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.

Take a look at the list of cutting-edge FMI education events below and plan now to attend and advance your food retail career. 

Signature Events

Midwinter Blue Logo
January 26-29, 2018 | National Doral Miami
  Miami, FL

1,100 attendees. You won't find a more qualified, captive audience of executive-level attendees anywhere else. The Midwinter Executive Conference is a member invitation-only event. Supplier partners quality for at least 2, and up to an unlimited amount of invitations, depending on your level of associate membership with FMI. 

Future Leaders eXperience

May 15 - 17, 2018 | Omni Louisville Hotel
Louisville, KY

Future Leaders is the industry’s premier training program for retailers, wholesalers, and suppliers. Future Leaders delivers an ideal, interactive learning experience for 600+ attendees within all titles and job functions. 

Topic-Specific Conferences

ABC 2017 Discovery
September 30 - October 3, 2018 | JW Marriott
Chicago, IL

The Annual Business Conference (ABC) provides a tremendous opportunity for CPG suppliers to interact with their retailer/wholesaler trading partners. Private meetings are hosted by participating CPG supplier companies and are 45 minutes in length. Retailers and suppliers make private appointments directly with each other using our user-friendly, online scheduling tool. 


Day in Washington 2018

April 10 - 12, 2018 | The Liaison Capitol Hill
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 and FIAE. 
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September 23 - 26, 2018  | Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Atlanta, GA

650+ vice presidents, directors and managers in energy, refrigeration, and store development gather at the FMI Energy & Store Development Conference to learn from the best in the food retail industry about energy efficiency and conservation, as well as store design and merchandising. 


 

Executive Leadership Forum

May 15, 2018 | Omni Louisville Hotel
Louisville, KY 

Held in conjunction with the FMI Future Leaders eXperience, the FMI Executive Forum is an exclusive event open to a limited number of food retail and wholesale executives and sponsors. During this enriching program, executives will receive actionable insights on timely industry topics. The intimate format with fewer than 75 executives, allows for sharing with peers on a non-competitive basis,  as well as direct interaction with industry experts.

FE IA CON 2018 Miocrosite Logo
April 29th – May 1st | PGA National Resort & Spa
West Palm Beach, FL

The 2018 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. 
Grocerytalk Final single

March 18-21, 2018 | The Venetian
Las Vegas, NV

Grocerytalk will take place at Shoptalk at The Venetian in Las Vegas. Grocerytalk covers the grocery and consumer packaged goods industries, and will include specialty content, networking and other unique experiences that focus on the evolution of how consumers discover, shop and buy groceries and consumer packaged goods in a digital age, including the latest technologies, trends and business models.

Legal Con Microsite Logo
June 24-26, 2018 | Mandarin Hotel
Washington, DC

More than 60 attendees. The only food industry specific legal conference, the Legal Conference is well attended by food industry leading executives from all sizes. 
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February 25-27, 2018 | Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Nashville, TN

Hosted by FMI and North American Meat Institute, the 1,000+ attendee Annual Meat Conference features 90 exhibiting companies showcasing meat and poultry products and technology, and an education program on emerging consumer and industry trends.

NRF Protect

June 11-18, 2018 | Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
Dallas, TX

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and National Retail Federation (NRF) are partnering on PROTECT in 2018. FMI and NRF are coming together to combine our existing risk and safety signature events into one cross-industry gathering starting in 2018. Our partnership with NRF on PROTECT 2018 will aff ord our food retail members the opportunity to expand their horizons, network in a larger sphere and get at the root of what they seek to do best-mitigate risk.

PB Summit 200x83 Banner

Fall 2018 | Location TBD

At the Private Brands D.C. Summit, FMI member attendees will have the opportunity to explore and discuss a number of key regulatory and business related topics.

October 23-25, 2018 | Marriott Marquis Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

The SQF International Conference brings together 800+ food safety and quality professionals in the growing, processing, manufacturing and retail industries who are committed to protecting their brands, buyers & consumers through third party certification
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April 15 - 17, 2018 | Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
Orlando, FL

More than 500 retailers, manufacturers, and technology solution providers will convene for the Supply Chain Conference hosted by FMI and GMA. A limited number of optimal sponsorship opportunities are available to CPG industry suppliers.