impact on our audience.
  • Ideas that relate to life coaching.
  • Ideas that can be summed up using an acronym.
  • Ideas that have been heard at other conferences before.
  • Ideas that are at the early stages of development.

If you have any questions about this form or the application process please email Nancy Kwon at


The must-attend conference in the West to gather insights on trends, innovation and strategies to capture and hold on to customers and market share. For businesses, service providers and retailing professionals, this event offers an opportunity to connect and collaborate with the grocery sector’s key stakeholders in the West. Attendees get the inside scoop on the latest research plus industry leaders’ thoughts on what the future holds.

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