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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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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.

Upcoming Events

Dec
3
2019

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Webinar: The Consumer Food Journey℠ Report

Webinar
2:00 - 2:30p CDT
An introduction to IFMA's brand new Consumer Food Journey℠ Report. Take an in-depth look at consumer food decision making, never studied before. Understand the triggers, occasions, and need states that influence consumers' food procurement decisions.

Feb
4
2020

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Foodservice Fundamentals™

Chicago, IL
8:30a - 3:30p CDT
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
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.

Nov
1-3
2020

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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.