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.

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.

Smashburger Founder Tom Ryan Innovates Locally to Gain Market Share Nationally

Smashburger Founder & Chief Concept Officer Tom Ryan understands how to apply innovative tactics needed to win an increased share of the consumer's foodservice dollar. The fast casual chain recently began pairing burgers with craft beers provided by local breweries. Learn more about Smashburger's explosive growth and Tom Ryan's scheduled Keynote address at IFMA's Chain Operator EXchange (COEX 2015) coming this March.  

Why Do Chain Operators Attend COEX?

If you've ever asked yourself as an IFMA member, "Why should I attend COEX?", take a look at why Chain Operators do, and the reason is clear.

Operators Design a COEX to Tackle the New Complexities in Foodservice

COEX 2014, March 2-5, will deliver breakthrough best practices for collaboration between operators and manufacturers. The 3-day insights-driven and networking event created by operators will aid partners in speaking the same language, thus enabling the co-creation of demand to reach the ultimate target: the consumer.

Mar 01

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."

Jan 26

COEX January Committee Meeting

The COEX Committee holds monthly calls to create and promote the Chain Operators EXchange, occuring in March in Las Vegas.

Feb 09

COEX February 9 Committee Meeting

The COEX Committee holds monthly calls to create and promote the Chain Operators EXchange, occuring in February in Las Vegas.

Feb 23

COEX February 23 Committee Meeting

The COEX Committee holds monthly calls to create and promote the Chain Operators EXchange, occuring in March in Las Vegas.