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When you attend an IFMA event, you’re sure to come away with a fresh perspective and mutually beneficial relationships you may have never formed otherwise.

We pride ourselves in serving the industry with premier events that equip manufacturers, operators, distributors and allied partners to strengthen their position and strategies in the industry.

From dynamic speakers addressing relevant foodservice industry topics to award celebrations recognizing renowned industry talent, our events are truly marked by excellence. And whether it’s our top-to-top Presidents Conference or one-day trainings like Foodservice Fundamentals, attendees are enriched and prepared to better themselves and their business as they learn, share and network with great minds of the industry. We believe in the power of gathering, educating and connecting, and we hope you’ll be part of the action at one of our upcoming events.

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Feb
18-20
2019

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Chain Operators EXchange (COEX)

New Orleans, LA
The IFMA Chain Operators EXchange (COEX)--created by operators, for operators--enables chain operators to take advantage of business building insights and create personal connections with leading manufacturers.

Upcoming Events

Dec
19
2018

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IFMA's New Operator Landscape Portal

Webinar
1:00 - 1:30p CST
As part of IFMA’s new Food Future 2025 framework, the first dynamic, interactive Operator Landscape has been unveiled to the industry. Join IFMA for our first webinar learning how to navigate effortlessly through this new landscape portal.

Feb
14
2019

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Foodservice Fundamentals

Rosemont, IL
8:30a - 3:30p CST
The foodservice industry is evolving and more complex than ever before. IFMA's Foodservice Fundamentals™ is proven to help those new to the industry by providing the tools and knowledge to succeed.

May
18
2019

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Gold & Silver Plate Awards Celebration

Chicago, IL
This annual celebration enables the industry to honor the nation's top operator talent. Through a rigorous jury process, IFMA grants Silver Plate Awards in up to nine operator categories with one selected for the Gold Plate Award.

Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum

This event focuses on marketing and sales collaboration, providing professionals the means to apply actionable insights and best practices to work together to improve both strategic planning and go-to-market execution.

Nov
3-5
2019

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Presidents Conference

Scottsdale, AZ
This top-to-top forum brings together influential leaders of foodservice from the operator, manufacturer and distributor communities. Attendees will meet, connect and discover insights into the channel’s most critical issues.