By: Amanda Bond-Thorley, Director of Education, Food Marketing Institute
2017 Midwinter Conference

Wondering who is attending the 2017 Midwinter Executive Conference? Curious to know what is happening at FMI’s signature event?  With the event kick-off just days away, get all the facts in this breakdown of the Midwinter Executive Conference by the numbers:

1,044    Registered attendees, another record number for this event 

214       Retailer and Wholesaler attendees

70           Companies have pledged to support the FMI Foundation through Stir It Up!, a lively cooking competition between food industry executives taking place on Sunday, January 29

4             Companies competing during Stir It Up! for awards in five Family Meals Categories

10           Gold Plate Awards announced during the Stir It Up!

140     First-time attendees

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

93      Companies participating in Strategic Executive Exchange business meetings 

17      Education sessions addressing digital and consumer trends that are driving change in the retail industry 

80      Participating in the inaugural FMI Midwinter Sunrise Run/Walk 

36      Participating in a yoga class

52      Industry experts exploring issues that impact the retail and CPG industries

        FMI Leadership Executive Awards presented, including:

1          Multi-platinum recording artist, Andy Grammer, appearing at “Party with Purpose,” the FMI Midwinter opening night event presented by PepsiCo. 

Future Midwinter Date: January 26-29, 2018 at the National Doral Miami