Selfcare Summit Networking Events


Network and engage with industry leaders and industry influencers


Attendees have access to speakers, receptions, and dinners where they have a chance outside of meetings to network and engage with industry leaders and industry influencers as they present and share their insights on current Selfcare trends and reveal what’s next for the future in the Selfcare industry and the store for the future. ​​


Networking Receptions

Evening receptions are a great way to extend your network by interacting with attendees in a more relaxed setting. Join us Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for our Showcase and WE receptions.

All SS20 Attendees Are Welcome To Participate

Friday Dinner – Evening with the Board of Directors

Join us for an evening of fun and entertainment as we come together for good food and good company. This is an indoor event, casual attire. 

All SS20 Attendees Are Welcome To Participate


SEC Reception & Dinner

Speaker: TBD

SEC participants can join us for an evening of networking and entertainment. Take a break from meetings and mingle with attendees in a more relaxed setting.

Open to SEC participants only

Champions of Change 

Nominations are currently being accepted for GMDC’s and Winsight Grocery Business’ 2020 Champions of Change awards program, which will once again recognize emerging and established leaders employed in the GM, HBW, nonfoods and retail technology categories.

Champions of Change annually honors recipients from the retailer, wholesaler, supplier, vendor and service provider communities who consistently demonstrate excellence and superior results logged between May 1, 2019 – May 1, 2020 in three categories.


Emerging Champions

Recognizes inspirational retail industry professionals from the retail, supplier and service provider communities in the general merchandise; health, beauty and wellness; nonfoods; and retail technology solutions sectors. These industry leaders are making a mark—and a difference—in their stores, companies and communities through demonstrated leadership, results-oriented achievements, peer mentoring and related exceptional contributions to their companies’ overall success.

Legendary Champions

Recognizes established, senior-level business leaders from the retail, supplier and service provider communities in the general merchandise; health, beauty and wellness; nonfoods; and retail technology solutions sectors. These industry professionals consistently demonstrate outstanding leadership, dynamic vision, inventive strategic direction and innovative solution-building while providing exemplary inspiration for a new generation of up-and-coming leaders.

Hometown Heroes 

As we work, partner and live together during these uncertain times, we have not had to look very far for Hometown Heroes in the retail, supplier and service provider communities in the general merchandise; health, beauty and wellness; nonfoods; and retail technology solutions sectors. Hometown Heroes standout for their above-and-beyond acts dedication, compassion, thoughtfulness and joy as they work to keep customers and associates safe, healthy and protected in their local communities.


NOMINATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • Nomination period: June 8, 2020-July 22, 2020
  • All Champions of Change nominations must be submitted via the official online entry form.
  • All nominations must provide convincing details of extraordinary achievements such as executing impactful merchandising programs and initiatives that deliver significant financial and/or strategic objectives, astute problem-solving acumen and surpassing performance benchmarks attained during the May 1, 2019-May 1, 2020 timeframe.
  • Information furnished on nomination forms will be used to judge applicants, as well as serving as the basis of write-ups for Champions of Change profiles in WGB’s October issue.
  • All nominations must include a high-resolution .jpg (300 dpi) digital photo; winners’ photos will be published in the October 2020 issue of Winsight Grocery Business, the Champions of Change event program and on WGB’s
  • All winners/nominators will be notified by the end of July 2020.
  • Questions? Email tduffy@gmdc.org