Consumer Affairs, Communications, Community Relations Seminar

Sunday, October 15 - Tuesday, October 17, 2006
1700 Tysons Boulevard [map]
McLean, VA 22102-4221

FMI’s Consumer Affairs, Communications and Community Relations Seminar provides a forum for participants to discuss industry activities and receive expert insight on key issues. Roundtable discussions and seminar topics include: consumer trends and customer service, community relations campaigns, reaching media and consumers through technology, issue messaging and media training, legislative and regulatory initiatives, pandemic preparation and nutrition/allergens promotions.

Registration Includes:

Registration fee includes all meeting materials, meal and event functions. Fee does not include your hotel accommodations or airfare. Walk-in registrations will be accepted on-site.

Who Should Attend:

Retail, wholesale and manufacturer consumer affairs, corporate communications, public relations, marketing and community relations professionals.

Meeting Attire:

Dress during the entire conference is business casual. Meeting room temperatures vary; you may want to bring along a light sweater or jacket. For comfort of all participants, all meeting rooms are smoke-free.

Cancellation and Other Policies:

Please notify Kimberly Raber via e-mail at or fax 202/220-0873 by September 15, 2006 to receive a full refund. Cancellations received by October 1, 2006 will be refunded 60% of the registration fee. After October 1, there will be no refunds. All refunds will be processed after October 18, 2006.

Is Media Allowed?


General Hotel Information:

Hotel reservations should be made directly with the The Ritz-Carlton(703) 506-4300. Be sure to identify yourself as an attendee of the FMI Consumer Affairs, Communications, Community Relations Seminar to receive the special room rates of $199.00 single/double; When booking on-line use Group Code "cccccca"
A block of sleeping rooms will be held for participants until September 28, 2006. Reservation requests received after September 28, 2006 will be handled on a space available basis.

Check-in time is 3:00 pm; check-out time is 12 noon. All reservations must be guaranteed with one night’s room and tax either in a form of deposit or a major credit card. FMI does not arrange hotel accommodations.

Travel Information:

Click here to view general FMI travel discount information.