September 12 - September 13, 2023

(Held in conjunction with the IFDA Solutions Conference, September 11-13)

Join us for the inaugural IFDA Supply Chain Connect this September 12 - 13 in Fort Worth, Texas. Building off the success of our annual Partners Executive Forum in January, the Supply Chain Connect Conference provides you with another touch point to speak with your manufacturer partners to identify critical areas of collaboration to enhance your supply chain and growth strategies.

With continued supply chain challenges, it's paramount that distributors and their manufacturer partners have a solid relationship to address challenges and opportunities when they arise. This exclusive, invite-only event will help trading partners more effectively communicate, collaborate, execute, and measure results to optimize the supply chain now and in the future.

On September 12, Supply Chain Connect attendees can attend lunch on the expo show floor, where they can see the latest solutions and technologies up close; interactive sessions focused on the latest hot topics, and a networking reception at no additional cost.

One Day – Twenty Meetings

Twenty distributors and twenty manufacturers will meet in twenty-minute meetings, providing an efficient and cost-effective opportunity to discuss how to effectively communicate, collaborate, execute, and measure results to optimize the supply chain now and in the future.

Who Should Attend?

Supply chain executives responsible for logistics, planning, procurement, and transportation from foodservice distribution companies and manufacturer companies will convene for a day of scheduled one-on-one productive conversations.

Discussion Topics

The Focus will be on identifying mutually beneficial opportunities including:
  • Order and transportation efficiency opportunities
  • Data sharing and forecasting
  • Communication improvement opportunities
  • SKU optimization.


Tuesday, September 12
12:00 pm                       Registration Open

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm     Lunch on the Expo Show Floor

2:15 pm - 5:00 pm        Supply Chain Sessions

5:30 pm- 7:00 pm         Solutions Celebration Event at Acre Distiller
                                       (All Supply Chain Connect, Solutions Conference, and Executive Leadership Summit Attendees Welcome)

Wednesday, September 13

7:00 am - 7:30 am        Breakfast 

7:30 am - 7:40 am        Welcome

7:40 am - 12:15 pm       Distributor and Manufacturer Meetings

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm       Networking Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:45 pm        Distributor and Manufacturer Meetings

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm       Closing Remarks

Register Today!

In preparation for the event, IFDA is offering its members guidance and templates to help make interactions with supply chain partners more efficient in everyday business. 

Please contact Lisa Broyhill, Vice President, Industry Relations, at