2005 Productivity Convention & Expo

Sunday, October 23 - Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center
6000 W. Osceola Parkway [map]
Kissimmee, FL 34746-4414

Food distribution professionals can stay on the cutting edge by getting the latest insights into the art of disturbution. Whether your discipline is transportation, human resources, information technology, financial managment, distribution/logistics, or overall operations, the Productivity Convention will cover it all through a combination of educational sessions, an exposition, facility tours and networking events. Productivity provides an in-depth meeting of exceptional value where professionals can focus on what they do best - the art of distribution.

Related Web Pages and Sites:
Productivity WebSite
Hotel website
Orlando Convention & Visitors Bureau
Truck Driving Championship

Registration Includes:

Full registration includes all sessions, exhibit floor, lunches, facility tours and reception for the entire event. One Day registration includes all programs, tours & exhibits for designated day only. Exhibits Only provides admission to the show floor Sunday and Monday.

Who Should Attend:

This event is attended by a worldwide audience of professionals with an interest in food distribution and transportation executives, human resources, and procurement executives, consultants and academics working in the food industry and anyone involved in/or interested in food distribution.

Meeting Attire:

The dress code for Productivity is business casual. In general, this means:
For men: A collared shirt or polo-type shirt, slacks or khakis and casual shoes (non-athletic)
For women: A blouse or polo type shirt, slacks or a skirt and casual shoes (non-athletic)

Cancellation and Other Policies:

Requests for refunds due to cancellation must be received at FMI by September 16, 2005. Registrations received after the September 16th pre-registration cut-off date are non-refundable. Please submit cancellations by e-mail to sgeorge@fmi.org.

Is Media Allowed?


General Hotel Information:

Please contact the hotel directly to make your reservations (407) 586-2000. You must mention you are attending the Productivity Convention to ensure that you receive the special room rate of $199.00. In addition, there is a $10 Resort Fee for each room night.

Travel Information:

Special Airfares and Car Rental Discounts
for Attendees

FMI has negotiated airfare and car rental discounts for attendees of this event. Please see the below information to take advantage of our special rates!

Select the lowest promotional airfare that's right for you ... You can obtain an additional 5% off the lowest applicable fare, including first class, or choose 10% off unrestricted coach fares! Additional bonus discounts are available if you purchase your ticket 60 days or more prior to your departure date. Or you may choose area/zone pricing which offers set airfare prices based upon geographical locations.

This exceptional offer is available to FMI conference participants only, through these toll-free numbers:
United Airlines
8:00am-10:00am Daily/EST
Please refer to File #509RK

Avis Rent A Car has been selected as the official car rental provider for this meeting. Special discounts have been extended to all attendees and include UNLIMITED FREE MILEAGE. Call Avis at 1-800-331-1600 or log on to Avis Rent A Car to make your reservations. Be sure to mention our AWD # B235499. International attendees may also fax their reservation requests to 918-644-4600. Click here to go to Avis Rent A Car.

Sponsors and Sponsorship Information:

IFDA (International Foodservice Distributors Association)