The 2016 IFDA Share Group Program

Building Community for Top Executives in Operations and Technology

IFDA Share Groups

IFDA share groups provide a forum for executives — who share a discipline area — to discuss issues that are top of mind in their area of responsibility. We see IFDA as a community, and this is a focused opportunity to sit down with peers, hear their thoughts on a given subject and share your own. It’s a fruitful, dynamic conversation where you come away with immediate insights, plus you expand your peer network.

2017 IFDA Share Group Program

The IFDA Share Group Program is an exclusive opportunity for your company’s top operations executive and top IT executive to join an IFDA community of peers in an annual program where they will:
  • benefit from peer-to-peer discussions on the issues most important to their business responsibilities,
  • share experiences around those issues,
  • build a very valuable senior level network of peers.
The program includes two 1-day share group meetings, two focused group discussions via web conference, and a full registration to attend the IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference in National Harbor, MD. This is a commitment to a community of peers, and registrants should expect to participate in all four discussion sessions.

Brochure and Registration Form

Questions? Contact Charlynn Driscoll at (703) 532-9400

  • A small group forum to discuss challenges and opportunities in your discipline;
  • An opportunity to identify solutions to real business challenges;
  • An opportunity to discuss technology and vendor experiences;
  • An opportunity to verify you are on the right track or to make adjustments;
  • A structured setting for discussions with sensitivity to competitive concerns;
  • A truly dramatic expansion of your professional network.
WHO: The most senior executive at your company in the discipline area.
COST: The registration fee for the program is $1295, which includes full registration at the Distribution Solutions Conference.

Face-to-Face Share Meetings
A reception takes place the night before the share group meeting. Participants meet the following day to discuss subjects that will be identified by survey prior to the face-to-face.

June 14, 2017
IT Sharegroup
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Marriott Suites O'Hare
Chicago, IL
June 15, 2017
Operations Sharegroup
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Marriott Suites O'Hare
Chicago, IL

Two Web Conferences
Two web conferences take place for each share group, with content and discussion based around a topic of high priority to group participants.

Final Face-to-Face Share Meeting & Participation in the IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference
October 17-19, 2016
Members of the share group attend the IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference in National Harbor, MD, and hold a final face-to-face share group meeting. The conference includes an Expo of technology, equipment, and service providers, plus educational sessions, and multiple opportunities to network with the larger distribution community. More than 70 percent of IFDA member companies in the U.S. attend this conference each year.