2014 Global Sustainability Summit


Who Should Attend:

Your company's sustainability leadership group should attend, along with senior executives looking to incorporate sustainability into strategic business planning and representatives from the affected functional areas of operations including marketing, communications, and procurement. Key officials from government, NGOs and advocacy groups that are interested in partnerships with the CPG and retailing industries should also attend.

Registration Includes:

Registration includes all meeting materials, continental breakfasts, coffee breaks, lunches and receptions. Fee does not include your hotel accommodations or dinners.

Spouse/Partner/Non-Industry Guest Registration

If your spouse, partner or non-industry guest is planning to attend any of the social events (reception and offsite event), he/she must be registered and wear a conference badge.

Registration Fees:

Regular Registration Rates (April 26, 2014 - Onsite)  
FMI/GMA Retailer/Wholesaler Member $895.00
FMI/GMA Manufacturers and Sales Agencies $895.00
FMI/GMA Retailer/Wholesaler Member and         
Manufacturers and Sales Agencies
Group Rate (3+ from same company)*  
FMI/GMA Technology/Service Providers** $1095.00
Non-Member $1495.00
NGO/Government (verification required) $695.00
Spouse/Partner/Non-Industry Guest (reception and off-site event only) $150.00

* Group rate applies to FMI/GMA Retailer/Wholesaler, Manufacturers and Sales Agencies member companies only
**Please note, due to the joint nature of the FMI/GMA Global Sustainability Summit, the registration fees are based on specific company type.  All member companies either consumer packaged goods companies or technology/service providers are subject to specific rates regardless of GMA or FMI membership affiliation.  Please contact the Registrar at 202.220.0844 if you have any questions regarding membership or company type.

Cancellation and Other Policies:

If you are unable to attend the conference, FMI/GMA encourages substitutions. Please notify the Registrar in writing, by email to register@fmi.org. A full refund, minus a $75 processing fee per registration, is granted when a cancellation is received by July 25, 2014. A 60% refund is granted if the cancellation is received by August 1, 2014. We will not refund if the notification is received after August 1, 2014. Registration questions? Contact the Registrar at register@fmi.org or 202.220.0844.

FMI/GMA reserves the right to qualify registration rates and invoice for remaining balances due or issue refunds.


Located on the waterfront in the bustling Seaport District, the Seaport Boston Hotel offers you luxury accommodations with dazzling city and harbor views and incredibly convenient access to all major points of interest including the Financial District, Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, Fan Pier and the North End. Enjoy complimentary wireless Internet access throughout the hotel plus one of Boston’s finest fitness facilities including an indoor heated pool. We’re just minutes from Logan International Airport with our own MBTA and water taxi stops! Experience our historic city while staying here at Seaport, one of the most luxurious Boston hotels.

Review the sustainability initiatives of the Seaport Boston Hotel.



Seaport Boston Hotel & World Trade Center
1 Seaport Lane
Boston, MA 02210
Main Phone: (617) 385-4000


Update as of Monday, July 21, 2014

The Seaport Boston Hotel is currently SOLD OUT. The Seaport is accepting new reservations on a case by case basis, at the hotel’s current available rate. FMI/GMA cannot guarantee availability or  room rate.

Below are a few nearby hotel alternatives. Please note these hotels are not endorsed by FMI/GMA and are not a part of the Sustainability Summit room block. Reservations at any of these hotels are based on the hotel’s availability and current rate.

Renaissance Boston Waterfront – Walking Distance 0.2 miles/5 minutes
606 Congress Street
Main Phone: 617.338.4111

The Westin Boston Waterfront – Walking Distance 0.4 miles/10 minutes
425 Summer Street
Main Phone: 617.532.4600

Residence Inn Boston Downtown/Seaport – Walking Distance 0.4 miles/10 minutes
370 Congress Street
Main Phone: 617.478.0840

Seaport Boston Hotel

Check-in Time: 3:00 pm (local time)
Check-out Time: 12:00 pm (local time)

Reservation Details*

Reservation Cut-off Date: Friday, July 18, 2014
After the cut-off date, FMI/GMA cannot guarantee hotel availability or the reduced group rate, so please book early.

Deluxe King Bed: $219.00** Single/Double Occupancy
Deluxe Two Double Beds: $219.00** Single/Double Occupancy

**Rate excludes room taxes (currently 14.45%) and $3.00 per room, per night in additional hotel & service fees. Fees include: $1.00 per room, per night Service Fee; $2.00 per room, per night Hotel Fee. Hotel & Service fees are mandatory and will be added to each guest folio.

