IFDA’s Share Group Program is where industry innovators can discover and develop new ideas. The program provides an opportunity to hear directly from peers, stay on top of the important issues of today and tomorrow, come away with immediate insights, and develop relationships with peers.

View from a Peer!

“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

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).

Who, What, When, Where

Who: Operations and IT Professionals in Foodservice Distribution
Cost: The registration fee is $1295, which includes full registration to the 2018 Distribution Solutions Conference. A printable brochure with all the details can be accessed to the right, or click here.

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.

Sunday, June 10
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
IT Share Group Reception

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

Monday, June 11
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 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.


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! For online registration, sigh in below. Program Questions? Contact Charlynn Driscoll by email or at (703) 532-9400

Hotel & Destination

Accommodations - June Meeting

The Denver Airport Marriott provides guests with superior service and spacious suites featuring Rocky Mountain views. Connected to the airport via complimentary shuttle and just minutes away from the A-line, the hotel offer access to top-rated dining destinations and popular attractions including the Pepsi Center and Sports Authority Field.

Rooms and suites include pillowtop mattresses, free Wi-Fi and HDTVs with premium channels. When hunger strikes, indulge in bold Southwestern cuisine and local craft beers at the award-winning onsite restaurant, Fire + Spice.

Denver Airport Marriott at Gateway Park
16455 E. 40th Circle
Aurora, Colorado 80011 USA

Hotel Information: (303) 371-4333
Reservations: Register for the share group first and IFDA will send reservation information.