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 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.

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.

Bring your Operator Partner to Presidents Conference

Bring your operator guests to 2015 Presidents Conference and use the power of collaboration to increase your success, foster your relationships, and win the consumer’s choice – together. 

Buffalo Wild Wings and CEO Sally Smith Score Big with Technology

Under CEO and President Sally Smith's leadership, Buffalo Wild Wings has grown from just 35 restaurants in 1994 to more than 1,000 franchised and corporate-owned locations today.

Hear Sally Smith speak live at Presidents Conference 2014   where she will address current trends affecting the foodservice industry. View more media coverage inside.  

May 19

Gold & Silver Plate Celebration

This Annual IFMA Gold & Silver Plate Awards event during NRA Week enables manufacturers to honor the nation's top operator talent. Annually, IFMA grants Silver Plate Awards in nine operator categories and honors one winner with the prestigious Gold Plate Award on the night of the celebration. This event affords the perfect opportunity to entertain operator customers.