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Specifically geared for you, FMItech@ Midwinter provides a forum for collaboration, knowledge exchange and dialogue you need to enhance your technology strategy. 


Explore the latest innovations with Tech Talks, 7-minute presentations with your technology partners.


Our tech-focused education sessions will keep you in the know, shed light on upcoming trends and prepare you for the future.


Schedule direct conversations with technology partners to explore how you can best enhance your technology strategy.

FMItech@ Schedule

Friday  Saturday Sunday
Tech Talks

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Tech-focused Sessions

9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

Tech Exchanges
8:00 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.
Tech Exchanges

12:00 p.m. – 4:55 p.m.

  Tech Talks

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Imperial Ballroom
Complete FMItech@Midwinter Schedule

Tech Talks

Hang with your industry peers during these informal, fire-side chats. We'll have two lounge areas, occupied in 7-minute intervals, focusing on the top trends in technology. Your technology partners will delve into the highest priority areas.

Who can attend?

Short answer: everyone!

The only requirement is that you are fully registered for the FMI Midwinter Conference. 

Who can present?

Tech supplier partners taking part in the Tech Exchange may share non-commercial ideas. We reserve the right to reject Talk proposals.

Not an FMI member? Contact Peter Collins (202.220.0737) about opportunities through our Taste of FMI program. 

Tech Exchange

Your opportunity to sit face-to-face with your technology partners is here! These Tech Exchanges are designed to give you that personalized time you need.

Each appointment will last 25 minutes.
At any one time, we have a maximum of 18 tables. 

Retailers & Wholesalers

You'll have the opportunity reserve and occupy a table, so that suppliers and service providers will rotate to you. We do ask that you commit to a minimum of four appointments in a row.


No additional fee.

Tech Suppliers & Providers

You'll receive access to the FMItech@ scheduler. Retailers and wholesalers will remain seated at designated tables, so wear your comfy shoes! Maximum number of appointments per person is 14.


How it works

  • Your meetings should be strategic in nature.
  • We expect participants to be senior executives.
  • We'll facilitate the scheduling process through our scheduler, but cannot guarantee confirmed appointments. You'll be responsible for securing your own appointments and setting the agenda for each meeting.

Tech-focused Sessions

Mastering the Foundations of Digital Success:
Digital Imperatives Part 1 
1/26/19, 9:00 a.m. 
Investing in Technology and Data Analytics that Make it Possible:
Digital Imperatives Part 2
1/26/19, 10:00 a.m.
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning in Grocery 1/26/19, 11:15 a.m.
The Future of Work 1/26/19, 1:30 p.m.
The Skills Economy 1/26/19, 2:45 p.m.