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EFFICIENCY, TECHNOLOGY, COLLABORATION

The Foodservice Distribution Conference & Expo

October 12-14, 2008 R David L. Lawrence Convention Center R Pittsburgh, PA

The Foodservice Distribution Conference & Expo

Identifying Opportunities, Reducing Costs, Increasing Retention, Measuring Results, Attaining and Sustaining Efficiencies....

If these are goals for your company, the Foodservice Distribution Conference & Expo is for you. This industry-wide conference addresses the issues that drive long-term profitability and success, and will help you make informed decisions that improve your bottom line. Step outside of your "four walls"

This conference provides world-class education for every foodservice distributor, with timely topics for broadline, systems, and specialty distributors. Whether you have a single facility or distribute on an international scope, you will find education at this conference that meets your needs. From the latest ways to squeeze costs out of your operations to leveraging technologies and meeting your human resource challenges, you will find sessions that help you make decisions in your area of responsibility.

Post-conference Fuel & Energy Summit

From your warehouse to your fleet, energy expenses affect all aspects of your business. Rising energy costs lie beyond your control, but there are costs you CAN control. Tuesday afternoon features a post-conference Fuel & Energy Summit that will include an economic overview of energy initiatives, fuel purchasing options, efficient equipment specing, and more. This special summit, available only to full conference registrants, will give you the keys to help you control escalating costs.

Who should attend this conference?

Foodservice distributors of every size will find relevant, timely content at this conference. The subjects discussed are appropriate for your company leadership team including Chief Executives and Presidents, as well as Vice Presidents, Directors, and Managers of: · Operations · Transportation · Human Resources · Distribution / Logistics · Technology / IT · Supply Chain

Discover new resources and the latest products

The Foodservice Distribution Expo features leading suppliers and service providers supporting the operational side of the industry. During exhibit hours on Sunday and Monday, visit with vendors showcasing the latest in warehousing and transportation hardware and technology, as well as engineering, consulting, construction services, and more.

Facility tours and networking

Pittsburgh area tours on Monday afternoon include the Heinz Innovation Center, SYSCO Food Services of Pittsburgh, and U.S. Foodservice - Greensburg Division. This is a rare opportunity to see the application of some of the latest technologies and systems. Need to do some networking? The schedule includes a number of receptions, plus breakfasts on Sunday and Monday. Tables will be identified by discipline area at the breakfasts so you can mingle and share ideas with peers.

Meet industry peers

Supported by UniPro Foodservice, Inc., Progressive Group Alliance, F.A.B., Inc., Golbon, Federated Foodservice, Bellissimo Foods, and the Independent Marketing Alliance, this industry-wide IFDA conference provides an opportunity to meet counterparts from across the industry. Experience this one-of-a-kind event where the industry comes together.

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REASONS EVERY FOODSERVICE DISTRIBUTOR SHOULD ATTEND!

> Get answers from industry leaders in educational sessions > "Kick the tires" on leading products supporting operations > Meet peers from every corner of the industry

Sunday General Session

The 08' Elections and the Balance of Power - Insights from Washington's Foremost Elections Authority

Convention Leadership

Conference Chair

Jeff Braverman, Hawkeye Foodservice Distribution, Inc.

Charlie Cook Publisher, The Cook Political Report

Education Chair

Jerry Turner, Nicholas & Company, Inc.

Widely regarded as one of the nation's leading authorities on U.S. elections and political trends, Charlie Cook is an encyclopedia of knowledge regarding American politics. His meaningful political insights and predictions include quick wit and insider stories. During this opening conference presentation--just weeks before the November elections--Mr. Cook will focus on the 2008 presidential race, the potential outcomes for the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, and the rising heat of today's political climate.

Expo Chair

Dan Peckskamp, Performance Food Group

Planning Committee

John Burke, UniPro Foodservice, Inc. Lynn Conn, F.A.B., Inc. John Crown, Pate Dawson Company Gary Cullen, SYSCO Corporation Michael DiLarso, Maines Paper & Food Service Ben Hess, Mattingly Foods, Inc. Michael January, Ben E. Keith Foods Douglas Karns, Martin Brothers Distributing Co., Inc. David Kapic, Schreiber Foods, Inc. Blair Labatt, III, Labatt Food Service Charlotte Phillips, UniPro Foodservice, Inc. Craig Scott, U.S. Foodservice Tom Shrump, Heinz North America Kay Taylor, Progressive Group Alliance Jack Whittier, Palmer Food Service

Steve Potter Sr. VP of Industry Relations, IFDA Jeff Braverman President, Hawkeye Foodservice Distribution Mike Roach President, Ben E. Keith Foods Tom Zatina President, McLane Foodservice Distribution Mac Sullivan CEO, Pate Dawson Company

Monday General Session

SPONSORED BY SAP AMERICA

The Times They Are a-Changin' - Assessing the Impact of the Economy and Environment on the Industry A panel of industry leaders will discuss how today's rising food costs, record-high operating costs, and environmental concerns are impacting foodservice distribution. This top-level discussion will provide insights from industry leaders on the actions their companies are taking to achieve operational efficiencies and meet today's challenges. The panel, moderated by IFDA's Steve Potter, includes Jeff Braverman of Hawkeye Foodservice Distribution, Inc., Mike Roach of Ben E. Keith Foods, Tom Zatina of McLane Foodservice Distribution, and Mac Sullivan of Pate Dawson Company.

Tuesday General Session

Be the Best You Can Be - Insights from a Soldier, NFL Great, and Businessman More than just one of America's legendary athletes, Rocky Bleier is a man of deep courage and conviction. Told that he would never walk again after suffering crippling wounds to both legs in Viet Nam, not only did he walk, he went on to become an NFL great who contributed to four Pittsburgh Steeler Super Bowl victories. During this closing session, Mr. Bleier will share his remarkable story of courage and his insights on overcoming challenges and being the best you can be.

