2017 Midwinter Executive Conference

Princess Scottsdale Arizona



We look forward to seeing you again next year January 28-31, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona for another inspiring gathering of food industry leaders! 


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 retailers, wholesalers, independent operators, suppliers and manufacturers, converge to gain insights relevant to the success of their business.

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. 


Our 2016 Midwinter education ventures will focus on the demands of "Feeding the Future" and the implications for products, the marketplace, customer expectations and enhanced operations. Your voice is needed in the dialogue as we explore the crucial role food retail will play in tomorrow's world. 



Strategic Executive Exchange Program

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.



Educate Yourself and Advance Your Business 

Specifically tailored to meet your needs, our education program will be grounded in real-time specifics and chocked full of substantive and relevant content. You'll benefit from the knowledge and experiences of industry peers and subject matter experts as they share their strategic perspectives on the food industry as a whole. 


Network with Colleagues

Build your social network and enhance existing relationships vital to your business success at our networking events.  


Networking, learning about industry issues, and meeting with retailers, customers, or suppliers were the top goals for both retailer/wholesaler and manufacturer/service providers in 2015.