I make it a priority to attend this conference every year because it enables our company to be better prepared for the challenges that we may face from Washington.

Andy Mercier
President & CEO
Merchants Foodservice  

Hear What Government Has in Store for Your Business

Get insights about legislation and regulations that will impact your business and hear directly from policy makers.
May 7-8, 2014 | Hyatt Regency 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 for IFDA members 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.

2014 IFDA Washington Insight Conference

On this year's agenda:

National Labor Relations Board - Now that the Board is fully functional, we expect a full court press on advancing the union agenda.

Scaling Back Ethanol - Efforts are underway to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard, a mandate that has resulted in escalating food prices.

The Restaurant Economy - How evolving government policy will impact consumer spending and economic growth.

FSMA & Food Safety - New proposals to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act will have a significant impact on distributors.

Capitol Hill Visits & TJ Awards - Meet with your lawmakers and help them understand your business.


Wednesday, May 07

Washington Insights Agenda

Day one of our insights agenda kicks off the conference. Hear directly from lawmakers, regulators, and experts.

Thursday, May 08

Washington Insights & Congressional Visits

Morning insights session followed by afternoon Capitol Hill visits.

Thursday, May 08

Thomas Jefferson Awards Reception

Attendees will have the chance to personally thank pro-business lawmakers at this special event.


Registration & Brochure

Register by April 24

A brochure and registration options are now available.

Hotel & Travel

May 7-8, 2014

Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill

Conference sessions take place at this Hyatt property, within minutes of the Capitol building.