2006 FMI CONVENTION WORKSHOPS

2006 FMI SHOW51-5 p.m. - RegistrationSATURDAY, May 67 a.m.-5 p.m. - Registration1:30-4:30 p.m. - Exhibit Hall Open - Private-Label CategorySUNDAY, MAY 77 a.m.-5 p.m. - Registration8:15-9:45 a.m. - Opening Super Session10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. - Exhibit Halls Open11 a.m.-4 p.m. - Close-Up Sessions3:45-5 p.m. - Super SessionMONDAY, MAY 87 a.m.-5 p.m. - Registration8:15-11 a.m. - Super Session8:15-11 a.m. -

2006 FMI SHOW

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1-5 p.m. - Registration

SATURDAY, May 6

7 a.m.-5 p.m. - Registration

1:30-4:30 p.m. - Exhibit Hall Open - Private-Label Category

SUNDAY, MAY 7

7 a.m.-5 p.m. - Registration

8:15-9:45 a.m. - Opening Super Session

10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. - Exhibit Halls Open

11 a.m.-4 p.m. - Close-Up Sessions

3:45-5 p.m. - Super Session

MONDAY, MAY 8

7 a.m.-5 p.m. - Registration

8:15-11 a.m. - Super Session

8:15-11 a.m. - Learning Labs

10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. - Exhibit Halls Open

11 a.m.-4 p.m. - Close-Up Sessions

3:45-5 p.m. - Super Session

TUESDAY, MAY 9

7 a.m.-3 p.m. - Registration

8:15-11 a.m. - Super Sessions

8:15-11 a.m. - Learning Labs

10 a.m.-4 p.m. - Exhibit Halls Open

11 a.m.-3 p.m. - Close-Up Sessions

3:45-5 p.m. - Closing Super Session

Sunday, may 7

SUPER SESSION 8:15-9:45 a.m. Grand Ballroom S-100 Power of Five - Keynote General Session: Inside Spanning the Decades. Speaker: Ted Koppel, former anchor of Nightline and a 42-year veteran of ABC News.

SUPER SESSION 3:45-5 p.m. Grand Ballroom S-100 Get a Jump on What Your Customers Want: Trends From the Inside Out. Speaker: Robyn Waters, former Target vice president and author of "The Trendmaster's Guide" and "Get a Jump on What Your Customer Wants Next."

Monday, May 8

SUPER SESSION 8:15-11 a.m. Grand Ballroom S-100 The Changing Face of the Food Industry - Speaks 2006 and Beyond. Moderators: Michael Sansolo, senior vice president, FMI; Tim Hammonds, president and CEO, FMI. Speakers: Jay Campbell, president and CEO, Associated Grocers Inc.; Jeff Noddle, chairman and CEO, Supervalu; John Rand, director of Retail Insight, Grocery Channel, Management Ventures Inc.; Joseph Califano, former U.S. secretary of health, education and welfare and president, National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. (Followed by Store Manager Awards.)

CONCURRENT SESSIONS 8:15-11 a.m.

Shrink - Easier Said Than Managed. Room S-102. Speakers: William A. Alford, founder and president, International Lighthouse Group; Larry Miller, president, Trax Retail Solutions; Charles O'Bear, director, Loss Prevention, Raley's Supermarkets.

Bootcamp for Buyers, Part I: An Action Plan for Private-Label Category Management. Room S-103

SUPER SESSION 3:45-5 p.m. Grand Ballroom S-100 Can Supermarkets be Cool? Lessons From the Best. Speaker: Christian Davies, vice president, retail design strategy, and creative director, FRCH Design Worldwide.

Tuesday, May 9

SUPER SESSION 8:15-11 a.m. Grand Ballroom S-100. The Future of Mealtime - Bringing the Family Back to the Table. Moderator: Michael Sansolo, senior vice president, FMI. Speakers: Nancy Kruse, president, the Kruse Co.; Odonna Matthews, vice president, Cotandy Inc. Consumer Communications.

Building Store-Level Execution - Growing and Retaining Top-Performing Store Managers. Moderator: Bill Bishop, president, consulting firm Willard Bishop. Panelists: Bill McEwan, president and CEO, Sobeys; Suzanne Wade, president, SAFD Retail Division, H.E. Butt Grocery Co.; Bob Whitman, president and CEO, Franklin Covey; Ray Stewart, executive vice president, Hy-Vee. (Followed by Retailers' Choice Awards.)

CONCURRENT SESSIONS 8:15-11 a.m.

Lifestyle Management: Care Marketing to Your Customers. Room S-102. Speaker: Lynn Dornblaser, director, customer solutions, Mintel USA.

Bootcamp for Buyers, Part II: Private-Label Shelf Management and Merchandising. Room S-103.

Closing SUPER SESSION 3:45-5 p.m. Grand Ballroom S-100. 10 of the Best Private-Label Promotions Ever. Speakers: Harold Lloyd, president, H. Lloyd & Associates; Kenneth Herbst, assistant professor, the College of William and Mary.

