Category Management - Advanced Master Class

FMCG & Foodservice
Doe-Het-Zelf, Tuin & Dier
Category Management

This master class further deepens and broadens the 8 steps of the Category management process and highlights some organisational prerequisites for successful category management.

After having followed the 3 day Advanced program you will:

  • Understand how to ensure strategic alignment, both internally and between trade partners
  • Know a method to prioritize category management efforts among retailers
  • Comprehend the need for an engaging category vision and know how to develop this
  • Master some techniques and practices to strengthen the depth of the category assessment and the quality of category plans
  • Know the available shopper research methodologies and understand the strengths and limitations of each methodology
  • Understand the difference between consumer and shopper communication and know what it takes to develop an effective Omnichannel Shopper Communication Strategy
  • Understand the fundamentals of space management and know what it takes to develop effective planograms
  • Know how to get optimal support from retailers by developing engaging trade presentations and setting up co-creation sessions


The different building blocks of the program will be delivered by a selection of trainers who are experienced experts in their field:

  • Luc Desmedt (managing director LD&Co)
  • Davy Van Raemdonck (Research Director - Shopper GfK)
  • Carine Vaeremans (CEO Profacts)
  • Hilde Koenen (LD&Co)
  • Steven van der Linde (Assortment & Space Optimisation Leader Benelux)

More details to follow.

Practical information

Participation fee:

  • GS1 Belgilux members: € 1.195 excl. 21% VAT
  • GS1 Belgilux non-members:€ 1.495 excl. 21% VAT

Participants are requested to bring a laptop.

This training is conducted in English, but all trainers can answer questions in Dutch and French.

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Praktische informatie


Training @ GS1


Ravenstein Galerij 4 b10

1000 Brussel


GS1-members: € 1.195
Non-members: € 1.495

Volgende sessie(s)


Multi-day session:

di 5 oktober 2021
09:00 - 17:00
di 12 oktober 2021
09:00 - 17:00
di 19 oktober 2021
09:00 - 17:00
Je wordt doorgestuurd naar My GS1