FMI Annual Business Conference (ABC) offers joint business planning and strategic opportunities to better prepare post-crisis planning and operations. Curate your business appointments and accomplish nearly 30 trading partner meetings in just three days at FMI’s “hardest working meeting!”


Drive Sales

Product Innovation & Ecommerce

Consumer Centric Collaboration

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Mark Baum
FMI Chief Collaboration Officer & Senior Vice President, Industry Relations


"2022 is fast approaching. The FMI Annual Business Conference will be held in-person and the timing and venue couldn’t be better for trading partners to round out 2021 performance and get a jump on 2022 business building initiatives. ABC provides the opportunity to discuss your growth strategies, consumer insights, pricing and promotional plans, new product introductions and omnichannel supply chain performance enhancements designed to enhance profitable growth.  After 19 months of virtual meetings, it is now time to re-connect as trading partners and collaborate - together - to strengthen business performance and better serve consumers."

Who Should Attend

FMI Retail/Wholesale Members

C-Level and senior executives for marketing, merchandising and/or supply chain.

FMI CPG Associate Members

Distributor and supplier senior executives responsible for corporate goal-setting, business development and strategic alliances.

How It Works

  • CPG suppliers host private, 45-minute business appointments.
  • Appointments scheduled via FMI online scheduler.
    • Participants control their schedule and total appointments.
    • Companies secure their own trading partner meetings.
“We see great potential value in the coming ABC conference. It is a great platform to continue the conversations from [FMI] Midsummer and to also begin new ones with our suppliers. There can be no downside in communicating frequently at all levels as we navigate in this uncertain time - having the mutual objective of serving our customer’s essential needs. “

- Dan Glei, EVP merchandising & marketing, K-VA-T Food Stores Inc.