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The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) has unveiled its plans for the 2011 Future Connect leadership conference, scheduled for May 10-12 in Dallas, Texas.

According to the announcement, “Future Connect 2011 continues the leadership development process set in motion when FMI launched the successful conference two years ago. It is well suited for every level of leadership. Current and future leaders will be immersed in the knowledge, skills and issues that industry executives must master, including team-building, leadership, developing and executing a vision, industry and consumer trends, business development, and motivating high performers.

“Programming for the conference is built along three concurrent tracks, each of which is suitable for individuals from retail, wholesale and supplier organizations,” focusing on operations management, strategic management, and sales/marketing/merchandising.”

“Providing leadership training to store associates, management and executives is important for any company that wants to plan for a smooth leadership transition in the future,” said Leslie Sarasin, FMI’s president/CEO. “Highly qualified and motivated people want to grow, whether it is with your company or with someone else. Future Connect offers you the ability to motivate your employees and demonstrate your commitment to their growth.”

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