Retailers | Suppliers



The Strategic Executive Exchange program is an opportunity for senior executives to meet during one-on-one appointments at the Midwinter Executive Conference to discuss high-level strategic topics.

Take advantage of flexible meeting times with top executives before and after the robust education sessions, golf tournament and social networking events during Midwinter.

These meetings are intended to be strategic in nature and discussion should avoid tactical issues best handled in a different setting.  Participants are expected to be senior-level executives of the company including the CEO or COO where possible.

The program provides time for eighteen, 45-minute meeting blocks over the course of four days. You will be able to schedule the number of joint business appointments you wish based on your needs and availability. FMI will facilitate the scheduling process and cannot guarantee any confirmed appointments.

Each company will be responsible for securing its meeting appointments and setting a discussion agenda for each meeting.

All individuals participating in the SEE program are required to register and pay the Midwinter Executive Conference fee.

Manufacturers, suppliers and service providers will host the meetings in pre-assigned private meeting rooms at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami, Florida.

Space is limited so sign up early!


Saturday, January 24 12:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Sunday, January 25 8:00 am – 10:45 am
Monday, January 26 12:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Tuesday, January 27 10:45 am – 3:30 pm

FMI Retail, Wholesale, Associate Members and FMI2015 exhibitors eligible to attend the Midwinter Executive Conference are able to participate in the SEE meetings*.  C-level and senior executives for marketing, merchandising and/or supply chain are encouraged to participate in these meetings to foster a robust, strategic dialog with top-level innovation and decision makers.


More detailed attendee lists are shared in advance to ensure the appropriate level of executives between trading partners.


*Number of invitations is limited based on membership levels.