By: Amanda Bond-Thorley, Director of Education, Food Marketing Institute
Midwinter Executive Conference 2016

Here’s a breakdown of our upcoming Midwinter Executive Conference by the numbers: 

1,033    Registered attendees, another record number for this event

223       Retailer and Wholesaler attendees

600       Supporters attending the 2016 FMI Foundation Gala & Industry Awards Dinner

20+       Fabulous specialty donated items from FMI Members and Associate
             Members for the live silent auction at the FMI Foundation Gala

97         Golfers participating in the FMI Food Industry Golf Tournament supporting
             FMI’s Leadership, Education, Advocacy, Development Fund (LEAD)

87         Companies participating in Strategic Executive Exchange business meetings 

15         Industry experts exploring our theme of Feeding the Future

4           FMI Leadership Executive Awards presented, including:

William H. Albers Industry Relations Award, recognizing the supplier community;

GMA Industry Collaboration Leadership Award, recognizing an industry leader who has demonstrated excellence in fostering enhanced collaboration;

Herbert Hoover Award, recognizing a leading wholesale or supplier executive for humanitarian service in business; and

Sidney R. Rabb Award, recognizing an individual in the supermarket industry who demonstrates excellence in serving the consumer, the community and the industry.

1          New York Giants Quarterback, Eli Manning, appearing at the PepsiCo Playoff Party – Road to Super Bowl 50

Future Midwinter Date: January 28-31, 2017