ARLINGTON, VA. – FMI - The Food Industry Association is putting plans for its in-person Midwinter Executive Conference on hold due to COVID-19.

Leslie Sarasin, the association’s president and chief executive offiver, said FMI will try to hold the conference, which had been slated for Jan. 21-24, later this year.

“As much as we would like to host our first in-person industry gathering in nearly two years later this month in Orlando, it does not appear to be in the best interest of the industry to do so,” Sarasin said. “I respect the business and personal challenges our industry continues to face, especially when it comes to their collective health, as well as their operations. I also recognize the tremendous pressures our industry continues to experience regarding the supply chain, which are exacerbated by absenteeism associated with the pandemic.”