In October 2012, at the request of The Core Group (IFMA Associate Member), Larry Oberkfell, President and CEO, IFMA, attended a manufacturer partner meeting in Park City, Utah and moderated a business discussion as part of the gathering. Larry presented key insights on issues, such as GPOs and Foodservice 2020, which are affecting the entire industry.
The feedback from the event was tremendous. "There was significant value in having IFMA present. It gave several of our key clients the opportunity to listen to Larry's perspective on the changes in foodservice," said John Goodman, President & CEO, The Core Group. "Our credibility factor skyrocketed - there was no bias or self-serving element - because IFMA is considered by many as the 'the Switzerland of the foodservice industry.'"
Larry is available to present and lead interactive discussions, like this recent one with The Core Group, as part of "IFMA Insights", a complimentary members-only educational resource.
IFMA has its finger on the pulse of the foodservice industry challenges and we strive to deliver relevant information to our members in ways that encourage dialogue and effective decision-making. A few examples of discussion topics are:
GPOs in Foodservice: Landscape & Growth Opportunities
Foodservice 2020: Where is the Industry Headed & Why
Foodservice Distributors of the Future: The Evolution of the Foodservice Distributor Sector
Let us bring IFMA Insights to your next broker/manufacturer event to help supplement your agenda with strategic insights! If you are interested or just want to learn more, please contact Anthony R. DePaolo at firstname.lastname@example.org.