First headline speakers for our Global Congress announced

05 September 2023

Preparations for Global Congress are now well underway – and we are delighted to share with you the names of our first headline speakers. 

From 6-8 December 2023, the Consumers International Global Congress will bring together the consumer movement with leading influencers from across business, civil society and academia to tackle pressing global issues and protect consumers worldwide.  

Held every four years, the Global Congress is a pivotal event for those committed to improving the lives of consumers. In 2023, marketplace actors will come together to understand the lived experience of consumers in and outside of crises and build a resilient future for people and planet. 


We are delighted to announce a selection of the speakers joining us this December:

Rebecca Kelly Slaughter,
Federal Trade Commissioner, Government of the United States, USA

Willard Mwemba, CEO, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)

Lauren Woodman, CEO, DataKind

Marta Tellado, CEO, Consumer Reports

Rainer Ettel,
Head of Directorate for Cross-Sectoral Consumer Policy Issues, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conversation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection, Germany

Angela Oduor Lungati, Executive Director, Ushadhidi

Adano W Roba, Acting Director-General, Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK)

Bob Hedges,
Chief Data Officer, Visa

Hon. Neema K. Lugangira
MP, Parliament of Tanzania

Sergio Mujica, Secretary General, International Organization for Standardization

Gilly Wong, Chief Executive, Hong Kong Consumer Council

Christian Kastrop,
Managing Partner, Global Solutions Summit, Germany

Beatrice Gakuba,
Founder, AWAN AFRIKA, African Women in Agribusiness, Kenya

Join us

More speakers will be announced in the coming weeks and we look forward to sharing details with you as they are confirmed. 

In the meantime, if you have questions about our Global Congress event, or would like to attend, please email  

For more information, please visit our dedicated Global Congress page here.  

All of us at Consumers International thank you for your support and look forward to welcoming you to Kenya.