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Event Overview:

If you run operations that serve foodservice customers, you know continuous improvement is as much a part of success as order accuracy and on-time delivery. To have precision, winning operations, you have to seek out improvements and solutions. Improving your operations delivers dollars to your bottom line. It makes you a better distributor to your customer. That ultimately defines where you will be a year or even a decade from now.

From technologies to material handling equipment to solving people problems, the IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference provides insights and resources for improving your warehouse and transportation operations. Our promise is to help operations people work smarter, better, and faster.

To deliver on that promise - we’ve made IFDA’s Annual Conference Smarter, Better, and Faster! We’ve tightened the schedule, put a laser focus on content, and promise you a positive learning experience. And we mean it. If you are not satisfied with the experience this conference provides, we offer a money-back guarantee.

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.

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.

About 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.

IFDA's members operate more than 800 distribution facilities and represent annual sales of more than $125 billion. These companies help make the food away from home industry possible, delivering food and other related products to restaurants and institutions - from the local pizzeria or burger shop to your favorite Italian restaurant or white tablecloth establishment, from nursing homes and hospitals to military mess halls and school cafeterias.

If the IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference 2016 - International Foodservice Distributors Association is important to your business, act now and make the appropriate connections. See the contact information below.

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Conference/Event Dates: 10/17/2016 - 10/19/2016
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Food / Beverage
Other Industries: Associations: Trade / Professional, Business, Distribution, Food / Beverage, Manufacturing, Transportation
Estimated Attendance: 2,000
Audience: VPs/Directors/Managers of Operation and Other Decision-Makers for your company's warehouse and transportation operations:

Human Resources
Risk Management
Supply Chain
Notes: Past Attendees:

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.
Venue: Tampa Convention Center
Venue Phone: (813) 274-8511
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Number of Exhibitors:Nearly 150 (2014) (Previous Year)
Event Square Footage:Nearly 34,000 (2014)
Show Owner:International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA)
Show Manager:IFDA
Sponsorship: Yes

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10' Allied Member $2,700   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
10' x 10' Non-Member $3,100   Water: n/a
Corner Additional $250   Generator: n/a
Island (minimum island is 20' x 20') Additional $500 / Prices are subject to change.   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes

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Past Exhibitors:


Allison Transmission

Atlantic Dynamics

B&P Manufacturing

BFC Associates, Inc.

Blue Tree Systems

Bonar Plastics

Cadec Global, Inc.

Capstone Logistics

Carrier Transicold

CMC Design-Build, Inc.

Cooling Concepts Trailer Leasing

Crane Composites

Crusader Management Group

Descartes Systems (USA) LLC.

Digital Lumens

Diversified Logistics

Eclipse Advantage Inc.


FG Products Inc.

Fleet Advantage

Flow-Rite Controls

Food Facility Engineering, Inc.

Food Tech, Inc.

Freightliner Trucks

FSEnet+ GDSN Data Pool

Gleeson Constructors

& Engineers, L.L.C.

Great Dane Trailers

Griffco Design/Build Inc.


Hyundai Translead

Instructional Technologies, Inc


ITS Compliance, Inc.

ITW Insulated Products

J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

Kalman Floor Company


Leo A Daly

LIDD Consultants Inc.


Magline, Inc.

Maxon Lift Corporation


Mi-Jack Systems & Technology, LLC


Palfinger Liftgates

Paragon Software Systems, Inc.



PLM Trailer Leasing

ProCat Distribution Technologies

R.O.M Corporation

Randall Manufacturing

Rapid Ramp by Thermo

King Northwest

RefrigiWear, Inc.

reLogistics Services

Samco Freezerwear Co.

Save-A-Load, Inc.

Sensitech Inc.


SmartTruck Systems

Storage Solutions, Inc.

Systems Application Engineering

TDI Nationwide

TEAM Group, Ltd.


The Fricks Company

Thermo King

ThermoSafe Brands - A Tegrant


Thomas M. Williams and

Associates, Inc.

Tippmann Group/Interstate


TMW Systems, Inc.

Transervice Logistics Inc.

TransForce, Inc.


UniPro Foodservice, Inc.

Utility Trailer Manufacturing


Velociti Inc.


WEBER/SMITH Associates, Inc.

Whiting Door Manufacturing Corp.

Wyse Industrial Carts, Inc.

XRS Corporation

Yale Materials Handling Corporation


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