The COEX Committee plays an integral part in the development of the annual conference's programming, including identifying key areas of focus, expert presenters, networking opportunities and more.

Welcome to the COEX Committee!

Thank you for being part of the COEX Committee! Read on for tips on how to take advantage of this resource page.

COEX Speakers “In the News” – McAlister’s Deli, Smashburger, Fazoli’s and Arby’s

Four chain operators participating in COEX this year are among many other operators attending the conference that have been in the news lately. Following is a sampling of feature coverage on COEX registrants McAlister's Deli, Fazoli's, Arby's and Smashburger.

Compelling COEX Program Drives Increase in Chain Operator Attendance

IFMA's Chain Operator Exchange (COEX) has experienced a 30% increase in chain operator executive registrations this year. With this, more than 90-100 decision makers representing many of the nation's most celebrated foodservice operator brands will be attending COEX 2015, an event filled with outstanding foodservice industry insights and business-building networking opportunities.

Staffing Foodservice Operator Chains to Drive Incremental Sales

With an estimated $50 billion in potential foodservice industry growth at stake this year, the rewards of building the right mix of human capital within any operator chain can be substantial. And success in this endeavor goes well beyond employing the right mix of outstanding front of house wait staffers and talented back of house culinary professionals. It also involves securing expert marketing, supply chain management and overall operations experts…and getting everyone to work together as a team. 

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Chain Operators Exchange (COEX)

The Chain Operators Exchange (COEX) enables chain operators to take advantage of business building insights and create personal connections with leading manufacturers. With dozens of high-profile operators on the planning committee, the program truly is created "by operators, for operators."