2003 Consumer Affairs Seminar

Sunday, September 28 - Tuesday, September 30, 2003
Top of the Tower (Next to Embassy Suites)
1717 Arch Street [map]
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2713

FMIís Consumer Affairs Seminar provides a forum for participants to discuss industry activities and hear from experts on the many issues impacting the industry. These issues include: marketing, nutrition, community, technology, and customer service, just to name a few. The seminar draws representatives of retail, wholesale and manufacturer consumer affairs professionals as well as marketing, nutrition and public relations personnel.

For more information e-mail: consumeraffairs@fmi.org

Related Web Pages and Sites:
Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau
Top of the Tower

Registration Includes:

Registration fee includes all meeting materials, meal, and event functions. Fee does not include your hotel accommodations or airfare. NOTE: Every participant to qualify for the FMI - member rates - must be an employee of an FMI-member company.

Payments made by check or money order must be payable to Food Marketing Institute in U.S. Funds and drawn on a U.S. Bank (U.S. money orders preferred). Wire transfers acceptable in U.S. funds. For wiring instructions contact the Education Department, (202) 220-0710.

Who Should Attend:

Retail, wholesale and manufacturer consumer affairs professionals; marketing, nutrition, and public relations personnel.

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 will be smoke-free.

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 09/16/2003
Name Price
Associate Member Fee $315.00  
Complimentary $0.00  
Spouse/Companion $125.00  
Spouse/Companion Non-Member $125.00  
Member Standard Fee $275.00  
Member Group Discount (Group of 3 or more from same member company) $250.00  
Non-Member $550.00  
Speaker Registration $0.00  
Sponsor Complimentary Registration $0.00  
Staff Registration $0.00  

Cancellation and Other Policies:

Notify Latitia Gaines in writing by e-mail at lgaines@fmi.org or fax 202/220-0873 by September 15, 2003 to receive a full refund. Cancellations received by September 22 will be refunded 60% of the registration fee. After September 22, 2003 there will be no refunds. All refund will be processed after September 30, 2003. Substitutions may be made at any time without penalty.

Is Media Allowed?


Continuing Education Information:

Food Marketing Institute is registered with the American Dietetic Association and American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, as a sponsor of Continuing professional education unitís (CPEUs) and professional development units (PDUís). Sign-up sheets for both credits will be available at the registration desk.

General Hotel Information:

Hotel reservations should be made directly with the Embassy Suites at 215-561-1776 or toll-free at 1-800-EMBASSY. Be sure to identify yourself as an attendee of the FMI Consumer Affairs Seminar to receive the special room rate of $149/single or $169/double.

A block of sleeping rooms will be held for participants until September 5, 2003. Reservation requests received after September 5, 2003 will be handled on a space available basis.

Check-in time is 4:00 pm; check-out time is 12 noon. All reservations must be guaranteed with one nightís 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.

Sponsors and Sponsorship Information:

Astute Solutions, Campbell's, Canned Food Alliance, Field Trip Factory, Fresh Produce Association of the Americas, The United States Potato Board, Weyerhaeuser