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2009 Supermarket Pharmacy Conference

Friday, September 11 - Monday, September 14, 2009
JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes
4040 Central Florida Parkway [map]
Orlando, FL 32837-7662



In a single venue the co-location of the <B>FMI Supermarket Pharmacy Conference</B> with the <B>GMDC Health Beauty Wellness Marketing Conference</B> offers the members of our two associations a true one-stop-shop opportunity to develop strategies and tactics to capitalize on the emerging Health and Wellness opportunity across the entire store! We’ve created a meeting agenda that maintains the identities of the two individual events while creating a forum for collaborative business meetings and education. Executives from the Health, Wellness, Beauty, Pharmacy and Center Store departments of wholesale/retail members are invited to collaborate with key supplier members focused on helping them develop the categories essential for presenting a Health and Wellness shopping experience that meets the needs of today’s consumer.

FMI and GMDC will do this by offering:

1. <B>Robust Education Sessions</B> focusing on pharmacists’ importance in health care reform and pharmacy's emerging role in health and wellness.

2. <B>Controlled Casual Conferences (formerly the Business Appointment Sessions)</B> to establish new supplier partnerships and take existing ones to the next level to enhance supermarket pharmacy sales and operations.

3. <B>NEW: Senior Executive Conferences (SECs)</B> that allow senior level strategic dialogue among Health and Beauty, Pharmacy, Food and Wellness executives from FMI and GMDC wholesale and retail companies. Suppliers have the opportunity to host private meetings focused on creating collaboration around storewide initiatives such as Health and Wellness programs.

<B>Important Dates/Deadlines</B>

<B>June 5: SEC Participation Deadline</B>
Attendees must contact FMI in writing by this date in order to participate in SECs (40-minute senior executive conferences) to discuss health and wellness initiatives with company/supplier teams. Please complete and return the SEC registration form.

<B>July 24: Conference Registration and Supplier Table Reservation Deadline</B>
Attendees must be officially registered and all supplier tables reserved by this date in order to participate in CCCs (10- or 20-minute controlled casual conferences), formerly known as business appointments between retailers and pharmacy suppliers.

<B>August 13: On-Line Scheduler Launch</B>
NEW this year – all CCC appointments will be scheduled by participants using an on-line scheduling tool. The tool will go “live” on this date.

Thanks to our generous sponsors:
• AmerisourceBergen Corporation
• Anda Inc.
• Asteres Inc.
• Cisco Systems, Inc.
• Eisai Inc.
• eRx Network LLC
• GENCO Pharmaceutical Services, formerly Capital Returns
• HCC and FDS
• IMS Health
• Masters Pharmaceutical Inc.
• McKesson Corporation
• PDX-NHIN-Rx.com
• Pfizer Inc, Worldwide Pharmaceuticals
• Rexam Prescription Packaging
• ScriptPro LLC
• Teva Pharmaceuticals
• Uniweb, Inc.

Related Web Pages and Sites:
SEC Informational Video
Advertise in the Conference Program Guide
CCC Meeting Scheduler

Related Files:

Complete Conference Brochure
Schedule At-A-Glance
SEC Commitment Form
Conference Registration Form
Table Reservation Form (for suppliers)
Sponsorship Opportunites (for suppliers)
Companies Registered for the Supermarket Pharmacy Conference as of September 3, 2009
Appointment Scheduler Manual for Retailers
Apointment Scheduler Manual for Suppliers
CCC Floor Plan

Registration Includes:

Meeting materials, continental breakfasts, coffee breaks, lunches and receptions.

Who Should Attend:

• Pharmacy Vice Presidents and Directors
• Buyers
• Pharmacy IT Staff
• Third-party managers
• Store operations and GM/HBC executives
• Corporate Nutritionists/Dietitians
• Marketing/Merchandising/Communications executives
• Pharmaceutical company sales directors
• Pharmacy wholesalers and other suppliers of pharmacy-related products and services


<B>For more information e-mail: </B> Pharmacy Conference


Meeting Attire:

Business casual. Appropriate attire includes slacks and sports jackets for men; slacks and skirts for women. "Evening with the Chairman" event, Saturday, September 12th, is business/semi-formal.

Cancellation and Other Policies:

General Cancellation Policy: 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 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.

Supplier Cancellation Policy: After August 5th, suppliers who cancel their primary representative's registration and table will be subject to a 20% penalty of the registration fee, as well as forfeiture of the table fee. After August 28, 2009, all registrations are non-refundable.

Is Media Allowed?

Yes

Continuing Education Information:

<B>Pharmacy Continuing Education</B>
University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program is accredited for up to 10 hours (1.0 CEUs) per participant. All continuing education sessions are co-sponsored by the Food Marketing Institute and University of the Pacific Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The intended audience for this program is pharmacists with an association or affiliation with, or interest in, the Food Marketing Institute. To receive continuing education credits, participants must sign in, attend the sessions in their entirety, and complete a CE registration form. Statements of credit will be mailed within 45 days of the completion of this program. For full objectives and more information, go to http://web.pacific.edu/x22653.xml


General Hotel Information:

<B>For all conference attendees needing hotel accommodations, please make your hotel reservation directly through the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes. Please be extremely cautious of any company that solicits you to make hotel reservations through their company for a less expensive hotel rate. Please do not submit payment in any form for hotel accommodations to any company other than the hotel directly. Neither Food Marketing Institute (FMI) nor Global Market Development Center (GMDC) has authorized a housing bureau or travel agency to accept hotel reservations on our behalf.</B>

<B>As of August 12th - Please note the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes hotel is completely SOLD OUT on the night of SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th! If you are making a reservation for check-out on Sunday, September 13th, the hotel may be able to accommodate you.</B>

<B>JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes</B>
4040 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, FL 32837
Reservations: 1.800.682.9956 or 1.407.206.2300. Please call by <B>August 3, 2009</B> to make your reservations.
Be sure to mention the group code <B>gmfgmfa</B> to recieve the discounted conference rate.

<B>FMI Hotel Rate</B> - $199 USD Single/Double