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WORKSHOPS

Practical take-away knowledge for executives with responsibilities in operations, transportation, human resources, technology, and supply chain.

Workshops at the Foodservice Distribution Conference address current issues that drive competitiveness and long-term profitability--from the implementation of proven practices and technologies to the latest methods for improving efficiencies. Special interest tracks include supply chain sessions to address collaborative ways distributors and manufacturers can gain efficiencies. Convenience store distribution sessions provide insights on serving this growing foodservice segment.

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Slotting to Improve Warehouse Operations .......................................................................................................... Produce Traceability and the Need for a Common Language ............................................................................ Backhaul Opportunities Using Your Existing Fleet .............................................................................................. Mutual Pain Points between Suppliers and Distributors ...................................................................................... Future Trends in Technology .................................................................................................................................. Roundtable Session: Human Resources ................................................................................................................ Buying Health Care in Today's Market .................................................................................................................. Using Foodservice Programs to Build Profits in C-Stores .................................................................................... Legislative Update: Looking Ahead ........................................................................................................................ Evaluating the Effectiveness of Inbound Logistics ................................................................................................ Driver Training Practices ........................................................................................................................................ The Supply Chain as a Competitive Weapon ........................................................................................................ How to Build an IT Infrastructure to Support Operational Technologies............................................................ Supervisor Training for a Non-Union Environment .............................................................................................. Dealing with Refrigerated/Perishable Products .................................................................................................... (Expo Session) Making Sustainable Choices for Your Warehouse ...................................................................... (Expo Session) 2010 Engines: What You Need to Know...................................................................................... Incorporating the Concepts of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) into Your Facility............ Engineered Labor Standards in a Voice-Picking Environment ............................................................................ Reducing Costs by Examining Key Transportation Metrics.................................................................................. Matching TI/HI's to Reduce Handling Costs ........................................................................................................ Why Software Solutions Become Good Investments in Slow Economic Times.................................................. Roundtable Session: Key Components of High Performance Operations .......................................................... Building a Cross-Functional Team .......................................................................................................................... Maximizing the Cube Utilization of the Warehouse .............................................................................................. Screening Techniques for Supervisors .................................................................................................................. Six-Sigma Methodology and Better Decision Making .......................................................................................... Lowering Operating Expenses: Managing the Pennies ........................................................................................ Fleet Management/Maintenance Costs.................................................................................................................. Scorecards ................................................................................................................................................................ Aligning IT and Operations .................................................................................................................................... Wellness Programs .................................................................................................................................................. How to Successfully Implement Voice into Your Warehouse .............................................................................. (Expo Session) The Next Generation of Voice Technology .................................................................................. (Expo Session) The Next Generation of On Board Computers............................................................................ Maximizing Efficiencies of the Small Warehouse.................................................................................................. Improving Safety and Damage Management to Reduce Costs ............................................................................ The Role of Safety Culture in Preventing Commercial Vehicle Crashes ............................................................ Increased Advantages of EDI .................................................................................................................................. Dashboard Reporting Systems................................................................................................................................ Employee Theft: What Every Distributor Needs to Know .................................................................................... Activity-Based Costing for the C-Store Segment.................................................................................................. Slaying Recruiting & Retention Dragons with an R-to-R System ........................................................................ Identifying Purchasing KPI's from an Operations Perspective ............................................................................ Driving Down Transportation Costs........................................................................................................................ Improving the Manufacturer/Buyer/Operations Triangle...................................................................................... Roundtable Session: Employee Theft: What Every Distributor Should Know .................................................... Labor Union Update (IFDA members only) ..........................................................................................................

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EXPO

See the latest solutions from leading suppliers and service providers supporting efficiency in distribution center and transportation operations.

If you're responsible for acquiring the next generation of equipment, technology, or services supporting your company's operations, the Foodservice Distribution Expo provides a focused opportunity to "kick the tires" and meet leading vendors. From energy efficiency and equipment leasing to racking systems and routing software, this is an ideal opportunity to see the very latest products, discuss capabilities and specifications, and address your specific needs.

Exhibitors*

A M King Construction Co. A. Epstein and Sons Int'l, Inc. AFS Technologies AirVersent, Inc. Allison Transmission Apex Logistics Group Appian Logistics Software Artex Risk Solutions, Inc. Atlet Inc. AUTHENTIS BFC Associates Blesco, Inc. Boston Rack Bustin Industrial Products Cadec Global Carrier Transicold CHEP Clayco CMC Associates, Inc. Crusader Staffing Associates Dade Service Corporation Dematic Corp. Digiscribe International Diversified Logistics DL Manufacturing Eclipse Advantage Inc. ElectraLED, Inc. Engineered Products ESI Group USA ESRI FG Products Inc. FiCON, Inc. Fleetboss GPS Food Facility Engineering, Inc. Food Logistics Food Tech LLC Fuelquest General Services of Virginia, Inc. Gleeson Constructors, L.L.C. GPS North America Great Dane Trailers Grote Industries H & M Bay, Inc. HCR, Inc. (Division of Jamison Door Company) Hyster Company Innovative Refrigeration Systems Interlink Technologies

International Truck and Engine IRM Corporation Iteris, Inc. ITW Insulated Products J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. JACOBS Engineering Kalman Floor Company Kidron Leo A Daly Lesesne Industries LMS Intellibound, Inc. LoadTrek.net Lucas Systems, Inc. LxLi Magline, Inc. Manhattan Associates, Inc. Metzger/McGuire Mi-Jack Systems & Technology, LLC National Packaging Specialists Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. Oorja Protonics Open Scan Technologies, Inc. Orion Energy Systems, Inc. PACCAR Leasing Company Penske PeopleNet PLM Trailer Leasing Primus Builders, Inc. PROMENS Psion Teklogix R.O.M. Corporation Randall Manufacturing Rapid Ramp by Thermo King Northwest Refrigerated Transporter Magazine RefrigiWear, Inc. Rehrig Pacific Company Retalix USA Ryder Rytec Corporation Samco Freezerwear Co. SAP America, Inc. Save-A-Load, Inc. Silver Eagle Manufacturing Co, Speech Interface Design, Inc. StarTrak Systems, LLC Steel King Industries Stellar Summary Systems Superior Tire & Rubber Corp.

