2009 Retail Store Development Conference

Sunday, October 25 (12am) - Tuesday, October 27, 2009 (1am US/Eastern)
Omni Austin Hotel Downtown
700 San Jacinto at 8th Street [map]
Austin, TX 78701

Focuses on how today's shrinking market will affect the future of retail development. Topics include demographics, financing, strategic planning, real estate, store location, new formats and operations. Addresses how all of these factors -- together and separately -- will have an impact on retail development trends.

Thank you to our generous Sponsors!
Amerlux, LLC
Danfoss, Inc.
Emerson Climate Technologies
Kysor Panel Systems and Kysor//Warren
McCue Corporation
Philips Lighting North America
PowerSecure, Inc.
Sobeys Inc.
Zero Zone, Inc.

Related Web Pages and Sites:
Omni Austin Hotel Downtown website
Austin Area Information
Virtual Conference Brochure

Related Files:

Complete Conference Brochure
Conference Schedule-at-a-Glance
Sponsorship Opportunities
Printable Registration Form

Registration Includes:

Registration fee includes meeting materials, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, lunches and receptions. Fee does NOT include hotel accommodations or airfare. Hotel reservations must be made directly with the hotel (see hotel information section for details).

NOTE: To qualify for FMI member rates, participant must be an employee of an FMI member company paying annual dues to FMI. All others are non-members.

Walk-in registrations are accepted only if accompanied by company check or credit card in payment of registration fees.

Who Should Attend:

Senior executives in real estate; strategic planning; store location, design, construction and planning; market research and analysis; and supplier sponsors.

Meeting Attire:

Business casual attire is appropriate for all conference events (slacks, collared shirts and optional sports jackets for men; slacks or skirts and blouses for women). Meeting rooms can be chilly, so attendees are encouraged to bring a sweater or jacket to sessions.

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 12/18/2009
Name Price
FMI Retailer/Wholesaler Member $795.00  
FMI Retailer/Wholesaler Member (Group Rate 3+) $745.00  
FMI Associate Member $1,125.00  
Non-Member $1,350.00  

Cancellation and Other Policies:

Please notify registrar in writing by email to sgeorge@fmi.org or fax 202.220.0830. A full refund is granted when a cancellation is received prior to October 9, 2009. A 60% refund is granted if cancellation is received by October 16, 2009. No refund if notification is received after October 16, 2009.

General Hotel Information:

The hotel cut-off date has been extended to Thursday, October 15th!

Omni Austin Hotel Downtown
700 San Jacinto at 8th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Reservations: 1.800.THE.OMNI (1.800.843.6664)

Please make your hotel reservation directly with the Omni Austin Hotel by <B>12:00pm local time on
Thursday, October 15, 2009</B>. Be sure to identify yourself as an attendee of the FMI Retail Store Development Conference to receive a discounted room rate of $180 USD single/double. After October 15, 2009, reservations will be accepted at the hotel's prevailing daily rate.

Hotel Cancellations must be received 72 hours prior to arrival or guest will be subject to one night's room & tax cancellation fee. Please contact the hotel directly if you need to cancel a hotel reservation.

Travel Information:

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) services the Austin area. The hotel is located approximately 11 miles/25 minutes from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Airport shuttle service is available to/from the hotel for approximately $10 each way/$18 roundtrip. Taxi service is available to/from the hotel for approximately $16.50.