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Strategic Executive Exchange

Collaborative Meetings Key to Your Success

New challenges create new opportunities. In the midst of an evolving industry, connections are everything. When those contacts are executives at the industry’s leading companies, the prospective alliances are invaluable. As a key benefit of the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference, the Strategic Executive Exchange (SEE) program facilitates one-on-one private meetings between top food retail and wholesale companies and their C-level peers in the supplier and manufacturing communities.

Take this rare opportunity to get face-time with other leaders to build partnerships, develop strategy and leverage trends to increase profits. Participants can arrange one-on-one appointments with executives and maximize their ROI on site.


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  • Hold private, in-depth discussions with a range of industry leaders to discuss new business strategies.
  • Build or strengthen relationships with existing and potential business partners.
  • Leverage key market forces and consumer trends to increase revenue and profit.

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  • Hear strategic needs of existing and potential customers directly to explore how your company can help solve their problems.
  • Make or grow connections with top executives with the authority to make buying decisions.
  • Share important information about your company, its products and your insights into the future of the industry.


  • Meetings are intended to be strategic, with tactical issues discussed in a fresh setting.
  • Participating supplier/manufacturer and retailer/wholesalers are expected to be senior executives, preferably CEOs and COOs whenever possible.
  • Arrange for 45-minute meetings over the course of the four-day conference.
  • FMI will facilitate the scheduling process, but cannot guarantee confirmed appointments. Each company is responsible for securing its own appointments and setting the agenda for each meeting.
  • Manufacturers, suppliers and service providers will host the meetings in pre-assigned private meeting rooms at the National Doral Miami in Miami, Florida.