FMCG Leadership Meet 2023

One Platform for Exponential Distribution Growth

22 February, Dubai
Group 3969
Group 3969

FMCG Leadership Meet 2023 brings together FMCG leaders who are looking to exponentially grow their distribution in 2023.

Join us for a cocktail networking evening where all the top FMCG leaders are meeting. This is an opportunity to swap growth stories and strategies with your peers.

As millennial shoppers turn to digital channels in the new normal, it has become critical for FMCG brands to optimize their route-to-market models. They have to be ready to cater to the changing demands of the consumer.

But what channels do consumers use the most while shopping?

What can you learn from the digitization journeys of your peers?

How can FMCG brands leverage digital solutions to refine their distribution strategy?

What are their motivations?

Our delegates will be talking about their technological journeys and growth opportunities that have opened from their digital innovations.

We hope it will spark meaningful discussions for you.

Join the conversation.

Event Highlights

Meet Leaders From

What new technology trends are FMCG leaders following?

FMCG leaders are building the most advanced distribution engines for their consumer brands.

Going Wide

Identifying new outlets and expanding in new geographies with greater product reach with digitization suites.

Going Deep

Gaining deeper market penetration with Smart Merchandising, Smart Baskets, Auto-Replenishment Systems and Retailer Loyalty Programs.

Enabling Omnichannel commerce

Driving sales by enabling self-ordering for retailers and monitoring orders from a single platform.

Boost Productivity

Increasing the efficiency of sales teams by leveraging data to understand the potential of the outlets to be visited.

Driving Direct Rural Distribution

Increasing rural outlet reach with a flexible DMS for distributors.

Launching New Products

Capturing market insights for new products and increasing sales by helping customers to find the brand’s products easily.

Meet the best growth partners at Dubai FMCG Leadership 2023

Meet the best growth partners at Dubai FMCG Leadership 2023


Founder & CEO, LoveLocal

Akanksha Hazari is the only solo woman tech founder in India to have raised a funding of $18mn. She is a Princeton University and Cambridge University alumnus. A successful second time entrepreneur, Akanksha has 10+ years business experience across India, MENA and the US. She has won multiple awards including, the Hult Prize 2011 where she was awarded $1million by former US President Bill Clinton and the Vital Voices Global Economic Empowerment Award 2016 from Secretaries of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Madeleine Albright, and is named / recognised in US Senate Resolution 418.

Akanksha is the only Indian tech entrepreneur to be featured in the book – “100 Women Using their Power to Empower”. The book celebrates 100 global women leaders who are redefining power, in which Akanksha is featured alongside Melinda Gates, Serena Williams, Greta Thunberg, and many other inspiring women. Akanksha speaks six languages and is a former competitive squash player ranked among the top 20 junior players internationally


Founding Member and VP Drums Food International

Ankur Goel is the founding member of Drums Food International, famously known for its brand Epigamia. He has served many roles in the company, including Business Head- North, VP – Business Intelligence, and VP – Business Control.


Director, Empire Spices & Foods Ltd.

Anand is the Director at Empire Spices & Food Ltd which proudly possesses household brands Rambandhu & Temptin’, which sells Spices, Papad, Pickles, Sauces, Pastes & Ketchup across India. He has a demonstrated history of working in the food production industry and is skilled in Sales, Business Strategy, IT, Marketing Management, Market Planning, Business Planning, and understanding of CPG & Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry.

Anand is a strong professional with an MBA focused in Marketing from the Management Development Institute of Singapore.


Author, Board Member and Speaker

Researcher, academic, independent director on several Indian boards, author of books on Consumer India and on business-market strategy, Rama Bijapurkar is a recognised thought leader on market strategy and consumer behaviour as well as a keen commentator on social and cultural change in India.

She is co-founder and non-executive chairperson of think tank , fact tank and research centre People Research on India’s Consumer Economy and Citizen environment (PR.ICE)whose mission is to
provide a people and household level view of India for use in public policy and business strategy, is Professor of Management Practice at IIM Ahmedabad , and has been a familiar face in blue chip boardrooms in India.

Ms. Bijapurkar has been a dominant voice in the media on business and policy issues through her writing and is author of hallmark books on Consumer India.