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.

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.

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.