Foodservice Is Under Fire. This is Your Chance to Rally and Respond.

May 2-3, 2017 | The Liaison Capitol Hill | Washington DC

IFDA Washington Insight Conference

As a business leader, you need to stay informed about what Washington is contemplating.The IFDA Washington Insight Conference provides a valuable opportunity to learn where federal policy is headed through an agenda where you hear directly from lawmakers, regulators, and other experts. This is a chance to get insights, ask questions, interact with other IFDA member leaders, and meet with your lawmakers.

2017 IFDA Washington Insight Conference

The 2016 Conference was very successful, with more than 30 IFDA member companies participating. The agenda focused on a number of considerable challenges from legislation and regulation aimed at the industry. Challenges that operator customers face from activists and regulators were also addressed. During the conference, IFDA members have the opportunity:
  • To discuss “all issues government” affecting foodservice distributors.
  • Come away prepared to respond and protect your business interests by fully understanding issues where the Federal government will impact your company.
  • Meet with lawmakers to help them understand your business and the importance of the foodservice industry to the American economy.
During the 2016 conference, IFDA members also presented the Thomas Jefferson Awards to recognize lawmakers who have demonstrated a commitment to economic prosperity and free enterprise.


Monday, May 01

Welcome Reception

Join us for an opening reception when you arrive in DC.

Tuesday, May 02

Washington Insights

Day one of our insights agenda kicks off the conference. Featuring speakers from Congress and the regulatory agencies on new labor regulations, transportation challenges, new rules around food safety and more.

Wednesday, May 03

Washington Insights & Congressional Visits

Morning insights sessions followed by afternoon Capitol Hill visits. Speak directly to lawmakers about your business and advocate for the industry at large.


Registration & Brochure

Registration Opens in December

Gain valuable insights and represent the foodservice industry at this important event.

Hotel & Travel

May 2-3, 2017

The Liaison Capitol Hill

Hotel registration will open in December 2016.