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Join us at the historic and elegant Ritz-Carlton New Orleans for inspiration, best practices, technology and tangible, tactical tools. Get a sneak peek of the newly re-imagined SMart from facilitator Julien LeBlanc!

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.

2022 Agenda

Sales professional and business leader Julien LeBlanc will be back on hand to facilitate the conference.
Full agenda details coming soon. All sessions are in the hotel with the exception of Sunday night’s opening event.
Sunday, July 17, 2022
Registration/Badge pick up opens in the afternoon.
Afternoon Share Group Meetings – separate registration required.
Sunday evening opening cocktail event
Monday, July 18, 2022
Full interactive day of speakers and panels with breakfast and lunch
Evening reception before dinner on your own.
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Breakfast and a half day session ending at 11:30 a.m.



Registration Fees – coming soon

Registration will open in the Spring of 2022

Hotel & Destination

Rich in history and personality, New Orleans is unlike any other US city. Honoring its spirit and elegance, The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans invites visitors to its French Quarter retreat, set within a 1908 Beaux Arts building. Here, one can bask in the silence of the hotel’s beautiful courtyard, experience the mysticism of the city through the spa’s Voodoo Ritual or learn how to play the trumpet with in-house jazz musician Jeremy Davenport.

Ritz-Carlton New Orleans
921 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112 

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

Information on sight-seeing in New Orleans:
Visit New Orleans


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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