Online registration is now closed. New registrations and changes can be made onsite at the Registration Desk, open Friday, January 25, from 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

June 18, 2018

Sept. 5, 2018

Oct. 1, 2018

Retail/Wholesale FMI Members
Retailers and wholesalers that have registered and paid for Midwinter have early access to make a reservation at the National Doral Miami

Fee: $2095
Associate FMI Members + SEE Suite
Strategic and industry partner associate members, and confirmed SEE suite holders, in the second phase.

Fee: $4195
Association Partner FMI Members + Others
Registration and housing available to all association partner members and other attendees.

Fee: $4195

Registration Process

Official event hotel rooms are in high demand and only available to registered, paid attendees. We encourage you to register and make hotel reservations early, as the hotel is likely to sell out.

Once registered, you’ll receive a confirmation with hotel reservation instructions through the FMI Concierge Team. No official event hotel will accept new reservations by phone.

The confirmation will also provide details on making changes or cancellations. Please note a cancelled Midwinter registration forfeits your hotel reservation.

Unauthorized Hotel Solicitation

FMI does not use a third-party company to make hotel reservations or sell rooms on its behalf for this event. If a third-party contacts you offering housing options, they are not endorsed by or affiliated with the event and entering into financial agreements with such companies may have costly consequences.

Cancellation and Other Policies

The Midwinter mobile app and website will reflect your registration-provided information. This includes your name, title and company as it appears in your confirmation letter. Please proof this information carefully for accuracy. If a change is needed, notify Debbie Stewart at 

After Dec. 21, 2018, your Midwinter registration fee is non-refundable. A registration fee refund, less the $75 processing fee, will be made for any cancellation received in writing to by December 21, 2018.

Registration questions for Midwinter? Please email or call (202) 220-0844.



The Midwinter Executive Conference is invitation-only. Accredited media writing for food retail industry trade journals, magazines or newspapers are eligible to receive a complimentary press pass. To qualify, you must cover the event and hold an editorial title.

Publishing Professionals

We limit one complimentary pass for every 10,000 circulations/subscribers your food retailing publication has on your BPA statement (up to 30,000 in circulation). Additional personnel requesting to attend must pay a Midwinter registration fee.

Sales, advertising, marketing, public relations, account management, or other non-editorial professions will not be granted press passes.

Video Policy

Video/audio recording of any kind is prohibited onsite without permission from the FMI media department. FMI reserves the right to request documentation regarding credentials.

Press Contact

Heather Garlich
VP, Media and Public Relations
Food Marketing Institute
(202) 220-0616