2006 ProductivityPLUS Conference

Sunday, October 8 - Tuesday, October 10, 2006
The Westin Charlotte
601 South College Street [map]
Charlotte, NC 28202-1829

Productivity Plus is an Educational Conference focused on Logistics Challenges & Opportunities within the Retail/Wholesale Distribution Industry. Distribution Excellence is at the heart of the Productivity Plus with education that delivers solutions for today's food distribution professional. At ProductivityPlus, you'll find a wealth of information that helps you make informed decisions. This convention addresses an array of subjects that are essential to profitability in today's distributor operations. With numerous case studies and opportunities for discussion with other wholesale and retail food distributors, you quickly gain insights to today's largest challenges.

Related Web Pages and Sites:
Productivity Plus Website
Hotel website

Who Should Attend:

Logistics, distribution, transportation, and information technology executives within the food distribution industry.

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:

This year's event has a brand new format whereby suppliers will be scheduling appointments with retail/wholesaler attendees. Visit www.fmi.org/events/productivity, then click on "Appointment Scheduler," and log on using your username and password. Then go to "Appointment Schedule" and follow the steps provided. These one-on-one meetings will provide a productive, efficient and exciting leading-edge method for suppliers and retailer/wholesalers to discuss operational solutions. If you need assistance with the scheduling process, please contact Lucie Crosby at (202) 220-0811 or lcrosby@fmi.org.

Requests for refunds due to cancellation must be received at FMI by September 8, 2006. Registrations received after the September 8, 2006 pre-registration cut-off date are non-refundable. Please submit cancellations by e-mail to chickman@fmi.org.

Is Media Allowed?


General Hotel Information:

Please contact The Westin Charlotte at 1-866-837-4148 directly to make your hotel reservations. You must mention you are attending the Productivity Plus Conference to ensure that you receive the special room rate of $169.00. Reservations must be made by September 7, 2006 to guarantee this rate.

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.