Networking, Fun & Celebrations

The fun doesn’t stop when the Show closes for the day.

Don’t miss any of the off-Show-floor action. Connect face-to-face with like-minded individuals in the industry. Many business deals are often made over dinner, at the bar, or at one of our networking events. Continue the conversations and start up new ones at our fun networking events happening throughout the Show.

Special Events

Special Events will be happening throughout the duration of the 2020 Show. Check back here for more details on all the fun!

Star of the Bar Finals

Join us Monday, May 18th to see our Top 6 Finalists come together to fight for the title of “Star of the Bar” and see one winner crowned the best mixologist.

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Networking Events for Young Professionals

Details on the networking opportunities for young professionals are coming soon.

The next generation of industry leaders and influencers are working for you. Consider inviting your rising stars, and show them your appreciation by bringing them to the Show to participate.


  • Cultivation of diversity and inclusion
  • Building of group development skills
  • On-site idea sharing
  • Develop strong interpersonal skills

IFMA Gold & Silver Plate Awards

The nation’s top operator talent will be celebrated at IFMA’s 65th Annual Gold & Silver Plate Celebration May 16, 2020.

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