Strategic Executive Exchange: Collaborative Meetings Key to Your Success

Meet one-on-one with C-Level Executives in supplying and manufacturing.


The Strategic Executive Exchange (SEE) program provides a venue for decision-makers at top food retail and wholesale companies to meet face to face with their C-level peers in the supplier and manufacturing communities.

Before you even arrive at the conference, you can arrange one-on-one appointments with executives you want to meet at times that are flexible enough to fit your business conference schedule.



Benefits for retailers:

  • Hold private, in-depth discussions with a wide variety of industry leaders who can help you develop new strategies for your business. 
  • Build or strengthen relationships with existing or potential business partners.
  • Leverage key market forces and consumer trends to increase your revenue and profit.



Benefits for Suppliers:

  • The ability to hear strategic needs of existing and potential customers directly and to explore how your company can help solve their problems.
  • The chance to make or grow connections with top executives who have the authority to make buying decisions.
  • Ample time to share important information about your company, its products and your insights into the future of the industry.

How it Works

  • Since the meetings are intended to be strategic in nature, with tactical issues best served in a different setting, participating supplier/manufacturer and retailer/wholesalers are expected to be senior-level executives, preferably CEOs and COOs whenever possible
  • Over the course of the four-day conference, there will be time for you to arrange meetings of 45 minutes each
  • FMI will facilitate the scheduling process, but cannot guarantee confirmed appointments. However, each company is responsible for securing its appointments and setting an agenda for each meeting.
  • Manufacturers, suppliers and service providers will host the meetings in pre-assigned private meeting rooms at the National Doral Miami in Miami, Florida.


SEE Schedule 

Friday, January 26, 2018 12:00pm - 4:45pm 
Saturday, January 27, 2018  10:00am - 3:45pm 
Sunday, January 28, 2018  8:00am - 12:45pm 
Monday, January 29, 2018  10:45am - 5:30pm 

For questions about the 2018 Strategic Executive Exchanges, please contact Marc Thomas at