"In addition to the great speaker line-up, we are focused on bringing the quality chain operators to you," stated Doug Smith, IFMA's vice president of marketing. "We are bringing in operators directly for face-to-face meetings with suppliers. Regional, national and emerging commercial and noncommercial chains will be featured and there is not a more cost effective way to meet with your target chain operators then by meeting with them all in one location - at COEX '09," said Smith.
This year’s keynote speaker is Bill Lapp, president of Advanced Economic Solutions, who will address “How to Survive Today’s Wild Commodity Ride.” His presentation will include an outlook for major commodity markets and insights on general economic prospects for 2009 and beyond.
COEX also promises an interactive format with face-to-face meetings, original industry research, and ample opportunities to network and learn from emerging, mid-size and major chain operators as well as manufacturers.
IFDA member-distributors interested in attending should contact Doug Smith at (312) 253-4685. For online information about COEX, go here.