Engagement Opportunities

We organize a wide number of conferences and signature events covering a range of topics. See the sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities listed below.  



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Contact the FMI Sales Team at sales@fmi.org or 202.220.0759 for additional information. 

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Annual Business Conference

The FMI's Annual Business Conference (ABC) provides a tremendous opportunity for CPG suppliers to interact with their retail/wholesale trading partners. Private meetings are hosted by participating CPG supplier companies and are 45 minutes in length, with 15 minute breaks between meetings. Retailers and suppliers make private appointments directly with each other using FMI's user-friendly, online scheduling tool.

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Annual Meat Conference

Hosted by both FMI and North American Meat Institute, this 1,000+ attendee event features 75 table top exhibits to showcase technology and meat innovations and make connections with retail professionals focused on remaining competitive in global markets.
Energy and Store Development Conference

Energy & Store Development Conference

650+ vice presidents, directors and managers in energy, refrigeration, and store development gather to learn from the best in the food retail industry about energy-efficiency and conservation, as well as store design and merchandising. 

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650+ vice presidents, directors and managers in energy, refrigeration, and store development gather to learn from the best in the food retail industry about energy-efficiency and conservation, as well as store design and merchandising. 

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The perimeter is the fastest growing segment in CPG. As consumers’ choices increase, food retailers and manufacturers face challenges in building on this momentum, creating a unique opportunity to differentiate themselves by making the most of these aisles. FreshForward explores the future of fresh at retail in a uniquely progressive, intimate and exclusive setting, connecting senior executives in the food retail and wholesale industry with their supplier and third party provider partners. This event is invite-only.
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Financial Executive Internal Auditing

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.

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Future Leaders

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.  

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FMI supports the launch of Groceryshop. Join 1,000+ attendees and 150+ speakers driving change from the team that created Shoptalk, Groceryshop covers the evolution of grocery retailers, including supermarkets, mass merchants, convenience stores, drug stores, club/warehouse stores, discount stores and ecommerce players. 


Legal Conference

The FMI Legal Conference offers a valuable opportunity to engage with top legal professionals within the food retail industry. The premier conference education and networking agenda attracts leaders in the legal segment of the retail and wholesale food industries.

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FMI Midwinter Executive Conference

1,100 attendees. You won’t find a more qualified, captive audience of executive-level of attendees anywhere else. Retailer titles include: Presidents, CEOs, CCO, SVPs in Logistics, Marketing, Edible & NonEdible Grocery, Fresh Merchandising, and more. The Midwinter Conference is a member invitation-only event. Supplier partners qualify for at least 2, and up to an unlimited amount of invitations, depending on your level of associate membership with FMI (Strategic, Industry, Association and Affiliate). Membership at one of these levels is required to participate.


Increase your company’s visibility by joining the FMI Food Retail Pavilion at NRF PROTECT. We have the food retail loss prevention audience you need to achieve your business objectives. For information on how to exhibit or sponsor, contact Tami Sakell, Sr. Director, Exhibit & Sponsorship Sales 202.661.3044.

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SQF Conference 

The SQF Conference is a unique education and networking event for SQF stakeholders and food safety professionals. Attendees obtain practical knowledge and skills to improve the efficacy of their food safety and quality assurance programs and ensure compliance with government food safety regulations, corporate policies, and the SQF Code.
As a participant or sponsor, you will benefit from relationship building, brand awareness and lead generation in the food safety and quality industry.