GMA Meetings & TPA Coffee With Sessions at FMI Midwinter


January 23-25, The Fontainebleau, Miami Beach, Florida

GMA is pleased to invite you to participate in GMA related activities held in conjunction with the 2015 Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Midwinter Executive Conference at The Fontainebleau in Miami Beach. As we have done in previous years, GMA will conduct a full slate of board, council and committee meetings. In addition, we are pleased to offer all Midwinter attendees networking time at the newly offered Trading Partner Alliance (TPA) ‘Cocktails With’ reception on Friday evening, and enriching educational content delivered in an intimate setting during the returning TPA ‘Coffee With’ sessions on Saturday and Sunday morning. 

The schedule is outlined below to assist with your planning. At this time, we request that you please RSVP to your specific committee/council meeting(s) and the TPA Coffee With sessions by contacting Evie Kasper at

There is no fee to participate in the GMA committee and council meetings or the TPA ‘Cocktails With’ and ‘Coffee With’ sessions. However, if you are a member of FMI and wish to participate in the full Midwinter conference, you must register through FMI and pay the appropriate conference registration fees. Also, to make overnight accommodations at the Fontainebleau for Friday, January 23 and Saturday, January 24, please visit the GMA travel webpage.

We are excited about our partnership with FMI at Midwinter and look forward to hosting you there. If you have any questions, please contact Logan Kastner, GMA Senior Director, Membership Value Creation & Meeting Services, at

(There is no registration fee for any GMA component of this event, inclusive of committee meetings and the TPA 'Cocktail With' and 'Coffee With' sessions. Please note, all of the 'Coffee With' sessions are closed to the press. GMA committee, council and board meetings are invitation only.)

OVERVIEW SCHEDULE: (Subject to change)

  • Friday, January 23

    8:00 am – 10:30 am GMA Finance and Audit Committee Meeting
    (Breakfast Provided)
    8:30 am – 12:30 pm GMA Science and Regulatory Affairs Council – Executive Committee Meeting
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm GMA Sustainability Committee Meeting
    1:00 pm – 3:00 pm GMA Executive Committee Meeting
    2:00 pm – 5:00 pm GMA Sales/Industry Development and Advisory Committee Meeting 
    3:00 pm – 5:00 pm GMA Advisory Committee Meeting
    3:15 pm – 6:00 pm GMA Board Personal Care & Household Products Breakout Session
    5:15 pm – 6:30 pm TPA 'Cocktails With' Reception
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  • Saturday, January 24

    7:00 am – 11:45 am TPA 'Coffee With' Sessions (Closed to the press; View full schedule & descriptions)
    7:00 am –  9:00 am GMA Board Committee on Health & Wellbeing Meeting
    GMA Board Food & Beverage Breakout Session
    (Breakfast Provided) 
    7:45 am – 11:30 am GMA Industry Affairs Council Meeting
    10:00 am – 12:30 pm GMA Board of Directors Meeting
    3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Update on Latin America
  • Sunday, January 25

    7:00 am – 7:45 am TPA 'Coffee With' Session (Closed to the Press; View full schedule & descriptions)
    7:30 – 9:00 am GMA/FMI  Trading Partner Alliance (TPA) Meeting
    (Breakfast Provided)