The Consumer Goods Forum To Kick Off New, Innovative Event Series To Support Businesses in Overcoming Industry Challenges

Retailers & Manufacturers Gear Up for “WinterComes” This September
Sep 14, 2021 5:00 PM ET

PARIS, September 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ -This 29 September – 1 October 2021, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) End-to-End Value Chain (E2E) initiative will be breaking new ground by hosting an all-new event, WinterComes, in Sitges, Barcelona. WinterComes is the first in a fresh series of bi-annual, bi-continental events to take place on rotation in winter and summer in Barcelona and Shanghai respectively. The CGF’s E2E initiative is committed to driving innovative solutions to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the consumer goods industry today, and WinterComes marks a critical milestone in the initiative’s journey toward its mission.

WinterComes offers a unique opportunity for C-level executives from retailer and manufacturer companies, who are members of the CGF, to come together to network and share insights, as leading service providers showcase cutting-edge technologies ready for deployment within the industry. It expands the concept of a one-off event, by offering an online marketplace where a selection of innovative pilot projects can be “shopped” by the WinterComes community all year round.

The pilot projects will cover key five topics, highlighted as main priorities for E2E members: Efficiency & Sustainability, Content Integration, Logistics in Smarter Cities, Technology, and On-Time and In-Full (OTIF). To-date, the CGF along with ENGIE Impact, MotionMiners, Maersk, and consultingcheck have their innovative projects featured on the online store.

Under the topics of Efficiency & Sustainability and Content Integration, ENGIE Impact will showcase a dynamic intelligence tool, built to help companies accelerate their decarbonisation efforts on the path to net zero by acquiring, cleaning and calculating scope 3 data across an organisation’s entire value chain. While under the topics of Efficiency & Sustainability and Technology, MotionMiners is set to present their tools that enable automated and anonymous measuring and data-driven analysis of manual processes, using sensors and machine learning.

Maersk will explore Product Data, Efficiency & Sustainability and Technology, and will be presenting their platform developed in collaboration with IBM, TradeLens, which is underpinned by blockchain technology to promote the efficient, transparent, and secure exchange of information for greater collaboration and trust across the global supply chain. And, with their mission to contribute to better business quality and efficiency, consultingcheck will showcase their innovative consulting platform making best practice management expertise and orientation accessible to businesses through an automated dialogue.

Finally, the CGF will tackle Content Integration by showcasing the DataPorts project, developed as a response to the industry’s need for more efficient, accurate ways to move product content through the value chain.

Updates on the event and new-in pilots can be accessed on the WinterComes website. The CGF’s E2E initiative looks forward to welcoming participants this September for this valuable occasion to drive positive and innovative change for the consumer goods industry at large.

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For further information, please contact:

Ruediger Hagedorn
Director, End-to-End Value Chain

Press contact:

Flavia Ballve
Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications

Joelle Mbuya Leclerc
Officer, Communications