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STAMFORD, Conn. -- Global sales and marketing firm Daymon Worldwide here said yesterday it will kick off a high-level international event centered around private label, to coincide with next year's FMI Show in May. Keynoting the event will be Dr. Victor K. Fung, a renowned supply chain management expert.
The Daymon Worldwide Forum, dubbed "Partnering in a Smaller World," is designed to bring together senior wholesale, retail, and supplier executives for two days of discussions about their private label businesses, May 5 and 6, 2006, just prior to the annual Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Show in Chicago on May 7 to May 9.
The forum will showcase best-in-class, marketing-driven product and service solutions for private label producer, wholesale, and retail executives from all parts of the globe. The agenda will include speakers and presenters from a wide range of organizations and areas of expertise.
In a first for FMI, private label suppliers will exhibit in a dedicated section of the FMI show floor that will be opened on May 6 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Additional business and social events for the suppliers and customers are being planned by Daymon around the FMI Show schedule.
"Our vision is to create a new and unique platform to take private label to a higher level of exposure within the supermarket industry, and the FMI May Show is the perfect venue to help make this happen," said Milt Sender, chairman of Daymon Worldwide, in a statement.
The keynote speaker Fung is group chairman of the Hong Kong-based Li & Fung Group, a multinational group of companies operating three distinct core businesses -- export trading, retailing, and distribution. Li & Fung is widely considered to be a leader and innovator in the development of global supply chain management.
Daymon Worldwide is a privately held, employee owned international company specializing in the sales and marketing of private label consumer products, working with some of the leading retail, wholesale, and food service companies across the U.S. and around the world.