Share Your Company's Brand with Tomorrow's Industry Leaders

The FMI Future Leaders eXperience offers a new leadership paradigm that sets the course for tomorrow's food retail leaders to excel in a swiftly transforming industry. 

Companies send teams of the most promising employees, with demonstrated leadership characteristics, to participate in this interactive learning environment.

We can work with you to plan your event branding strategy. Act now to secure your top sponsorship!

Up Close and Connected

  • Nearly 500 of the food retailing industry’s strongest emerging leaders attend Future Leaders eXperience.
  • Three days of interactive learning exercises and round table discussions with retailers and wholesalers.
  • Learn, network and lay your head at one location, with nearby premier dining and entertainment. Perfect for Networking.

Impact Level Sponsor Opportunities $25,000

1. Future Leadership Education Package

Sponsoring the Future Leadership Education Package keeps your company in hand and mind as a supporter of cutting-edge thought leadership and insights. Learning modules developed exclusively for FMI Future Leaders eXperience. Package includes exclusive branding of this year’s:

  • Education Program Workbook
  • Action Planning Journal

2. Get Connected Package

Keep future leaders of your industry connected to your brand and each other, by becoming the 2018 Technology Sponsor. The Technology sponsor will gain valuable visibility each time a Future Leader connects to the venue Wi-Fi service or signs onto the mobile event app to find information on sessions, speakers and more.  Technology Sponsors receive exclusive and prominent branding of:

  • Conference Wi-Fi Sign-In
  • Mobile App Sign-on Page
  • Wi-Fi and Mobile App Instructions Cards

3. Store Manager Awards Sponsor

Store Manager Awards give industry standouts an opportunity to be recognized for their hard work and achievements in a high-energy ceremony.  Position your company’s commitment to hard work and customer service excellence by supporting this premier event that recognizes exceptional store managers who are out there spurring sales growth, providing great customer service, leading their teams, and playing an integral role in their communities. 

  • Attendee/Nominee Welcome
  • One Celebration/Party Favor
  • One-minute Video Introduction

4. Welcome Center/ Info Desk Package

Put your company front and center by taking advantage of the exclusive opportunity to engage your brand with all attending Future Leaders. The 2018 Registration Sponsor will have a valuable and lasting impact throughout the entire conference, by branding vital conference and housing items for all attendees. The Registration Sponsor comprehensive package includes branding of:
  • Attendee Badges
  • Attendee Hotel Key Cards
  • Conference Badge Lanyards
  • Registration Desk

Additional Sponsor Opportunities

Performance Level Sponsor Opportunities $15,000

eXperience Level Sponsor Opportunities $10,000

Core Level Opportunities $5,000

Additional benefits for each sponsor level.

Contact Information

To learn about these and other opportunities contact:

Peter Collins
Director, Industry Relations & Development
(202) 220-0737
Jennifer Jones
Sales Specialist
(202) 220-0759


2018 Sample Attendee Titles

Business Manager Bakery/Deli Supervisor President & Chief Operations Officer  Social Media Manager  Assistant Controller 
 Front End Operations Assistant Director Category Manager  Group Vice President, Grocery Center Store   Store Manager  Chief Executive Officer
 Head of Digital  Vice President, Grocery  Director of Business Intelligence & Pricing  Manager, Perishables  Vice President of Merchandising
 Group Director, Category Strategic Advisory  Assistant Store Manager  Director, Industry Communications  Communications Manager  Customer Senior Account Manager
 Retail Sales Process Manager  Director, Customer Management  Talent Development Advisor  Vice President, Natural Specialty  Regional Director
 Director, Omni-Channel  Human Resource Operations  Category Manager  Senior Business Manager  Floral Director

Sample Retailer/Wholesaler Attendee Companies

Big Y Foods, Inc. Brookshire Grocery Company  Burris Logistics  Colemans Food Centre 
 Ahold Delhaize USA Dorothy Lane Market, Inc.  Fareway Stores, Inc.  Festival Foods
 Heinen's Fine Foods, Inc. Longo Brothers Fruit Markets  Lunds & Byerlys    Newport Avenue Market
 Price Chopper Supermarkets SPAR International

2017 Retailer/Wholesalers with 10+ Attendees

2017 CPG Companies with Future Leader Teams

2017 Future Leaders eXperience Sponsors