By: Carol Abel, Vice President of Education, Food Marketing Institute
12 Days of Christmas

In 1909, English composer Frederic Austin arranged the now familiar Twelve Days of Christmas song that tells the story of the gifts a true love gives each day between December 25 and January 5 in celebration of the season. From turtle doves to lords-a-leaping, it’s an impressive collection of presents to mark the season of joy.

Well, it just so happens, that FMI has twelve “gifts” to share this holiday season—our extensive list of education and networking events designed to help food retail professionals at every level of the industry enhance their careers and skill set. So, please forgive us as we endeavor to adapt the traditional tune to outline our conference and signature event offerings. Feel free to sing along and click on the links to learn more about each event:

At the start of the New Year, FMI Events Gave to Me:

Twelve Ways to Save the Planet

Eleven Supply Chain Solutions  

Ten CEOs-a-Mingling

Nine Future Leaders Rising

Eight Accountants-a-Counting

Seven FSMA Wisdoms

Six Face-to-Face Meetings

Day In Washington

Four Tech Solutions

Three Legal Lessons

Two Energy and Store Development Ideas

And An Audit, Safety and Asset Protection Jamboree

Phew! And for good measure, we have one more event—the Annual Meat Conference in February coming up right after FMI Midwinter. See all FMI’s conferences and events as well as sponsorship opportunities.

Photo Credit: Xavier Romero-Frias (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons