FMI Private Brands Business Conference Scheduled

FMI Summit

FMI is hosting the Private Brands Business Conference, November 15-17, at the Embassy Suites Chicago. By participating in high level, one-on-one discussions, companies move from transactional discussions to shaping strategic relationships, defining mutual goals and establishing long-term alliances.

The Private Brands Business Conference is the opportunity to drive this conversation.

CONNECT AND NETWORK:

  • Attend the Private Brands Industry Dinner and speaker on Saturday evening.
  • Build on current relationships and develop new partnerships.
  • Use your valuable time wisely.
  • Connect and explore new opportunities efficiently with industry trading partners.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • Space is limited. Preferred meeting times and suites go quickly, so make sure to commit now!
  • Determine your schedule from a series of 40-minute pre-scheduled meetings. Online scheduling begins September 24th.
  • Business suites are private and convenient to the Rosemont Convention Center.
  • Retailer/Wholesaler registration is complimentary and includes meals on Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon in the Chairman’s Club and Saturday night’s opening dinner and speaker.
  • Supplier/Manufacturer program fee includes complimentary registration and includes meals on Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon in the Chairman’s Club and Saturday night’s opening dinner and speaker.

For more information, visit http://www.fmi.org/forms/meeting/Microsite/PrivateBrands2014



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Christopher Durham

Christopher Durham is the president of My Private Brand and the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He is a strategist, author, consultant and retailer who built brands at Delhaize-owned Food Lion, and lead strategy and brand development for Lowe’s Home Improvement. He has consulted with retailers around the world on their private brand portfolios including: Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro (Canada), TLW (Taiwan) and Hola (Taiwan).

Durham has published five definitive books on private brands, including his first book, Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project. In 2017, he will debut his newest book, Vanguard: Vintage Originals, a visual tour of innovation and disruption in private brand going back to the mid-1800’s.
Dynamic in his presentation while down to earth and frank in his opinions, he has presented at numerous conferences, including FUSE, The Dieline Conference, Packaging that Sells, Omnishopper and PLMA’a annual trade show in Chicago.

Durham lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Laraine, and two daughters, Olivia and Sarah.