FMItech at Midwinter promotes conversations, explorations and private exchanges to enhance your technology strategy.

We bring together FMI Midwinter attendees focused on technology, e-commerce and automation strategies to create actionable next steps.

Tech Exchanges

Face-to-face time with service providers to explore ways to best enhance technology strategies. Retailers, wholesalers and product suppliers host a table, allowing a wide variety of tech partners to meet with them in 25-minute appointments.

Tech Talks

Explore the latest innovations with Tech Talks, 8-minute presentations by a variety of technology partners. These informal chats will delve into the highest priority areas.

All registered FMI Midwinter attendees are welcome to watch Tech Talks.

Tech Sessions

Our tech-focused education sessions will keep you in the know, shed light on upcoming trends and prepare you for the future in tech, as it pertains to the food industry.

How it Works

Retailers, Wholesalers & Product Suppliers

  • Complimentary table reservations will begin in August, 2020.
  • Technology suppliers and service providers rotate to your table.
  • We ask for a minimum of four appointments in a row.

No additional fee from FMI Midwinter registration.

Registration and Table Reservations Open August 2020

Technology Service Providers

  • Complete commitment form (available in August).
  • Once form is verified, you'll gain access to the FMItech scheduler to make up to 25 appointments.
    • Retailers and wholesalers will remain seated at designated tables, so wear your comfy shoes! 
  • You may also apply for one Tech Talk, 8-minutes of idea-sharing on your tech topic of choice.
    • Non-commercial idea sharing, only.
    • Tech Talk proposals are reviewed and limited, we recommend you submit commitments early.
  • Companies may elect to participate only in Tech Exchanges or only in Tech Talks, however, pricing remains the same.


Stay tuned for cost information.

Commitment Forms Available in August 2020

Have questions about eligibility, membership, or the program? Contact Peter Collins, senior director, industry relations and development (202.220.0737). Not a member? There may be opportunities through our Taste of FMI program.

Please Note

  • 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 Sponsorship Inquiries

Peter Collins
Sr. Director, Industry Relations and Development
(202) 220-0737
Peter Collins

2020 Participants

Retailers, Wholesalers, and Product Suppliers

Service Providers