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FEI USA: Front End of Innovation


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May 16-18, 2023
Omni Hotel at the SeaportBoston

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May 16-18, 2023
Omni Hotel at the Seaport,

The #1 Destination for Corporate Innovation and R&D Leaders

Hundreds of corporate leaders across the innovation value chain are coming together May 16-18- to strengthen the connections and fuel the conversations that contribute to a thriving ecosystem. From ideation to commercialization- we'll tackle the new art of serious innovation.

Covering the Topics You Need to Know, Now

The New Business Model

The New Consumer: Leveraging Data & Insights

The New Product Innovation

Open Innovation & Next-Gen Partnering

Organizing for Disruption

Technologies to Re-Set & Scale-Up

Design Thinking

Ambidextrous Leadership

Why attend FEI in person? Glad you asked.

The goal of FEI 2023 is to enhance cross-enterprise collaboration- so that more ideas can surface, companies can strengthen their innovation capabilities, and ultimately fast-track the conversion of ideas into market-ready products, services and/or experiences.

There’s Only One Place Where:

The Corporate Innovator’s Voice is the Large Majority

The one event where client-side corporate leaders are in the majority, creating a space to swap hacks and best practices with your peers.

Inspiration Meets Action

From big name “thinkers” to in the trenches innovators- FEI's diverse programming showcases the rule breakers, trend setters, dreamers, and doers you simply must get to know.  

Heads of Innovation, R&D & Product Development Attend in Droves

A forum where diverse points of view are celebrated and encouraged both onstage and off.

Fresh Content is Showcased First

The FEI advisory board scours the globe to ensure you’re hearing the most prolific stories from around the work, first.

Networking on Your Terms

Use our ground-breaking matchmaking platform to assist in connecting you with those who you’d most benefit from meeting.  


Our aim is to become an ever more sustainable, positive impact business.  

We focus on the areas in which we can make the most significant contribution: our operations, the content and knowledge Informa’s brands provide and the communities in which we work. FasterForward, our five year sustainability programme, contains ambitious commitments to embed sustainability into everything we do and help our customers and markets do the same. 


Priscilla Beal

Strategy & Innovation Thought Leader


I had the honor of speaking at the 2020 Front End of Innovation conference, coordinated by Informa Connect. Especially in “COVID times,” when so many people suffer from video meeting and conference fatigue, the steps to engage as an attendee, let alone speaker, can seem exhausting. NOT the case with Informa Connect. The entire team was proactive, flexible, highly professional and kind. I would engage them to manage a conference our team, department or function hosted without hesitation!