Supply Chain Intelligence Syntelic Solutions Corporation Systems Application Engineering Target Data Systems, Inc. TEAM Group, Ltd. Tegrant Corporation - ThermoSafe Brands TELARGO, INC. Tennant Company The Fricks Company The Hollingsworth Companies The Raymond Corporation The Sterling Truck Corp. Thermo King Thomas M. Williams and Associates, Inc. Tippmann Group/Interstate Warehousing TKO Dock Doors TODCO top-VOX Corporation Transervice Logistics Inc. UNARCO Material Handling UniPro Foodservice, Inc. UPS Logistics Technologies Utility Trailer Manufacturing Vocollect Volvo Trucks North America Voxware, Inc. Waltco Hydraulic Liftgates WeatherGuard by Refrigiwear, Inc. WEBER/SMITH Associates, Inc. Whiting Door Manufacturing Corp. World Information Systems Wyse Industrial Carts, Inc. XATA Corporation Yale Materials Handling Corporation *As of August 1, 2008

The Foodservice Distribution Conference & Expo

SATUR DAY, OCTOB ER 11

1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. CONFERENCE REGISTRATION Session OP02 Produce Traceability and the Need for a Common Language Traceability is only one of the myriad benefits inherent in identifying and tracking produce from field to fork. Establishing a process that will allow traceability requires industry adoption of global language data standards. Given the high visibility of product recalls and pressures from consumers and the government, the use of these data standards and knowledge of what information is needed for traceability will soon be essential to your everyday business. Attend this session to learn how data standards enhance the ability of the industry to trace products back to their source and what is required to put these standards in place. Session TR01 Backhaul Opportunities Using Your Existing Fleet Today's economy requires businesses to recognize revenue opportunities in every area of their operations. With the rising cost of fuel, backhaul opportunities are more important than ever in controlling costs and protecting margins. This session will focus on a current fleet's delivery footprint, the identification of supplier pickup opportunities within that footprint, freight offering analysis, expense analysis, and potential freight income analysis. Session SC01 Mutual Pain Points between Suppliers and Distributors Supply chain partners need to understand each other's business processes if they wish to remove practices that hinder efficiency and create unnecessary costs. Such an understanding can foster an environment where distributors and suppliers work together to overcome such challenges: business grows and everybody wins! Join two distributors and two suppliers as they discuss how they got through the pain points to gain mutual success.

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SUNDAY, OCTO B ER 12

6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CONFERENCE REGISTRATION 7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. BREAKFAST BUFFET 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. OPENING GENERAL SESSION: THE 08' ELECTIONS AND THE BALANCE OF POWER - INSIGHTS FROM WASHINGTON'S FOREMOST ELECTIONS AUTHORITY Widely regarded as one of the nation's leading authorities on U.S. elections and political trends, Charlie Cook is an encyclopedia of knowledge regarding American politics. His meaningful political insights and predictions include quick wit and insider stories. During this opening conference presentation--just weeks before the November elections-- Mr. Cook will focus on the 2008 presidential race, the potential outcomes for the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, and the rising heat of today's political climate.

SPEAKER:

Charlie Cook Publisher, The Cook Political Report 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CONCURRENT WORKSHOP SESSIONS Session OP01 Slotting to Improve Warehouse Operations Using the right type of racking and the right slotting techniques leads to significant improvements in productivity, labor expenses, and customer satisfaction. This session shows you how common sense, alternate slotting techniques, and advancements in computer technology all play a part in slotting best practices that deliver an array of benefits.

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Session HR01 Roundtable Session: Human Resources Here's a chance for open discussion with peers about the challenges facing today's human resources professional. Come prepared to share, listen, and become part of the growing foodservice distribution human resources community. Members of IFDA's Human Resources Committee will also participate. Session HR02 Buying Health Care in Today's Market It's no secret that healthcare costs are rising, so it's very important to consider your options when choosing a healthcare provider. Additionally, what steps should you be taking to ensure your employees are staying healthy--less trips to the doctor means reduced healthcare costs! Attend this session to get valuable tips about selecting your ideal healthcare provider and what you can do to get employees to effectively manage their health. Session CS01 Using Foodservice Programs to Build Profits in C-Stores It's not just cigarettes and snacks anymore: Today's consumer demands drive many c-stores to invest in and grow the foodservice section of their businesses. Reports indicate that the most successful c-stores are dedicating a large percentage of their business to foodservice. By recognizing these opportunities, c-store distributors also stand to increase their profits. Attend this session and explore the opportunities available when investing in foodservice.

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Session TR02 Driver Training Practices The benefits of investing in driver training are numerous: more accident-free miles, more attention to safety, and improved employee morale. In this session, find out the best ways to ensure that your drivers are safe and productive. Session SC02 The Supply Chain as a Competitive Weapon Great supplier-customer partnerships focus on reducing supply-chain related costs and improving the quality of goods and services. Led by Tony Vercillo, this session will address the critical elements needed to develop successful relationships with your key suppliers. Session IT02 How to Build an IT Infrastructure to Support Operational Technologies Technological systems are critical to the success and competitiveness of any distribution center. This session will provide a road map for putting infrastructure in place to support WMS and transportation systems. Available resources will also be discussed.

