2013 Midwinter Executive Conference

Networking Meetings and Events

FMI Strategic Executive Exchange (SEE) Program

Build new business relationships and strengthen existing ones at FMI’s Strategic Executive Exchanges (SEE). Explore new opportunities to achieve common objectives.

Saturday, January 19, 2013 • 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sunday, January 20, 2013 • 7:30 am – 10:30 am
Monday, January 21, 2013 • 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 • 10:00 am – 2:45 pm

The objective of the SEEs Program is to engage CEO and senior level executive teams of retail, wholesale and supplier companies to address critical issues that confront the industry, your company and consumers. Trading partners create and manage their own agendas during the 45-minute meetings, scheduled online and in advance of the conference. Click here for more information.

FMI Food Industry Golf Tournament

Sunday, January 20, 2013 • The Phoenician Resort • 11:00 am Shotgun Start

Join your colleagues at our annual top-to-top golf outing. The tournament is a premier networking event and a casual forum to strengthen existing relationships and build new ones with other industry decision makers. There is no cost for FMI retailer/wholesaler members to attend, thanks to our generous sponsors. Click here for more information

Proceeds support FMI political education efforts and the non-profit charity, Food For All.

Tennis Tournament

Sunday, January 20, 2013 • 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

Enjoy an afternoon of exciting tennis matches. Hosted by Catalina, Mondelez International and The Clorox Company, matches will be played throughout the afternoon and refreshments will be provided.

Foundation Dinner

Monday, January 21, 2013 • 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

We invite you join us at the FMI Foundation’s 2nd Annual Leadership Dinner; a premier event that brings together the FMI Board of Directors, senior executives of FMI members and all those concerned with the strategic direction of the future of food retailing. Proceeds from the annual dinner support the Foundation’s mission of education and research in food safety, health and nutrition. Click here for more information

Spouse/Guest Event and Luncheon

Monday, January 21, 2013 • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Hosted by the FMI Executive Board Officer Spouses

Meet the master artists from Hallmark and be inspired by their passion and learn about the process for developing beautiful visual messages. All spouses and guests will also enjoy a gourmet lunch.

FOOD AND FUN FOR ALL AT THE Midwinter Kick-Off Event

Sunday, January 20, 2013 • 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Kick off the Midwinter Conference and connect with friends and colleagues during an afternoon and evening of exciting events.

Tailgating Party • 4:00 pm – end of football game
Brought to you by the premier sponsor PepsiCo, in conjunction with Anheuser-Busch, Campbell Soup Company, The Hersey Company, McCormick and Company Inc., and Unilever.

Cheer on your favorite football team, enjoy light snacks and beverages and meet special celebrity sports guests during a live big screen telecast of the NFL Conference Championship Game.

Casual Dinner • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Brought to you by Crossmark

Take a seat, relax and savor a traditional home-style barbecue buffet.

Live Entertainment with The Band Perry • 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

General Mills, Feeding America® and Big Machine Label Group have teamed up to help Outnumber Hunger in our local communities. Show your support by joining us for a night of dancing and musical entertainment with one of the nation’s hottest new bands.