Bringing together a diverse community of food retail industry 
financial executives and internal auditors.

Modern-based Leadership for a Modern World.

The 2019 Financial Executive and Internal Auditing Conference is the retail industry specific forum designed just for you. This unique event provides an opportunity for attendees to network, share ideas and address challenges and opportunities in their respective companies. An education program designed by your peers will address emerging financial and internal auditing issues and trends as well as key operational topics relevant to your business. Join us to stay ahead of what's next.  

Designed for and by financial executives and internal auditing professionals in the retail grocery industry, the financial executive and internal audit conference provides you with a unique opportunity to:

  • Enhance professional and personal skills to improve controls, lower costs and ensure compliance
  • Gain valuable tools to drive sales and stimulate growth
  • Collaborate and connect with people who speak your language
  • Position yourself for professional advancement
  • Earn CE credits for attending (receive more in 2019!)

"Our company has been attending the FMI Financial Executive and Internal Auditing Conference for over 20 years.  It provides relevant information and CPE sessions that are actually enjoyable to attend!  Over the years, I have developed many great industry relationships. It is a 'must' attend for food retailers – a good return on your money and time for the investment." Gregg Maxwell, Group Vice President NSC, Controller Retail Acctg/Payroll


  • Earn CPE credits. Learn More

  • Ignite valuable business relationships through networking and sharing best practices.

  • Take home actionable solutions to problems that impact the bottom line.

  • Gain valuable tools to drive sales, stimulate growth, improve controls and ensure compliance.


  • Attend expert-led sessions on payment disruption, perpetual inventory, robotic process automation, anti-money laundering (AML), artificial intelligence and more.

  • A retail-focused learning opportunity that offers unrivaled value.

  • Receive updates on important food retail regulatory and legislative issues.



  • Keynote presentations focusing on soft skills.

  • Industry-specific sessions and panel discussions.

  • Peer-to-peer roundtable discussions and idea exchanges.

  • Fun and relaxing social event.

  • A fantastic location at the San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk, to make your Texas visit truly unforgettable! 
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Schedule Highlights

3:30 PM
Digital Controllership: Are you optimizing the value of your controllership function?

Next-gen controllership functions strategically leverage technology to improve operational performance, insightfulness, and risk intelligence across the enterprise. In this session, we’ll discuss how to navigate the digital transformation within your controllership function including in positioning foundational ERP, deploying process automation (such as RPA) and using the analytics and insights derived to deliver value to the greater organization. 

1:00 PM
Demystifying Payments Disruption

Technology is a driver of disruption for many businesses and industries, and the retail and payments sectors are no different. In this panel, Kim Ford, Head of Global Government Affairs at First Data, will lead a discussion to dig a little deeper into the various disruptions occurring in payments, such as how regulatory initiatives like the European Payment Services Directive (PSD2) are enhancing competition in financial services offerings, whether blockchain is ready for physical point of sale acceptance, how innovations in AI are creating stronger fraud prevention tools, and how to keep up with the digitization of global commerce.

5:15 PM
Blockchain: Preparing for Disruption

Blockchain is one of the most hyped technologies this year. Is it all just hype, or is there more to it? In this presentation, Jay Schulman of RSM US LLP will walk you through what blockchain is, how it works, and what its impact is to food producers, distributors and grocers. You’ll also learn about the different use cases for blockchain technology including food recall, trade promotion and others.

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Get a sneak peek of the kind of crucial content you'll experience at the 2018 Financial Executive and Internal Audit Conference.

The Food Economics: Making Sense of Marketplace Trends, Shifts and Opportunities webinar recording is your complimentary appetizer for a meal of knowledge.


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