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September 23-25, 2024

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Kansas City, Missouri

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The IFDA Solutions Conference brings together foodservice distribution professionals for a powerful event focused on the industry’s future. While the specific agenda details are not yet available, we can expect a lineup of sessions designed to address the key challenges and opportunities facing food distributors today.

In addition to keynote presentations and panel discussions, the conference will also feature workshops, networking opportunities, and an exhibit hall full of the latest in tech, warehouse solutions, cold-chain experts and more!

Be sure to watch the International Foodservice Distributors Association’s newsletter, The Daily Update, for the official agenda release. This will give you a complete picture of the sessions, speakers, and workshops you won’t miss.

Keynote Sessions

September 24

Keynote Speaker
Pippa Malgren
Dr. Pippa Malmgren

Dr. Malmgren brings simple sensemaking to the complexities of the world economy, geopolitics and technology. She’s advised Presidents and Prime Ministers, co-founded an award-winning tech firm, worked in finance and asset management and served as a judge in The Queen’s Enterprise Awards competition and as a regulator of technology standards.

September 25

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Nick Bontis

Dr. Nick Bontis is a tenured professor of strategic management at McMaster University, Canada, he seamlessly blends academic rigor with real-world applications. Dr. Bontis isn’t merely delivering presentations; he crafts impactful experiences, drawing from decades of research published in top journals and implemented by leading global organizations. His dynamic delivery, coupled with his knack for infusing humor, ensures audiences leave not only informed but inspired to translate insights into tangible results.

Keynote Speaker Panel
Gridiron Greats: An Engagement with Chiefs Legends

These Chiefs legends represent 4 generations of leadership, heroism, and generosity that etched their names in Chiefs history.

But this keynote session is not about stats and scores. It’s about reliving the memories, hearing their stories, and getting a glimpse into the hearts and minds of these gridiron greats.

So, prepare to be entertained, inspired, and maybe even a little starstruck.