Conference Registration

Each paid conference registration includes:

  • Admission to conference educational sessions
  • Complete access to the conference exhibit hall
  • Daily meal functions provided by The Illuminators (Monday & Tuesday)
  • Nightly networking events including Opening Reception, After Hours Social and Monday Reception
  • Two Illuminator Special Event tickets

If you have already registered for the conference and need to secure your hotel accommodations visit the Hotel Reservations page.

Registration Information

2018 Registration Rates

Rate & On-siteEarly Rate
(After 8/17)
Standard Rate
(Thru 8/17)
Grocery Retailer/Wholesaler $400$450
All Other Registrants $700$750
Spouse Badge* $300$350

*Discounted spouse badge does not qualify for member or group discounts.

CGA Members SAVE – CGA members receive 5% discount on conference registration fees. Discount will be applied during the registration process.

Groups 8 or more save an additional $500 – Register your group of 8 or more together and receive a $500 discount off the registration total. (Group must register together using the Group Registration Form)

A grocery retailer is defined as a store owner or operator who sells products directly to customers; sets or implements retail policies and procedures and is responsible for store conditions and profitability. A grocery wholesaler is a company that buys directly from a manufacturer and sells to retailers. (This registration rate is limited to full-line grocery wholesalers only.)

Three Convenient Ways to Register:

(Please note: Conference registration and housing arrangements are separate. After registering for the conference, proceed to the Hotel Information Page for instructions on making your hotel reservations.)

OnlineClick HERE to register online (not available for group registration)
Mail/FaxDownload Registration Materials »

California Grocers Association
1215 K Street, Suite 700
Sacramento, California 95814
Fax: (916) 448-2793
PhoneCall (916) 448-3545 or (800) 794-3545 and ask for the conference registrar.

Please read these instructions before completing the CGA Strategic Conference 2018 Registration Form.

Registration form must include credit card information when sent via fax or e-mail.  Badges will be held at the on-site registration desk for pick up during published registration hours beginning at 8:00 AM on Sunday, September 23, 2018.  Acknowledgment letters confirming registration will be sent via email, fax or mail to each registrant. If badge corrections or changes are needed, please note them on the confirmation and return as instructed in the confirmation letter no later than August 31, 2018. After this date all changes must be made on-site.

If you require special assistance – Please note in the Remarks/Special Requests section.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images: Registration and attendance at, or participation in, CGA or CGAEF meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to CGA’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendees’ imagine or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities.


To receive a refund for registration, notification must be received in writing no later than August 31, 2018. Registrations received after this date are nonrefundable, but substitutions will be allowed onsite.


Payment in U.S. funds must accompany this registration in order to be processed. VISA, MasterCard and American Express are accepted.


For any questions regarding Conference Registration, call (916) 448-3545 or (800) 794-3545 or e-mail:

Please note: Separate registration required for The Illuminators Golf Tournament.
The hotel group room rate quoted includes a rebate paid to the event organizer to offset meeting facility rental fees.