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.

2018 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 4 thought-provoking general sessions
  • Networking throughout the conference is an exceptional opportunity to meet peers.



Five-time tech entrepreneur, hyper-growth CEO, New York Times best-selling author and venture capitalist
Harnessing innovation


Retired four-star admiral, 37-year veteran of the United States Navy
Taking command


1st NFL female referee
Breaking down barriers


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

Sunday, October 28
Arrive Sunday afternoon in time for the opening 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 29-30
Two full days of sessions, expo, and networking that will help you improve your operations. The conference closes Tuesday evening with our big networking reception.

Wednesday, October 31
Stay for an optional tour of Ben E. Keith's soon-to-be opened 619,000 sq. ft. San Antonio distribution center or head home first thing.




Online 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 2018 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.

Printable Registration Form
(Acrobat Reader required)
Fax printed registrations to: (972) 349-7715

Online Exhibitor Registration

Hotel & Destination


We are excited about hosting DSC 2018 in San Antonio.  We are especially thrilled to have the opportunity to do so during The San Antonio Tricentennial! Make plans to join IFDA in San Antonio as the city celebrates 300 years of vibrant art, history, culture and innovation! Learn more about all there is to do in San Antonio, America’s 7th largest city.  Come early, stay late and enjoy all that the city has to offer!

This year 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 from MCI. If you have questions and to reserve rooms for groups of 10 or more please contact Grace Hong.

The Grand Hyatt San Antonio
600 E Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
Room Rate: $224/night plus applicable tax and service fees.

The Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk
123 Losoya St
San Antonio, TX 78205

Room Rate: $224/night plus applicable tax and service fees.

San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk Hotel
***SOLD OUT***
889 East Market Street, San Antonio, TX, US, 78205
Room Rate: $224/night plus applicable tax and service fees.


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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