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Networking Events

Sunday, October 12

EXPO OPENING LUNCHEON / EXPO RECEPTION

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. CONCURRENT WORKSHOP SESSIONS Session HR03 Legislative Update: Looking Ahead Join Jon Eisen, IFDA's senior vice president of government relations, to find out what the 111th Congress holds in store for foodservice distributors in the areas of energy, fuel, labor, health care, and more. Session OP03 Evaluating the Effectiveness of Inbound Logistics Inbound receiving is where it all begins. Attend this session to learn what a good inbound program and system can provide, plus the steps you need to take to get your company headed in the right direction.

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The Sunday Expo Grand Opening includes an "on-the-go" lunch on the exhibit show floor. The conclusion of the Expo's opening day includes a reception from 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. with beverages and hors d'oeuvres on the exhibit show floor. This is a great opportunity to meet with exhibitors and share time with your peers! Monday, October 13 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. MONDAY NIGHT NETWORKING RECEPTION & MUSEUM VIEWING

SPONSORED BY HEINZ NORTH AMERICA

Join friends and colleagues for a fun-filled evening at the Senator John Heinz History Center, Pennsylvania's largest history museum, which is operated in association with the Smithsonian Institution. The evening includes a reception from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and a private museum viewing from 8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Open to all attendees and exhibitors, this is a ideal opportunity to meet industry counterparts in a relaxed setting.

Session HR04 Supervisor Training for a Non-Union Environment Maintaining a non-union environment is essential to staying competitive in today's market. Organizations must become acutely attuned to their workforce using their front line management. It is imperative that your supervisors are trained to identify and react to employee relation concerns in a manner that avoids issues that lead to union activity. This session will highlight critical skills and provide tools that a supervisor must have to accomplish this successfully. Session CS02 Dealing with Refrigerated/Perishable Products More than ever, perishable products and frozen goods are making their way onto c-store shelves. This also means an increase in refrigerated space in the c-store distributor's warehouse. Additionally, attention must be paid to labor costs, as the job descriptions of labor who work in refrigeration vary from those out on the rest of the floor. Find out what c-store distributors need to consider when increasing their number of refrigerated and perishable SKUs.

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lighting, recycling, and refrigeration. Learn from our Expo "green experts" the choices you need to make today and what to anticipate for the future. 3:00 p.m. - 3:35 p.m. Session TR03 (Expo Session) 2010 Engines: What You Need to Know Effective in 2010, EPA regulations for NOx emissions tighten considerably--just when distributors were getting used to the 2007 emission standards. A panel of truck and engine OEMs will discuss the evolution of the 2010 engine from the 2007 engine, provide their perspective on the impact of alternative fuels, and outline the economic impact of this important engine standard. 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EXPO RECEPTION

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6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CONFERENCE REGISTRATION 7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. BREAKFAST BUFFET 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. MONDAY GENERAL SESSION

SPONSORED BY SAP AMERICA

AT THE EXPO

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EXHIBITS OPEN 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EXPO OPENING LUNCHEON The Sunday Expo Grand Opening includes an "onthe-go" lunch on the exhibit show floor. SUNDAY WORKSHOPS ON THE EXPO FLOOR 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Session OP04 (Expo Session) Making Sustainable Choices for Your Warehouse How are you answering the call to "green" your business? Are you overwhelmed with the idea of sorting through enormous amounts of information that fall under the "umbrella" that is sustainability? Our Expo panelists can help! Topics to be discussed include warehouse design,

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The Times They Are a-Changin' - Assessing the Impact of the Economy and Environment on the Industry A panel of industry leaders will discuss how today's rising food costs, record-high operating costs, and environmental concerns are impacting foodservice distribution. This toplevel discussion will provide insights from industry leaders on the actions their companies are taking to achieve operational efficiencies and meet today's challenges.

MODERATOR:

Steve Potter Sr. VP, Industry Relations, IFDA

PANELISTS:

Jeff Braverman President, Hawkeye Foodservice Distribution, Inc. Mike Roach President, Ben E. Keith Foods Tom Zatina President, McLane Foodservice Distribution Mac Sullivan CEO, Pate Dawson Company

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9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CONCURRENT WORKSHOP SESSIONS Session OP05 Incorporating the Concepts of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) into Your Facility Becoming more environmentally responsible is expected of all business sectors today. This session will give attendees the basic concepts of how to incorporate LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) into their business. While a full LEED certification is mostly tailored to new construction and major expansions, many of the basic concepts can be utilized in any facility to help control energy costs. Session OP06 Engineered Labor Standards in a Voice-Picking Environment One of the most effective accuracy solutions in the warehouse is voice selection, yet very little information exists about how voice selection affects labor standards. The good news: One IFDA member has done the research and is happy to share it with you! This session will focus on productivity management through engineered labor standards. The session will explain how labor standards can fairly gauge performance down to the individual level, examining how "key-value-indicators" along with standardization of work methods form an engineered labor standard, and how this concept applies to a voice selection environment. Session TR04 Reducing Costs by Examining Key Transportation Metrics With rapidly rising fuel prices, there is more pressure today on transportation managers to manage their budgets and operate as efficiently as possible. In this session, Tony Vercillo will discuss the importance of using metrics to drive high performance. Mr. Vercillo, an expert on transportation and supply chain issues, will identify the most important aspects of transportation that should be measured, what should be shared with associates and used to evaluate their performance, and how to tie it all together to make your operations run cost effectively. Session SC03 Matching TI/HI's to Reduce Handling Costs Paying attention to how your pallets are configured increases warehouse optimization. This session will discuss the advantages of TI/HI from an operational expense savings perspective, as well as gaining buyer "Buy-In." The session will also cover the advantages of "Wave Action" buying to gain the TI/HI advantage and demonstrate to buyers the benefits of buying TI/HI.

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Session IT03 Why Software Solutions Become Good Investments in Slow Economic Times When businesses everywhere are looking for ways to cut costs, the last thing to consider is purchasing new software, right? Wrong! There are technological remedies to help you increase productivity and reduce costs. This session will focus on the processes that add costs for a distributor and will then look at different ways that technology can be deployed to improve those areas.

