2009 Consumer Affairs, Communications & Social Responsibility Seminar

Saturday, September 12 - Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Intercontinental Harbor Court Baltimore
550 Light Street [map]
Baltimore, MD 21202-6099

This forum provides an opportunity to join industry professionals and peers to participate in store tours, share in roundtable discussions and attend general session presentations on key issues facing our industry today.

Session Topics will include:

  • Food Safety
  • Health & Wellness
  • Social Responsibility
  • Nutrition
  • Food Prices
  • Sustainability
  • Trends in Social Innovation and Consumer Behavior
  • And much more…

Related Web Pages and Sites:
Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association
Interncontinental Harbor Court Balitmore
Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
Seminar Agenda

Registration Includes:


Registration includes all meeting material, general sessions, McCormick Technical Innovation Center tour, breakfast and lunch sessions and receptions.

Full day participation is required for the McCormick event on Tuesday, September 15, 2009. Transportation will be provided.

Who Should Attend:

Retail, wholesale and manufacturer consumer affairs, corporate communications, public relations, marketing and community relations professionals.

Meeting Attire:

Dress during the entire seminar is business casual.

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 09/12/2009
Name Price
Associate Member Fee $315.00  
Spouse/Companion Member $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  

Cancellation and Other Policies:

Please notify registrar in writing by email to cmcneil@fmi.org. A full refund is granted when a cancellation is recieved prior to August 28, 2009. A 60% refund will be granted for cancellations received in writing by September 4, 2009. All registrations received after September 4, 2009 are non-refundable. No refund will be granted if notification is received after September 4, 2009.

General Hotel Information:

<h5>To make hotel reservations please call the Intercontinental Harbor Court at
1-800-824-0076 and reference the FMI Consumer Affairs Seminar room block. The per night rate single/double is $249.00 plus tax.</h5>

Deadline to reserve rooms at the FMI reduced rate is August 20, 2009!!

Travel Information:

Click here to view general FMI travel discount information.

Sponsors and Sponsorship Information:

FMI would like to thank our generous sponsors:

Platinum Level
ConAgra Foods, Inc.

Gold Level
Chilean Avocado Importers Association
Florida Department of Citrus
Soyfoods Association of North America
USA Rice Federation

Bronze Level
Georgia Pecan Commission
Vidalia Onion Committee

Sponsorship opportunites are still available. Please contact Cidney McNeil at 202.220.0620 for more information.