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Program Highlights


The FMI Midwinter Executive Conference is a dynamic, invitation-only annual gathering, designed for senior-level executives in the food retail industry. This prestigious event is the only venue where a diverse group of top industry leaders, including CPG retailers, wholesalers, independent operators, suppliers and manufacturers, converge to gain insights relevant to the success of their business – and yours. 

Midwinter offers exceptional opportunities to establish and foster relationships at lively networking events, gather new ideas, and gain fresh perspectives at industry-relevant business sessions. Hear about critical industry issues, the latest trends and effective business strategies from industry experts during the content-rich education program. 

The 2016 Midwinter Executive Conference will help you perfect your strategic plans, bolster your leadership skills, and drive your food retail business to the next level. 

Networking Network with Colleagues

Build your social network and enhance existing relationships by attending FMI’s networking events: Midwinter First Timers’ Welcome Cocktail Reception, Spouse/Guest Event and Luncheon, Independent Operators Session and Luncheon, FMI Foundation Gala and Industry Awards Dinner, FMI Food Industry Golf Tournament, Tennis Round Robin and the Midwinter Kickoff Extravaganza.


Collaboration Collaborate with Industry Peers

Participate in the Strategic Executive Exchange (SEE) Program, where you can take part in one-on-one, in-depth strategic conversations with C-level decision-makers to discuss new ideas that will help you become an industry trailblazer.


Education Educate Yourself and Advance Your Business

Immerse yourself in FMI’s education program, which is specifically tailored to meet your needs and provides timely and actionable information that you can take home and apply to your business. Benefit from the knowledge and experiences of industry peers and subject matter experts as they share their 360-degree strategic perspectives on the food industry as a whole.

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    June 20, 2016

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