The IFDA Washington Insight Conference is an important opportunity to get insights on policy that will impact your business and to be an advocate for the industry. The program includes interactive sessions, Capitol Hill meetings with lawmakers, and networking opportunities with peers.


Business owners and other company leaders, senior human resources, General Counsel, and Division Heads and GMs.

Insight Agenda
Conference “insight” sessions include a variety of speakers addressing changes in policy and how it will affect your business. Presenters include lawmakers, IFDA legal counsel, and other experts on transportation, taxes, and workplace issues.

Capitol Hill Meetings with Lawmakers
There is no better way to cut through political noise than to meet lawmakers face to face to discuss your business. During Capitol Hill appointments, you can tell real-world stories about the impact of legislation and regulation on your business, your employees, and your customers.

From Our 2018 Agenda:

  • A panel discussed the new tax law, including Senior Tax Counsel to the House Ways and Means Committee Aharon Friedman, and Chief Tax Counsel to the Senate Finance Committee Eric Oman.
  • Political analyst Charlie Cook provided an outlook on mid-term elections.
  • During Capitol Hill meetings with lawmakers, IFDA members advocated on behalf of foodservice distribution, including discussing The DRIVE-Safe Act, which creates an apprenticeship program for drivers under 21 to build a career in trucking and to eventually operate in interstate commerce.
  • IFDA members presented the Thomas Jefferson Awards to lawmakers who  demonstrated a commitment to free enterprise in their voting record.

Agenda At A Glance

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Registration and Arrival Reception

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Washington Insights & Congressional Visits
Featuring Congressional speakers and policy experts in the morning and Hill visits in the afternoon.

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Washington Insights

The final morning insight session includes a Hill visit debriefing and continued insights from Washington policymakers.


There is no registration fee associated with participating in this program. IFDA welcomes the participation of member company executives from headquarters as well as division locations.


To download a registration form for the 2019 conference, please click here.

Hotel & Destination


The Liaison Capitol Hill DC Hotel is a 4-star property with stylish rooms and close proximity to the city’s historic landmarks including Capitol Hill, Union Station, the National Mall, and Smithsonian museums.

A link to online hotel reservations will be made available once registration is open for this event. For your travel plans, please note, Washington’s Reagan National Airport (DCA) is a 15-minute ride by cab.

The Liaison Capitol Hill
415 New Jersey Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001
Hotel Phone: (202) 638-1616
Reservations: Not yet open for the 2019 Washington Insights Conference

Hotel Website (Please note, the hotel is experiencing technical difficulties - if you cannot access the site, please try again later)

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