2018 Annual Business Conference (ABC)

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FMI's 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 private, collaborative business planning. This meeting is exclusive to FMI retail and wholesale member companies, FMI CPG Associate Members and their sales agency partners. Using the FMI online Scheduler, you will be able to request and accept appointments with participating supplier companies.


To participate in the 2018 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 private, one-on-one 45-minute meetings with key retailer/wholesaler executives. In addition, your company receives complimentary registration for all your company executives.

Online Scheduler will open on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 12:00pm EST 


Participating Retailers + Wholesaler Companies

 ABC Meeting Schedule Template 

FMI's Online Scheduler Manual

Business Suite Order Forms


April 2, 2018 Commitment Forms Due
July 17, 2018 Online Scheduler Opens - 12:00pm EST
July 28, 2018 Business Suite Invoice Due
September 14, 2018 Housing Cut-Off Date at JW Marriott
September 25, 2018 Business Suite Product Can Arrive to Hotel
September 30 - October  3, 2018 Annual Business Conference