Manufacturer Retailer Exchange (M+RE) Guidelines

NEW M+RE DATES THIS YEAR!

Monday, September 21 - 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 22 - 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Tables available on first-come, first-served basis. Don't miss your spot, reserve early!

 

  • All individuals who participate in the Manufacturer Retailer Exchange Sessions must be officially registered for the conference. There are no “exhibits only” passes for this event and a badge is required. To reserve a table or 10’ X 10’ booth, check the appropriate box on the events page and add the requested information and payment when the key company contact registers on-line for the conference. Visit www.FMIEnergySD.com to register and reserve your space today! 
  • A limited number of 10’ X 10’ booth spaces are available. A carpeted 10’ X 10’ space, six-foot table with skirting, sign with your company name and standard pipe & drape will be provided by FMI for all 10’ X 10’ booths. Cost is $5,000.

  • A six-foot table with skirting and standard sign with your company name will be provided by FMI. Cost is $1,000.
  • Product displays are allowed but vary by M+RE type. Please review the options available and select the appropriate option for your company. Rules are strictly enforced based on MRE type.

  • The Manufacturer Retailer Exchange is not an exhibition. It is a technical exchange and an opportunity to network with supermarket operators and answer their questions concerning your company’s equipment, products and services. Vendors should focus on what’s new, as well as the applicability and ROI of their products/services for retailers.

SPACE IS LIMITED!

Table reservations will be on a first-paid, first-served basis. Reserve now.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Debbie Stewart, dstewart@fmi.org (registration & payment)
Ben Quigley bquigley@fmi.org (logistics).
  • VENDOR TABLES: Displays must be limited to what can fit on top of the table provided (6’ by 30”) and must be under 30” in height. Items such as product samples (e.g., a book of flooring options) and scale models (e.g., of refrigeration equipment) can be shown. Please note that no electrical outlets will be available – so no audio, video or electrical equipment is permitted (except a laptop computer or tablet with a self-generated power source). Table displays (above 24”), pop-up displays, and/ or backdrops or anything that is placed on the floor are not permitted. A company branded tablecloth is allowed.
  • 10’ X 10’ Booths: Table displays, pop-up displays, backdrops and pull-up banners are allowed but must be limited to what can fit within your 10’ X 10’ booth space. Items such as product samples, equipment and other displays can be shown. Please note, electricity is available for purchase directly from the hotel, but audio is not allowed.  

  • Table and booth space location will be assigned by FMI and vendors will be required to remain in the assigned location. Vendors can begin table set-up at least one hour before each session. More information will be provided to the key contact closer to the conference date. Vendors may be required to remove their materials after each session.

  • Vendors must staff their table during the entire duration of the Manufacturer Retailer Exchange. Early departure is not allowed, nor is the setting up of private dinners or events with retailers prior to the end of the exchange on either day.

  • When you reserve your table or booth, please provide a description of your company for inclusion in the conference app. Please include company name, address, website, and sales contact information. Description should be no longer than 50 words and should include a brief overview of your company’s products and services. NOTE: Retailers have requested that NEW products/services be identified, and that your product/ service description focus on retail applications and ROI. Descriptions should be provided when you register your key contact and reserve a table or booth. FMI is not responsible for reservations that are not completed in their entirety.