ARLINGTON, VA. - FMI – The Food Industry Association has released the schedule of its planned assortment of business planning events in 2021 and 2022. 

“Our goal is to help our members and their teams prepare for post-crisis planning and operations, and thereby accelerate stronger and deeper collaborative partnerships,” said Leslie Sarasin, president and chief executive officer of FMI. “We acknowledge that as an industry it’s imperative we re-ignite innovation, re-inspire shoppers and re-tool our competitive spirit.” 

Events in 2021 will begin online and transition to in-person as the year unfolds. 2021 event opportunities include: 

  • FMI Midwinter Executive Conference – An online event from Jan. 25-28 and Feb. 1-4. Registration will open on Oct. 1, and the event schedule and rates will be announced soon. 

  • FMI Midsummer Strategic Executive Exchange – Scheduled to be held in Phoenix from June 21-25. 

  • FMI Annual Business Conference – Scheduled to be held in Chicago from Oct. 17-20. 

FMI business planning tools in 2022 will return to its traditional signature offerings, and Midsummer will not be included: 

  • FMI Midwinter Executive Conference: Jan. 21-24, 2022, Boca Raton, Florida 

  • Annual Business Conference 2022: Sept. 11-14, 2022, Chicago