FMI 2006

Bringing together the world’s food industry leaders.
There is still time to register for the 2006 FMI Show at Chicago’s McCormick Place May 7 to 9. Presented by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), the FMI Show is one of the largest annual food trade events in the world. Join 600 of your media colleagues for this incomparable experience. The FMI Show is the premier global marketplace for food industry leaders. Sample thousands of hot new products. Participate in a lively exchange of ideas. Learn about emerging consumer trends that could forever change the way you do business. With a co-location with four other major food industry events (The FMI Show, Fancy Food Show, U.S. Food Export Showcase, United Produce Expo and Conference, and All Things Organic) — all under one roof — don’t miss this unmatched, one-stop shopping opportunity. Exciting highlights this year include thousands of consumer products, including a spotlight on four hot product categories — beverages, equipment/general exhibits, perishables and private label — and the New Product Showcase, broad, 40-session education program covering contemporary food retailing issues. Global news icon Ted Koppel kicks off the Show with an in-depth insight on world events and how they affect market trends, and breakthrough Breakthrough research covering the latest consumer and industry trends, including FMI’s Grocery Shopper Trends and Food Retail Industry Speaks. For more information, visit www.fmi.org/events/may/2006/NewsCenter/  
Faces at the forum
What industry leaders were talking about at the 2006 Dairy Forum
How important is global trade to the U.S. dairy industry?
“I think it’s vital. The future is in international trade. You have the ability to be competitive with everyone in the world when you remove the artificial props. Look at a European store and the range of products made with their milk — we could do it even better.”