Events & Education


The Food Marketing Institute provides a comprehensive education program for various levels and functions of grocery distribution personnel. From online education to research, webinars to live conferences, FMI provides an opportunity to gain new skills and knowledge in the changing economic, social and governmental environment in which the food retailing industry operates.

FMI webinars and conferences address priority issues and emerging trends in the food retail industry. Sign up to be notified of events relevant to you.

Conferences & Signature Events


FMI organizes a wide number of conferences and signature events to include the annual trade show, FMI Connect, as well as smaller conferences covering a range of topics—asset protection, private brands, sustainability, store development, and much more.


 Review the conferences & signature events page  and find the right conference for your needs.

Check for upcoming events on the FMI events calendar


Online Education & Training

On Demand Online Training

Based on FMI’s most popular education and training programs, courses for store-level and management associates are available for preview and purchase. FMI and LearnSomething combine forces to create eLearning programs for the retail food industry. Browse the extensive catalog of courses to customize your online education needs.

FMI Webinars


FMI hosted webinars connect you with knowledge partner research, regulatory updates, FMI research, and much more. Access recordings and catch up on the latest information available in the webinar archive library. New webinars are posted frequently, so check back often for any events you might have missed.

Knowledge Portal

The Knowledge Portal is brought to you with the support of the FMI's Industry Collaboration Council and the ICC Research & Insights subcommittee. Materials covering various knowledge areas are provided by FMI Associate Member companies. Access relevant research reports or submit materials for consideration to the portal.


The FMI Session Replay Center connects you to the most engaging session recordings from FMI conferences. Catch up on sessions you were unable to attend or revisit important information from your favorite industry speaker. Available year-round, recorded sessions let you review presentations at your own pace when it’s convenient for you.

Browse our library of available content from FMI2012, Energy & Store Development 2012, and Future Connect 2013.

SQF Training & Certification

SQF Institute

Your status as an SQF Auditor, Consultant or Trainer makes your instantly recognizable to clients and peers alike for your advanced knowledge of food safety systems.

Visit the SQF Institute Website

SafeMark Program

SafeMarkIn the business of food safety, the best protection is prevention, and it begins with the right training program. That's why the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) developed the SafeMark training and certification program.