THE '96 PLANNER

JANUARYSupermarket News, Keeping and Attracting Consumers With Interactive Solutions, Boca Raton Marriott, Boca Raton, Fla.12-14 National Food Distributors Association (NFDA), Midwinter Tabletop Show, San Antonio Convention Center, San Antonio.14-17 National Turkey Federation (NTF), Annual Convention, Fairmont Hotel, New Orleans.14-17 National Retail Federation (NRF), 85th Annual Convention and Expo,

JANUARY

Supermarket News, Keeping and Attracting Consumers With Interactive Solutions, Boca Raton Marriott, Boca Raton, Fla.

12-14 National Food Distributors Association (NFDA), Midwinter Tabletop Show, San Antonio Convention Center, San Antonio.

14-17 National Turkey Federation (NTF), Annual Convention, Fairmont Hotel, New Orleans.

14-17 National Retail Federation (NRF), 85th Annual Convention and Expo, New York Hilton and Towers/Sheraton New York, New York.

14-17 National Housewares Manufacturers Association (NHMA), International Housewares Show, McCormick Place, Chicago.

14-17 Food Marketing Institute (FMI), Midwinter Executive Conference, Boca Raton, Fla.

17-20 International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Dairy Forum, Sheraton El Conquistador, Tucson, Ariz.

21-23 National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT), 21st Winter International Fancy Food and Confection Show, Moscone Center, San Francisco.

23-24 ICM Conferences, Pharmacy-Related Conference, "Re-engineering the Manufacturer/Supplier Relationship," Hotel Nikko, Chicago.

23-25 National Food Brokers Association (NFBA), Activity-Based Management Conference, Los Angeles Renaissance Hotel, Los Angeles.

24-25 Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA), World of Private Label in Asia show, Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan.

24-26 CIES, The Food Business Forum, ECR Conference, Geneva, Switzerland.

25 FMI, Regional Operators Conference, Portland, Ore.

25-26 ICM Conferences, "Efficient Consumer Response: Gaining a Competitive Advantage in Your Supply Chain Management," Westin Hotel Galleria, Dallas.

26 Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors (CCDA), Western Regional Conference, Convention Center, Calgary, Alberta.

30-31 NFBA, "How to Manage a Foodservice Broker Network," The Westin Galleria, Dallas.

31-Feb. 1 Promotion Marketing Association of America (PMAA), Star Power, Beverly Hills, Calif.

FEBRUARY

1-4 National Association of Retail Merchandising Services, Annual Conference, Phoenix.

10-13 National Association of Retail Druggists (NARD), Independent Pharmacy Chain Conference, Tucson, Ariz.

11-13 FMI, MarkeTechnics, New Orleans.

11-14 FMI, Distribution Conference, Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, Calif.

12-19 American International Toy Association, Toy Fair (showroom displays), Toy Center Building, New York.

16-19 American International Toy Association, Toy Fair (booth displays), Javits Center, New York.

15-17 AWMA, 37th National Winter Convention and Candy Exposition, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, Calif.

19-20 General Merchandise Distributors Council (GMDC), Exclusively HBA, Sands Convention Center, Las Vegas.

22-24 Refrigerated Foods Association, 16th Annual Conference, Marriott Rancho Las Palmas Resort, Rancho Mirage, Calif.

24-27 United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association (UFFVA), Annual Convention, New Orleans.

25-28 National Grocers Association (NGA), Annual Convention, Featuring America's Supermarket Showcase, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla.

25-28 American Frozen Foods Institute (AFFI), Western Convention, Monterey, Calif.

26-28 American Wholesale Marketers Association (AWMA), Anaheim, Calif.

28-Mar. 1 NFBA, Technology Forum, Hotel Inter-Continental, New Orleans.

MARCH

3-6 National-American Wholesale Grocers' Association (NAWGA), Executive Conference, Orlando, Fla.

3-8 FMI, Supermarket Operations Management Course, West Lafayette, Ind.

4-6 Food and Drink Expo '96, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla.

6-7 NFBA, "Effective Broker Management 101," Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, Va.

6-8 CIES, Information Technology and Marketing Joint Module, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

7-8 PMAA, Update, New York.

7-8 NRF, "Fundamentals of Successful Merchandising," Fashion Institute of Technology, New York.

9-11 Retailer's Bakery Association (RBA), Marketplace '96 Convention/Exhibition, Philadelphia.

9-12 American Meat Institute (AMI), Management Conference, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson, Ariz.

9-13 American Pharmaceutical Association (APhA), 143rd Annual Meeting and Exposition, Nashville, Tenn.

12-13 FMI, Public Affairs Assembly, Willard Hotel, Washington.

12-14 Innovative Foods Expo, World Trade Center, Boston.

12-14 AWMA, The International Boston Seafood Show, Hynes Convention Center, Boston.

13-14 American Pet Product Manufacturers Association (APPMA), "The Market Revolution: Selling in a Changing Environment," Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Fla.

