As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to disrupt our everyday lives, everything from large annual conferences to small meetings have moved online. The new format offers opportunities—for reaching broader audiences, reducing the carbon footprint of meeting travel, and enabling a more customized experience.
In this spirit of innovation, TraceGains moved TGCon 2020, the 7th annual TraceGains user conference, online.
The theme for this year's conference was Creating Connections. We've all experienced how much easier it is to work with people we know. TGCon is about connecting with peers, suppliers, experts, customers, and the TraceGains team to develop personal connections and stronger business relationships.
TGCon Live | Hosted Aug. 18-20, 2020
This year marked the first virtual TGCon Live event, which took place Aug. 18-20. The complimentary online event was for the entire TraceGains community: customers, suppliers, industry experts, and partners, from executives to end-users and everyone in between. Most sessions were made available to the broader food and beverage, supplements, and CPG industries. The event gave attendees the flexibility to select the sessions and times that work best.
Hosted on Pathable, a leading digital event platform, the interactive conference featured a variety of live sessions, including:
Expert-led panel discussions.
Customer best practice sessions.
TraceGains Community Awards 2020
Although we were unable to host an in-person awards ceremony this year, we couldn't let our community success go unrecognized with a record number of submissions. TraceGains Community Awards celebrate the boundless ingenuity of the people who are creating and refining best practices that reshape their businesses and, increasingly, their industries. The peer-driven awards program is open to any organization using TraceGains to streamline business processes, innovate faster, and achieve digital transformation.
TraceGains CEO Gary Nowacki recognized our award winners in this LinkedIn video update.
Collaboration Award: This honor acknowledges companies with seamless collaboration across departments and with external supply chain partners through TraceGains solutions. This year's Collaboration Award went to Katie Jantti, Janel Keep, Andrew Herndon, and Katelyn Ehrnman at Corbion.
Leadership Award: This award recognizes companies that have driven business transformation by integrating TraceGains solutions into the company culture. The 2020 Leadership Award went to Tom Dubinski, Joe Pilewski, and Kyle Scalzo from Arizona Nutritional Supplements.
TraceGains Power User Award: This accolade highlights users who have demonstrated an advanced and innovative implementation of TraceGains solutions. This year's Power User Award went to Kim Wadino from SugarCreek Packing Co.
TraceGains Network Award: This award highlights the dedication to using TraceGains Network to connect with customers and revolutionize information exchange. Angela Echols and Kelsey Lang from Bay State Milling Co. took home the 2020 TraceGains Network Award.
Retailer of the Year: This final award recognizes retail companies that have achieved the most significant number of connections and engagement on TraceGains Network. Elaine Gartner and the team from Schnucks Markets earned the 2020 Retailer of the Year award.
Refunding Registration Fees
For members of the TraceGains community who registered for the original in-person paid conference in April, our event management solutions provider, Cvent, quickly offered refunds. While there was a delay, all refunds are complete, and registrations for the in-person event were transferred automatically to the new complimentary virtual event.
TGCon Live 2020 is Now Available On-Demand
Don't worry if you couldn't attend TGCon Live this year or missed a key session. The entire conference available on-demand at no cost here.