Service Provider Members (formerly Associate Members) are defined as companies or organizations that sell to manufacturers, operators, supply chain and other FAFH industry partners. Service Providers include Agencies, Commerce Facilitators, Transaction Facilitators, Financial Service organizations, and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).

 

IFMA helps service provider organizations promote their businesses and stay informed through unique networking opportunities with operators, manufacturers, and supply chain organizations, access to exclusive insights and data, and participation in industry-change initiatives.

 

 

Service Provider Membership Is Available In Three Tiers

Below is an overview of the tiers. If you want more detailed information click the plus sign next to each tier in the section below.

Tier I

$4,950

Benefits include:

Ability to Attend Conferences

  • Members will have ability to register for all IFMA conferences and events at the Service Provider member-rate. This includes member-only events such as Presidents Conference and COEX.

Access to Web Content

  • All individuals within member companies will have access to all webinars, whitepapers, research, video, and other insights and best practices that reside on IFMAworld.com.

Access to IFMA Scope® (basic)

  • All individuals within member companies will have access to the Operator Landscape portion of IFMA Scope, including information on segment forecasts, operator and consumer spend, dayparts, sourcing, and influencers. Members will also have the ability to download this information.

Access to Webinars

  • Access to view all webinars hosted on IFMA’s platform, available to all individuals within member organizations.

Member-pricing for Trainings

  • Member pricing for training classes including Foodservice Fundamentals and other curriculum to be developed.

Discounts for Industry Project Outputs*

  • As part of the cross-industry initiative that IFMA will lead, outputs will be made available to the industry. IFMA members in this tier will have the opportunity to purchase these deliverables at a member discount.

Listed on and Access to Member Directory*

  • Organizations will be able to list their company name, website URL, and contact information on the IFMA member directory and also search for other IFMA members.

Monthly Newsletter*

  • All individuals at member company will be able to access IFMA’s monthly newsletter, providing key updates on the association and the industry.

*Under Development

Tier II

$6,950

Benefits include:

Everything in Tier I PLUS:

Editorial Content

  • Organizations will be able to supply one piece of written editorial educational content throughout the year, to be shared through IFMA’s communication and media platforms.

IFMA Industry Project Participation & Discounted Outputs*

  • Participate in meetings with manufacturers, operators, distributors, and subject matter experts to develop solutions to pressing industry issues (e.g., food waste, supply chain optimization, etc.)
  • Acknowledgement on the final deliverables of the initiative. 
  • IFMA members in this tier will have the opportunity to purchase these deliverables at a member discount.

Enhanced Listing & Engagement with Member Directory*

  • Organizations will be able to list their company name, website URL, and contact information on the IFMA member directory.
  • Organizations will be able to search the directory for other IFMA members.
  • Organizations will be able to post promotional information on the directory.

*Under Development

Tier III

$8,950

Benefits include:

Everything in Tier II PLUS:

Full IFMA Scope®

  • In addition to having access to the Operator Landscape portion of IFMA SCOPE, all individuals within member companies will have access to the full tool, including the segments and markets portion of the portal, enabling them to access segment-specific information and information on all 211 designated market areas (DMAs).

Training Bundle

  • Complimentary Foodservice Fundamentals for 2 employees (on-demand)
  • Complimentary access to on-demand national account sales trainings for five employees
  • Opportunities for discounted pricing for future trainings

One Hosted Webinar

  • Organizations will have the opportunity to host one educational webinar for IFMA’s membership.

Ability to Participate on Select Planning Committees

  • Organizations can have up to one representative on the following planning committees:
  • Marketing & Sales Conference
  • Gold & Silver Plate Celebration

Training Support on IFMA Tools

  • Tier III members will have access to IFMA staff to aid in the use of its tools, including IFMA Scope, the website, membership directory, etc. Each Tier III member will be able to schedule an annual training call to review all IFMA resources.

IFMA Industry Project Participation & Outputs*

  • Participate in meetings with operators, distributors, and subject matter experts to develop solutions to pressing industry issues (e.g., food waste, supply chain optimization, etc.)
  • Acknowledgement on the final deliverables of the initiative. 
  • All members in this tier will receive the final deliverable outputs as part of their benefit package.

*Under Development

 

 

For more on IFMA’s long-range plan, see the "Level Up 2027: A New Path Forward for IFMA" report for details. 

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Interested in joining the food-away-from-home evolution? Contact our membership team at  membership@ifmaworld.com