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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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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.

Upcoming Events

Oct
29
2019

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Webinar: Top 2019 Operator Trends & 2020 Predictions

Webinar
2:00 - 2:45p CDT
Join this webinar to learn the most important trends that are playing out across the restaurant chain market. Supported by findings from Datassential’s custom-research and Big Data platforms, this webinar includes the inaugural Firefly 500 industr...

Nov
19
2019

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Supply Chain Optimization Industry Training: Building a Better Foodservice Supply Chain

Chicago, IL
Join us to discover the best practices and practical tools to build a better foodservice supply chain through visibility and collaboration at this one-day industry training. Created by your industry peers through a collaborative approach -- 80+ ma...

Mar
1-3
2020

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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.

May
16
2020

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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 Conference

IFMA's Marketing & Sales Conference provides foodservice professionals the means to uncover actionable insights and best practices to improve both strategic planning and go-to-market execution.