ASAP 2017: Audit, Safety, and Asset Protection Conference

Before You Go: Share Your Ideas for Our Idea Exchanges!

As you prepare and pack your bags for Orlando, please help us focus the idea exchange sessions by sharing the questions you are bringing to the conference, the solutions you've found, and the things that are keeping you up at night. View our how-to (PDF) to participate in these vital exchanges of ideas. 

About 2017 ASAP Conference

As you know, change has come to the food retail industry. As the industry evolves, all of us must adapt to today's rapidly changing retail environment, and prepare for the industry of the future. Staying just ahead of the curve is vital to the continued success of our industry, our companies, and ourselves. 

That's why we're pleased to announce FMI's newly revamped ASAP Conference: the only event for Audit, Safety and Asset Protection professionals in food retail that keeps you ahead of what's next. See who's coming

Event Overview

Previously known as the Asset Protection Conference, the ASAP Conference now includes a focus on ALL the areas most important to protecting your company’s profit.

We know that you have limited time, finite resources, and a need for relevant education and networking that will help you do your job better today. That’s why leaders in food industry audit, safety, and asset protection are building this event for you from the ground up. 

Plan to take advantage of:

  • Fewer days out of the office
  • Improved networking
  • Highly focused content


Full Schedule Now Available! 

Our agenda is filled with latest trends and information in audit, risk and safety, asset protection and professional development. Visit the Program page for the full schedule. Here are just some of the great sessions in the works: 


  • How to Turn a Crisis Inside Out
  • Risk, Readiness, & Resiliency: Conducting Your Supply Chain Vulnerability & Risk Assesments
  • Legal and Social Issues Impacting the Workplace
  • EMV Trends: Impact on Businesses
  • The State of the Industry: Lessons from Food Retail Leaders
  • Corporate Fraud and High Level Investigations
  • Credit Card Fraud Schemes
  • Emerging CCTV & Facial Recognition Technologies
  • Reversing the "80/20 Rule" of Shrink


  • Social Networking and Engineering: Risk and Readiness Tips for Internal Auditors
  • Transforming Analytic Insights to Value with Data Visualization Tools 
  • Ten Reasons Controls Breakdown...and What to Do About It
  • Adding Value with Store Audits
  • Interal Audit's Role in New IT System Implementation
  • Better Consulting Skills for Internal Auditors: How to Develop & Apply Internal Consulting Skills in the Audit Environment
  • Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA): What Auditors Need to Know and Do to Assess Compliance
  • Effective Root Cause Analysis Technqiues
  • PCI Compliance
  • Techniques for Selling Audit Findings and Overcoming Objections


    Driving a Safety Culture
  • OSHA Updates that Matter
  • Safety Topics
  • Identifying and Reviewing Best Practices for Reducing Slips, Trips, and Falls
  • OSHA: The Inspector's View
  • Focused Store Improvements
  • Ergonomics: It's Not Just About Your Back! 
  • Fire Safety
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Organizational Behavior and Leadership: The Evolution of HR and its Effects on Culture
  • Understanding a P&L
  • Effective Communication Across Generational Lines
  • Project Management

Keynote Speakers Announced!

Robyn Benincasa
World Champion Adventure Racer, CNN Hero of the Year
Win as One: The 8 Essential Elements of Human Synergy

Robyn Benincasa knows all about creating Human Synergy. This full-time San Diego firefighter was named a CNN Hero for 2014, and she has seen first-hand the power people have to accomplish extraordinary feats when they work together as a team. She has mastered the skills required to inspire a group of semi-exhausted people through a seemingly endless series of checkpoints, in pursuit of an audacious goal, while working under extreme time pressures and in constantly changing conditions.

Dan Thurmon
Author and Peak Performance Expert
Off Balance on Purpose

Dan Thurmon is the author of two books, a renowned speaker, and a recognized expert in delivering peak performances – on stage and in the workplace. As president of Motivation Works, Inc., Dan helps organizations and individuals implement actions plans and move confidently through transitions. He began his performance career at eleven years old, crafting a one-man-show incorporating comedy, juggling and acrobatics. He has also extensively studied Personal Development and developed a unique methodology he teaches to audiences and clients.

New in 2017! Business Appointments

New in 2017! Use the Business Appointment Scheduler to arrange meetings between retailers and exhibiting suppliers and get the most out of your time at ASAP. This new web-based scheduling tool will allow retailers and trading partners exhibiting at ASAP to pre-schedule appointments prior to arriving.  With the appointment scheduler, you can: 

1) Secure meetings with the business partners most important to your business.

2) Ensure your company is spending its resources on the right events.

3) Improve your productivity while attending the conference.

Note: a link to the scheduler will be sent to you after registration or purchase of a sponorship/booth. Register here (retailers only) or explore sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities to access this new conference feature! 


Who attends?

The ASAP Conference is a must-attend event in the retail food industry for executives responsible for:

  • Asset Protection
  • Loss Prevention
  • Risk Management
  • Crisis Management
  • Operations
  • Cyber Security
  • Safety
  • Loss Control
  • Internal Audit
  • Finance
  • Compliance
  • A/P Auditing
  • Corporate Controls

See who's coming

Network with the following committed attendees and companies: 

Michael Brenton
Ahold USA/Giant Food 
Michael Nugent
Tops Markets, LLC  
Joseph Cassol
Giant Eagle, Inc. 
Robert Peter
Publix Super Markets, Inc.  
Joe Conway
Acme Markets & Safeway/Albertson's
David Rhein
Meijer, Inc.
Damon Cavasin
Suhay Rosario
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company
John Gay
Delhaize America 
Shawn Rush
Giant Eagle, Inc.
Steve Hoptay
Wakefern Food Corporation
Ed Van Fleet
Brookshire Grocery Company
Brian Kelly
Meijer, Inc.    
Eric Van Tongeren
Meijer, Inc.
Matthew Larson
Jody Wood
Safeway, Inc.
Shannon Lenahan
David Wright
Big Y Foods, Inc. 
Jesse Levine
Ravitz Family Markets 
Scott Ziter
Price Chopper Supermarkets


Contact Us

Asset Protection & Safety Programming
Doug Baker | | 202.220.0719

Internal Auditing Programming
Amanda Bond-Thorley | | 202.220.0606

Deborah Stewart | | 202.220.0828

Ben Quigley | | 202.220.0716


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