13-17 Foodservice Equipment Distribution Association (FEDA), Annual Convention, Stouffer Esmerelda, Indian Wells, Calif.

14-16 POPAI, Executive Conference, Coronado, Calif.

15-18 ANTAD, 13th Annual Convention and Trade Show, Guadalajara, Mexico.

16-19 Snack Food Association, SNAXPO '96: 59th Annual Exhibit and Conference, Dallas Convention Center, Dallas.

17-20 FMI, Advertising/Marketing Executive Conference, Charleston, S.C.

19-21 IDFA, SmartMarketing Conference, Fairmont Hotel, Chicago.

20-22 GMA, The Joint Industry Conference on Efficient Consumer Response, Chicago Hilton and Towers, Chicago.

20-22 NFBA, Top-to-Top Foodservice Conference, Four Seasons Resort and Club at Las Colinas, Irving, Texas.

21-22 Supermarket News, SN Video '96 Conference, Orlando, Fla.

24-26 National Frozen Food Association (NFFA), Executive Retail Conference, Lakeway Inn Resort, Austin, Texas.

24-27 PLMA, Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, Tucson, Ariz.

28 Frozen Food Association of New England (FFANE), 10th Annual Frozen Food Products Taste Day, Lantana restaurant, Randolph, Mass.

28-29 ICM Conferences, "Manufacturing and the Internet: Restructuring Your Communications Infrastructure," Eden Roc Resort and Spa, Miami Beach, Fla.

31-April 2 CIES, Sixth Chief Executives' Forum (MADCAP) and Transatlantic Roundtable, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

APRIL

1-2 Retail Systems Consulting, Electronic Marketing Conference, Jacksonville, Fla.

1-3 NFBA, Activity-Based Management (Retail and Food Service), Site TBA.

9-10 New England Dairy-Deli Association (NEDDA), Annual Taste Show and Seminar, World Trade Center, Boston.

11 PLMA, "Understanding the Consumer: Private Label in Quebec," Montreal.

12-14 AWMA, Backer Pet Show, Atlantic City, N.J.

13-15 National Association of Store Fixtures, Store Fixturing Show, McCormick Place North, Chicago.

13-18 Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC), WAFC Convention, Marriott Desert Springs, Palm Desert, Calif.

14-16 AMI/FMI/NGA/NAWGA, Annual Meat Marketing Conference, Squaw Peak, Phoenix.

17-18 NFBA, Advance School of Broker Management Seminar, The Westin Hotel O'Hare, Rosemont, Ill.

21-23 FMI, Pharmacy Conference, San Diego.

23-25 European Seafood Exposition, Brussels Exhibition Centre, Brussels, Belgium.

24 PLMA, Conference on Technology and Operations, Hyatt Regency at Tampa City Center, Tampa, Fla.

24-26 NFBA, Human Resources Forum, Oak Brook Hills Hotel and Resort, Oak Brook, Ill.

24-27 Telecard World '96, Atlanta.

27-May 1 National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), Annual Meeting, Grand Wailea Resort and Spa, Maui, Hawaii.

MAY

5-9 FMI, Supermarket Industry Convention and Educational Exposition, Chicago.

7-9 NRF, 61st Washington Leadership Conference, Willard Hotel, Washington.

8-11 NARD, RxExpo '96, Philadelphia.

13-15 AMI, Government Affairs Conference, The Willard Inter-Continental, Washington.

18-21 Non-Prescription Drug Manufacturers Association, Colorado Springs, Colo.

18-22 National Restaurant Association (NRA), Annual Convention, McCormick Place, Chicago.

19-22 FMI, Financial Executive Conference, Boston.

21-22 NFBA, Category Management School, Atlanta Airport Marriott, Atlanta.

21-22 PLMA, World of Private Label International Trade Show, RAI Exhibition Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

26-29 Canadian Council of Grocery Distributors (CCGD), 1996 Annual Conference, Victoria Conference Center, Victoria, British Columbia.

31-June 5 GMDC, HBC Conference, Marriott Orlando World Center, Orlando, Fla.

JUNE

2-4 International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association (IDDA), Dairy-Deli-Bakery '96, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis. 2-4CIES, 39th Annual Executive Congress, Paris.

2-5 NRF, Logistics, Inventory and Store Management Conference and Exhibition, Hyatt Regency New Orleans, New Orleans.

5-8 National Wholesale Druggists Association (NWDA), ProTech, Opryland Hotel, Nashville, Tenn.

6-7 NRF, "Fundamentals of Successful Merchandising," Fashion Institute of Technology, New York.

7-11 Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA), Executive Conference, The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

8-11 Produce Marketing Association (PMA)/FMI/UFFVA/NAWGA, Annual Produce Conference, Monterey, Calif.

9-11 NFBA, GM/HBC Conference, Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego.

9-11 FMI, Legal Conference, Santa Fe, N.M.

