Blog: Make Plans to Attend GAINS Summit 2022: Reconnect!

Fall is coming, and with it comes sweater weather, football, the continual threat of Pumpkin Spice flavoring in everything, and most importantly for our supply chain customers, the GAINS Summit! This year the GAINS Summit is live and in-person back in downtown Chicago! It’s time to reconnect and be reenergized with all that’s new in GAINS, face-to-face meetings with your GAINS team, and advice from your peers on how to build a more resilient, agile, and adaptable supply chain.

While you will still get the same level of expert information, best practices, and industry insights you have come to expect from the GAINS Summit over the years, read on to see why the 2022 event will be more educational, “interesting,” and entertaining than ever!

Here are a few reasons why you and your team should attend the GAINS Summit 2022: Reconnect:

#1: Get a Sneak Preview of GAINS and GAINS Labs’ Latest Innovations

Attendees get a peek behind the curtain and be among the first to learn what’s next on the GAINS roadmap from our product team. This year, among many advancements, you’ll learn about GAINS X, our new UI/UX, and hear from our data science team at GAINS Labs about their unique AI and ML development.

In addition to the keynote and breakout sessions, attendees will have time to talk directly with our experts at their product booths during the breaks to ask your individual questions and learn even more.

Not only will you learn about what’s new, but you’ll also have the opportunity to interact directly with the teams driving the next generation of GAINS. We will be soliciting onsite feedback on GAINS X and more and providing you with opportunities to influence what we do next.

#2: Hear How Your Peers Tackle Inventory, Service, and Supply Chain Issues

Customers participate in most GAINS Summit sessions, so you’ll walk away with real-life insights on how other companies are addressing today’s challenges with technology, partnerships, and new processes. The schedule features dedicated customer panels where you will hear from other distributors, manufacturers, and retailers and have the chance to ask questions.

#3: Meet In-Person with Your GAINS Team

It may have been a year (or two) since you sat down face-to-face with your GAINS team to discuss your priorities, needs, and goals. GAINS Summit offers dedicated time for customer meetings to take place.

You can meet with your account team and individuals from GAINS Labs, leadership, development, or product management. For many customers, the discussions from these meetings drive a plan to address your supply chain challenges for the next 12 months.

#4: Eat, Drink and Chat with Supply Chain Experts in the Food and Drink Capital of the World

No anemic boxed lunch sandwich perched on your lap in the back row of a conference hall at GAINS Summit! GAINS is proud to be based in Chicago with all it offers. That is why as well as bringing you to the windy city; we are bringing the windy city to you with lunch at some of the GAINS Gang’s favorite local restaurants. You’ll not only eat well, but you’ll have the opportunity to have extended discussions with GAINS experts and peers while you dine.

#5: Celebrate Chicago with an Inspirational Keynote from The Second City

To add some additional local color to your trip, GAINS is bringing the world-famous improvisational comedy theater troupe, The Second City, to GAINS Summit for a keynote session we promise you will not forget. If you aren’t familiar with The Second City, you’ve likely heard of their alumni Bill Murray, Catherine O’Hara, John Candy, Amy Poehler, Stephen Colbert, Chris Farley, and Tina Fey, to name a few.

What does improv have to do with supply chains? Quite a lot. Both improv and supply chain professionals need to be quick on their feet and able to adapt to whatever they face, and adding a bit of humor is always better.

#6: Experienced The Most Interesting Cruise in the World

Gilligan’s Island, the discovery of the new world, and Tom Sawyer are all well-known cruises that are significant but are they interesting? Not in comparison to the GAINS dinner cruise on Lake Michigan at Reconnect 2022. Why? Because Jonathan Goldsmith, the actor who portrayed ‘The Most Interesting Man In The World,” will be there to discuss his life filled with adventure, trials, and turnarounds. You’ll receive an autographed copy of his book and sit beside him to create your very own meme.

Jonathan Goldsmith doesn’t always come to Chicago, but when he does, it’s for a photo op with you.

#7: Build Your Network as You Increase Your Knowledge

Expand your connections with like-minded GAINS users and supply chain experts that can become your lifeline when the supply chain shifts (again!). Exchange ideas, pick up insights, share best practices, and uncover new solutions with your peers in the GAINS Community.

Find a new way of thinking while hearing real-life success stories from supply chain and IT professionals like you.

Learn as they share their stories of how they transformed their businesses. Save time and resources by not going through the same trials and errors before discovering the formula to success. Our users and resident experts can provide you with actionable advice you can use to Move Forward Faster!

#8: See the Windy City Outside Your Window

Enjoy the view from the beautiful Sheraton Grand Riverwalk right across from the GAINS Summit 2022: Reconnect at The University of Chicago with gorgeous views of the Chicago River. GAINS has a special rate for Summit attendees available through September 1st, so go online and make your reservation today.

We can’t wait to “Reconnect” with you at GAINS Summit. Register now and secure your spot!

If you are not a GAINS customer and would like to attend or have questions, please email Jenny Lacey at [email protected].

See you in Chicago!