2009 Sustainability Summit

Monday, August 17 - Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero Center [map]
San Francisco, CA 94111-4800

The registration period for this meeting has ended.

FMI will hold its second Food Industry Sustainability Summit in San Francisco, CA. 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.

See full program overview below under RELATED FILES

Registration to the Sustainability Summit makes you eligible for $100 off the regular price of the Sustainability Starter Kit. Once you have registered:

Click Here to place your order for the .pdf version.

Click Here to place your order for the hard-copy version.

(Discount valid until September 1, 2009)

Conference Overview:
Sustainability opportunities focus on people, planet and profits and are woven throughout every inch of our supply chain, from the farm to the fork. The food industry has a landmark opportunity to lead, innovate and drive faster, more effective adoption and integration of sustainability throughout our supply chain. A “triple bottom-line” approach enables the program’s focus on proactive responses to emerging green consumers, skyrocketing global population demands, increased government regulations, energy and resource depletion.

From agricultural practices to sourcing, operations, packaging, design, energy, distribution, marketing, human resources, government policies, community relations – there are new ways of thinking and working that will help us reap “triple bottom-line” rewards.

Summit developed in cooperation with the California Grocers Association Educational Foundation.

An optional pre-summit workshop on Sustainable Packaging is being offered Monday from 9 to Noon by the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. Click on the form below to register for this event.

Conference Objectives:
This interactive forum will focus on helping you develop proactive strategies you’ll need to be successful in the changing world marketplace.

The program, speakers and round-tables will challenge “business as usual”, identify emerging issues, offer innovative solutions, showcase best practices and unveil new ways for measuring, managing and driving sustainability into all parts of our business.

You’ll connect with leading-edge thinkers throughout all sectors of the food industry as well as sustainability experts from other industries, government, academia and advocacy groups.

You’ll take home connections and concepts to enable new ideas and partnerships that you can turn in to practical, actionable ideas.

Sponsorship Oppotunities:
There will be plenty of opportunties for associate members to sponsor events at this conference. Please contact Jeanne von Zastrow at 435.259.3342 for more information.

Related Web Pages and Sites:
Sustainability Research & Resources

Related Files:

Sustainability Summit Final Program
Registered Companies (as of August 7, 2009)
Sustainability Starter Kit - DISCOUNT for registered attendees!

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:

Senior executives and your “sustainability leadership group” will learn from strategic, leading-edge thinkers and sessions designed for specific areas of responsibility. We’ll move beyond “ideas” to specific strategies, new initiatives and emerging tools that help drive sustainability into the core of your business. We recommend that representatives from the following functional areas attend: Business Strategy, Procurement, Perishables, Operations, Energy, Store Design, Marketing, Consumer Affairs and Environmental Compliance.

Meeting Attire:

Casual attire is recommended for entire summit.

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 08/12/2009
Name Price
FMI Member - Early Bird $700.00  
FMI Member - Early Bird (3+ from same company) $650.00  
FMI Member Registration $800.00  
FMI Member Registration (3+ from same company) $750.00  
FMI Associate Member - Early Bird $1,025.00  
FMI Associate Member Registration $1,125.00  
Non-Member Early Bird $1,250.00  
Non-Member Registration $1,350.00  
Government and NGO Early Bird $350.00  

Cancellation and Other Policies:

Notify the registrar in writing by email to cpratt@fmi.org or fax 202.220.0830 by July 15, 2009. Cancellations are subject to a $75 processing fee. After July 15, 2009, there will be no refunds. Substitutions may be made at any time without penalty.

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General Hotel Information:

Hyatt Regency San Francisco
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415.788.1234
Hotel Deadline: July 27, 2009

Please make all hotel reservations directly with the Hyatt Regency San Francisco by calling (888) 421-1442 or using the link above. Be sure to mention you are with the Food Marketing Institute Sustainability Summit to receive a discounted rate of $159.00 (single/double). The conference rate is available until July 27, 2009. After this date, reservations will be accepted on a rate and space availability basis.