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fast inflation & furious prices: a race for the consumer basket



14 th edition, october 19 – 20 2023
Location: plovdiv

Under the main theme entitled FAST Inflation & FURIOUS Prices: A Race for the Consumer Basket, the Progressive Conference, the largest business event in the retail & FMCG Bulgarian market will gather around 250 on October 19 – 20, 2023.


The reported inflation of last year started being felt more and more seriously by consumers. National Statistical Institute data clearly showed a significant increase in the prices of basic food products in December 2022, with increases even faster than the EU average. Price comparisons of basic food categories in Bulgaria with the same in stores in Western Europe showed that the consumer market there is more profitable. At the same time, in our country, the growth rate of the population's income never caught up with that of the prices of fast-moving goods, and a significant part of the population ended up in the category of "living on the threshold of poverty". All of this comes amid worrying forecasts of lower economic growth this year in the region.

This makes us wonder who is losing and who is gaining from the current situation? Are the chains and suppliers on the winning side and are the consumers the only ones who lose? Which products manage to rank in the race for the consumer basket in a situation of rapid inflation and furious prices?


Welcome to the 14th PROGRESSIVE Conference so you can find out:

►How has the consumer basket changed in the face of inflation?

►Who is on the winning side and who is on the losing one in the fast-moving goods sector in this economic situation?

►What are the forecasts for the development of the economy and trade until the end of the year?


For another year the conference aims to provide up-to-date data in the context of the situation in the business sector in our country. Don’t miss the chance to be part of the only event that gathers the representatives of the fast-moving industry to share the most valuable resource for every business – useful information!

Why attend



  • You will get the latest insights on the development of the FMCG sector in Bulgaria;
  • You will hear the best speakers discuss the latest trends;
  • You will get inspirational ideas, which will help you to move your business to the next level;
  • You will be able to network; 
  • You will expand your knowledge and become more competitive;

  • You will join the elite of the industry.


65% – attended
more than one edition



77% – intend to 
attend the next edition





Who should attend


Recognized as the essential meeting place in the retail calendar, the Progressive Conference gathers annually over 250 delegates from the boardroom level decision makers from distribution and FMCG manufacturers, retail, research and consultancy companies.

  • Aquisition Directors
  • Aqusisition/Category Managers
  • Sales Directors
  • National Key Account Managers
  • Commercial Directors
  • CEOs
  • Operational Directors
  • Marketing Directors
  • Development Directors
  • Shop Managers/Administrator/Owners
  • Retail Networks Directors