Conferences

Across a wide range of topics - from finance and supply chain to technology, consumer trends and beyond - we offer you all the education and insight you need to grow your business.

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March 2-5, 2025
Hyatt Regency Orlando | Orlando, Fla.
SQF Unites is where a dynamic community of food producers, retailers and service innovators meet to push the boundaries of productivity and profitability-together. Connect with your peers, improve the efficacy of your food safety and quality assurance programs, create new partner opportunities, learn directly from SQF technical experts about upcoming changes to the SQF program, and gain insights in the realm of food safety now and into the future.
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March 24-26, 2025
World Center Marriott | Orlando, Fla.

Hosted by FMI and the Meat Institute, the Annual Meat Conference is the premier industry event for all things meat retail. Featuring more than 1,600 attendees, all facets of the meat industry are covered with an education program on emerging consumer and industry trends, and suppliers from across the globe showcasing the latest in meat products and state-of-the-art technology.  



FLeX 2020

Online Course Begins April 18, 2024
Future Leaders is the industry’s premier training program for retailers, wholesalers, and suppliers. Future Leaders delivers an ideal, interactive learning experience, offering your rising stars easy-to-implement tools that will change the way they see themselves, lead their teams, and impact your business results. 
 FEIA 2020
May 18-20, 2025
Seattle, Wash.
The Financial Executive and Internal Auditing Conference is the only event for financial and auditing leaders in food retail that keeps you ahead of what's next. Attendees include CFO's, Vice Presidents of Finance, Controllers, Treasurers, Accounting Directors, and Financial Management Executives. 


Asset Protection

May 20-23, 2024
The Westin Galleria | Dallas

The FMI Asset Protection and Grocery Resilience Conference provides an opportunity for loss prevention, risk management, workplace safety and crisis management professionals in the food retail industry to network and collaborate on all aspects of protecting people, reputation, and property.

2025 Dates & Location Coming Soon

Nonfood leaders are gathering for an interactive and immersive event focused on increasing nonfoods category performance at the grocery store. Attendees will tap into insights and develop the innovative mindset needed to compete and stay relevant in this dynamic marketplace. This invitation-only business conference is carefully curated to bring together a select group of food retail professionals to include product suppliers, wholesalers and retailers. 


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June 3-5, 2024
Worthington Renaissance | Fort Worth, Texas

Join us for the ultimate convergence of frozen food and retail leaders in North America, co-hosted by AFFI and FMI. Frozen IQ is tailored for leaders in the frozen food industry, encompassing CEOs as well as professionals in operations, sales, management, food safety, R&D, and beyond. Retailers including category managers of frozen and above are encouraged to participate in this transformative event which offers unparalleled education, thought leadership, and networking opportunities.

Legal 2020
July 21-24, 2024
The Graduate Annapolis | Annapolis, Md.

The only industry conference specifically tailored to legal, regulatory and compliance issues affecting the food retail and wholesale industry. Attended by a diverse community of food retail representatives, attendees discuss developing legal topics and best practices for regulatory compliance. Continuing legal education (CLE) credits are available for attending. 


FreshForward 2020
August 5-7, 2024
Loews Coronado Bay Resort | San Diego
FMI FreshForward is an exclusive event that brings together executives in the food retail and wholesale industry with their supplier and service provider partners to explore the future of fresh at retail. Expect a series of high-level strategic discussions and thought leadership promoting collaboration among attendees.
FMI Nonfoods Business Conference
September 8-10, 2024
Loews Arlington Hotel & Convention Center
Arlington, Texas

Exclusive to FMI members, the FMI Nonfoods Business Conference (NBC) offers joint business planning opportunities through an open table-top environment to discuss your growth strategies, consumer insights, pricing and promotional plans, new product introductions, and omni-channel supply chain performance enhancements. 


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September 16-18, 2024
Kimpton Aertson Hotel | Nashville, Tenn.

The Supply Chain Forum is where supply chain professionals connect over key challenges and changes in the food retail supply chain. Discover solutions to enhance productivity, performance, efficiency and resilience in a new climate. Near-term practical solutions to longer-term threats will be addressed as well as thought leadership and business solutions that benefit your business. 

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September 23-25, 2024
Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor | Baltimore

Join a community of your peers from all facets of food retail energy, refrigeration, and store development at the FMI Energy & Store Development Conference.  Learn from the best in the industry about new refrigeration technologies, expanded energy resources and innovative store designs. Expect valuable learnings, meaningful networking opportunities, and discoveries.