Chain Operators Exchange (COEX)

Mar 2

The Chain Operators Exchange (COEX) enables chain operators to take advantage of business building insights and create personal connections with leading manufacturers. With dozens of high-profile operators on the planning committee, the program truly is created "by operators, for operators."

No other industry event provides as many opportunities to connect. At COEX, IFMA members and operators have numerous ways to engage, whether during organized one-on-one meetings, entertaining events or roundtable discussions. COEX is a one-of-a-kind networking opportunity for foodservice leaders.

Who Attends:

  • Senior leaders and decision-makers representing national and regional chains
  • Manufacturer leaders and sales professionals
  • Industry partners/providers

What attendees say about COEX:

"We had a great time at IFMA's Chain Operators Exchange. In fact, we have had three new menu items go through the roof based on the meetings we had at the conference." - Daniel Collins, SVP Brand Development, East Coast Wings & Grill

COEX Agenda

COEX Brochure - Members


Important Dates:

All attendees should book hotel reservations by February 18 to save with the group rate. Call reservations at 866-STAY-GVR (782-9487) and mention group code GCICOE4 or group name IFMA Group. The room block will be released after that date, so act soon.

While space allows, IFMA is pleased to provide select chain operators with complimentary registration and hotel accommodations. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available to IFMA Members. Learn more. 

COEX Innovation Awards

Held during COEX, the annual COEX Innovation Awards  recognize regional and national chain companies that are shaping the industry through innovation in culinary, operations, marketing and service.



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2300 Paseo Verde Parkway
Henderson, NV 

Phone: (702) 617-7777