2006 FMI Convention Close-Ups

SUNDAY, MAY 7

11 a.m., Theatre 1 - Leveraging Private Label in a Value-Driven World. Speakers: Laxman Narasimhan, principal, McKinsey & Co.; Ali Dibadj, associate principal, consumer goods and retail practices, McKinsey & Co.; Ana Lilienfield, senior director, Daymon Worldwide.

11 a.m., Theatre 2 - Global Trends in Food and Beverage. Speaker: Lynn Dornblaser, director, Customs Solutions Group, Mintel International.

Noon, Theatre 1 - Taking the Measure of Private-Label Success. Speakers: Todd Hale, senior vice president, consumer insights, ACNielsen; Mark Dietz, senior director of product marketing, DemandTec; Kevin Sterneckert, senior director, Daymon Worldwide; John Krohn, Director, Daymon Worldwide.

Noon, Theatre 2 - Building the "Fourth Wall" of the Perimeter: Growth Solutions at Front-of-Store. Speakers: Jim Blakely, executive vice president, sales, Coinstar; Ted Taft, managing director, Meridian Consulting.

1 p.m., Theatre 1 - Traits of Winners. Speakers: Lou Scudere, vice president, real estate research and site development, K-VA-T Food Stores; Robert Graybill, vice president, FMS.

1 p.m., Theatre 2 - The Future of the Front-End. Speaker: Joy Nicholas, principal consultant, Cascades Retail Technologies.

2 p.m., Theatre 1 - Preparedness, Survival, Recovery - The Katrina Project, Part 1. Speaker: William A. Alford, founder and president, International Lighthouse Group.

2 p.m., Theatre 2 - The Rising Costs of Electronic Payments: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You! Speakers: Patricia Lenti-Crane, vice president, national sales, Bank of America; Jamie Landheer, vice president, national accounts, Fifth Third Processing Solutions.

3 p.m., Theatre 1 - Preparedness, Survival, Recovery - The Katrina Project, Part 2. Speaker: William A. Alford, founder and president, International Lighthouse Group.

3 p.m., Theatre 2 - Takeout Dining. Speaker: Tom Miner, principal, Technomic.

MONDAY, MAY 8

11 a.m., Theatre 1 - Trends in Consumer Food Habits and Preferences. Speaker: Laurie Demeritt, president, the Hartman Group.

11 a.m., Theatre 2 - Profits With Principles. Speakers: Kai Robertson, director, food and agriculture, the Center for Environmental Leadership, Conservation International; Bruce Peterson, senior vice president, Perishable Food Team, Wal-Mart Stores; Bob Langert, senior director, corporate responsibility, McDonald's Corp.

Noon, Theatre 1 - Maximizing Your Perishables P&L - Meat Operations. Speaker: Michael Uetz, principal, Midan Marketing.

Noon, Theatre 2 - Capitalizing on Sales Growth in Gourmet Foods and Beverages. Speakers: John Roberts, president, the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade; Ron Tanner, vice president, communications, NASFT.

1 p.m., Theatre 1 - Maximizing Your Perishables P&L - Deli Operations. Speaker: Michael Uetz, principal, Midan Marketing.

1 p.m., Theatre 2 - Organic: In an Era of Uncertainty. Speakers: Laurie Demeritt, president, the Hartman Group; Katherine DiMatteo, former executive director, Organic Trade Association.

2 p.m., Theatre 1 - Maximizing Your Perishables P&L - Produce Operations. Speaker: Bruce Axtman, president, the Perishables Group.

2 p.m., Theatre 2 - Wine and Your Bottom Line. Speaker: Eddie Osterland, master sommelier.

3 p.m., Theatre 1 - Does Better Traffic Flow Increase Sales? Speakers: Harold Lloyd, president, H. Lloyd & Associates; Kenneth Herbst, assistant professor, the College of William and Mary.

3 p.m., Theatre 2 - What's New With New Products? Speaker: Phil Lempert, supermarketguru.com.

TUESDAY, MAY 9

11 a.m., Theatre 1 - Effectively Allocating Labor in Today's Service-Oriented Environment. Speaker: James F. Sweeney, vice president, retail store operations, Cap Gemini U.S.

11 a.m., Theatre 2 - The Mystery Behind a Hispanic Consumer's Shopping List. Speaker: Libbey Paul, senior vice president, Spectra Marketing.

Noon, Theatre 1 - What Can We Learn From the Restaurant Industry? Speaker: Nancy Kruse, president, the Kruse Co.

Noon, Theatre 2 - Understanding Your Top Shoppers: The Fuel That Drives Your Business! Speaker: Glenn Hausfauter, president, Partners in Loyalty Marketing.

1 p.m., Theatre 1 - Fundamentals of Direct Store Delivery and Vendor Management. Speaker: James F. Sweeney, vice president, retail store operations, Cap Gemini U.S.

1 p.m., Theatre 2 - What's America Drinking? Building Your Beverage Sales. Speaker: Gary Hemphill, managing director, information services, Beverage Marketing Corp.

2 p.m., Theatre 1 - Managing Energy Costs - Tips and Tactics for Retail.