Phone-in Hotel Reservations: 877-732-7678 (toll-free) or 617-385-4514
Reference the FMI/GMA Sustainability Summit to receive the reduced conference rate.

On-line Hotel Reservations: Click here to make hotel reservations online. If you need additional assistance, please call 877-732-7678.

*Please Note: Hotel reservations are accepted on a first-come, first served basis, including requests for specific room types. One (1) night room & tax deposit is required to secure a hotel reservation. Hotel rates do not include hotel occupancy tax (currently 14.45%) and $3.00 per room, per night in additional hotel & service fees. The hotel requires a credit card to guarantee reservations, as well as an arrival and departure date. Your credit card will be charged for your room deposit immediately upon completion of your reservation. All hotel changes, substitutions, and/or cancelations must be made directly with the hotel. Please note that in order to have a reservation in the group room block, you must register for the FMI/GMA Sustainability Summit. FMI/GMA reserves the right to review the conference room block and remove those individuals who have not registered for the conference. One (1) hotel reservation per registered delegate will be accommodated. The hotel reservation should be made under the corresponding registered delegate’s name to avoid confusion. The hotel will add an early departure fee of $100 plus tax to any guest who checks out of the hotel prior to the guest's reserved check-out date. Guests wishing to avoid an early departure fee should advise the hotel prior to or at check-in of any change in planned length of stay.

Hotel Cancellation & Changes

The hotel must receive notice of hotel cancellations or changes no later than 24 hours prior to your arrival in order to receive a refund of your room deposit. All hotel changes, substitutions, and/or cancellations must be made directly with the hotel.



The Seaport Boston Hotel is conveniently located 3 miles from Logan International Airport (BOS). The following are some options for ground transportation.

Public transportation

The MBTA Silver Line Waterfront (SL1) provides service from the WTC Station (Seaport Hotel) to Logan International Airport terminals every 10 minutes during the weekday and every 15 minutes during the weekend. The Silver Line station is located adjacent to the hotel. Currently, rides on the Silver Line from Logan Airport to the WTC Station (Seaport Hotel) are complimentary. Rides from WTC Station (Seaport Hotel) to Logan are currently $2.50 per person.

Visit the MBTA site for full details, maps and fares


Seaport Boston Hotel is about 3 miles from Logan Airport, one of several hotels near the Boston Convention Center and a quick ride away from all Boston attractions. Taxis are readily available from the lobby of the hotel and are approximately $30 one-way.

Water Taxi

This scenic way to travel is a great way to avoid traffic. Hop on the water taxi shuttle at your terminal and enjoy the ride. The stop for pick up and drop off is at the Seaport World Trade Center, directly across the street from the Seaport Hotel. Visit their website for information and fares.

City Water Taxi

Seaport Boston Hotel Parking Garage & Transportation Amenities:

  • Convenient parking in the Seaport Boston Parking Garage, located beneath the Seaport Boston Hotel
  • Complimentary bicycles and helmets
  • Zipcar in the Seaport Garage
  • Convenient access to Seaport's on-site Hubway bicycle sharing station
  • Seaport Hotel guests who arrive for overnight parking in 2014 in a hybrid or electric vehicle receive a night of complimentary valet parking in the Seaport Boston Parking Garage.

Average Temperature

The month of August in Boston is characterized by gradually falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 81°F to 77°F over the course of the month. Daily low temperatures range from 62°F to 67°F.

Visit Boston

Boston has been a thriving center of history, politics and culture since the colonists first called it home. If you’ve never visited, you’ll be charmed at how beautifully Boston combines a flair for the historic with unmatched modern sophistication.

Unique architecture, cultural attractions and vibrant ethnic neighborhoods make Boston one of America’s most fascinating cities. And possibly the nation’s easiest to explore on foot from the North End to the Freedom Trail to the Boston Common, Public Gardens and into the Back Bay you’ll find something new on every corner.

The Seaport Hotel is ideally situated for your Boston adventure in the vibrant Seaport District with the rest of the city easily accessible on foot, by the MBTA, taxi and water taxi.

To learn more about what to see and do in Boston check out our Explore Boston, Concierge Selects, Getting Around and Getting Here sections.