9-12 NRF, Loss Prevention and Internal Audit Conference and Exhibition, Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Fla.

11-13 Retail Systems, Retail Systems '96, Dallas.

12-14 National Grocers Association (NGA), Washington Conference, Mayflower Hotel, Washington.

13-15 PMA, Floral Marketing Association (FMA) Convention and Super Floral Show, Houston.

16-19 National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), The Marketplace Conference, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego.

19-20 IDFA, Washington Conference, Capital Hilton, Washington.

20-22 APPMA, 38th Annual National Trade Show, Minneapolis. 23-26NASFT, 42nd Annual International Fancy Food and Confection Show, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia.

25-27 Licensing '96, New York.

26-27 PLMA, "Consumerama: Consumers and Brand Marketing," Los Angeles.

JULY

10-13 Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA), Los Angeles.

12-16 GMA, West Coast Marketing Conference, Laguna Niguel, Calif.

14-16 PMA, Foodservice Conference, Monterey, Calif.

18-20 AWMA, Annual Convention, Washington.

AUGUST

10-12 NFDA, Annual Convention, Baltimore.

17-20 NRF, 20th Annual Conference of State and National Retail Association Executives, The Grand Hotel Mackinac Island, Mackinac, Mich.

18-20 FMI, Seafood Merchandising Conference, Seattle.

25-28 NACDS, Pharmacy Convention, San Diego. SEPTEMBER

6-11 GMDC, GM Conference, Marriott Desert Springs, Palm Desert, Calif.

7-10 FMI, Supermarket Foodservice Conference, Seattle.

8-10 RAI/EGI Exhibitions, GrowTech '96: The International Trade Exhibition and Conference on Horticulture, Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami.

8-11 FMI, Energy and Technical Services Conference, Orlando, Fla.

9-11 NFBA, Trade Promotions and Micromarketing Tools, Hotel Nikko Chicago, Chicago.

18-21 NAWGA, Executive Conference, Hilton Head, S.C.

19-22 FFANE, 41st Annual Convention, Samoset Resort, Rockport, Maine. 26-27NFBA, Effective Broker Management 101, The Westin Hotel O'Hare, Rosemont, Ill.

26-27 NFBA, How to Manage a Foodservice Broker Network, The Westin Hotel O'Hare, Rosemont, Ill.

26-27 San Francisco Seafood Show, Moscone Center, San Francisco.

26-29 AMI, Annual Convention and Innovation Showcase, The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto.

29-Oct. 2 IDFA, Annual Convention, Hyatt Regency Dallas, Dallas.

29-Oct. 2 NRF, RISCON '96, Navy Pier Chicago, Chicago.

OCTOBER

1-2 NFBA, IFBA Technology Seminar, Site TBA.

4-6 AWMA, Backer Pet Show, Chicago.

4-6 California Grocers Association (CGA), Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, Calif.

5-11 FMI, Supermarket Operations Management Course, West Lafayette, Ind.

6-8 CIES, Third International Conference on the Environment, Dresden, Germany.

6-9 NFFA/AFFI, National Frozen Food Convention, Washington.

7-8 POPAI, Chicago.

11-15 PMA, Convention and Exposition/International Trade Conference, Atlanta.

13-16 FMI, Internal Auditing Conference, San Antonio.

13-16 NRF, Financial and Credit Management Executives Conference and Exhibition, Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Fla.

13-17 NARD, 98th Annnual Convention and Trade Exposition, New Orleans.

15-16 NFBA, Category Management School II, The Westin Hotel O'Hare, Chicago.

18 CIES, Marketing and Merchandising Module 6, Site TBA.

20-22 National Association of Convenience Stores, Annual Meeting and Exposition, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas.

20-24 SIAL, (Salon International de L'Alimantation), Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, Paris.

23-24 NFBA, Advance School of Broker Management Seminar, Hyatt Regency Dulles Airport, Reston, Va.

23-25 CIES, Annual Congress of the Management Development Program, Dublin, Ireland.

27-30 NAWGA, Productivity Conference, Miami Beach, Fla.

30-Nov. 1 FMI, AsiaMart, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong.

NOVEMBER

2-5NWDA, Annual Convention, Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, Orlando, Fla.

3-6 FMI, Retail Store Development Conference, Dallas.

3-6 GMA, Fall Marketing Conference, Naples, Fla.

5-9 ANUGA, International Food Technology Fair, Fairgrounds, Cologne, Germany.

6-9 NFBA, Convention and Marketplace Expo, Chicago.

7-8 NRF, Fundamentals of Successful Merchandising, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York.

12-15 PLMA, 1996 Private Label Trade Show, Chicago.

14-16 School and Home Office Products Association (SHOPA), Trade Show, Dallas Convention Center, Dallas.

17-21 Pack Expo '96, Chicago.

18-20 National Soft Drink Association, Interbev, Houston.

DECEMBER

6-9 NFBA, Annual Convention, Chicago.