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Event Overview:

FMI Connect is the new FMI show, redesigned to connect the industry and inspire the future of food retail. The industry’s pinnacle event, it’s where 12,500+ retailers, wholesalers and their trading partners will collaborate to solve the greatest challenges of the food retail business and move the industry forward.

FMI Connect Fast Facts:

    More than 40 education sessions over 4 days
    800+ exhibitors across 226,000+ square feet of exhibit space
    12,500+ participants and thousands of face-to-face opportunities

Much more than a showcase, FMI Connect is an interactive, all-senses experience that percolates with new ideas and sizzles with new solutions for every aspect of your business, every department of your store - and every channel of food retail. Exhibits engage retailers in problem-solving. The Supermarket Chef Showdown builds enthusiasm for new tastes and trends. Learning Lounges bring education to the exhibit floor.

Co-located events including the FMI Foundation Retail Food Safety Forum, FMI Future Connect and InterBev Beverage add depth and breadth to your experience.

On the Exhibit Floor:

    Fresh and Perishable Products - more than ever before
    Packaged Grocery
    Frozen Products
    Retail Technology
    Store Equipment & Design
    Health & Wellness
    Corporate Services

Exhibitor Information:

FMI Connect 2015 really got things rolling in the food retail industry. Now is your chance to build on that momentum and reserve your space for FMI Connect 2015, where you can:

    Gain influence with 12,500+ innovators from every channel of food retail.
    Meet decision makers from 75 countries around the world - 84% of attendees are part of the buying process.
    Lead the way in hot trends like health & wellness, fresh/prepared foods and consumer-engaging technology.

About FMI:

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) conducts programs in public affairs, food safety, research, education and industry relations on behalf of its nearly 1,250 food retail and wholesale member companies in the United States and around the world. FMI’s U.S. members operate more than 25,000 retail food stores and almost 22,000 pharmacies with a combined annual sales volume of nearly $650 billion. FMI’s retail membership is composed of large multi-store chains, regional firms and independent operators. Its international membership includes 126 companies from more than 65 countries. FMI’s nearly 330 associate members include the supplier partners of its retail and wholesale members.

Co-Located Events: InterBev Beverage, FMI Connect, United Fresh

If the FMI Connect 2015 - Food Marketing Institute is important to your business, act now and make the appropriate connections. See the contact information below.

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Conference/Event Dates: 06/09/2015 - 06/11/2015
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 06/09/2015 - 06/11/2015
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Food / Beverage
Other Industries: Business, Food / Beverage, Grocery / C Store, Wholesale / Retail
Estimated Attendance: 15,000
Audience: Traditional Grocery Retailers:
- Chains, Regionals, Wholesalers
- Independent Operators
- International
Alternative Retail Formats (wherever food is sold):
- Mass merchants
- Drug, dollar and convenience stores
- Online retailers
Suppliers and Industry Partners
Notes: Attendance:
12,500+ - FMI Connect
15,000 With Co-Located Events
Venue: McCormick Place
Venue Phone: (312) 791-7000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel Information:
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:800+ / 900+ With Co-Located Events
Event Square Footage:226,000+ / 800,000 With Co-Located Events
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:Food Marketing Institute (FMI)
Show Manager:Naylor, LLC
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: Attract customers better than a weekly special.

Whatever your marketing objectives, whatever your target or budget, FMI Connect offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities that will hit the mark and make your name known among the best in food retail leadership. From event-wide promotions, print and digital advertising, to innovative speaking and product display opportunities, FMI Connect makes it easy to build your brand beyond the booth.

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
100-600 sq. ft. $34.00 per sq. ft. - Member; $35.50 per sq. ft. - Non Member   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
601-1,200 sq. ft. $30.50 per sq. ft. - Member; $32.00 per sq. ft. - Non Member   Water: n/a
1,201+ sq. ft. $28.00 per sq. ft. - Member; $29.50 per sq. ft. - Non Member   Generator: n/a
  Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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