2011 Private Brands Summit and Business Conference

Leading Change • Driving Growth • Leveraging Consumer Insights
Attend the food industry’s most comprehensive private brands event in the beautiful downtown Chicago this fall!  Join your colleagues for four days of insightful education and collaborative trading partner strategy meetings designed to help discover new innovative ideas to grow sales, improve profitability and uncover valuable opportunities in private brands retailing.  
Registration packages include the Summit or Business Conference individually, or for maximum value and savings, participate in both conferences* and achieve your private brand business goals in one convenient location.
The Private Brands Summit presents a practical educational forum for private brands executives. Participate in thought provoking discussions addressing the issues and opportunities that challenge the private brand supplier and retailer communities. These thought provoking sessions are designed to motivate, educate and inspire you as they focus on the shopping behaviors and insights on today's consumer. Together we will discover innovative ways to maximize your business opportunities in private brands retailing, wholesaling and manufacturing today and in the future.
The Private Brands Business Conference provides a tremendous opportunity for private brands suppliers to host and interact with their retailer and wholesaler trading partners in private company-to-company meetings. As part of this members-only collaborative format, senior level participants share strategies, goals, and operational concerns in an effort to achieve greater efficiency, profitability and growth which produce long-term mutual benefits. As the needs of consumers change and competition intensifies, increased dialogue between wholesalers/retailers and suppliers is critical to meeting today's business challenges. 
*The Private Brands Business Conference is open to Retailer, Wholesaler and FMI Private Brands members.  Commitment forms for participation can be downloaded here and returned to FMI. FMI will notify all committed companies when the online scheduling tool is available.  
The Private Brands Summit is open to all executives of all levels engaged in their companies private brand activities regardless of membership with FMI.
The Private Brands Business Conference is open to FMI Retailer, Wholesaler and Private Brands members.  Participants include distributor and supplier senior executives, including CEO’s and their senior staffs, with responsibilities for overall corporate goal-setting, business development and strategic alliances. 
For information about membership at FMI, please contact Matt Grizzard at mgrizzard@fmi.org or 202.220.0677.
All events are business casual with a sports coat optional.


Program & Sponsorships Registration
Suzanne George & Pat Walsh Amma Owusu & Susan Lentz
202.220.0820 202.220.0844
sgeorge@fmi.org register@fmi.org