2008 Sustainability Summit

Monday, June 16 - Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall [map]
Minneapolis, MN 55403-2667

FMI will hold the first ever Food Industry Sustainability Summit, this will be a 2 l/2 day summit which will bring together key stakeholders in the industry – including retailers, wholesalers, suppliers, academics, NGO's, government and industry experts. The objective of the summit will be to create an opportunity for education, develop new partnerships, and help the industry move forward with innovative new sustainability strategies. Nationally recognized leaders from inside and outside the food industry will address the sustainability imperative, share their experiences and outline key challenges and opportunities. New industry research will be presented on the 'sustainable consumer' and a series of specialized sessions will focus on different sustainability best practices and opportunities – including energy, store development, sustainable purchasing, supply issues, packaging, recycling human resources, employee relations, marketing and consumer relations. Participants will be introduced to best practices, including hearing directly from retailers, suppliers and others who are reaping bottom line returns from their initiatives. Attendees will be introduced to resources, including FMI’s new Sustainability Starter Kit, which will help them to develop their own business sustainability strategies. The summit will include interactive case studies in small groups as well as a networking reception which will feature table top resources from government, NGO’s and other experts.

There will be plenty of opportunites for associate members to sponsor events at this conference. Please contact Elaine Adams at 202.220.0824 for more information.

Related Web Pages and Sites:
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Meet Minneapolis
Sustainability Research & Resources

Related Files:

Registration Form (click here to download)
Sustainability Summit Program Brochure
Sponsorship Opportunities
What Companies Are Registered?
Our Summit Sponsors
Sustainability Summit Overview

Registration Includes:

Includes all meeting materials, continental breakfasts, coffee breaks, lunches and receptions. Fee does not include your hotel accommodations or dinners.

Who Should Attend:

Retailers, Suppliers, NGOs, Government and Consultants

Meeting Attire:

Casual attire is recommended for entire summit.

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 05/16/2008
Name Price
Member Early Bird $700.00  
Member Registration $800.00  
Associate Member Registration $1,125.00  
Non-Member Registration $1,350.00  

Cancellation and Other Policies:

Notify the registrar in writing by email to hcain@fmi.org or fax 202.220.0830 by May 2, 2008. Cancellations are subject to a $75 processing fee. After May 2, 2008 there will be no refunds. All refund requests will be processed after July 2, 2008. Substitutions may be made at any time without penalty.

Is Media Allowed?


General Hotel Information:

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 1.612.370.1234
Toll Free: 1.800.233.1234
Hotel Deadline: May 25, 2008

Please make all hotel reservations directly with the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. Be sure to mention that you are with the FMI Sustainability Summit to receive a discounted rate of $189.00. The conference rate is availabile until May 25, 2008. After this date, reservations will be accepted on a rate and space availability basis.

Travel Information:


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

United offers special meeting discounts for attendees. Simply call (or have your travel agent call) United’s Special Meeting Desk at 1.800.521.4041 and refer to Meeting ID Number 509RK to receive a 2–10 percent discount on applicable fares, including First Class. If you purchase a ticket at least 30 days prior to travel, you will receive an additional 5 percent discount. This special offer applies to travel on domestic flights of all United Airlines, United Express, TED and United code share flights (UA*) operated by US Airways, US Airways Express and Air Canada.

Discounts are available for international attendees flying on United, United Express and Lufthansa code share flights. For more information, call your local United Airlines reservation number and refer to Meeting ID Number 509RK.


Avis Rent A Car is the official car rental provider for this meeting. Special discounts are available for all attendees and include unlimited free mileage. Call Avis at 1.800.331.1600 or log on to www.avis.com to make your reservations. Be sure to mention discount code AWD # B235499. International attendees may fax their reservation requests to +1.918.621.4821.