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.

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.

Foodservice Executives Honored at Awards Programs during IFMA’s 53rd Annual Presidents Conference

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, NOV. 3, 2015—The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) honored several executives and companies through multiple awards issued at IFMA’s 53rd Annual Presidents Conference, co-hosted by the National Restaurant Association (NRA) and the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA). Five different award categories paid tribute to a variety of foodservice professionals and companies who demonstrated overall excellence that benefitted the industry as a whole.

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.

IFMA Distributor Award Winners Note Supplier Nominators as Strategic Partners

Gordon Food Service, Cheney Brothers and Shamrock Foods Company were each recognized with IFMA Distributor Awards in three unique categories at the IFMA Presidents Conference last November. Executives from all three companies said the value of receiving their respective award did more than build relationships with foodservice suppliers and validate their business models. In addition, it helped them recognize employees for all they do for the foodservice industry.

"Bottom Line Branding": 6 Key Principles from Dunkin' Brands

"Bottom Line Branding" is about creating demand and driving sales in today's changing world," according to Dunkin' Brands Global President, Marketing and Innovation, John Costello. At Presidents Conference 2013 John spoke about establishing the six key principles of how you build a business and create demand in today's environment.

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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."