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.

Signature Events

As of September 2021, the last 20 months have not reflected traditional grocery business cycles, which is why we remain fully invested in facilitating industry dialogue as you operate under new realities. It is imperative we re-ignite innovation, re-inspire shoppers and re-tool our competitive spirit.

To help you and your teams prepare for post-crisis planning and operations, our signature events offer a unique opportunity to collaborate for supply chain equilibrium. 

Topic-Specific Conferences

Asset Protection

March 21-24, 2022

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel | Orlando, FL

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.

DayWashington 2020

April 26-27, 2022 

Washington, DC

A Day In Washington brings senior level retailer and wholesaler executives together with Members of Congress and administration officials to address critical industry public policy issues. The annual public policy conference is held with the National Grocers Association. 

ESD 2020
2022 Event Dates Coming Soon

Join the Energy & Store Development Conference to learn from the best in the food retail industry about new refrigeration technologies, expanded energy resources and innovative store designs. 


 FEIA 2020
May 1-3, 2022
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay | Tampa, FL
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. 

FreshForward 2020
August 16-18, 2022

Denver, CO

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.

FLeX 2020

2022 Dates: April 21, May 5, May 19, June 2, June 16, June 30
Future Leaders is the industry’s premier training program for retailers, wholesalers, and suppliers. Future Leaders delivers an ideal, interactive learning experience, focused on the development of leadership skills, for 600+ attendees within all titles and job functions. 

Legal 2020
May 22-24, 2022

LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort | Naples, FL

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. 

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March 6-8, 2023
Hilton Anatole | Dallas, TX

Hosted by FMI and North American Meat Institute, the Annual Meat Conference is the premier event industry for meat operations. It features 1,500+ attendees from all facets of the meat industry, 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. With professional growth and networking being key components of the event, attendees with similar responsibilities and challenges have a place to meet, share ideas, and find solutions. 

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September 29-30, 2022

Westin Arlington Gateway | Arlington, VA

Through meaningful collaboration between manufacturers and retailers trading partners, The Private Brands Summit and Business Conference Suites provide an essential platform to explore and prioritize a variety of topics from regulation, to the impacts of COVID-19, to new and more importantly, sustainable consumer and marketplace trends as a result.  


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2022 Event Dates Coming Soon

The Supply Chain Forum is a two-day event 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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November 7-9, 2022

Hyatt Regency Orlando | Orlando, FL
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.