2011 Asset Protection Conference

Sunday, March 6 - Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa
1900 Buena Vista Drive [map]
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-8432

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FMI’s Asset Protection Conference meets the specific needs of food retail industry executives charged with protecting the organization’s assets: people, reputation and property. The 2011 Asset Protection program incorporates key learnings of FMI’s Loss Prevention, Safety and Risk Management components, including:
• Interactive sessions and discussion groups.
• Superior networking opportunities
• Real-world education with emphasis on adding ROI to you and your business.
• Vendor table-top exhibits showcasing the latest and most innovative shrink, security and safety solutions.

General sessions, tactical breakouts and interactive discussions will cover timely topics including:
• Safety
• Social Media
• Self Checkouts
• Gang Awareness
• Crisis Management
• Workplace Violence
• Central Monitoring
• Supply Chain Security
• Professional Development
• Enterprise Risk Management
• Food Defense and Protection
• Credit Card and Coupon Fraud

Featured Sessions:

Eric C. White, CHS-V, FABCHS, Chairman, American Board for Certification in Homeland Security (ABCHS)
Michael Rozin, Special Operations Captain, Mall of America Security Department
Doug Reynolds, Director of Security, Mall of America Security Department

Learn why counterterrorism efforts should be part of every retailer’s security program. Unlock the secrets of a behavioral detection technique used by Mall of America that will enable you to identify potential perpetrators of a terrorist attack. Discover the benefits of implementing counterterrorism strategies and learn ways to leverage existing resources develop protocols for addressing threats once identified.

Commander Kirk S. Lippold, USN (Ret.)

The privilege and burden of leadership comes with an accountability that many aspire to emulate and anyone can rise up to and achieve. Using a devastating suicide terrorist attack as a backdrop, Commander Lippold, Commander of the USS Cole, conveys how the bedrock principle of integrity created an environment for leadership where his crew felt imbued with a sense of ownership as they seized the opportunity to be responsible for their ship and not just their jobs. Their own sense of leadership proved to be a guiding principle in the crucible of combat.

Jeff Thredgold, Economic Futurist

Participate in an entertaining, informative and humorous “tour” of the U.S. and global economy, financial markets, education, employment, retirement and more. Jeff provides a clear and focused picture of what’s happening in the economy and how it affects the future of your finances. Drawing from his latest book, econAmerica, he shares the four key factors, or Silver Bullets, needed to create a strong American economy in coming years.

Jan Hargrave, Author & CEO, Jan Hargrave & Associates

The best interviewers and interrogators are those who have learned to intimately observe and interpret human communication behaviors. Hargrave’s in-depth examination of body language and personality differences will provide you with the tools you need for victorious negotiations and insight into conducting successful interviews or interrogations.

Gordon Meriwether, Principal, The Uriah Group

How can you assure the creditability of your company’s critical operating data as hackers continuously challenge the most advanced data security measures? What if your measures fail? Do you have the crisis management team and the operating model in place to react to and recover from a serious data breach? Meriwether, who brought his popular active shooter scenario to last year’s conference, returns to guide you through the operational impacts of losing control of your lifeblood data, working through the response, and developing, with the help of your tablemates, a model for action and recovery. Be part of this ground breaking crisis management workshop, led by the Chaos XO of the Uriah Group.

Helen Levinson, Principal, Desert Rose Design

While beneficial for marketing purposes, social media activity creates potential pitfalls in terms of protecting a company’s assets and reputation. What if sensitive company information was leaked online and, even worse, you didn’t know it was out there? Are you prepared for serious damage control? A social media expert will show you how to manage and track your online reputation, identify online threats and address compliance issues. Learn investigative techniques to solve retail theft and the six key social media best practices.

Vendor Court:
Join more than 50 leading vendors and service providers to display your products and services in this dynamic, high-energy environment! The informal table-top exhibits will be displayed during meal functions and receptions.

Showcase solutions to reduce shrink, improve security, improve safety, reduce slips and falls and reduce employee accidents. Vendor court participants offer innovative solutions including:
• Locks & safes
• Access control
• Source tagging
• Shrink detection
• Security systems
• Awareness programs
• Exception reporting
• Slip/fall prevention
• Cash handling services
• Civil recovery services

NEW Vendor Court Package for 2011 -- Purchase one table in the vendor court and receive two conference registrations as part of a package deal!

