2011 Technology Leadership Summit

Tuesday, October 25 - Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The Adolphus
1321 Commerce Street [map]
Dallas, TX 75202-4202

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Generate new ideas, build relationships, hear from industry experts and participate in interactive discussions with your peers at FMI’s first Technology Leadership Summit. Take away actionable insights while broadening your perspectives and hearing about new tools, strategies, and solutions to today’s changing technological landscape.

The 2011 Technology Leadership Summit has aligned its topics with the most pressing issues and challenges facing retail technology executives today and brings you together with your peers to participate in;

• Interactive sessions and discussion groups.
• Superior networking opportunities
• Real-world education with emphasis on adding ROI to you and your business.

General sessions, coupled with tactical & interactive discussions will cover timely topics including:
• Mobile Payments
• Social Commerce
• Data Security
• Personal Mobility at Work
• Privacy Issues
• Cloud Computing
• Food Safety
• Disaster Recovery

Related Files:

Technology Leadership Summit Agenda (Final)
Sponsor Prospectus

Registration Includes:

Registration fee includes all meeting materials, breakfast, breaks, lunch and reception. Fee does not include your hotel accommodations or dinners.

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.

Who Should Attend:

Chief Executives, (SR) Vice Presidents, Directors, etc., with responsibility for:
• Information Technology
• Data or Mobile Security
• Mobile Payments
• Customer Experience
• Information Systems
• Strategic Planning
• e-commerce
• Business Strategy
• Operations

Meeting Attire:

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

Sponsorship Information
Please contact Rhett Asher if you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the 2011 FMI Technology Leadership Summit. This is an exclusive event reserved for only solution providers who sponsor the conference. Sponsorships are limited in order to allow for the best possible networking environment and a highly beneficial retailer to solution provider ratio.

Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 10/19/2011
Name Price
Retailer/Wholesaler $249.00  
Retailer/Wholesaler - NonMember $399.00  

Cancellation and Other Policies:

Please notify registrar in writing by email to aowusu@fmi.org or fax 202.220.0830. A full refund, less a $75 processing fee is granted when a cancellation is received prior to October 11, 2011. A 60% refund is granted if cancellation is received by October 18, 2011. No refund if notification is received after October 18, 2011.

General Hotel Information:

The Adolphus
1321 Commerce Street
Dallas, Texas 75202
Main Phone: 214.742.8200

Please make all hotel room reservations directly with The Adolphus by Monday, October 10, 2011 to receive the discounted group rate. FMI cannot guarantee the group rate or availability after this date. Reference the Food Marketing Institute to receive the discounted group rate.

Reservation Details
Phone-in Reservations: 214.651.3550 or 800.221.9083

Room rates:
Deluxe Room $162.00 (plus tax) single/double occupancy
Junior Suite $182.00 (plus tax) single/double occupancy

Check-in time: 3:00 p.m. local time
Check-out time: 1:00 p.m. local time

Hotel Cancellation:
The Adolphus must receive notice of hotel cancellations or changes no later than 72 hours prior to your arrival in order to receive a refund of your room deposit. All hotel changes, substitutions, and/or cancellations must be made directly with the hotel.

*Please Note: One (1) night room & tax deposit is required to secure a hotel reservation. Hotel rates do not include sales tax (currently 13%). The hotel requires a credit card, cash or check to guarantee reservations, as well as an arrival and departure date. Your credit card will be charged for your room deposit immediately upon completion of your reservation. Hotel reservations are accepted on a first-come, first served basis, including requests for specific room types. All hotel changes, substitutions, and/or cancellations must be made directly with the hotel. Please note that in order to have a reservation in the group room block, you must register for the FMI Technology Leadership Summit. FMI reserves the right to review the conference room block and remove those individuals who have not registered for the event. One (1) hotel reservation per registered delegate will be accommodated. The hotel reservation should be made under the corresponding registered delegate’s name to avoid confusion. The hotel will add a $100.00 early departure fee to any guest who checks out of the hotel prior to the guest's reserved check-out date. Guests wishing to avoid an early departure fee should advise the hotel prior to or at check-in of any change in planned length of stay.

Travel Information:

The Adolphus is conveniently located in downtown Dallas, Texas, in the heart of the financial district. The hotel is approximately 18 miles from Dallas / Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW), and 7 miles from Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL).

Taxis are readily available at the airport to take you to the hotel throughout the day and evening at a cost of approximately $45.00-$50.00 one way (DFW).

The Adolphus offers covered, valet parking for overnight guests at a rate of $24.00 per day, with in/out privileges. A day rate of $8.00 for up to one hour, $14.00 for one to two hours and $20.00 for two hours or more (with no in/out privileges) for attendees without overnight accommodations.