IFDA Webinars

IFDA Webinars address a variety of cutting-edge topics, giving you insights from the convenience of your desktop. The expert resources featured in our webinars include distributor peers, consultants, IFDA legal counsel, and IFDA staff. The format includes a visual presentation with live audio from the presenter, and allows for questions from attendees during the presentation or in a Q & A at the conclusion. You must be an IFDA Member to watch the webinars.

IFDA Women's Professional Development Webinar Series

At IFDA, helping women succeed in the foodservice distribution industry is part of our jobThe IFDA Women's Leadership Committee is launching a three-part interactive webinar series to build your leadership competencies to propel your personal and career development.

Following the webinar, you’ll receive weekly reminder emails about practicing your skills to grow your confidence and get noticed. Free to IFDA Members, the series will be presented by leadership decision-making expert Shelley Row, P.E., CSP, named by Inc. as one of the top 100 leadership speakers for 2018. 

Get It Done: How to Run an Insightful and Effective Meeting
September 26
2:00 p.m. ET - 3:15 p.m. ET

How much time do you waste in meetings? What would it be like if all meetings were productive and achieved their intended purpose? What would it be like if every meeting had a clear purpose? Learn how to organize an effective meeting with a clear goal. Discover how to manage the disruptions in meetings such as tangent takers, interrupters and reluctant participants. Save time and reduce stress with more effective meetings.

Register here.

IFDA Vendor Agreement Standardization: Mitigating Complexity  

Monday, August 27, 2018
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. ET

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The lack of standardization of vendor agreements and processes among manufacturers, operators and distributors is a challenge that impacts many IFDA members. Contracts between manufacturers and operators generate unintended, but significant, complexities for distributors and unnecessary waste of resources throughout the value chain. To address this challenge, IFDA has led the development of a best-practice template that establishes a voluntary industry standard for information to be included in these vendor agreements. IFDA commissioned trading-partner collaboration experts Kinetic12 to conduct interviews with foodservice distributor, operator and supplier companies to facilitate information exchange and create the template. Webinar participants will gain a baseline understanding of the impact of inefficient vendor agreements and how to improve the process. This webinar is for IFDA-members only.

Art Bell, Partner, Kinetic12
Jeff Schroeder, Managing Partner, Kinetic12

Past Webinars
Moving From a Pass Through to a C Corporation

Monday, March 12, 2018

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Given the new tax law’s treatment of C corporations and pass through entities,  many companies are examining the consequences of altering their status going forward. IFDA hosted a webinar led by Gary Wallace, Partner of Keiter CPA’s to help member companies understand the potential impact of moving from a pass through to a C corporation. The webinar helped participants understand the difference in the treatment of C corps and pass throughs in the new tax law, the process and requirements for converting to a C corp, and the impact on generational transfers and potential sales of a business.

Gary Wallace, Tax Partner at Keiter CPA’s in Richmond, VA
Keiter is the parent company of Keiter Stephens Advisors, a foodservice distribution M&A Specialist