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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ASAP Conference: Audit Safety, Asset, Protection
March 20-22, 2017 Rosen Shingle Creek
Orlando, FL

Increase exposure, build relationships and enhance your company’s image among 350 decision-making financial executives and internal auditing, asset protection, and risk & safety professionals.

Sponsorship rates: $6,500 - $20,000 depending on package chosen

Exhibiting rates: 8x8 booth: $3,500 for FMI members, $4,500 for non-members; 10 x 10 upgraded booth: $3,800 for FMI members and $4,800 for non-members

View more sponsorship and exhibiting information here
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Legal Conference
April 2-4, 2017 Omni Austin Hotel Downtown
Austin, TX

60+ attendees. The only food industry specific legal conference, the Legal Conference is well attended by executives from retailer and wholesaler companies of all sizes.

Sponsorship rates: $4,000 - $13,600 depending on package chosen and if you are an Associate Member with FMI (packages for non-members include 1-year associate membership at the Affiliate Partner level). More information here

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Supply Chain Conference
April 30-May 2, 2017 Paradise Point Resort & Spa
San Diego, CA

Over 500 retailers, manufacturers, and technology solution providers will convene for this joint conference hosted by The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA). A limited number of optimal sponsorship opportunities are available to CPG industry suppliers.

Sponsorship rates: $5,000 - $30,000 depending on package chosen and membership with GMA and FMI (members receive discounted rates). More information
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Financial Executive Forum
May 21-May 24, 2017 Ritz Carlton Pentagon City
Arlington, VA

FMI’s 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+. Profile: CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Controllers, Treasurers, Accounting Directors, Financial Management Executives.

FMI Associate member rates available and non-member, non-retailer rates ranging from $1,500 - $2000. View sponsorship opportunities here

 Future Leaders

Future Leaders
June 11-13, 2017
Chicago, IL

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.  

Attendee profile: Buyer, Category Manager, CEO & President, Director of Operations, District Manager, Executive Vice President, Human Resource , Leadership Development Advisor, Store Manager, Talent Acquisition Manager, Regional Director, Director, Customer Service.
Attendee rates: 10+ team rates and individual rates will be available

Sponsorship rates: $5,000 - $25,000  Learn More Details About Future Leaders and Sponsorship Opportunities

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June 13-14, 2017
Chicago, IL

Join 200 merchandising, category management and sales professionals, CIOs, CMOs, vice presidents and directors of commerce, technology and mobile marketing at the Pulse event, which will provide a comprehensive look at tech-driven shopper insights, consumer trends and integrated technology solutions applied to merchandising, marketing, and the associated supply chain.

Sponsorship rates: $7,500 - $50,000 depending on package chosen. Sponsorships include private meeting space. Learn More Details About Pulse and Sponsorship Opportunities

Sustainability Summit

TPA Global Sustainability Summit
August 9-11, 2017
Nashville, TN

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) have developed the Sustainability Summit to give 400+ attendees the tools, connections and proactive solutions to take their sustainability programs to the next level.

Attendee profile: Chief Sustainability Officers as well as VPs, Directors, Regional Managers, and Managers of: Environmental and Regulatory Affairs, Supply Chain Operations, Packaging and Manufacturing, Procurement, and Sustainability.

Sponsorship rates: $5,000 - $30,000 depending on package chosen and membership with the GMA and FMI (members receive discounted rates). Most conference sponsorships include a 10’ x 10’ area in the Sustainability Summit expo.

Exhibiting rates: Exhibit space (10’ x 10’ with basic electricity) includes one complimentary conference registration. $5,000  for GMA/FMI Member or $6,500 for Non-Members

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Annual Business Conference
September 17-20, 2017 JW Marriott
Chicago, IL

The Food Marketing Institute'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.

Participation rates (FMI members only): $50,000 for suite, $30,000 for suite for first-time participants
Associate Members Registration Fee: complimentary with suite purchase (include breakfast, lunch, all-day snacks and beverages and afternoon refreshments in the Chairman's Club; online appointment scheduler with the opportunity to schedule over 30 private joint business meetings). 

Energy & Store Development Conference
September 24-27, 2017 Hilton Bonnet Creek
Orlando, FL

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.

Sponsorship rates: $5,000 - $26,500 depending on package chosen and membership with FMI (members receive discounted rates).

Exhibiting rates: $750 for a table-top display. Get to know supermarket operators and answer their questions about your company and the development of new equipment, products and services.

2017 SQF International Conference
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.
650+ food safety professionals event offering tabletop exhibits and sponsorships.

Sponsorship rates: $4,500 - $15,000 depending on package chosen. Receive up to 3 comped registrations depending on level of sponsorship.

Exhibiting rates: $4,000 for a tabletop space

 2016 FMI Midwinter Executive Conference

FMI Midwinter Executive Conference
January 26-9, 2018 National Doral Miami
Miami, FL

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.

Rate per 1 (one) invitation for FMI Associate Members: $3,995

FMI Associate Membership

Supplier partners can join FMI at four different levels that provide access to business building and collaboration opportunities. The four levels, (Strategic, Industry, Association and Affiliate) begin with Affiliate flat fee dues of $1,500, and then dues are calculated by revenue brackets. 

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Annual Meat Conference
February 25-27, 2018 Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Nashville, TN

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.

Exhibiting rates: $4,750 per 10’ x 12’ booth, which includes 2 full conference registrations, 1 exhibits only registration, 2 customer invitations and basic carpet for the exhibit.