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Session OP07 Roundtable Session: Key Components of High Performance Operations According to IFDA's 2006 Operational Benchmark Report, "it has become increasingly obvious that companies that have efficiently and effectively managed their core business operations have gained competitive advantage and larger market share." Discuss with your colleagues the best practices that lead to high performance and the key performance indicators that lead to better business decisions. Session HR05 Building a Cross-Functional Team Traditionally, the term "cross-functional team" simply referred to assembling individuals of varied expertise and position to focus on a common task. However, most professionals realize that this proposition can be complicated and is tricky to achieve. This session will provide specific action steps towards improving the selection, coordination, expectations, and effectiveness of these teams, especially in light of the complex challenges facing our industry. The important roles and functions of team members will also be covered as well as strategies to optimize available resources. Session CS03 Maximizing the Cube Utilization of the Warehouse Today's convenience stores are rapidly changing, which means that their distributors need to change right along with them. Attend this session to make sure that you are using your space efficiently and providing the most flexibility in order to meet changing storage and handling requirements.

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Session HR06 Screening Techniques for Supervisors Interviewing is an expensive process, both in the time and in the human resources dedicated to screening potential candidates. Research indicates that many of today's interviewing techniques are unlikely to predict successful job performance. This session will provide the framework of effective and needed steps in the screening, interviewing, and evaluative processes to better ensure that you are hiring the best fit for the position. 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. CONCURRENT WORKSHOP SESSIONS Session OP08 Six-Sigma Methodology and Better Decision Making How do you ensure that the decisions you make to improve your business are the correct ones? Should you pre-stage loads? Should you invest in new technology to improve your pick accuracy? Often these decisions are made based on intuition or subjective information. As a result, there are two types of errors that can be made-- changing something without a real need, or doing nothing when change turns out to be the correct choice. While Six-Sigma methodologies were originally developed to improve processes and decrease errors, did you know that following Six-Sigma practices will help you make better decisions? And you thought Six Sigma was only for finding solutions to technical problems! Learn more about this proven process improvement system from a SixSigma "Black Belt." Session OP09 Lowering Operating Expenses: Managing the Pennies IFDA data shows that the average pre-tax return on sales for a distributor is in the 1.5 to 2 percent range. With profits of 1.5 to 2 cents on every dollar, we truly operate in a "pennies" business. Given that fact, it is critically important that we pay attention to the pennies and identify opportunities to save them. In this session, our speakers will share ways in which they have identified expense savings opportunities, discuss the areas you may want to look at first, and address the implementation of action plans to make the savings a reality.

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Session TR05 Fleet Management/Maintenance Costs Maintaining a fleet in today's world means ascribing to the philosophy of "do more with less." Find out in this session the practices and methods to more efficiently and effectively manage your fleet.

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Session IT04 Aligning IT and Operations Common grievances between IT and Operations departments include projects not completed on time and the creation of unrealistic expectations; in short, no one seems to be speaking the same language. Can the communications gap be bridged? The answer is yes! Find out ways to make IT and Operations work more harmoniously. Session HR07 Wellness Programs Besides a reduction in the need for medical attention, wellness programs provide an economic benefit by reducing employee absenteeism, on-the-job injuries, workers' compensation costs, and disability management costs. Another important factor not to be overlooked is increased employee productivity. Discover the aspects of a successful wellness program from an executive at Ben E. Keith Foods. Session OP10 How to Successfully Implement Voice into Your Warehouse It's no secret that an increase in warehouse automation causes an increase in productivity. Voice technology has resulted in as much as a 40 percent increase in productivity and order accuracy of 99 percent or higher. Pate Dawson Company, along with the vendor with whom they chose to work, shows from conception to actualization how voice technology was added to their operations. Topics covered include advance planning, the steps taken during the implementation process, and issues to avoid during the process. For those who are considering adding voice to your warehouse operations, this session is for you!

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AT THE EXPO

Facility Tours

Monday, October 13 During these local Pittsburgh tours, you can see how others are using technology in the distribution center and in transportation operations for receiving, order selection, and delivery. In addition to two distribution tours, this year's conference includes a special opportunity to visit the Heinz Innovation Center.

11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EXHIBITS OPEN 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EXPO LUNCH MONDAY WORKSHOPS ON THE EXPO FLOOR 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Session OP11 (Expo Session) The Next Generation of Voice Technology Leading suppliers of voice selection software gather to discuss what they anticipate to be the next wave of voice solutions for their customers. 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Session TR06 (Expo Session) The Next Generation of On Board Computers On board computers are proven solutions to maintaining transportation costs and reducing routing headaches. Learn about the bells and whistles of the new systems being produced. DISTRIBUTION CONFERENCE FACILITY TOURS 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. U.S. Foodservice Facility Tour (see sidebar) 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. SYSCO Food Services of Pittsburgh and Heinz Innovation Center Facility Tours (see sidebar) 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. MONDAY NIGHT NETWORKING RECEPTION & MUSEUM VIEWING

