To support our growing community, brands, and sponsors, we offer a mix of networking events, speakers, speaker panels on various topics, and opportunities to connect with some of our experts in smaller groups called DFW CPG Huddles. We mobilize resources in the local community and beyond to enable the success of our brands and our members. And, we host the occasional happy hour!

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DFW CPG Huddle: Building Your Dream Team: A Guide to Talent Acquisition & Retention for CPG Startups

June 27, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

DFW CPG Huddle: Building Your Dream Team: A Guide to Talent Acquisition & Retention for CPG Startups

Date and time:

Thursday, June 27, 2024
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (CST)

About this event: 

Struggling to find the perfect talent for your CPG startup? This isn’t just about marketing and sales anymore. In this dynamic, hour-long virtual seminar, we’ll equip you with the strategies you need to recruit and retain top performers across all aspects of your business – from the manufacturing floor to the C-suite, and even your board of directors.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Crafting Compelling Job Descriptions: Attract the right talent by writing clear, concise, and engaging job postings that showcase the unique opportunities your startup offers.
  • Going Beyond Traditional Recruiting: Discover innovative ways to find hidden gems, including leveraging industry networks, attending specialized events, and utilizing targeted online platforms.
  • Building a Strong Employer Brand: Learn how to cultivate a positive company culture and employer brand that resonates with top talent in the CPG industry.
  • Developing a Competitive Compensation & Benefits Package: We’ll explore strategies for creating a compensation and benefits package that attracts and retains top talent, even when competing with established corporations.
  • Optimizing the Onboarding Process: Set your new hires up for success with a tailored onboarding program that fosters engagement and promotes long-term commitment.
  • Fostering Growth & Development: Discover how to invest in your employees’ professional development, keeping them motivated, challenged, and less likely to jump ship.
  • Building a High-Performance Culture: Learn how to create a collaborative and engaging work environment that fosters innovation, productivity, and employee satisfaction.

This seminar is ideal for:

  • CPG startup founders and CEOs
  • HR professionals in CPG startups
  • Anyone involved in talent acquisition or retention for a CPG startup


Main Event: DFW CPG Brand Showcase

August 10, 2024
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Main Event: DFW CPG Brand Showcase


Saturday, August 10, 2024


Smurfit Kappa
125 E John Carpenter Fwy
Irving, TX 75062


About this event: 

DFW CPG is hosting a Brand Showcase this August! The Brand Showcase brings together the local CPG community, connecting early and mid-stage brands with retailers and industry partners. Participating brands will have products to display and sample, creating a great opportunity to see what’s new and next in CPG, particularly among Texas brands.

Why brands should register: Brands can connect with potential new customers or investors, meet other emerging brands in this region, and learn more about services in DFW to grow their business. Participating brands will also be featured in promotional materials for the event.  If you’re interested in exhibiting your product, please apply here and someone will get back to you with details.

Volunteers needed! We are looking for volunteers to help with registration and set up, as well as photography and social content from the event.  Please sign up using the volunteer form here.

Advertise with us!

We are excited to offer an opportunity for companies to maximize their exposure and connect with other DFW CPG community members by featuring your brand or service in our exclusive Exhibitor Directory.  Secure an advertisement for your company or brand with a business card-sized ad for just $50, a half-page ad for $150, or a full-page ad for $300, and make a lasting impression at one of DFW CPG’s largest events of the year. Place order here.

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