2017 FMS Client Symposium


When: May 16-19, 2017

Where: Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore

Cost: $199

In the spring of 2017, FMS will be hosting a three day educational event designed specifically for our independent grocers. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in several workshops and seminars that will give you more tools to help you succeed.

Learn from industry experts and guest speakers on the state of the industry, e-commerce, the latest best practices, and more. Registration includes several evening receptions where attendees can relax and enjoy downtown Baltimore.

Attendees can earn CPE credits on eligible sessions over the course of the Symposium.

Who is this conference for?
- Chief financial officers
- Controllers
- Owners

What subjects will be discussed?
- E-commerce
- State of the grocery industry
- Economic conditions
- Best practices
- Much more

Guest speakers:

Anirban Basu

Anirban Basu is Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Basu is among the most recognizable economists, in part because of his consulting work on behalf of numerous clients, including prominent developers, bankers, brokerage houses, energy suppliers, law firms and business associations.

On behalf of government agencies and non-profit organizations, Mr. Basu has written several high-profile economic development strategies, including co-authoring economic development strategies for Baltimore City and Baltimore County, Maryland. Among other things, Anirban serves as the chief economist to Associated Builders and Contractors (national) and as chief economic advisor to the Construction Financial Management Association.


Kevin Coupe

He is the author of “Retail Rules! 52 Ways To Achieve Retail Success," a guidebook for competing effectively and efficiently on Main Street. And he is the co-author, with Michael Sansolo, of “The Big Picture: Essential Business Lessons from the Movies,” which uses film narratives to teach about leadership, marketing and surviving the workplace.

For more than 14 years, he’s had his own website/blog –www.MorningNewsBeat.com– providing what he calls “business news in context, and analysis with attitude” to some 33,000 subscribers all over the world. An independent survey recently ranked MNB as the “top industry news and information site.”



Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore
550 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202


FMS Solutions is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.