Strategic Executive Exchange: Collaborative Meetings Key to Your Success

Meet one-on-one with C-Level Executives in supplying and manufacturing.

Thank you for all who invested in the SEE meetings. More than 520 Strategic Executive Exchange (SEE) meetings were held over four days in private suites at FMI Midwinter 2018. We look forward to building on important trading partner collaboration at the FMI ABC + Discovery event, September 30-October 3, 2018 in Chicago.


The Strategic Executive Exchange (SEE) program provides a venue for decision-makers at top food retail and wholesale companies to meet face to face with their C-level peers in the supplier and manufacturing communities.

Before you even arrive at the conference, you can arrange one-on-one appointments with executives you want to meet at times that are flexible enough to fit your business conference schedule.



Benefits for retailers:

  • Hold private, in-depth discussions with a wide variety of industry leaders who can help you develop new strategies for your business. 
  • Build or strengthen relationships with existing or potential business partners.
  • Leverage key market forces and consumer trends to increase your revenue and profit.



Benefits for Suppliers:

  • The ability to hear strategic needs of existing and potential customers directly and to explore how your company can help solve their problems.
  • The chance to make or grow connections with top executives who have the authority to make buying decisions.
  • Ample time to share important information about your company, its products and your insights into the future of the industry.
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How it Works

  • Since the meetings are intended to be strategic in nature, with tactical issues best served in a different setting, participating supplier/manufacturer and retailer/wholesalers are expected to be senior-level executives, preferably CEOs and COOs whenever possible
  • Over the course of the four-day conference, there will be time for you to arrange meetings of 45 minutes each
  • FMI will facilitate the scheduling process, but cannot guarantee confirmed appointments. However, each company is responsible for securing its appointments and setting an agenda for each meeting.
  • Manufacturers, suppliers and service providers will host the meetings in pre-assigned private meeting rooms at the National Doral Miami in Miami, Florida.