JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, 5350 E Marriott Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85054, USA

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Event Date Fri Jan 24 MST - Mon Jan 27 MST (almost 3 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Fri Jan 24 10:00am - Mon Jan 27 6:45pm
Location JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
5350 E Marriott Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85054, USA
Region Americas

Join us at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference, for the dynamic discussions, networking and private trading partner meetings in the Strategic Executive Exchange and FMItech program. Our industry’s leaders must stay ahead of the curve. Consumer demands and swift shifts in technology are constantly evolving -- strong trading partner relationships are vital as business models shift.

At FMI Midwinter, you’ll take away new ideas, new partnerships and new information. The synergy of large national retailers, mid-size regional operators, independently owned stores and wholesalers together tackling our industry's most pressing issues is bar none.


2020 Speakers

Sarah Alter
President & CEO, Network of Executive Women

Viviana Alvarez
Head of Sustainability, Unilever

Curt Avallone
Chief Business Officer, Takeoff Technologies, Inc.

Diane Badame
Academic and Program Director of the MS in Marketing Program and Professor of Clinical Marketing, USC Marshall

Irad Ben-Gal, PhD
CB4 Founder, Head of AI Lab at Tel Aviv University, CB4

Thom Blischok
Chairman and CEO at The Dialogic Group, LLC

Thomas Bornemann
Principal, Consumer Products and Retail Consulting, Ernst & Young LLP

Susan Boyme
Vice President, Western Region, RELEX Solutions

Matt Brewer
Head of Product Marketing, Symphony RetailAI

Francois Chaubard
CEO, Focal Systems

Emily Chou
Graduate Student, USC Marshall

Terri Cooper
Chief Inclusion Officer, Deloitte

Brian Crain
Head of Global Business Development, Precima

Elizabeth Cruz
Graduate Student, USC Marshall

Troy Datcher
Chief Customer Officer, The Clorox Company

Daniel DelGiudice
Sr. Director - Business Development, Shipt

Mike Demko
CEO and Founder, Locai Solutions

Elizabeth Douglas,
SVP, Client Consulting, Nielsen Consumer Neuroscience

Mark During
General Manager Marketing Operations, Coles Group

Sanjaye Elayattu
CEO, Simplain Software Solutions LLC

Randy Evins
Senior Principal, SAP Industry Advisor: Food, Drug and Convenience

Mike Flynn
Vice President, Aperion

Ron Gonen
CEO, Closed Loop Partners

Oscar Gonzalez
Co-President, Northgate Gonzalez Market

Mike Grimes
President, Ecrebo, Inc

Tim Grzebinski
Client Insights Principal, IRI

Keefe Harrison
CEO, The Recycling Partnership

Gary Hawkins
CEO & Founder, CART

Sterling Hawkins
Co-CEO & Co-Founder, CART

Steve Henig
Chief Customer Officer, Wakefern Food Corporation

Jim Hull
Senior Industry Strategies Director JDA Software, Inc.

Ben Jakes
Principal, Consumer Industries and Retail Practice, AT Kearney

Jonathan Lee
Director, Client Services, BrandLoyalty

Stephanie Leffler
CEO, OneSpace

Larry Levin
Executive Vice President, IRI Thought Leadership, IRI

Richard Marino
Managing Director, The Stores Consulting Group

Laura Mccullough
EVP, US Client Success, Nielsen

Charlie McWeeney
VP, CISD, Wakefern

Laurence Michael
GM North America, ciValue

David Moran
Co-founder and Chairman, Eversight

Scott Moses
Managing Director and Head – Food Retail & Restaurants Investment Banking, PJ Solomon

Brian Moyer
CEO, Freshop

Bradford Oberwager
Founder & CEO, Jyve

Carletta Ooton
Vice President - Safety, Sustainability, Security & Compliance, Amazon

Ankit Patek
Director, Merchandising, Boxed

Steve Pinder
Managing Director, Kurt Salmon, part of Accenture Strategy

Jason Rambler
Director, North American Sales, Digimarc Corporation

Joel Rampoldt
Managing Director, AlixPartners LLP

Elena Sakovsky
Graduate Student, USC Marshall

Ajay Salpekar
Vice President, U.S. ecommerce & Digital Customer Development, Unilever

William (BJ) Santiago
VP of Global Sales, Badger Technologies

Leslie G. Sarasin
President and CEO, Food Marketing Institute

Matt Schwartz, MBA
Co-founder & CEO, Afresh Technologies

Michael Schweibinz
Enterprise Sales Director, CB4

Joe Sheridan
President and COO, Wakefern Food Corp.

Karen Short
Managing Director,Barclays

Are Traasdahl
CEO and Founder, Crisp

Cheryl Williams
CIO, Wakefern Food Corp

Paul Wyatt
Vice President, Product Management, Workjam

Sponsors & Partners

2020 Sponsors and Partners

• Mars Wrigley
• Nestle
• Pepsico
• Unilever
• Anheuser-Busch
• Hershey

• Mars Wrigley
• Nestle
• Pepsico
• Unilever
• Anheuser-Busch
• Hershey

• Catalina Marketing
• Oracle Data Cloud

• BMO Harris Bank
• Burris Logistics
• Campbell Soup Company
• CEO Search Partners
• IRi Worldwide
• Post Consumer Brands

• IRi Worldwide
• Post Consumer Brands

• Accenture
• American Greetings
• Brand Loyalty
• Chobani
• Conagra Brands Logo - 5x2 Border
• Ecolab
• General Mills
• Hallmark
• Kellogg
• Keurig Dr Pepper
• Kimberly Clark
• Kraft Heinz
• RSi Retail Solutions
• Mondelez
• Musco

Board of Directors Hospitality Sponsors
• Kelloggs
• Oracle Data Cloud
• Nestle
• Unilever

• MillerCoors
• Nestle

• Ahold Delhaize
• Coca-Cola
• Kraft Heinz
• Nestle
• Hy-Vee, Inc.
• RI Foods Logo
• Wakefern