2009 Midwinter Executive Conference

Sunday, January 11 - Tuesday, January 13, 2009
The Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes
4040 Central Florida Parkway [map]
Orlando, FL 32837-7662

The FMI Midwinter Executive Conference is an extraordinary opportunity for networking and discussion. This invitation-only event attracts food industry leaders for an outstanding program that addresses the major challenges and opportunities ahead.

Midwinter is the only meeting of the year that brings together top executives of retail, wholesale and supplier companies of all sizes representing the entire scope of the food and grocery products industry. If you are looking for networking, an open sharing of ideas, and a compelling agenda addressing the issues shaping our collective future, Midwinter is designed specifically to meet your needs

This meeting is by invitation ONLY

Strategic Executive Exchanges (S.E.E. Meetings)
The Strategic Executive Exchange Program is designed for CEO and senior level executives to discuss strategic business issues and opportunities affecting their business and consumers. Participating companies are strongly encouraged to bring thier senior management teams to provide an atmosphere of strategic business collaboration with trading partners and to ensure a robust dialogue.

S.E.E. appointments will be held at the J.W. Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes next door to the Ritz Carlton, Grande Lakes Saturday, January 10th through Tuesday, January 13th. If your company is interested in participating, please contact Charmaine Wiggins at cwiggins@fmi.org.

Related Files:

Conference Agenda
Participant List (as of 4/1/09)

Who Should Attend:

Senior executives of retail supermarket and wholesale companies and industry trading partners.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Thanks to our generous sponsors! Please visit their website for additional information:
Catalina Marketing
The Coca-Cola Company
Grocery Manufactures Association
Hallmark, Inc.
Hussman Corporation
Information Resources, Inc.
The J.M. Smucker Company
Kraft Foods, Inc.
Marketing Management, Inc.
McCormick & Company, Inc.
Nestle Companies
PepsiCo, Inc.
Source Interlink Companies, Inc.
Supermarket News
TCC Retail Marketing, Inc.
Valassis Communications, Inc.

Meeting Attire:

Daytime attire: business/resort casual
Evening attire: jacket or suit for men; cocktail attire for women
Spouse Luncheon: Resort/smart casual

Cancellation and Other Policies:

The Midwinter Directory will reflect the information you provided on your registration form. This information will include your name, title, company address and phone number as it appears in your confirmation letter. Please take a minute to proof this information carefully for accuracy. If a change is needed, please notify Suzanne George at sgeorge@fmi.org or fax to (202)220-0830 immediately. The deadline for Directory edits is December 8th.

Please be advised that your Midwinter registration fee is non-refundable after December 8, 2008. Because of the firm commitments of conference arrangements, FMI can not refund the registration fee for any cancellations received after December 8, 2008.

Is Media Allowed?


General Hotel Information:

At this time, all housing changes must be made directly with the hotel. <B>Please call 1-800-576-5750 for both hotels.</B>


Earliest Check-in Date: January 6, 2009
Latest Checkout-out Date: January 17, 2009
Final Reservation Cut-Off Date: January 5, 2009
(Some hotels may run out of space earlier or be cut-off prior to this date.)

Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes:
4040 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, FL 32837-7662