2017 Annual Business Conference (ABC)

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Food Marketing Institute's (FMI) Annual Business Conference is an opportunity for top-level executives from retailer, wholesaler, sales agencies and CPG supplier companies to come together for three intense days of collaborative business planning. This meeting is exclusive to FMI retail and wholesale member companies, FMI CPG Associate Members and their sales agency partners.


To participate in the 2017 Annual Business Conference, please fill out and return the COMMITMENT FORM to Marc Thomas, mthomas@fmi.org.

As part of your company's commitment and program fee, you will receive a private suite to host confidential, one-on-one 45-minute meetings with key retailer/wholesaler executives. Using the FMI scheduling tool, you will be able to request and accept appointments with participating retail/wholesale companies. Scheduler will open on June 28, 2017 at 12:00pm EST (must have a registered username and password to access).

In addition, your company receives complimentary registration for all your company executives.

For emerging supplier companies interested in participating at the FMI Annual Business Conference, please see opportunities here.


In 2016, Conference sponsors promoted their brands directly to nearly 100 C-Level and senior retail executives. View our SPONSORSHIP PROSPECTUS to learn more about sponsorship opportunities with ABC + Discovery. For questions, contact Marc Thomas at mthomas@fmi.org or 202.220.0804.


List of Participating Retailers + Wholesalers

 ABC Meeting Schedule Template 

FMI's Online Scheduler Manual

Sponsorship Opportunities


April 21, 2017 Committment Forms Due
June 28, 2017 Online Scheduler Opens - 12:00pm EST
July 28, 2017 Business Suite Invoice Due
September 1, 2017 Housing Cut-Off Date at JW Marriott
September 14, 2017 Business Suite Product Can Arrive to Hotel
September 17-20, 2017 Annual Business Conference

ABC Timeline + Reminders - CLICK HERE