2010 Sustainability Summit

Monday, December 6 - Thursday, December 9, 2010
Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway [map]
Arlington, VA 22202-3505

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<BIG>Download 2010 Conference Presentations Here: http://www.fmi.org/sustainability/2010/presentations.htm </BIG>

Conference Overview:
The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), working together as the Trading Partner Alliance (TPA), are pleased to announce the 2010 Sustainability Summit, bringing together retailers, manufacturers, government and advocacy groups around the common goal of environmentally responsible business practices.

This conference will help drive sustainability into the core of your business by:

Sharing policies, programs and model practices from companies that are realizing the benefits of being sustainable.

Providing retailers and manufacturers with a roadmap for building successful environmental sustainability partnerships with trading partners.

Raising the profile of the CPG and retailing industries with industry stakeholders, policymakers and NGOs that are open to collaboration around common goals.

Mark your calendar now and to receive information about this conference, contact Laurie Gethin at lgethin@fmi.org.

Sponsorship Opportunities:
There are many opportunities to sponsor events at this conference. Please contact Jonathan Downey at GMA at 202-295-3945, JDowney@gmaonline.org for more information.

Related Web Pages and Sites:
2010 Sustainability Summit
Washington, DC Visitor's Bureau
Sustainability Resources

Related Files:
Individual Registration Form
Current Summit SCHEDULE (click to open)

Registration Includes:
All meeting materials, continental breakfasts, coffee breaks, lunches and receptions. Fee does not include your hotel accommodations or dinners.

Who Should Attend:
Your company's sustainability leadership group should attend, along with senior executives who need to incorporate sustainability into their strategic business planning and representatives from the affected functional areas of operations. Key officials from government, NGOs and advocacy groups that are interested in partnerships with the CPG and retailing industries should also attend.

Meeting Attire:
Business-casual attire is recommended for entire summit.

Registration Fees:
These fees are available through
Name Price
FMI or GMA Member - Retailer/Wholesaler $795.00  
FMI or GMA Member - Manufacturer and Sales Agencies $795.00  
FMI or GMA Member - Technology/Service Providers $1,425.00  
Non-Member $1,995.00  
NGO's/Government $595.00  


Special Events
Name Price Available To
Sustainability Launch Pad  
     Fee for Sustainability Launch Pad $150.00   Domestic Ret./Whslr.
Canadian Ret./Whslr.
International Ret./Whslr.
Association Council
Associate Member (2005 or earlier)
Silver Level Membership
Association Partner
Industry Partner
Strategic Partner
Affiliate Partner

Cancellation and Other Policies:
Notify the registrar in writing, by email to slentz@fmi.org or fax 202.220.0830. A full refund, minus a $75 processing fee per registration, is granted when a cancellation is received prior to Nov. 22, 2010. A 60% refund is granted if cancellation is received by Nov. 29, 2010. No refund if notification is received after Nov. 29, 2010.

General Hotel Information:
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The Sustainability Summit will take place at The Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202. The FMI/GMA negotiated rate is $189.00 per night excluding tax (currently 10.25%). This rate is available until Monday, November 15, 2010. Reservations should be made directly with the hotel by calling 1-800-228-9290 or 703-920-3230.

Across the river from Washington, DC, the Crystal Gateway Marriott is surrounded by Arlington's best shopping and dining at the Crystal City shops and The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. The Crystal City Metro stop can be accessed from the lobby of this Pentagon City hotel, allowing guests to reach the best museums, monuments and attractions of Washington, DC and the surrounding area.

The hotel is conveniently located near Reagan National Airport (approximately 1 mile). A complimentary shuttle is available upon request. The hotel can also be easily reached by metro. Take either the Blue Line (in the direction of Largo) or Yellow Line (in the direction of Mount Vernon Square) from Reagan National Airport ONE stop to Crystal City. The fare is $1.45 - $1.75 each way. Taxi fare is approximately $8.00.