COEX

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.

IFMA COEX 2016 Executive Summary Series

Some of the foodservice industry’s most compelling topics, issues and opportunities were addressed during the 2016 IFMA Chain Operators EXchange (COEX) that took place in Las Vegas this March. Six of the outstanding presentations delivered at COEX, a conference developed by operators for operators, are covered in the IFMA COEX 2016 Executive Summary Series.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend IFMA COEX

The content on deck for IFMA COEX 2016 will cater to all types of foodservice professionals, including Supply Chain, Culinary, Executive Leadership, Marketing and Insights. Thought-leaders will share valuable perspectives and experiences on hot-button issues - in Vegas! Get ready to connect, learn and have fun. 

Andrew Puzder of CKE Restaurants to Keynote IFMA COEX

Andrew Puzder is credited with turning around both the Hardee’s brand and CKE, allowing the company to survive, become financially secure and return to growth after it had faced serious financial and operational issues. In his opening keynote, Puzder will share strategies for success and lessons learned during his time as chief executive officer.  

Author Eve Turow Paul Provides a Taste of Generation Yum

Eve Turow Paul, celebrated author of A Taste of Generation Yum, will talk in depth about how today’s young consumers are impacting other generations. Turow Paul, one of many dynamic speakers to engage the COEX audience, will introduce the consumer segment on the underlying drive for the consumer obsession with food.

6 Things Foodservice Leaders Want You to Know

Presidents Conference 2015 inspired us to ask some critical questions about leadership in the foodservice industry in the recent #IFMAchat tweet chat. Find out what your fellow leaders had to say on topics like mentorship, teamwork and the importance of working your way up.

May 21

Gold & Silver Plate Celebration

This 62nd annual IFMA Gold & Silver Plate Awards event during NRA Week enables manufacturers to honor the nation's top operator talent. Annually, IFMA grants Silver Plate Awards in nine operator categories and honors one winner with the prestigious Gold Plate Award on the night of the celebration. This event affords the perfect opportunity to entertain operator customers. See you on Saturday, May 21 at "The Academy Awards of Foodservice."