FMI Annual Business Conference (ABC) offers joint business planning and strategic opportunities to better prepare post-crisis planning and operations. Acknowledging your trading-partner needs, as well as the need to gather safely, FMI will host this year’s ABC virtually in a secure, private meeting space, Monday, October 18 through Friday, October 22.

We recognize that the last 20 months have not reflected traditional grocery business cycles, which is why we remain fully invested in facilitating industry dialogue as you operate under new realities.

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Solving the Industry's Biggest Pain Points

ABC Discussions will Focus On:



Business Policies & Procedures

Consumer Demand Pressures

Who Should Attend

FMI Retail/Wholesale Members

C-Level and senior executives for marketing, sales, 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, virtual, 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.