Video: Sponsors shine at COEX 2013

Posted by IFMA April 02, 2013

Tagged in Associate Members Chain Operators COEX Connect Manufacturer Members Sponsorships

The Chain Operators EXchange (COEX), March 3-6, 2013, was an extraordinary conference that brought together 400 foodservice leaders from the chain operator and IFMA Member community. Without the generous support of our sponsors, COEX would not be possible.

Click on the image below to view highlights from our COEX 2013 sponsors.


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The IFMA Presidents Conference is the place “Where Leaders Meet.” The 54th annual premier top-to-top forum, co-hosted by the NRA and IFDA, brings together influential leaders of foodservice from the operator, manufacturer and distributor communities.

Video: Sponsors shine at COEX 2013

COEX 2013 brought together 400 foodservice leaders from the chain operator and IFMA Member community for a dynamic, high-energy event. Watch a highlight video, featuring the sponsors who made it all possible.

2013 COEX Innovation Awards Winners Announced

For the third consecutive year, IFMA recognizes four outstanding foodservice chain operators through the COEX Innovation Awards. The winners receive their awards during the Chain Operators EXchange (COEX), March 3-6, 2013 at The Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, Nev. Find out which operators will take home the honor.

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The COEX Innovation Awards recognize operating companies that are shaping the industry through innovation in culinary, operations, marketing and service. The nominee that receives the most votes in each category will be presented with the award at IFMA's Chain Operators EXchange (COEX). Cast your vote by Friday, Jan. 25.

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The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) provides so many ways to connect, share and learn with foodservice industry professionals that you may be wondering where to focus your energy to optimize your membership. The key is to find something you’re passionate about so you’ll get as much out of your participation as you put into it. 

One of the most rewarding ways to volunteer your time and brainpower is by joining an IFMA committee. 

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"This year's Distributor Award recipients are among the best in the business and we are proud to honor them." Click to read more. 

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