Turning to the Future – The pandemic forced distributors to change the way we do business.  How do we continue the momentum, what is next?

Join us at the brand new and beautiful Austin Marriott Downtown in the heart of the city.

Come for the inspiration, best practices, technology and tangible, tactical tools.

The IFDA SMart Conference:
  • BRIGHT IDEAS: Sessions to help you think differently about sales and marketing.
  • 97 PERCENT of attendees would highly recommend this conference to a colleague.
  • NETWORKING happens throughout the event, from interactive meals to receptions.
  • 1.5 DAYS: Your time is valuable. This conference packs a wallop in a short amount of time.

2021 Agenda

Sunday, July 18
Arrive Sunday for an early start Monday!

Monday, July 19
Monday provides a full day of speakers and panels. Sales professional and business leader Julien LeBlanc will be back on hand to facilitate the conference. Confirmed Speakers include:

Stay tuned for more information on the popular Monday evening networking reception.

Tuesday, July 20
Tuesday starts with breakfast, continues with informtive sessions, and adjourns at noon.


Registration Fees
**Registration fees are based on your member type

Member Rates
Early Bird Rate:   $999 (ends 5/15/2021)
Regular Rate:      $1,199 

Non-Member Rate
Regular Rate:     $1,649


The conference registration fees cover the program and all meeting materials and meal functions. Hotel, airfare, ground transportation and other meal arrangements are the responsibility of the attendee. Once registered, an email confirmation with the hotel link will be sent to the attendees allowing the attendee to book hotel arrangements.  

Please note: If you are unable to attend the conference you can transfer your registration to another employee in your company. 

Hotel & Destination

AustinMarriott_low.pngLuxury-Refined. The Austin Marriott Downtown features over 600 iconic guest rooms including 25 stunning suites, a rooftop pool with breathtaking views, three bars, locally-inspired restaurants, and over 60,000 square feet of meeting space. Located right across the street from the Austin Convention Center and in walking distance from famed 6th Street, popular shops, and hottest restaurants, the Austin Marriott Downtown is the ideal location for new meeting and stay experiences in one of America’s most exciting cities. Come hear the new beat of Austin.

Austin Marriott Downtown
304 East Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, Texas 78701 USA

Creating a healthy and safe environment for those attending the meeting is of utmost importance to IFDA. Please access the links below for updated information on the COVID-19 pandemic.

CDC Travel Recommendations
Marriott International's Commitment to Clean
Marriott Bonvoy App (available in the app store): allows guests to take advantage of contactless options including:
  • Mobile Check-In – forgo the desk and go straight to your guestroom
  • In-Room Dining Orders
  • Guestroom Requests
Texas Government Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Visit Austin CVB
Downtown Austin


An opportunity for vendors to connect directly with hundreds of distributors and manufacturers. Attendees hold a variety of positions related to Sales and Marketing, ranging from the C-Suite, Vice Presidents, General Managers, Sales, Customer Service, and Marketing personnel.


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