TPA Supply Chain Conference 2018


When you bring together all sides of the value chain, you foster stronger relationships, streamline logistics, effectively manage activities, explore new process options and increase efficiency – all leading to innovation and reduction in costs. The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) joined together as the Trading Partner Alliance (TPA),* are pleased to host the annual Supply Chain Conference. Now in its ninth year, over 500 retailers, manufacturers, and technology solution providers will convene for a joint conference filled with idea-stimulating educational sessions, interactive exhibits with the latest technology and relationship-building networking opportunities.
Connect. Transform. Deliver.


Calling All Speakers!

Are you a supply chain expert or a thought leader in operations management. We want to hear from you!

We're seeking insights and ways to help supply chain professionals:

  • Formulate, implement and incorporate supply chain, transportation and distribution solutions from the ground up
  • Reduce waste in the supply chain
  • Engage with trading partners and consumers in new and innovative ways

If you have what it takes to provide an engaging, game changing presentation submit your speaker proposal by July 16, 2017!

Download speaker proposal submission instructions here.

Reasons to Attend...


    The supply chain landscape is changing fast, but you can stay ahead of it all. By getting together with your industry peers, talking shop and exploring new technologies and process options you’ll make your business more productive, your supply chain more effective and be more responsive to your customers.
    The Trading Partner Alliance believes in a holistic, multi-function approach to the supply chain. As a result, the conference is specifically designed to connect retailer and manufacturer supply chain executives with technology service providers and adjacent functions to strengthen daily processes and enhance organizational strategy.

    Moreover, the Supply Chain Conference provides ample networking opportunities to expand your network of resources and develop true working relationships with industry leaders and knowledge providers!



    FMI and GMA’s combined leadership in this area has produced the premier Supply Chain event for the food and consumer products industry. By refusing to view the Supply Chain in a silo, we bring together retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers, technology solution providers, and adjacent management functions to learn, network and seek common solutions.

    You’ll discuss new ideas and challenges with your peers and trading partners through informal conversations and learn model practices that will save your company time and money.



    This conference is unique designed by and for retailer and manufacturer supply chain executives, technology solution providers and adjacent management functions. This is a can't-miss event for vice presidents, directors, regional managers and managers of:

    • Supply Chain
    • Logistics
    • Inventory Management & Demand Planning  
    • Distribution
    • Transportation
    • Direct Store Delivery
    • Category Management/Procurement
    • Customer Logistics
    • Operations
    • Customer Service
    • Reverse Logistics
    • Digital Commerce
    • Strategic Development
    • Technology
    • Business Development
    • Marketing and Planning
    • General Management
    • Talent Management
    • Consumer Product Group
    • Fresh Foods
    • Private Brands


Check out photos from last year's conference here!


Program Contact:
Daniel Triot
(202) 295-3952

Jordan Simmons
(202) 220-0713

Sponsorship and Exhibiting Opportunities:
Andrew Coffey
(202) 639-5910

Larry Gray
(202) 295-3950


*The Trading Partner Alliance (TPA) is a joint industry affairs/industry relations leadership group that was formed by GMA and FMI in January 2009. The TPA exists to develop a shared retailer-manufacturer agenda on supply chain efficiency issues, the application of information technology, the adoption of environmentally-friendly business practices and other issues. This common agenda is executed jointly by the FMI and GMA staffs and is overseen by the boards of directors of both organizations.