Member Benefits

PLMA membership is all about sales and networking opportunities and professional growth; at trade shows, conferences, executive education and other programmes, in-person as well as online. Below is an overview of PLMA’s main events en programmes.

Trade Shows

To help member companies meet retailers on a global scale, PLMA organises the annual "World of Private Label" International Trade Show in Amsterdam each May and the annual U.S. Private Label Trade Show in Chicago each November. Both shows are leaders in their category and must-attend events for retail and wholesale buyers. PLMA member companies enjoy better exhibitor participation rates.


Keeping up with the latest trends, solving industry-wide challenges, and helping member manufacturers to network with retailers and wholesalers is the focus of PLMA’s annual conferences. PLMA’s Annual Private Label Summit in Europe is held in October and PLMA’s Annual Meeting & Leadership Conference in the U.S. is held in March. PLMA member companies pay reduced participation fees.

Executive Education

To help members train and educate their management personnel, PLMA organises Executive Education Programmes in conjunction with Nyenrode Business Universiteit in The Netherlands and with St. Joseph's University in the U.S. Classes combine interactive teaching with traditional lectures and case studies. PLMA member companies are eligible for special participation and tuition fees.

Lunch & Learn Online Speaker Series

PLMA’s Online 'Lunch and Learn' is designed for private label manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers, who want to expand their knowledge of the private label business. PLMA organises several sessions a year, each focusing on dedicated topics and trends.

Participation in PLMA's Lunch & Learn Speaker Series is free for PLMA members, retailers and wholesalers. For more information, contact PLMA International Council at

Private Label Yearbook

Members have free access to exclusive market research data prepared by NielsenIQ for PLMA’s International Private Label Yearbook. The Yearbook contains market share data on more than 7.000 product categories in 17 countries.

Member Survey

PLMA International launches survey of retailers, member manufacturers to gain insights on European private label growth

PLMA International Council has launched an online survey of European member manufacturers and retailers.

Consisting of about 30 multi-part questions, the survey is available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish and is being conducted for PLMA by Surveylab.

Topics include the relationship between manufacturers and retailers, the influence of today’s environmental and societal requirements on the supply chain, product innovation and development and factors contributing to the growth of private label throughout Europe.

PLMA International is seeking to collect insights that can help it improve the annual World of Private Label Trade Show and other programs and expand business opportunities for the entire private label industry.

A comprehensive report on the findings will be distributed in the fall.

Additional Services

Additional free services available to member companies are PLMA’s monthly industry newsletter e-Scanner, PLMA’s monthly video news service PLMA, as well as regular consumer and market survey results.