Presidents Conference Committee

The Presidents Conference 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.

Game Changers: Foodservice Redefined

More than 500 prominent foodservice leaders spanning the operator, manufacturer and distributor communities gathered last week at the 54th annual IFMA Presidents Conference to discuss the critical issues impacting our industry. From digitalization to changing consumer preferences, attendees walked away from the three day conference with high-level insights and questions that will impact their companies and industry for years to come.

Dunkin’ Brands CEO to Deliver Closing Keynote at Presidents Conference

With the foodservice landscape changing before our eyes, it is imperative to look around the corner and lead with a vision for tomorrow. IFMA is pleased to welcome Nigel Travis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dunkin’ Brands, to expound upon his industry experience during his closing keynote at the 54th Annual IFMA Presidents Conference. 

2014 IFMA Presidents Conference Executive Summary Series

The 2014 Foodservice "State of the Industry Report" is one of 10 powerful presentations that are covered in the 2014 IFMA Presidents Conference Executive Summary Series, all of which are now made available as a resource for culinary, marketing, sales/supply chain, insights and executive leaders in the foodservice industry.

2015 "State of the Foodservice Industry" Report

Supported by two recent IFMA surveys, leaders of the foodservice industry’s largest associations representing manufacturers, operators and distributors revealed the state of the foodservice industry today, as well as several areas where big changes are expected in the years to come. These findings were presented during IFMA Presidents Conference 2015 in Scottsdale, AZ.

IFMA Names 2015 Top Distributors in Foodservice

CHICAGO, SEPT. 23, 2015— The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) today announced the winners of the 9th Annual Distributor Awards, which acknowledge distributor leadership and overall excellence within the foodservice industry. Shamrock Foods, Cheney Brothers and the Gordon Family of Gordon Food Service will each be honored during the Distributor Awards ceremony at IFMA’s 53rd Annual Presidents Conference, co-hosted by the National Restaurant Association (NRA) and the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) in Scottsdale, AZ this Nov. 1-4.

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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."