FMItech@ Midwinter

FMItech at Midwinter promotes collaboration, knowledge exchange and dialogue, to enhance your technology strategy. 

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

FMItech Midwinter 2020

Tech Exchanges

Tech Exchanges facilitate face-to-face time with technology partners to explore how 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 retail industry.

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.

Cost Information

Retailers, Wholesalers & Product Suppliers

  • Reserve a free meeting table, so that tech suppliers and service providers rotate to you.
  • We ask that you commit to a minimum of four appointments in a row.

No additional fee from FMI Midwinter registration.

Table Reservation for Retailers, Wholesalers & Product Suppliers

Technology Service Providers

  • Once your commitment 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, an 8-minute idea-sharing talk on your topic of choice related to tech.
    •  Non-commercial idea sharing, only.
    • Tech Talk proposals are reviewed and limited, so submit your commitment early.
  • Companies may elect to participate only in Tech Exchanges or only in Tech Talks, however, pricing remains the same.


Associate Member with 2+ registrations   $1,595 
 Associate Member with 1 registration  $1,995
 Non-member (Taste of FMI) with 1+ registration  $2,995

Technology Service Provider Commitment Form

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

FMItech at Midwinter Schedule

Location: Ballroom (next to Refresh Room)


Tech Talks
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Tech Exchanges
1:00 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.


Tech Talks
9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Tech Exchanges
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
2:00 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. 


Tech Talks
9:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Tech Exchanges
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

2020 FMItech at Midwinter Participants

Sponsorship Inquiries

Interested in a tech-focused sponsorship option? Wonderful!

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

Peter Collins