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EVENT DATE
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Venue

Indiana Convention Center 100 S. Capitol Avenue Indianapolis , Indiana 46225
Tel: (317) 262-3400
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IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference 2014 - International Foodservice Distributors Association

Overview

Event Overview:

The Distribution Solutions Conference is the one place where operations takes center stage.

Attendee Information:

Exposure to New Ideas + Latest Technologies = Superior Operations that are a Competitive Edge

Utimately, that is the DSC value equation. It's takeaway. It's a solution to a problem. It's meeting peers. It's about getting outside of your four walls.

More than 40 Cutting Edge Workshops

Distributors and other experts talk about the latest solutions and innovations to improve your operations. The workshops are designed specifically for foodservice and convenience distributors and feature peers and other knowledge experts.

Approximately 150 Leading Vendors at the Solutions Exposition

Discuss the latest warehousing and transportation solutions with top vendors supplying hardware, technology, and services that make your operations more efficient and give your company a competitive edge. Year after year, attendees testify about finding valuable solutions that solve real challenges.

Relationship Building with Peers

Opportunities to meet peers include session breaks, meal events, receptions, or introducing yourself to speakers at the conference. Building your professional network is one of the great benefits of this industry-wide conference.

Who Should Attend?

Whether your title is President, VP, Director, or Manager, this conference puts you in touch with new technologies, new practices, and new ideas that can help you improve operations. The conference also includes sessions that will help you be better prepared for new regulations or changes in regulations that impact your business, plus a number of sessions on the agenda address key executive leadership subjects from the economy to leadership development.

If you distribute food, this conference is for you! The subjects discussed are appropriate for company leadership and decision makers in:
 
– Operations
– Transportation
– Technology/IT
– Human Resources
– Risk Management
– Supply Chain

Exhibitor Information:

If you provide products and/or services to the distribution industry, this is the one conference of the year to meet with executives who purchase hardware, technology, and services supporting distribution center and transportation operations. This is a key opportunity to develop new business relationships, grow your business, and strengthen relationships with some of your most valued customers.

For Exhibitors: A Trade Show Like No Other!

Designed for decision makers from across the foodservice and convenience distribution industries, The Distribution Solutions Conference provides in-depth education as well as 9.5 hours of dedicated exposition time. If you provide equipment or services to the foodservice and convenience distribution industries, this is the one event of the year to meet with executives who purchase hardware, technology, and services supporting distribution center and transportation operations. This is a key opportunity to develop new business relationships and to grow your business. It is also an important opportunity to strengthen relationships with some of your most important customers.

This is the one conference of the year designed for every distributor serving the food-away-from-home industry. 

The Distribution Solutions Conference is the premier industry-wide conference addressing distribution, technology, human resources, supply chain, technology, and executive topics. The conference is supported by IFDA, the American Wholesale Marketers Association, UniPro Foodservice, Progressive Group Alliance, F.A.B., Inc., Golbon, Legacy Foodservice Alliance, Federated Foodservice, and Independent Marketing Alliance.

Top 5 Products/Services Attendees Reported That They Were Actively Seeking:

1 - Software Systems

2 - Onboard Computers

3 - Safety

4 - Trailers

5 - Labor Management Tools

About the IFDA:

The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) works to help our foodservice distributor members succeed. Our primary constituents are foodservice distributors and are found across North America and internationally. They include leading broadline, system, and specialty distributors.

Notes:
Titles of attendees, % of each: Operations /Distribution VP, Director, or Manager 45% C-Level 23% Transportation VP, Director, or Manager 14% HR VP, Director, or Manager 6% IT VP, Director, or Manager 7% Reported Other 3% Sales & Marketing VP, Director, or Manager 4% Supply Chain VP, Director, or Manager 3% Finance 1% Multiple Responses were allowed and were based on who reported.
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