SPONSORED BY HEINZ NORTH AMERICA

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Please indicate your tour selection when registering. Each tour is limited, so registering early is important. Please note that distributor conference attendees receive first priority. U.S. FOODSERVICE - GREENSBURG DIVISION 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. US Foodservice - Greensburg Division is a 331,900 square-foot facility that serves customers in PA, OH, WV, NY, and MD. The division delivers more than 10,000 items with a fleet of 73 vehicles. The facility has nearly 60,000 square feet of freezer storage, almost 45,000 square feet of cooler storage, and almost 164,000 square feet of dry storage. Employing 74 warehouse employees and operating two production shifts a day, the facility utilizes both a warehouse management system and voice recognition technology. SYSCO FOOD SERVICES OF PITTSBURGH 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. The present facility for SYSCO Food Services of Pittsburgh was built in 1988 and is a 204,000 square foot facility that includes 41,000 square feet of freezer storage, 18,000 square feet of cooler storage, 94,000 square feet of dry storage, and handles approximately 7,000 SKUs. The facility is currently under expansion that includes an additional 110,000 square feet of dry warehouse, 19,500 square feet of freezer, and 2,500 square feet in the operations area. The new freezer area will feature a mini-load system. The division operates in two shifts and includes 300 employees delivering to nearly 550 customers per day and traveling more than 1.8 million miles a year. HEINZ INNOVATION CENTER (Open to distributors only) 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. The Heinz Global Innovation and Quality Center, which opened in 2005, has significantly bolstered the research and development capabilities of Heinz. The Center serves as a research hub for Heinz's global operations and is a clinical staging area for what the H.J. Heinz Company hopes will become household favorites in packaged foods and condiments. The center's 200 workers include food scientists, chefs, engineers, package designers, and quality assurance specialists, among others. The center also includes a pilot plant, a mock supermarket, and areas for focus group research. The success rate of new Heinz products has more than doubled since the center opened, rising from about 40 percent to more than 85 percent.

Join friends and colleagues for a fun-filled evening at the Senator John Heinz History Center, Pennsylvania's largest history museum, which is operated in association with the Smithsonian Institution. The evening includes a reception from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. and a private museum viewing from 8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Open to all attendees and exhibitors, this is a ideal opportunity to meet industry counterparts in a relaxed setting.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14

7:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. CONFERENCE REGISTRATION 7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. CONCURRENT WORKSHOP SESSIONS Session OP12 Maximizing Efficiencies of the Small Warehouse More than ever, warehouse operations need to increase productivity and keep costs down to maintain a competitive edge. From labor challenges to a crowded dock, what does the smaller warehouse need to do to stay ahead in these challenging economic times? Find out from a successful smaller distribution center the best practices needed to maximize efficiencies and reduce costs. Session OP13 Improving Safety and Damage Management to Reduce Costs One of the first questions a distributor asks when an accident occurs or equipment is damaged is: "How much is this going to cost?" This session will focus on the safety practices and programs for warehouse and transportation personnel that can help improve workplace safety and reduce the amount of hidden costs being absorbed by your organization. Additionally, damage prevention methods that can help reduce costs, as well as how the topics of warehouse safety and warehouse damage tie together will be discussed.

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Session TR07 The Role of Safety Culture in Preventing Commercial Vehicle Crashes Safety culture is best defined and indexed by an organization's norms, attitudes, values, and beliefs regarding safety. The Transportation Safety Board sponsored a report that provides best practice guidelines for motor carrier safety managers to use when developing their organization's safety culture. Learn from the lead author of the report the key components needed for an effective safety culture, practical questions and actions you need to take in developing that culture, and the processes needed to improve it. Session SC05 Increased Advantages of EDI EDI, or "Electronic Data Interchange," has proven to lower operating costs and increase efficiencies. Additionally, external processes are streamlined, causing relationships with trading partners to improve and benefiting the entire supply chain. But there's more! Attend this session to find out the many capabilities EDI has to offer.

OP IT Session IT05 Dashboard Reporting Systems Ideal dashboards communicate financial and operational performance in real time. Learn about the key technologies and strategies required to implement an effective dashboard reporting system so that your company's executives can more easily make actionable, focused, strategic business decisions. OP IT SC

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Session OP14 Employee Theft: What Every Distributor Needs to Know The last thing a distributor needs, especially in a tough economy, is security problems. During this session, you'll learn from Barry Brandman, one of the country's top security experts, how foodservice distributors have been victimized. You'll hear actual case histories and many of the devious methods used to commit collusion and fraud. You'll also learn tried and proven techniques that can effectively eliminate internal theft and boost your bottom line. This session will continue in workshop OP16 where Mr. Brandman will moderate an interactive roundtable, during which attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and share experiences. Session CS04 Activity-Based Costing for the C-Store Segment Activity-Based Costing (ABC) is a great tool for understanding product and customer cost and profitability and is a method that works effectively throughout the supply chain. Attend this session to see how it applies specifically to c-store distribution.

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Session HR08 Slaying Recruiting & Retention Dragons with an R-to-R System Learn how to build a moat to protect your valuable time and resources from being exploited by unqualified job applicants, subjective hiring practices, and folks who don't belong or won't stay on at your company. Hear how one company is successfully implementing a Recruitment-toRetention System that improves their selection process and reduces turnover of drivers and warehouse employees. Take-away includes tips, tools, and steps for launching your drawbridge to success. 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. CONCURRENT WORKSHOP SESSIONS Session OP15 Identifying Purchasing KPI's from an Operations Perspective When it comes to inbound operations, the purchasing department influences a large part of warehouse costs. This means that purchasing department practices considerably impact the efficiencies of inbound operations. In spite of this impact, many purchasing metrics can run contradictory to inbound efficiencies. Two operations executives focus on Purchasing Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) so that attendees can both identify superior and consistent buying processes and eliminate unnecessary costs from the inbound operations. Session TR08 Driving Down Transportation Costs With so many variables, how do you control transportation costs in these turbulent times? This session will review many of the process changes, technological ideas, and vehicle options to help keep your area of concern under control. Discussions will cover driver tracking, alternative fuels, truck and power train improvements, routing improvement suggestions, incentive programs, and more. Take home ideas will be plentiful. Bring a sharp pencil and be sure to fasten your seat belts! Session SC06 Improving the Manufacturer/Buyer/Operations Triangle All of us have "pain points" in operations that we constantly attempt to resolve. To succeed, compete, and survive in today's environment of rising fuel costs and commodity price increases, it is becoming essential that we focus on these challenges and find solutions. More than ever, we need communication and cooperation between the manufacturer, buyer, and operations. This session will provide real examples of how the collaboration between the supply chain department of one manufacturer and the buyers and operations personnel at their distributor partners resulted in the implementation of efficient and cost savings initiatives.

