NOV. 1-3, 2020



About IFMA’s Presidents Conference

IFMA’s Presidents Conference is the premier industry forum for foodservice management and senior leaders. Co-hosted by the National Restaurant Association and the International Foodservice Distributors Association, Presidents Conference is where the entire industry will rally together to celebrate and honor our foodservice industry while addressing the critical issues that lie ahead.

The challenges and opportunities ahead of us are many, but united, we can create a bright future for ourselves, our companies, and our industry. As an attendee, you will have the opportunity to connect and network with other senior leaders within the manufacturer, operator and distributor communities throughout the three-day conference. Through thought-provoking and actionable insights that address the industry’s most pertinent topics - you will gain the tools you need to shape your key strategic plans and position yourself and your company for success. View Agenda >>

New for 2020: IFMA’s 66th Gold & Silver Plate Awards Celebration will honor the best in our industry the evening of Monday, November 2, as part of the Presidents Conference program. Join us as we honor and celebrate our eight Silver Plate recipients who have gone above and beyond to set a new standard of foodservice excellence, and be there as one of them is chosen as the coveted Gold Plate winner!

*Attendees of IFMA’s Presidents Conference will receive one complimentary ticket for the Gold & Silver Plate Awards Celebration.

Event Details




Gold & Silver Plate Awards Celebration


Sponsorship Opportunities


Your safety and health during Presidents Conference are our highest priority. IFMA will continue to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines and recommendations closely in the coming months and provide additional information to ensure a safe environment for you and our staff.


Qualified Foodservice Operators *

Complimentary registration and hotel accommodations for qualified operators attending Presidents Conference.

IFMA Manufacturer Members

Early Bird Fee: $1,995  Regular Fee: $2,195 (after August 28, 2020)

IFMA Associate Members

Early Bird Fee: $2,395  Regular Fee: $2,595 (after August 28, 2020)

IFDA Distributor Members

Early Bird Fee: $1,795  Regular Fee: $1,995 (after August 28, 2020)

Spouse Registration

$500 for IFMA/IFDA members | Complimentary for Qualified Operators

Gold & Silver Plate Awards Celebration - Ticket Only

$350 for those not attending Presidents Conference. Purchase now >>

Presidents Conference Registration includes: Registration for one IFMA/IFDA member executive, one ticket to Gold & Silver Plate Awards Celebration, all conference education sessions, receptions, spa, meal functions and most activities. **

*IFMA reviews all operator registrations for approval to ensure that they adhere to standards established by the Board of Directors. IFMA reserves the right to request additional information and may decline any non-qualified operator registrations. Operators attending the Gold & Silver Plate Dinner only are responsible for payment of hotel room. More information can be found on the “Venue” tab above.

**Please Note: Activity sign-ups are on a first-come, first-served basis. Some activities may have limited availability.

Cancellation/Transfer Policy

Can’t make it? Written cancellations received by September 14, 2020 may receive a full refund. After that date, no refunds will be available, but you may transfer your registration to another individual within your company.

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