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 | 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 | 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 | Washington, D.C. 

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  | 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 | Louisville, KY 

The FMI Executive Leadership Forum, held on Tuesday, May 15th, in conjunction with the FMI Future Leaders eXperience in Lousville, NY. In it’s third year, 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.

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May 21-24, 2017 | Arlington, VA

The 2017 Financial Executive Forum is the only event for financial leaders in food retail that keeps you ahead of what's next. Projected attendance is 175+, including CFO's, Vice Presidents of Finance, Controllers, Treasurers, Accounting Directors, and Financial Management Executives. 
Grocerytalk Final single

March 18-21, 2018 | 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 Logo no Date
April 2-4, 2017 | Austin, TX 

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. 
Meat Logo no date

February 25-27, 2018 | 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.

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October 12-13, 2017 | Arlington, VA

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.

November 7-9, 2017 | Hyatt Regency Dallas
Dallas, TX

Designed to meet the needs of food safety and quality professionals in the manufacturing, retail and third party certification industry, the SQF International Conference brings together 700+ food safety professionals. 
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April 15 - 17, 2018 | 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.