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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
Store Equipment & Design
Health & Wellness
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.
Specialty and international
Occasions Food Showcase
Pulse - focused on digital opportunities
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.
|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|
|Primary Industry:||Food / Beverage|
|Other Industries:||Business, Food / Beverage, Grocery / C Store, Wholesale / Retail|
|Cost to Attend:||http://www.fmiconnect.net/2016/attend/register|
|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
7,190+ FMI Connect
13,000 With Co-Located Events
|Venue Phone:||(312) 791-7000|
|Venue Type:||Indoor - Convention Center|
|Official Conference Hotel:||Hotel Information:|
|Conference Hotel URL:||http://www.fmiconnect.net/2016/attend/hotel-travel|
|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 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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