Operator Forum Committee

The Operator Forum Committee supports the improvement of the Operator Forums, including Chains and College & University forums, ensuring the format and content meets the manufacturers' and operators' needs. Operator Forums are held multiple times per year in various locations throughout the U.S. to provide channel partners a collaborative, networking opportunity unlike no other.

IFMA Announces NRA to Co-Host IFMA's 53rd Annual Presidents Conference

CHICAGO, AUG. 10, 2015—The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) announced today that the National Restaurant Association (NRA) will join the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) as co-hosts for IFMA's 53rd Annual Presidents Conference. The by-invitation-only forum is where leaders from the operator, manufacturer, distributor and allied partner communities meet to address the critical issues and opportunities facing the industry.

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.

Welcome to the Operator Forums Committee!

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

2013 Operator Forum Committee Plan

The 2013 Operator Forum Committee Plan outlines the committee members, objectives, positioning statement, goals, strategies, tactics and action plans agreed upon by the committee.

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Chain Operators EXchange (COEX)

The IFMA 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."