February 23-27, 2023

Best One-Stop 4-Day Networking Event in the Beverage Dispensing Industry

Spouse/Partner Social

Friday, February 24, from 9:00 – 11:30 am

Kick off the Conference by getting together with other spouses, partners, and friends. This is a great way to meet new friends and visit with old ones in a casual setting.

Team Building Event
– Just A Minute

Friday, February 24, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm

When is a pencil not just a writing instrument? When is a plastic cup not just a beverage container? When is toilet paper not just . . .? The answer, of course, is during the Just A Minute competitive team-building experience!

Combining some creativity along with a competitive spirit, Just A Minute explores the various “non-traditional” uses for everyday objects, all while enhancing engagement and fostering collaboration. Each team mans its own “station,” where, together, team members compete in a variety of challenges using “everyday” items.

New Orleans School of Cooking Class

Monday, February 27, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Get the full Louisiana dining experience during a fun and educational New Orleans cooking demonstration class. Take a seat amongst other foodies in a converted 19th-century molasses warehouse and get ready to learn and eat! Meet a lively local chef and learn the fundamentals of preparing classic Creole dishes such as gumbo, jambalaya, and pralines. Then dig into delicious samples complemented by local beer or a sweet iced tea.

  • Cooking demonstration class in New Orleans.
  • Get to know the basics of Louisiana cooking at the New Orleans School of Cooking.
  • Learn how to make New Orleans specialties such as gumbo, jambalaya, and pralines from expert chefs.
  • Enjoy generous samplings of the dishes accompanied by complimentary beer, iced tea, and coffee.
  • Take the recipes home with you!

Limited space is available.

Advanced Registration and $37 Fee Required.

IBDEA Annual Golf Scramble

Monday, February 27, Shotgun Start at 8:00 am

Open for the public to enjoy, TPC Louisiana brings championship golf to New Orleans. Master architect Pete Dye designed the course, working in conjunction with PGA TOUR players Steve Elkington and Kelly Gibson – a New Orleans native.

TPC Louisiana was named “the #4 best upscale public golf course” by Golf Digest magazine when it debuted in 2004. TPC Louisiana is consistently included in GolfWeek’s “Best Courses You Can Play.” (Golf Digest Top 100 Public Golf Course)

The breathtaking scenery at TPC Louisiana’s golf course stretches over 250 acres of wetlands along the Mississippi River Delta. This championship golf course meets the highest course conditions is a grand representation of the natural local habitat. The golf course is part of the Audubon Golf Trail and a proud member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary program – providing a landscape that many have compared to a private nature reserve.

The golf course layout incorporates stately stands of cypress and oak trees – with Dye adding plenty of water hazards and bunkers to make for a highly interesting game. The golf course features over 100 bunkers as well as five ponds, which come into play. There are five sets of tees at TPC Louisiana, ranging from 5,121 yards from the front/women’s tees to 7,400 yards from the tips, which will test the PGA TOUR’s finest golf professionals.

TPC Louisiana boasts a series of short but compelling par-4 holes to balance the longer ones and delivers a great blend of challenge and playability. The signature hole on the golf course is the par-5 18th hole. Water is in play for the entire right side of the hole, making for a challenging finish for golfers of all skill levels.

Limited space is available.

Advanced Registration and $135 Fee Required.

IBDEA Golf Rules 


  • Everyone tees off at 8:00 am
  • Pick the best ball
    • Everyone hits from that spot
    • Pick the best ball
    • Everyone putts from there
    • And so forth…
  • Each player must have three (3) drives recorded on the card.


  • Longest Drive
    • Men
    • Women
  • Closest to the Pin
  • Longest Putt
  • 1st Place Score


All guests, volunteers, and vendors associated with the Event are expected to adhere to the Club’s dress code policies.  Specifically, acceptable golf attire includes a collared shirt, slacks, or Bermuda-length shorts. Denim of any kind, t-shirts, tank tops, cutoffs, tennis, running, or other athletic attire are inappropriate forms of dress for both the clubhouse and the golf course.  Any person not properly attired will not be allowed to play or participate in the Event until their dress meets the Club’s dress code standards. The use of non-metal spikes is required on the golf course.