This exclusive, invitation-only program convenes foodservice distribution owners, CEOs, presidents and c-suite executives to address industry opportunities and challenges in talent, innovation, business-model disruption and future growth.

The event is co-located with the IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference.

Program Highlights

Sunday, October 28

Executive Leadership Summit Social Event
An Evening of Cocktails, Dinner and Networking
Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m.
Jack Guenther Pavilion at the Briscoe Western Art Museum

 

Monday, October 29

7:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

A Fireside Chat with
Ray Kurzweil, Author, Innovator, Inventor, Futurist
 
2020 & Beyond:  A More Diverse Workplace
Tom Bené, President & CEO, Sysco Corporation

Leadership and Management: Taking Command
Admiral William McRaven (Ret.), Chancellor, University of Texas System and
Former Commander of United States Special Operations Command


Women in Foodservice Distribution Awards Presentation
Hattie Hill, President & CEO, Women’s Foodservice Forum
Mark Allen, President & CEO, International Foodservice Distributors Association

Distribution Disrupted:  Wholesale Distribution Trends
Sanjay Agarwal, Principal, Strategy & Operations, Deloitte Consulting

Future of Commerce, Work and Society:  Key Considerations for Distributors 
Dan O’Connor, Executive in Residence, Managing the Future of Work Initiative,
Harvard Business School

Distributor Member
The IFDA Executive Leadership Summit is an invitation-only program. Space is limited and this invitation is non-transferable. Invitees may select President, CEO, and ownership from their company to attend as well.
 
A registration fee of $895 applies to each registrant. This fee also includes access to all
Distribution Solutions Conference programming and the exposition floor.

Please RSVP to elsrsvp@ifdaonline.org to receive a personalized registration form and hotel link.

 
Platinum Partner/Elite Sponsor
As a Platinum Partner/Elite Sponsor, your company is eligible for two (2) invitations
to IFDA Executive Leadership Summit. Attendees should be the most
senior executives in the organization responsible for foodservice segment.

A registration fee of $1,295 applies to each registrant. This fee also includes access to
all Distribution Solutions Conference programming 
and the exposition floor.

Please RSVP to elsrsvp@ifdaonline.org to

receive a personalized registration form and hotel link.

Gold Partner/Select Sponsor
As a Gold Partner/Select Sponsor, your company is eligible for one (1) invitation
to IFDA Executive Leadership Summit. Attendees should be the most
senior executive in the organization responsible for foodservice segment.

A registration fee of $1,295 applies to each registrant. This fee also includes access to all
Distribution Solutions Conference programming and the exposition floor.

Please RSVP to elsrsvp@ifdaonline.org to

receive a personalized registration form and hotel link.

Members Only

Questions?

Brian Lynch, Vice President, Industry Relations at 703-962-9942 / blynch@ifdaonline.org or
Mark Allen, President & CEO, 703-532-9400 / mallen@ifdaonline.org.
 

Top executives confirmed from these companies:

Ben E. Keith Foods
Dot Foods, Inc.
H & W Foodservice (Palama Holdings LLC)
HFM Foodservice
JD Food
Martin Bros. Distributing Co., Inc.
McLane Foodservice Distribution, Inc.
Merchants Foodservice
Nicholas & Company, Inc.
Phillips Distribution
Poultry Products Northeast
Reinhart Foodservice, LLC
Renzi Foodservice, Inc.
Saval Foodservice
Schenck Foods Company
SGC Foodservice
Shamrock Foods Company
Sysco Corporation
The Chefs' Warehouse
Troyer Foods, Inc.
Upper Lakes Foods Inc.
US Foods (HQ)
Van Eerden Foodservice
Wood Fruitticher Food Service