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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. 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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69th Gold & Silver Plate Awards Celebration

Chicago, IL
The 69th Annual IFMA Gold & Silver Plate Awards Celebration will take place on Saturday night, May 20, 2023 at the historic Chicago Union Station. The Awards Celebration is open to the industry and will bring together past Gold and Silver Plate wi...

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Webinar: Impact on Foodservice Manufacturers From Proposed Changes to K-12 Dietary Guidelines

11:00a - 11:45a CST
Members of the IFMA Elementary & Secondary Foodservice Leadership Council will share their concerns about the proposed changes and their potential impact on their suppliers.


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Virtual Marketing & Sales Conference 2023

Online Event
IFMA's Virtual Marketing & Sales Conference, brings together the insights, experts, tools, and resources marketing and sales professionals need today to plan for 2023 and beyond.


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Presidents Conference 2023

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 food-away-from-home's most critical issues.


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Chain Operators EXchange (COEX) 2024

Kansas City, Missouri
The IFMA Chain Operators EXchange (COEX) is the foodservice industry’s only conference truly by operators, for operators. With an agenda built by a committee of 40+ chains of all sizes, the program delivers real-time, pertinent insights and best p...