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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 30+ chains of all sizes, the program delivers real-time, pertinent insights and best practices that leaders can use to shape their businesses.

You'll have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with other attendees, watch inspiring keynotes, attend focused breakout sessions, and join in interactive networking events. And with an agenda created by Operators, for Operators, you'll gain invaluable insights and content for an unmatched COEX experience.


Registration will open soon! Check back for more information in the coming weeks.


Who Attends

  • Senior leaders & decision-makers representing national and regional chains
  • Operator leaders in culinary, marketing, insights and supply chain
  • Manufacturer leaders in culinary, marketing, sales and insights
  • Industry partners/providers

What Attendees Are Saying

"This was my first COEX attendance. It was extremely well organized, a wide variety of topics were discussed and one can attend educational sessions of their choice. There were numerous opportunities to meet and speak with fellow operator attendees and reach out to the supplier attendees at the various social functions."

- Director of Purchasing, Torchy's Tacos 


“Amazing content and members!”

- Jamal Rasoully, CEO The Halal Shack


“As a midsize supplier it was great to sit with operators of varied size, scope, and concepts to discuss how they evaluate new items, go through their ideation process, and hear what's important to them from their suppliers. The breakouts were pertinent, informative, very much on point with current challenges and changes in the industry.”

- Michael Beaudry, National Director of Foodservice, V&V Supremo Foods


"IFMA COEX is an outstanding mix of operators, manufacturers and industry experts in a concise, focused content rich format. I found the presentations extremely helpful and enjoyed the accessibility of the various industry leaders."

- Van Sullivan, Executive Director and COO, Stony Brook University Auxiliary Corporation