Associate Member Package: $2,600
Non-Member Package: $3,600

Fill out the vendor court form, plus two vendor court registration forms and submit them together to receive the package rate. If registering online, select the vendor court package when you register your main contact. The secondary contact will need to register by faxing a paper form to 202.220.0830. Additional registrations are subject to standard conference fees.

Program Ad Information:
Vendor Court participants can increase their visibility with the industry's leading retailers by purchasing a full-page ad (4x9) in the conference directory, which is distributed to each attendee. Please be sure to check the program ad box on the vendor court table form, send a high resolution .pdf or .eps file (300dpi) to Heather Cain at hcain@fmi.org and $500 ad fee to FMI by January 7, 2011.

Special Event!
Join your colleagues for a fun-filled evening on Tuesday, March 8th. (Sponsored by ADT)

Bongos Cuban Café in Downtown Disney
1498 E. Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

The venue is within walking distance of the Buena Vista Palace Hotel and maps will be provided. Entertainment will be provided by The Caliente Band.

Related Files:

Individual Registration Form
Vendor Court Registration Packet
Vendor Court - Individual Registration Form
Conference Agenda
Sponsorship Opportunities
Conference Brochure

Registration Includes:

Registration fee includes all meeting materials, breakfasts, breaks, lunches and receptions. Fee does not include your hotel accommodations or dinners. (Spouses/Non-Industry Guests are welcome to attend evening social events.)

To qualify for FMI Member rates, every participant must be an employee of an FMI Member company. An FMI Retailer/Wholesaler Member is a retailer or wholesaler paying annual dues to FMI. An FMI Associate Member is a supplier company paying annual associate dues to FMI. All others are Non-Members.

Who Should Attend:

Vice presidents, directors, managers and industry executives with responsibility for:
• Asset Protection
• Loss Prevention
• Security
• Risk Management
• Safety
• Shrink
• Crisis Management/Business Continuity
• Workers’ Compensation

Meeting Attire:

Business casual attire is recommended for the entire conference. Meeting rooms may be cool, a jacket or sweater is recommended.

FMI Retailer/Wholesaler Members: Register by January 3, 2011 to get the early bird rate!

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 03/02/2011
Name Price
FMI Retailer/Wholesaler Member - Early Bird Registration $595.00  
FMI Retailer/Wholesaler Member $795.00  
FMI Retailer/Wholesaler Member 3+ paid attendees from same company $695.00  
FMI Associate Member - Vendor Court Package $2,600.00  
FMI Associate Member $1,125.00  
Non-Member - Vendor Court Package $3,600.00  
Non-Member Registration $1,350.00  

Cancellation and Other Policies:

Please notify registrar in writing by email to slentz@fmi.org or fax 202.220.0830. A full refund, less a $75 processing fee, is granted when a cancellation is received prior to February 18, 2011. A 60% refund is granted if cancellation is received by February 25, 2011. No refund if notification is received after February 25, 2011.

Supplier Cancellation Policy: Cancellations for table packages will be accepted prior to January 7, 2011. Suppliers will receive a full refund, minus a $75 processing fee, for the table expense. No refunds for the table package will be provided if cancellations are received after January 7, 2011.

General Hotel Information:

Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa
1900 Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Reservations: 1.866.246.6563
Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. local time.
Check-out time is 11:00 a.m. local time.

Please make all room reservations directly with Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa at 1.866.246.6563 by Friday, February 11, 2011. FMI can not guarantee the group discounted rate of $169 per night (single/double occupancy) after February 11, 2011. Reference the FMI Asset Protection Conference to receive the group rate.

Travel Information:

The Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa is located approximately 15 miles/30 minutes from the Orlando International Airport (MCO).

The hotel does not have a free shuttle to and from the airport. Mears Transportation provides shuttle service to the hotel and leaves the airport about every 20-30 minutes. When you arrive at the airport, proceed to the baggage claim area to purchase your tickets, which currently cost $20.00 per adult one way or $33.00 per adult round trip.

Taxis are readily available at the airport to take you to the hotel throughout the day and evening at a cost of approximately $50.00 one way.

Self-parking and valet parking are available at the hotel (please contact the hotel for current rates).

Sponsors and Sponsorship Information:

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Thank you to our generous Sponsors!
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