Future Connect 2009

Monday, October 12 - Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion

Online registration is not available at this time.

A new, breakthrough conference created to address the biggest challenge facing the food industry – demographic shifts creating a huge management talent gap. Collaboratively designed by FMI’s Board of Directors, a retailer/wholesaler steering committee and a 60 member Advisory Council of Suppliers to build the next generation of industry leaders through three tracks: Operations Management, Executive Development and Senior Executives. Highly interactive sessions with three key developmental pathways: Personal Skills (Performance Connect), Management Skills (People Connect), and Profit-Building Skills (Profit Connect).

Speakers include:

Dr. Stephen R. Covey
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Knight Kiplinger
Editor in Chief
Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine
Kiplinger.com and the Kiplinger Letter
Robert A. Whitman
Chairman and CEO
Rob Bell
Focus Consulting
Todd Hale
Senior Vice President, Consumer and Shopper Insights
The Nielsen Company
Donald R. Knauss
Chairman and CEO
The Clorox Company
Thomas Blischok
Global Retail Information Resources, Inc.
Richard N. Jurgens
Chairman, CEO and President
Hy-Vee, Inc.
Vice Chair, FMI
Tim McGuire
Beverly A. Grant
Chief Channel Officer
U.S. CBD Grocery Channel
The Procter & Gamble Company
Mel Kleiman
Kleiman Company
Steven C. Smith
President and CEO
K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc.
Chairman, FMI
   Kevin Sneader
McKinsey & Company

Related Web Pages and Sites:
Future Connect

Related Files:

Future Connect Brochure

Who Should Attend:

Leaders and potential leaders at all levels of food retail and wholesale companies, vendor and service provider organizations.

Is Media Allowed?


General Hotel Information:

FMI secured discounted room rates for Future Connect attendees at the Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion, located at 300 Reunion Boulevard in Dallas, Texas. Rate: $225/single occupancy; $250/double occupancy. Please call the hotel directly at 214.651.1234 to reserve your room.