The 2018 IFDA Share Group Program

Building a community where you can ask questions — and share challenges and solutions with peers.

IFDA Operations and IT Share Groups

IFDA’s biannual Share Group Program for Operations and IT professionals is where industry innovators can discover and develop new ideas. The program provides a tremendous opportunity to hear directly from peers, affect change in the industry, stay on top of the important issues of today and tomorrow, come away with immediate insights, and develop relationships with peers.

2018 IFDA Share Group Program


“I find the IFDA share groups to be my very favorite single IFDA benefit. The groups present a unique opportunity to share business issues in an intimate setting – a setting that goes beyond the in-person meetings, into everyday new relationships that you develop with your industry peers. Highly recommended!”

Drew D. Saur
Chief Information Officer, Palmer Food Services



This share group program is an exclusive opportunity for IFDA members in senior positions in Operations and IT to come together to discuss challenges and opportunities with their peers. Participants drive the topics for discussion at each meeting. If you happen to represent both disciplines at your company, you’re in luck — you can participate in both groups! A printable brochure and registration form is available to the right — or click here.

Online Registration

The Program includes:
• Two share group face-to-face meetings (see details below)
• Full registration for the IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference in October 2018 (the second face-to-face meeting takes place at the conference).

This is a commitment to a community of peers, and registrants should plan to participate in the full program.

Companies that participated last year include:
Avalon Foodservice, Inc.
Dawn Food Products
Dole & Bailey, Inc.
IWC Food Service
Jacmar Foodservice Distribution
Jake’s Finer Foods
Kohl Wholesale
Lentz Milling Company
Merlino Foods
Palmer Food Services
Quaker Valley Foods Inc
S & W Wholesale Foods, LLC
SGC Foodservice
Southwest Traders Incorporated
Stanz Foodservice, Inc.
Upper Lakes Foods Inc.
Y. Hata & Co., Ltd.

Program Questions? Contact Charlynn Driscoll by email or at (703) 532-9400


Who Participates, Cost for Participation, and other Details
WHO: Operations and IT Professionals in Foodservice Distribution
COST: The registration fee is $1295, which includes full registration to the 2018 Distribution Solutions Conference.


First Share Group Meeting
LOCATION: Denver Airport Marriott – Gateway Park
Please Note: After you register, a confirmation will be sent that includes hotel and travel information for the first share group meeting in Denver, CO.

IT SHARE GROUP
Sunday, June 10 / 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
IT Share Group Reception

Monday, June 11 / 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
IT Share Group Meeting

OPS SHARE GROUP
Monday, June 11 / 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Ops Share Group Reception

Tuesday, June 12 / 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Ops Share Group Meeting


Second Share Group Meeting and the IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference
October 28-30, 2018
Members of the share group attend the IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference in San Antonio, TX, and participate in a second face-to-face meeting. The conference includes an Expo of technology, equipment, and service providers, plus educational sessions, and multiple opportunities to network with the larger distributor community.

The Share Group Meeting is tentatively planned for Sunday, October 28.