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Session OP16 Roundtable Session: Employee Theft - What Every Distributor Should Know Here's your opportunity to "pick our security expert's brain" by asking questions about any of your security related concerns. There will also be follow up discussion and insider tips on topics such as effective loss prevention strategies, getting the most out of an undercover investigation, and other timely subjects that have a direct impact on your profitability. Session HR09 Labor Union Update* Union tactics are constantly changing, and foodservice distributors must be prepared. This session, brought back from last year by popular demand, will update you on the latest union activities and help you be better prepared in the event of a union organizing campaign. *IFDA members only. Not open to press. 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. TUESDAY GENERAL SESSION Be the Best You Can Be - Insights from a Soldier, NFL Great, and Businessman More than just one of America's legendary athletes, Rocky Bleier is a man of deep courage and conviction. Told that he would never walk again after suffering crippling wounds to both legs in Viet Nam, not only did he walk, he went on to become an NFL great who contributed to four Pittsburgh Steeler Super Bowl victories. During this closing session, Mr. Bleier will share his remarkable story of courage and his insights on overcoming challenges and being the best you can be. 11:30 a.m. CONFERENCE ADJOURNS

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OP TR SC CS POST CONFERENCE 2008 FUEL & ENERGY SUMMIT Fuel and energy costs are dramatically affecting the nation's economy and creating a need to find every efficiency possible.

The post-conference Fuel & Energy Summit, available for free to full conference registrants, will provide attendees with knowledge on the changing fuel and energy landscape, fuel purchasing options, steps being taken by OEMs and distributors to reduce fuel consumption, warehouse designs to reduce energy consumption, fuel surcharges, alternative fuels, environmental mandates, and more. If you want answers to your fuel and energy questions, stay an extra few hours in Pittsburgh--it will be worth it!

HOTEL & TRAVEL

David L. Lawrence Convention Center Register by September 12, 2008

We strongly recommend that you register for both the conference and your hotel room by SEPTEMBER 12. The early conference registration discount is not available after September 12. To receive the discounted room rate at the negotiated hotels, you must also make your room reservation by that date. Please refer to IFDA when making your reservation or you will not receive the discounted rate. Please note, the Westin Pittsburgh is the designated "Headquarters" hotel for the conference.

Hotel Information

Rooming arrangements for the conference have been made with three hotels that are in close proximity to the Convention Center.

The Westin Pittsburgh Convention Center

Located in the hub of Pittsburgh's cultural, business, and entertainment district, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center blends functionality with cutting-edge technology to offer an exceptional meeting experience. This center is also the first and largest certified "green" convention center in the world.

(Headquarters Hotel: Across the street from the Convention Center)

The Omni William Penn

530 William Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Reservations: (800) 843-6664 Direct Phone: (412) 281-7100 Room Rates: Single $169 + tax (14%) Double $179 + tax (14%)

Hampton Inn and Suites Pittsburgh Downtown

(Limited Availability)

1000 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Reservations: (800) WESTIN1 Direct Phone: (412) 281-3700 Room Rate: Single $169 + tax (14%) Additional person: $10

1247 Smallman Street Pittsburgh, PA 15222 Hotel & Reservations: (412) 288-4350 Room Rate: Single/Double $149 + tax (14%)

Please Note: > September 12, 2008 is the cut-off date to receive the guaranteed room rate. The cut-off date for hotel reservations does not guarantee that rooms will be available until that date. Please make your reservations early. > When making reservations, be sure to indicate that you are with IFDA to receive the contracted rate. IFDA rates are available three days post and prior to the conference at the Westin and the Omni hotels. Links for online reservations for these two hotels are available in the Hotel Information section at www.foodservicedistributioncon.org > The Westin Pittsburgh is the designated Headquarters Hotel.

Conference Contacts

Call (703) 532-9400 and use the extension indicated. Overall Conference Steve Potter, x9942 Education Toni Rae Brotons, x9944 Exposition & Sponsorships Scott Savodnik, x9945

Other Travel Information

From the Airport: The hotels and the David L. Lawrence Convention Center are approximately 20 miles from Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). Estimated cab fare is $36.00. Visit the Hotel/Facility page at www.foodservicedistributioncon.org to access a discount shuttle service coupon. The coupon is available in the "Other Travel Information" section. Dress & Weather: The dress code for the conference is business casual. To assist you in packing, please note that the average temperatures in the Pittsburgh area in October are daytime highs in the low 60s and nighttime lows in the mid 40s.

Attendance Policy

Registration Jodee Hunt, x9938 Hotel & Logistics Kathy Devey, x9946 Press Chris Caldwell, x9936

The Foodservice Distribution Conference & Expo is a private conference and tradeshow. Only employees or bona-fide representatives of food distribution companies, food manufacturing companies, exhibitors, and pre-approved guests are eligible to attend. Management reserves the right to refuse admittance to any registrant. Product/service demonstration or solicitation of business, including but not limited to literature distribution by non-exhibitors or exhibitors outside their rented exhibit space or in any Show management contracted hotel, is strictly prohibited.* Show management has the sole discretion and right to immediately remove violator(s) from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and revoke show credentials from violator(s) without prior notice or hearing. Show management may also, at its discretion, bar any violator(s) from future shows. Children under 16 years of age are not permitted in the exhibit hall. *Bona-fide show exhibitors are authorized and encouraged (upon written approval of Show management) to hold hospitality events at Show management contracted hotels during non-show hours.

