The IFDA DSC is the premier annual event on the industry calendar where leaders in operations, transportation and technology gather with renowned speakers, innovators and disruptors to chart the future of foodservice distribution.


From solutions to help you meet the challenges of today and tomorrow, tailored education sessions, and exclusive networking opportunities – DSC is a truly unique experience that facilitates the right conversations, enabling individuals and organizations of all sizes to achieve their goals and grow!


2019 Distribution Solutions Conference:

  • More than 300 leading distributor and vendor companies participate.

  • More than 1000 industry leaders come each year.

  • 5 workshop tracks on key operations issues, plus 3 thought-provoking general sessions

  • Networking throughout the conference is an exceptional opportunity to meet peers.

Agenda at a Glance

The IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference includes general sessions, workshops, an expo filled with technology and innovation, and networking that won't quit.

Sunday, October 27
Arrive Sunday afternoon in time for the welcome reception. If you are new to the conference or did not attend last year, make sure to join us for the attendee orientation (includes refreshments) hosted by our planning council.

Monday & Tuesday, October 28-29
Two full days of sessions, expo, and networking that will help you improve your operations. The conference ends on Tuesday evening with our big closing event at Lafayette’s Music Room at Pointe Orlando.

Wednesday, October 30
McLane Facility Tour
The McLane Orlando facility is state of the art and encompasses more than 268,000 square feet. The main operation is strategically located in north central Florida with a domicile operation in Sunrise. The service area extends the length of the state, from just east of Tallahassee to Key West. The Orlando distribution center is 380 teammates strong and provides superior service to over 1600 customers.

Full Agenda


Online Attendee & Exhibitor Registration

Please note: IFDA has partnered with MCI USA as the official registration provider for DSC. Once on the page, login using your IFDA website credentials. The registration fee for attending this event differs between member and non-member status.

For registration questions or modifications, please contact 2019 Distribution Solutions Conference Registration at 800-931-9576 (US & Canada) / 972-349-5556 (International).  Or email us at ifda@mcievents.com.

For IFDA MVP PARTNERS: Please contact Grace Hong about available FLEX Registrations at ghong@ifdaonline.org or call 703-532-9400

IFDA Member (Distributor or Partner) 1st Registrant $845/person $945/person
IFDA Member (Distributor or Partner) #2-9 Registrants $745/person $845/person
FOR 10 OR MORE REGISTRANTS: $545/person $545/person
Non-Member Distributor/Partner* $995/person $1095/person
ONE DAY REGISTRATION OPTION $599/person $599/person
IFDA Member (Distributor Companies only) $25/person $25/person
Non-Member (Distributor Companies only) $99/person $99/person
Local Facility Tour - McLane Orlando $55/person $55/person

Hotel & Destination

Please Note: You must register to the conference before you will be able to reserve a guest room at the conference rate.  A housing link will be sent to you with your confirmation details.

The Hyatt Regency Orlando
9801 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

Housing Deadline: October 4, 2019

The Hyatt Regency Orlando located on 9801 International Drive is the official headquarters hotel of DSC 2019. The hotel is conveniently located next to the Orange County Convention Center and connected by walkways.

** As of Sept. 10, the hotel has limited availability. The hotel is sold out on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.  The overflow hotel is the Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando International Drive Convention Center.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando International Drive Convention Center.
8978 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819
Phone: 407-352-1400

Housing Deadline: October 6, 2019


Exhibit at the 2019 IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference

If you provide products and/or services to the foodservice and convenience distribution industries, this is the one conference of the year to meet with executives who have purchasing authority for forklifts, transportation assets, other hardware, technology, and services supporting distribution center and transportation operations. This is key opportunity to develop new business relationships, grow your business, and strengthen relationships with some of your most valued customers. The Distribution Solutions Conference provides in-depth education as well as 9.5 hours of dedicated exposition time.

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