Agenda

We've adjusted the schedule to make the best use of time, amplify executive networking
and consolidate education content. 

Expanded small group activities such as:
  • Friday Meat & CatchUp Picnic
  • Saturday Soup, Sandwich and Speakers session
  • Fireside Chats: Increased, informal small group discussions
  • More FMItech Talks and Exchanges
  • More time for the Strategic Executive Exchange on Monday
  • Independent Operators benefit from an extended meeting and store tours.
Further schedule updates including:
  • Saturday keynote reduced to 1-hour
  • FMI Annual Meeting on Sunday morning
  • Golf and Stir It Up! remains on Sunday
  • Executive Leadership Award celebration at the Board of Directors lunch

Key

  • Keynote
  • Breakout Session
  • B2B Meetings
  • Other Activities

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Board-level Meetings (Board members only)

7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Refresh Lounge

7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Registration

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Tech Talks

Explore the latest innovations with Tech Talks, 8-minute presentations with your technology partners.

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Friday Meat 'n Catch-Up Picnic

12:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Strategic Executive Exchange

The SEE program offers you a venue to meet face-to-face with top food retail and wholesale company C-level peers in the supplier and manufacturing communities, through pre-arranged, one-on-one appointments. 

Questions? Reach Marc Thomas at mthomas@fmi.org or 202.220.0804

12:00 PM - 3:55 PM

Tech Exchanges

Your opportunity to sit face-to-face with your technology partners is here! Schedule direct meetings with technology partners to explore how you can best enhance your technology strategy. An excellent approach to meeting a wide variety of partners very efficiently. Each appointment will last 25 minutes.

Questions? Contact Doug Baker at dbaker@fmi.org

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Meet & Mingle 1st Timers Welcome Reception

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Friday Night Kick-off Mixer

7:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Midwinter Breakfast

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Registration

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Refresh Lounge

8:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Strategic Executive Exchange

The SEE program offers you a venue to meet face-to-face with top food retail and wholesale company C-level peers in the supplier and manufacturing communities, through pre-arranged, one-on-one appointments. 

Questions? Reach Marc Thomas at mthomas@fmi.org or 202.220.0804

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Board-level Meetings (Board members only)

9:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Tech Talks

Explore the latest innovations with Tech Talks, 8-minute presentations with your technology partners.

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Tech Exchanges

Your opportunity to sit face-to-face with your technology partners is here! Schedule direct meetings with technology partners to explore how you can best enhance your technology strategy. An excellent approach to meeting a wide variety of partners very efficiently. Each appointment will last 25 minutes.

Questions? Contact Doug Baker at dbaker@fmi.org

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Chairman's Celebration of Industry Leaders (By invitation only)

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Soup, Sandwich & Speakers Lunch

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

IO Store Tours

2:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Strategic Executive Exchange

The SEE program offers you a venue to meet face-to-face with top food retail and wholesale company C-level peers in the supplier and manufacturing communities, through pre-arranged, one-on-one appointments. 

Questions? Reach Marc Thomas at mthomas@fmi.org or 202.220.0804

2:00 PM - 3:55 PM

Tech Exchanges

Your opportunity to sit face-to-face with your technology partners is here! Schedule direct meetings with technology partners to explore how you can best enhance your technology strategy. An excellent approach to meeting a wide variety of partners very efficiently. Each appointment will last 25 minutes.

Questions? Contact Doug Baker at dbaker@fmi.org

2:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Education Sessions

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Keynote Sessions

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Saturday All-Exec Soiree Reception

6:15 AM - 7:30 AM

We Run Food Run/Walk

7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Refresh Lounge

7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Sunday Eat & Lead Breakfast

FMI Annual Meeting

7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Registration

9:15 AM - 12:15 PM

IO Power Session (Session exclusively for FMI IO Members)

9:15 AM - 5:00 PM

Strategic Executive Exchange

The SEE program offers you a venue to meet face-to-face with top food retail and wholesale company C-level peers in the supplier and manufacturing communities, through pre-arranged, one-on-one appointments. 

Questions? Reach Marc Thomas at mthomas@fmi.org or 202.220.0804

9:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Tech Talks

Explore the latest innovations with Tech Talks, 8-minute presentations with your technology partners.

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Exec-Stretch Yoga Class

11:00 AM - 5:00 AM

FMI Food Industry Golf Tournament

11:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Tech Exchanges

Your opportunity to sit face-to-face with your technology partners is here! Schedule direct meetings with technology partners to explore how you can best enhance your technology strategy. An excellent approach to meeting a wide variety of partners very efficiently. Each appointment will last 25 minutes.

Questions? Contact Doug Baker at dbaker@fmi.org

12:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Spouse & Guest Party Luncheon

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Fireside Chats

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

FMI Foundation Presents: Stir It Up!

Join the no-suit, no-tie, FMI Foundation fundraising event where you can Stir It Up! by preparing, sharing and daring to make the best family meal. At this friendly cooking competition, FMI Foundation supporters create and serve tasting menus and delectable dishes. The fun heats up as you vote for your favorite family meal in the categories of – healthiest, easiest, tastiest, most affordable, and best culinary adventure. There are numerous ways to support Stir it Up! from creating your own kitchen station to simply purchasing a ticket to enjoy a deliciously fun evening supporting a great cause. Details and more at www.fmi.org/stiritup.

8:00 AM - 4:45 AM

Strategic Executive Exchange

The SEE program offers you a venue to meet face-to-face with top food retail and wholesale company c-level peers in the supplier and manufacturing communities, through pre-arranged, one-on-one appointments. 

Questions? Reach Marc Thomas at mthomas@fmi.org or 202.220.0804