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“The greatest value of being on an IFMA committee is sense of community. Even bigger than that from a business perspective, it’s diversity in thought and opinion. Even though most companies have similar challenges, they come at it from different angles and it opens your mind and broadens your thinking.”

SVP Foodservice

Tyson Foods, Inc.

Committees are the backbone of IFMA, shaping the conversation and providing solutions in the areas that matter most to our members. They are central to collecting and facilitating knowledge and insights that set change to the foodservice industry in motion while helping IFMA members build their businesses.

All of our programs and events are powered by committees. Whether it’s sourcing speakers, providing direction on study topics, identifying new training opportunities, or gathering insights to create new models and best practices—these groups serve numerous roles. Through insight sharing amongst peers and tackling issues as an industry, many members find that the more they contribute via committees, the more they get in return.

That’s why over 70% of member companies participate in one or more committees.

If you want to make the most of your IFMA membership and make an impact as a leading industry voice, consider joining a committee. This is a fantastic way to learn, share, and connect as you drive content benefiting the industry.

IFMA Committees

Board of Directors
Board of Directors
IFMA’s Board of Directors provides thought leadership and direction for the association and the industry. The Board is represented by a diverse group of manufacturers from across foodservice.
Chain Operators EXchange (COEX)
Chain Operators EXchange (COEX)
The COEX committee plays an integral role in the development of the annual conference’s programming, including identifying key areas of focus and socializing IFMA’s thought leadership, identifying expert presenters, networking opportunities and more. The committee is led by 40+ operators and IFMA members. Committee target: National or Regional Account Sales.
Consumer Planning Program
Consumer Planning Program
The Consumer Planning Program Committee leads the direction of and receives access to annual cutting-edge consumer and operator research. Consumer Planning Program members participate in share groups and exclusive webinars, benefit from IFMA’s thought leadership, and much more. Committee Target: Insights, Marketing.
Gold & Silver Plate Awards Celebration
Gold & Silver Plate Awards Celebration
The Gold & Silver Plate Awards Celebration committee, consisting of the manufacturing community, plays an integral role in planning, marketing and executing the industry’s most prestigious awards celebration. Committee Target: Marketing, Sales, Industry Relations.
Marketing & Sales Conference
Marketing & Sales Conference
Comprised of marketing and sales professionals from the manufacturer community, this committee focuses on the development of the program agenda, including identifying key areas of focus, socializing IFMA’s thought leadership, identification of expert presenters, networking opportunities and more. Committee target: Marketing, Sales, Insights.
Membership
Membership
IFMA’s Membership Committee is comprised of IFMA’s Board of Directors and focuses on the association’s growth and retention, which is critical to the industry for the socialization of IFMA’s insights and best practice work.
Presidents Conference
Presidents Conference
Led by senior leaders amongst IFMA’s membership, the Presidents Conference committee leads the direction of the program, including agenda creation, sourcing speakers, identifying networking opportunities, and more. Committee target: Executive Leadership.
Consumer Food Journey™
Consumer Food Journey™
Committee members will lead direction of research around IFMA’s platform that provides in-depth consumer insights on food and beverage consumption decisions. Committee target: Insights, Marketing.
New Operator Landscape Model
New Operator Landscape Model
Members are creating a model that identifies forces that are shaping the operator landscape to help manufacturers make informed strategic decisions.
Supply Chain Optimization
Supply Chain Optimization
The Supply Chain Optimization committee, consisting of operators, manufacturers and distributors, works to create a collaborative, transparent industry best practice in delivering product to the right place, at the right time, in the right quantity.
Go-to-Market Planning Program
Go-to-Market Planning Program
Members of this committee develop sales best practices that can be implemented within their own companies. Committee target: Sales.
Training & Education
Training & Education
The IFMA Training and Education committee works together to create a diverse course catalog that establishes IFMA as the preeminent choice for foodservice manufacturer professionals to learn and develop skills that will help them grow their businesses and their careers. The committee is made up of marketing & sales people and learning and development people.

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