WASHINGTON -- The Food Marketing Institute here said last week exhibit space for its annual show, scheduled for May 2 to 4 in Chicago, is nearly sold out, and overall registration is running ahead of last year.
ting of 30 or more people from the same company -- are leading the way, up 22% from last year.
FMI said it believes co-locating five other industry events is generating "tremendous interest" in this year's show. Those events are the United Produce Expo & Conference, sponsored by the United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association; All Things Organic, sponsored by the Organic Trade Association; the U.S. Food Export Showcase, presented by the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture; the Fancy Food Show, presented by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade; and FMI's annual Supermarket Pharmacy Conference. Attendees from all events will be able to attend the other shows free of charge on Sunday, May 2.