NETWORKING EVENTS

Midwinter First-Timers Reception
Saturday, January 24, 2015
SCARPETTA BAR/LOUNGE
5:00 pm – 6:00 p.m.
Dress code: Resort business casual
Registration: No separate registration required

FMI Foundation Gala and Industry Awards Dinner
Saturday, January 24, 2015
SPARKLE BALLROOM
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Dress code: Cocktail Attire
Registration: Separate registration required. Click here for details

Premier Benefactor: Kraft Foods Group, Inc.

Join your colleagues and friends to support the FMI Foundation’s commitment to the food retailing industry through its focus on research and education in the areas of food safety, nutrition and health while also celebrating industry leaders and the many ways in which they feed families and enrich lives. During this evening of fun and festivity FMI will present a selection of its 2015 awards, where we’ll highlight the many varied contributions our industry makes and congratulate and honor those who do it best.

FMI Food Industry Golf Tournament
Sunday, January 25, 2015
MIAMI BEACH GOLF CLUB
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Dress code: Casual
Registration: Separate registration required. Click here for details

Golf Title Sponsors: MillerCoors, Nestle USA and Niagara Bottling LLC

Please join us for the FMI Food Industry Golf Tournament on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at the Miami Beach Golf Club (11:00 a.m. lunch, 12:00p.m. shotgun start). There is no cost for FMI retailer/wholesaler members to attend, thanks to our generous sponsors. Funds go to support FMI political education efforts. Separate registration is required for this event.  Transportation to and from the golf course will be provided.  Buses will pick-up and drop-off at both the Sorrento Tower and the Chateau Tower (North lobby entrance).  Please check in by 11:30am at the golf course.

Tennis Round Robin

Sunday, January 25, 2015
TURNBERRY ISLE MIAMI RESORT
11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Dress code: Casual
Registration: Separate registration required. Click here for details

Enjoy an afternoon of exciting tennis matches. Hosted by Catalina, Mondelēz International and The Clorox Company, matches will begin at 12:00 p.m. and refreshments will be provided. Transportation will also be provided from the Fontainebleau. Box lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m.

Network of Executive Women (NEW) Session
Sunday January 25, 2015
FLICKER ROOM 1&2, 4TH FLOOR
3:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m.

IT’S TIME: WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP CALL TO ACTION

Host: Joan Toth, President and CEO, Network of Executive Women
Special guests:
NEW Board Member Amy Hahn, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Ahold USA
NEW Marketing Chair Lisa Walsh, Senior Vice President, PepsiCo Sales, PepsiCo
Anchored by Kevin Coupe, Founder and Content Guy, MorningNewsBeat

Research shows that companies with more women in leadership roles outperform non-diverse companies. Women make up half the retail industry’s workforce but less than 1 in 5 corporate officers and 1 in 20 CEOs. The Network of Executive Women is launching the “It’s Time” movement to change that. Our goal: build your business and create a better workplace for all. Be the first to see our new campaign and discover what you can do to unleash the power of women’s leadership in your organization and in our industry.

FMI Big, Bold, Bleau Music Experience
ST. TROPEZ, LA CÔTE AND OCEAN LAWNS
Sunday, January 25, 2015
6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Dress code: Casual
Registration: No separate registration required

Presented by Premier Sponsor PepsiCo, Inc. in conjunction with Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC., E&J Gallo Winery, Mars Chocolate N.A., IRI, InComm, McCormick & Company, Inc. Market6, Chep and Textron Aviation

Kick off Midwinter with an exhilarating and fun music celebration. Enjoy cocktails and dinner pool-and ocean-side followed by an exclusive experience featuring a live musical performance from the award winning, multi-platinum group Karmin on the Ocean Lawn. Catch up with old friends and mingle with new acquaintances in an exciting, casual, relaxed environment.

Spouse/Guest Event and Luncheon
Monday, January 26, 2015
FONTAINE BALLROOM
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dress code: Business Casual
Registration: Separate registration required. Click here for details

Hosted by the FMI Executive Board Officer spouses, this exceptional event is planned for all spouses and guests and includes a gourmet lunch and entertaining speaker - Michelle Bernstein - a James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef known for her Latin-style flavors of cooking.  A special gift will be given in appreciation of participation in the Midwinter Conference.

Sponsored by Campbell Soup Company, Accenture, E.&J. Gallo Winery and Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Midwinter Reception
Monday, January 26, 2015
LUSTER GALLERIE
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Dress code: Resort business casual
Registration: No separate registration required