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2023 FCSI The Americas Symposium

Symposium 2023 was a huge success! The weather was perfect for a night under the stars at SeaWorld and the education sessions did not disappoint!

Thank you to all the amazing presenters, Tarah Schroeder and the Symposium planning team, and of course the generous sponsors who made it all happen!

View the recap video here, save photos from the Symposium here and access session materials here.
FCSI The Americas On Tap
Season Finale

OnTap will be on hiatus until May so enjoy our final episode of Season 4 featuring Trey Rieper of Food Service Design Professionals

Check out Trey's full interview here
You can catch every episode of On Tap here

FCSI The Americas Latin America Summit

September 14th-16th

Panama City, Panama
Registration opens in March!

Join us for the first Biennial Latin America Summit

Hilton Panama
Panama City, Panama
Sostenibilidad y Bienestar Sustainability and Well-Being

We've got a great speaker lineup for what is sure to be a new and exciting FCSI The Americas educational event and networking opportunity.



Corporate Members: check out the exciting sponsorship opportunities for this event!

Click here for sponsorship details

2023 Project Showcase Online Edition
2023 FCSI The Americas
Project Showcase Online Edition
Congratulations to our amazing consultants who had their projects included in our prestigious 2023 Project Showcase Book.

From Schools to Race Tracks to LinkedIn HQ. FCSI Members are so talented.

Check out the 2023 Online Edition below.

May 20-23, 2023

Upper Midwest Chapter Reception at the NRA Show
May 21, 2023
Happenings - Chicago
Registration coming soon!

Camacho 55th Anniversary & Who Loves Ya? Golf Tournament
September 26-27, 2023
Suwanee, GA - Bear's Best Golf Course
Details coming soon!
Membership News


Benjamin Bradford - Street Collaborative
Aaron Bruns - A.L. Bruns and Company
Murali Krishnana - Rayvn Design
Mary Paul - Rayvn Design
Aaron Peregoy - Garner Resources
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Consultant Members - Be Sure to Log Your Required CEUs

Professional members of FCSI must log 12 CEUs, Senior Associates must log 6, and Associate members must log 3 CEUs annually.
Check your membership profile to see where you currently stand for 2022.

FCSI Education Providers offer hundreds of programs to help you you meet your CEU requirement. Check out all the programs here. In addition to these programs, many other activities qualify for CEU credit - trade show attendance, factory tours, speaking engagements, etc. See the full list of CEU eligible activities here.

If you have questions about your CEU status or need assistance accessing your member profile, please contact penny@fcsi.org.

Instructions for logging CEU credits in your journal:
Industry News
Updated Revit Standards
FCSI has established standards to ensure consistency, optimum functionality and quality of the BIM content provided for foodservice equipment. The standards document has been created in cooperation with input from representatives of the three FCSI divisions APD, EAME & TAD, having formed the FCSI BIM Taskforce (2020 – 2021) of Professional Consultants. The FCSI BIM Taskforce proposes that this document is used as guidelines to assist content creators globally. The objective of this Standard is provided as a template when content creators are commissioned with producing Revit families of foodservice equipment for the manufacturers of foodservice equipment. This document is not catch all to solve all issues in all regions. We acknowledge that some additional work will need to be tailored to suit local applications and codes. View the full document here.
Compass Reports
Highlights from the January Report

  • California halts FAST ACT - after voters petition halt
  • State of Virginia introduces FAST ACT Food Labor Bill
  • Several chains are reducing hiring time from 14 days to 2 days
  • GDP higher than expected, Inflation cooling
  • Appetite for new store growth is mixed
  • Consumer Sentiment rose to 64.9; 9% above December

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