FMI Looks for Trade Show Help
By George Anderson
Supermarket News reports that the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) is looking for an outside source to run or possibly acquire its annual trade show in Chicago.
A prime candidate, according to SN, is dmg world media, a San Francisco-based exhibition company, which is owned by Daily Mail and General Trust plc, London. The company
produces more than 300 conventions annually.
FMI, dmg and representatives of 15 major manufacturer exhibitors at the annual show are scheduled to meet this month as part of dmg’s due diligence before concluding a deal.
Moderator’s Comment: Will FMI and, more importantly, visitors and exhibitors, be better served by having a third-party run the annual grocery industry
convention? What is or rather should be the purpose of the convention?
– George Anderson – Moderator