The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) has redesigned its annual event in order to forecast the future of food retailing. FMI’s reformatted trade show, FMI Connect, will offer attendees a global food retail experience, June 10-13, 2014, in Chicago.
FMI has long served the food retail industry’s need for idea sharing, training, products and solutions and, after extensive member interviews, research and an executive-level commitment, FMI planned an event around the experience of the show-goer—responding to the biggest changes grocery executives will see in the industry over the next decade. Imperative to the success of food retailers’ businesses, FMI Connect will provide solutions to equipping food retailers and wholesalers with the resources they need to feed families and enrich lives, according to FMI.
FMI Connect will explore trends, tastes and technologies, FMI says.
“The food retail industry is filled with innovative leaders who see challenges as an opportunity to blaze new paths,” says Leslie G. Sarasin, FMI president and CEO. “FMI Connect will be a festival of inspirational thinking where challenges will be confronted creatively, imaginations can run wild and possibilities for the future will be openly embraced.”
Registration for FMI Connect next year opens soon.