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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FMI Midwinter Executive Conference
January 25-28, 2019 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
March 3-5, Hilton Anatole
Dallas, TX

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.
Grocerytalk Final single
March 18-21, 2018
Las Vegas, NV

Join 400+ exhibitors showcasing the most cutting edge and established technologies and solutions. Grocerytalk sponsorship opportunities also include private meeting suites, spaces, access to the meetings program, hosting colleague dinners and more. For a package that meets your company needs, please contact Caroline Farley caroline@shoptalk.com.

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Supply Chain Conference
April 15 - 17, 2018 Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
Orlando, FL

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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Future Leaders
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.  

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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September 16-18, 2018
Catalyst Ranch, Chicago, IL

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.

If you are a supplier partner focused on fresh at retail and interested in sponsoring our inaugural event, please contact Amanda Bond-Thorley at abondthorley@fmi.org

Energy & Store Development Conference
September 23 - 26, 2018
Atlanta, GA

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.

Monday, June 11 - Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Dallas, TX

Increase your company’s visibility by joining the FMI Food Retail Pavilion at NRF PROTECT 2018. 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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Annual Business Conference
Sunday, September 30 - Wednesday, October 3, 2018
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).