Delivery for Thought: Innovations in the Food & Retail Delivery World
 Join us on July 30-31, 2024, at the DoubleTree Orlando Universal Studios, where we'll transcend the traditional conference format. Immerse yourself in collaborative sessions, guided by industry leaders and expert mentors, as we collectively address challenges and explore groundbreaking solutions. This unique event goes beyond networking, bringing together hundreds of industry experts, delivery service providers, exhibitors, and forward-thinkers. Together, we'll shape the future of food and retail delivery, unlocking new possibilities and forging connections that propel our industry to new heights. Don't miss the mastermind session your company never knew it needed – join us for two days of innovation, insight, and collaboration.
What it's like to attend the RMDA Annual Conference?
Attending the RMDA conference is like stepping into a dynamic hub of industry innovation and collaboration. From thought-provoking sessions to vibrant networking opportunities, it's an immersive experience where ideas flourish, connections deepen, and the future of food and retail delivery takes shape. Join us and discover the power of collective expertise at the forefront of our ever-evolving industry.  Here's a #throwback to get a feel of how we convene!
Title Sponsor: Nash
🚀 Announcing Our Title Sponsor for the 2024 RMDA Conference: Nash! 🌟
Over the last couple of years, we have had the honor and the pleasure of being supported by NASH. They have truly been an integral part of our success with one of the largest DSP contracts. Many of our members work with them on a daily, and, their continued support of the vision of the RMDA means the world to us.

We are thrilled to introduce NASH as our Title Sponsor for the upcoming 2024 Restaurant Marketing & Delivery Association (RMDA) Conference, taking place on July 30-31, 2024, in Orlando, Florida.

NASH is a pioneering platform that provides everything you need to manage, track, and integrate local, same-day delivery for your business. Their comprehensive solution supports dispatches between stores, customers, warehouses, and everything in-between, ensuring seamless and efficient delivery operations.
Our 2024 Sponsors and Exhibitors

Doubletree at the Entrance of Universal Studios
5780 Major Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819


July 30, 2024, 8:00 AM - July 31, 2024 - 6:30 PM

The Restaurant Marketing & Delivery Association
The RMDA has a membership of 550+ Restaurant Delivery Services, each one locally owned and operated, doing over $500 million in combined sales each year, in approximately 700 cities. Through group purchasing and marketing efforts, we are able to do more with our dollars than we can individually, helping each other succeed and grow.

We help facilitate national partnerships with restaurateurs, provide discounts and services to service businesses, and arrange deals with large companies for better buying power.

With over a decade of experience, we serve as a trusted hub for industry professionals, delivery service providers, and innovators alike. Our mission is to drive growth, foster collaboration, and promote excellence in food and retail delivery through education, networking, and advocacy. By bringing together hundreds of industry experts, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders, we empower our members to navigate challenges, seize opportunities, and shape the future of delivery. Join us in revolutionizing the way food and retail reach consumers – together, we're delivering success.

Day One: July 30th
8:00 AM
Welcome and Registration
Kick off the conference with a warm welcome from the RMDA team. Pick up your conference materials, network with other attendees, and enjoy a light breakfast.
9:00 AM
Opening Keynote: "Innovations in the Food & Retail Delivery World"
Insights into the latest trends and technologies driving the food and retail delivery industry.
10:00 AM
 Mastermind Session 1: Overcoming Industry Challenges
🌟 Fresh Start (Under 2 Years): Build your foundation with fellow newcomers. Share challenges and celebrate wins with expert guidance.

🌟 Growth Mode (2-5 Years): Scale your business with peers. Tackle growth strategies and enhance market presence.

🌟 Industry Leaders (5+ Years): Engage in high-level discussions with seasoned veterans. Focus on advanced strategies and future-proofing.

Collaborate, innovate, and grow together in these transformative sessions led by industry experts!
11:15 AM
Breakout Session A: Tech Innovations for Food Delivery
Breakout Session B: Marketing Strategies That Drive Success
12:30 pM
Lunch & Networking
1:45 pM
Mastermind Session 2: Building Strong Partnerships
In small groups, discuss how to foster successful partnerships in the industry. Share experiences and strategies for building lasting relationships with vendors, clients, and other stakeholders. 
2:45 pM
Breakout Session A: Customer Experience and Retention
Breakout Session B: Scaling Your Food Delivery Business
4:00 pM
Panel Discussion: The Future of Food Delivery
A panel of industry experts discusses the evolving landscape of food and retail delivery. Q&A to follow.
5:30 pM
Evening Reception
Join us for an evening reception with drinks and appetizers. A relaxed setting to network and unwind after a day of learning.
Day Two: July 31st
8:00 AM
Networking Breakfast
Start the day with a networking breakfast. Connect with new contacts and discuss the previous day's sessions.
9:00 AM
Keynote: "The Importance of Sustainability in Food Delivery"
Exploring the growing focus on sustainability and its impact on the industry.
10:00 AM
Mastermind Session 3: Best Practices in Food Delivery Operations 
Convening with your small groups to share best practices for efficient and reliable food delivery operations. Each group presents their top recommendations.
11:15 AM
Breakout Session A:  Social Media Marketing for Delivery Services – Learn how to use social media effectively to grow your business.

Breakout Session B: Leveraging Data and Analytics – Discover how data can drive smarter business decisions in food delivery.
12:00 PM
Lunch and Networking
Enjoy a catered lunch with fellow attendees. Continue networking and exploring new ideas.
1:45 PM
Mastermind Session (Final)
Use this final session to dive deeper into topics you didn’t get to cover in the earlier mastermind sessions.
2:45 PM
Breakout Session A:  Building a Winning Delivery Team – Tips for recruiting, training, and retaining top talent in the delivery industry.

Breakout Session B: Adapting to Changing Consumer Preferences – Explore how consumer trends are shaping the future of food delivery.
4:00 PM
Closing Session and Feedback
Join us for the closing session where we summarize key takeaways from the conference. Attendees are invited to share their feedback and suggestions for future events.
Position your brand at the forefront of the food and retail delivery revolution by becoming an exhibitor at the Restaurant Marketing & Delivery Association (RMDA) conference. Showcase your products, services, and innovations to hundreds of industry professionals, delivery service providers, and decision-makers. As an exhibitor, you'll gain unparalleled exposure, forge valuable connections, and access unique networking opportunities. Join us in shaping the future of delivery – reserve your exhibitor space today!
Hotel Accommodations

We have secured a room block at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando from July 29, 2024, to August 1, 2024. Booking your accommodation is straightforward – simply click "Book a Room" to access your group's preferred rate.

A Universal Orlando Partner Hotel, conveniently located within a short walk from Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Studios Florida, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and Universal’s Island of Adventure. Additionally, Universal’s Volcano Bay, the Orlando International Premium Outlets, and the Mall at Millenia are all within two miles of the hotel.
Discounted Airfare
Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for the RMDA.

Please click here to book your flights, or you may call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111

Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (EST) and refer to Meeting Event Code NY27Q

Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via Delta reservation 800 number.
 Join us on July 30-31, 2024 
We look forward to hosting you!
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