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.

Issue-Focused Events



March 18-20, 2024
Gaylord Opryland | Nashville, Tenn.

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. 

FLeX 2020

2024 Dates Coming Soon
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 19-21, 2024
 The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
Scottsdale, Ariz.
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, Texas

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.

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2024 Dates & Location Coming Soon

Nonfood leaders are coming together for an interactive and immersive event focused on a shopper’s transition from impulse to loyalty within nonfoods categories such as general merchandise, household and health and beauty care. Attendees will dive into the innovative mindset needed to compete and stay relevant in today’s 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. 

Legal 2020
2024 Dates & Location Coming Soon

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.
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September 26-28, 2023
Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel
Addison, Texas

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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October 2-4, 2023
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.   

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March 11-14, 2024
Hyatt Regency New Orleans | New Orleans
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.