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The IFMA Chain Operators EXchange (COEX) was a great success!  With more than 100 operators and dozens of educational sessions and networking opportunities, we thought you would like to revisit some highlights from this year’s event:



Myths & Magic of Gen Z/Y

First-ever consumer tell-all panel exposed candid responses from Gen Z and Y consumers as they expressed their attitudes and preferences towards brands, technology, and sustainability.

COEX Innovation Award Winners

Chick-fil-A, Culver’s, Shake Shack and Wendy’s were each honored with a COEX Innovation Award in two categories, Culinary/Operations and Marketing/Service, for excellence in innovation.

IFMA 2018 Silver Plate Class Announced

Nine Silver Plate winners were unveiled for the first time at COEX! The 64th annual IFMA Gold & Silver Plate Awards Celebration, May 19th, will honor the nation’s top foodservice operator talent.

Off-Premise Foodservice: It’s Here

Leaders from Pizza Hut, Corner Bakery Café and 7-Eleven participated in a provocative discussion about how restaurant brands are moving their experience outside of the store. Watch out for follow-up responses to unanswered audience questions coming soon!

How Collaborative Supplier-Chain Relationships Can Drive Success

Beth Cook from IPC-Subway shared her experiences in utilizing IFMA’s newest Supply Chain Optimization best practice process with her supplier and distribution partners.


Thank you to all of our speakers, sponsors and attendees! We will see you next year at COEX 2019 in New Orleans!. We look forward to you joining us!

Executive summary videos from select COEX presentations will be available soon on IFMA TV. For more information on IFMA and future programs, visit www.ifmaworld.com.