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Event Details

Name: 2018 Energy and Store Development Conference

Location: Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia

Date: September 23–26, 2018

Website: Click here


Call for Presentations: Laurie Gethin (lgethin@fmi.org); Phone: (202) 220-0715

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About the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), the Energy & Store Development Conference (ESD), presentation styles and proposal process

The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) is a nonprofit trade association conducting programs in research, education, industry relations and public affairs on behalf of food retailers and wholesalers around the world. www.fmi.org

The Energy & Store Development (ESD) Conference provides trends, innovations, and tactical solutions to help retailers design, build and maintain stores that are more energy-efficient, effective and meet changing consumer needs and desires.

Target Audience:

The ESD Conference draws hundreds of attendees, including supermarket retail and wholesale executives and suppliers/service providers with responsibility for: The retail/wholesale audience is the primary target/focus of the education program.

Education Program:

The ESD Conference offers a variety of general sessions, as well as concurrent workshops. Most sessions are an hour in length.

General sessions typically cover: Workshops typically cover: Presentation Styles:

Education sessions may be presented in a number of formats. Research has shown that adults learn best in settings where they are able to participate actively, relate the new information or techniques to their experiences, and practice new skills. Prospective presenters are encouraged to suggest session formats that incorporate these components. Some examples of formats include: Education sessions may be delivered by one presenter, co-presenters or a panel. While FMI welcomes presentation proposals from the manufacturer and service provider communities, preference will be given to those that provide a balanced view and include retail presenters. Please note that any speakers listed/proposed must have already agreed to speak in the session.

Proposal Review, Selection and Notification Process:

Proposals must be submitted by March 2, 2018 using this online Abstract Management System.

Proposals must include: Proposals will be reviewed by the members of the Energy & Store Development Committee and FMI staff according to the following criteria: A combination of sessions identified through the presentation proposal system and sessions developed by the ESD Committee will be used to build the ESD Conference education program.

Presenters will be notified ONLY if they are accepted to speak on the program.

NOTE: Following the 2017 Conference, attendees were asked to tell us the topics they want to be addressed at the 2018 conference. After you log-in, please download the document that lists the suggested topics.

For more information, please contact
Laurie Gethin at 202-220-0715 | lgethin@fmi.org

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