The Foodservice Distribution Conference & Expo

October 12-14, 2008 R David L. Lawrence Convention Center R Pittsburgh, PA

Register for Conference & Room BY SEPTEMBER 12, 2008

R EG I ST E R E A R LY ! Directory Deadline: September 12, 2008 Register Online: Go to www.foodservicedistributioncon.org and click "online registration" in the menu. Register by fax: (703) 538-4673 Register by mail: IFDA PO Box 41632 Baltimore, MD 21203-6632 Questions on registering: Call Jodee Hunt at (703) 532-9400 Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be e-mailed to [email protected] by September 12, 2008. Refunds will not be given after that date. A $100 processing charge (per person) is applied to all refunds. No refunds will be given for "no-shows" at the conference. Refunds will be issued after October 15, 2008.

REGISTRANT INFORMATION

(Please print and use one form per registrant. Photocopies are acceptable.)

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require any special services. SPECIFY: wish to be excluded from exhibitor mailings. are a first-time attendee. will attend the post-conference Energy Summit (full conference registrants only) will attend the Monday Night Networking Reception BY SEPT 12 $695/person $695/person $595/person $595/person AFTER SEPT 12 $795/person $795/person $695/person $695/person

Please take a moment to answer the following questions: Please check the title that best describes your area of responsibility? CEO/President COO/General Manager CFO/Finance Operations ­ VP, Director Distribution ­ VP, Director, Manager Transportation ­ VP, Director, Manager IT ­ VP, Director, Manager HR ­ VP, Director, Manager What is your role in purchasing products or services for your company? Final Decision Maker Recommend/Research Not Applicable Will you visit the exposition to make buying decisions for the coming year? Yes No For how many distribution centers do you make buying decisions? 1-3 4-7 8 or more What geographical area do you represent? Northeast (US) Mid-Atlantic (US) Southeast (US) South/Central (US) Mid-West (US) West/Southwest (US) Northwest (US) Canada Other ______________________ What is the size of your organization by annual sales ($)? 250M+ 150M - 250M 75M - 150M 25M - 75M 25M or under

REGISTRATION RATES

Foodservice Distributor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Foodservice Manufacturer* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Group Discount Foodservice Distributor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Group Discount Foodservice Manufacturer* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Please Note: The group discount applies to three or more attendees employed at the same company. To receive the discounted rate, the first three registrants from the company must register at the same time.

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One-Day Registration includes all programs and exhibits for the designated day ONLY, but does not include Facility Tours. This form of registration is available only to Foodservice Distributors and Foodservice Manufacturers* (see definition below). PLEASE NOTE: A ONE-DAY EXPO ONLY PASS is available at a cost of $50. This pass must be purchased in advance of the conference and provides admission only to the show floor on either Sunday or Monday. To access the printable Expo Pass registration form, visit the "Brochure & Registration" section at www.foodservicedistributioncon.org. The Expo-Only pass is available only to Foodservice Distributors or Foodservice Manufacturers.*

*The definition of a Foodservice Manufacture for purposes of registering for this conference is: A producer of food or related products for consumption and use at the operator level.

MONDAY FACILITY TOURS - PLEASE NOTE THAT TOURS REQUIRE A $25 FEE

The registration fee for a tour is $25 (non-refundable). Space is limited per tour and tours are first-come, firstserve. If registering by fax or mail, the status of whether a tour is currently filled is available online (foodservicedistributioncon.org in the facility tours section). If a tour is full at the time we receive your registration, you will be placed on a wait list. (There is no charge for a tour if you are placed on a wait list.) If you register online, the status will be available as you proceed through the registration process and options will be provided. Heinz Innovation Center (Distributors Only) SYSCO Food Services of Pittsburgh, LLC U.S. Foodservice, Greensburg Div.

PAYMENT INFORMATION

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AGENDA AT-A-GLANCE*

SATUR DAY, O CTO BER 1 1

1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Conference Registration 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Concurrent Workshops 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Workshops

SUNDAY, O CTO BER 1 2

6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Conference Registration 7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Breakfast Buffet 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Opening General Session: The 08' Elections and the Balance of Power, with Charlie Cook 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Concurrent Workshops 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Workshops 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Expo Opening Luncheon 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Exhibits Open 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Expo Panel Sessions (30-minute sessions on the EXPO Floor) 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Expo Reception 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Exhibits Open 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Expo Lunch 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Expo Panel Sessions (30-minute sessions on the EXPO Floor) 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. U.S. Foodservice Facility Tour 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. SYSCO and Heinz Innovation Center Facility Tours 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Monday Night Networking Reception

(Reception 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. / Private Museum Viewing 8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.)

The Foodservice Distribution Conference & Expo

October 12-14, 2008 David L. Lawrence Convention Center Pittsburgh, PA

Within 500 miles of more than half of the U.S. population, Pittsburgh features 89 historic and ethnically distinctive neighborhoods, diverse cuisine, remarkable history, and more. Whether you know Pittsburgh as the headwater of the Ohio River, the city of a thousand bridges, or as home of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Iron City Beer, it's a distinguished location for the Foodservice Distribution Conference & Expo. This industry-wide IFDA conference, supported by industry groups such as UniPro Foodservice, Inc., Progressive Group Alliance, F.A.B., Inc., Golbon, Federated Foodservice, Bellissimo Foods, and Independent Marketing Alliance, is the one conference of the year that you cannot afford to miss. Foodservice distributor members of the supporting groups, combined with IFDA's membership, represent more than 60 percent of foodservice distribution sales. These companies operate more than 1,200 distribution centers across North America and internationally. The Foodservice Distribution Conference & Expo is the industry's solution of choice for gaining operational insights and seeing the best products and services supporting distributor operations.

T UESDAY, OCTOBER 14

7:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Conference Registration 7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Concurrent Workshops 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Concurrent Workshops 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Closing General Session: Be the Best You Can Be, with Rocky Bleier 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Post-Conference Fuel & Energy Summit

*Agenda subject to change without notice

MONDAY, OCTO BER 1 3

6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Conference Registration 7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Breakfast Buffet 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. General Session: The Times They Are a-Changin' - Assessing the Economic and Environmental Impacts on the Industry

For the latest information, visit www.foodservicedistributioncon.org

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