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Event Overview:

FMI Connect is the annual event where food retailers of all kinds, wholesalers, merchandisers, operations people, CIOs and CTOs - in other words, you - can go for ideas, products, partnerships and professional development.

From the FMI Expo to the education sessions, everything at FMI Connect is designed to help you stay relevant, stay ahead of your customers’ changing tastes and increase your profitability. The ultimate goal is to motivate one more family meal at home each week.

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.

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:

We're enhancing our stripes for 2016.

FMI Connect is evolving to offer the food retail industry more tools for success; we’re not changing our stripes – just enhancing them.  Decision makers from all types of food retail outlets look to FMI to help them discover new business opportunities – and they will want to see you at FMI Connect 2016!

The pace of change for food retailing professionals is immense and the need for operational efficiencies and consumer insights is ever present. To this end, we have made event new and innovative changes to FMI Connect 2016 to better serve the attendee and exhibitors connections.

Take a look at the FMI Connect 2016 Expo and you will find:

More attendee education and networking within the FMI Expo.
More exhibit options including comprehensive sponsorship engagement packages.
Engagement areas that cater to the retail professionals dealing with the pace of change, increased need for consumer insights and operational efficiencies.

    Areas include:
        Culinary including:
        Specialty and international
        Occasions Food Showcase
        Pulse - focused on digital opportunities

About FMI:

Food Marketing Institute proudly advocates on behalf of the food retail industry.  FMI’s U.S. members operate nearly 40,000 retail food stores and 25,000 pharmacies, representing a combined annual sales volume of almost $770 billion.  Through programs in public affairs, food safety, research, education and industry relations, FMI offers resources and provides valuable benefits to more than 1,225 food retail and wholesale member companies in the United States and around the world.   FMI membership covers the spectrum of diverse venues where food is sold, including single owner grocery stores, large multi-store supermarket chains and mixed retail stores.

Co-located Events: FMI Connect, International Floriculture Expo (IFE), United Fresh

If the FMI Connect 2016 - 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: 06/20/2016 - 06/23/2016
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 06/21/2016 - 06/23/2016
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Tues & Wed, 11am-4pm; Thurs, 10am-2pm
First Move-In Date: 06/17/2016
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Food / Beverage
Other Industries: Business, Food / Beverage, Grocery / C Store, Wholesale / Retail
Estimated Attendance: 7,000
Cost to Attend:
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: Past Attendance:
7,190+ FMI Connect
13,000 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:436 Companies / 900+ With Co-Located Events (Previous Year)
Event Square Footage:226,000+ / 800,000 With Co-Located Events (2015)
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:Food Marketing Institute (FMI)
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: Command your messaging with FMI Connect sponsorships.
Sponsorships allow you to choose the right place and time to get your company's name, booth number and message in front of the right people. Don't get lost in the mix of exhibitors - FMI Connect offers a variety of opportunities to stand out from your competition with opportunities that will fit any goal and budget.

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
PODS $6,000   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes

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Exhibit Contacts:

Rob Wilson
Assistant, FMI Connect Sales

Liz Colangelo
Manager, FMI Connect Sales

Ken Burris
Director, FMI Connect Sales

Margaret Core
Vice President, Industry Events

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