Join the IBDEA
IBDEA is a 50-year-old trade association made up of beverage dispensing experts. Our membership is per company and has two categories, Associate Members and Regular Members. Our Associate Members are beverage equipment manufacturers and other suppliers who sell their products to our Regular Members. Associate Members are typically looking for distribution or service providers. Our Regular Members are companies that go into bars, restaurants, schools, etc., sell and service beverage equipment, provide beverage products, CO2, and other beverage gases.
Our specialties are networking and education. We hold an annual spring conference that includes a product fair and networking events around industry trade shows (such as the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago). Educational opportunities include a comprehensive carbonation school, refrigeration/electricity school, and basic and advanced draught beverage schools. We have an online membership directory, members-only virtual forum, and Knowledge Center that contains Safety and Compliance documents on our website. Additionally, we send out a quarterly member report and a monthly newsletter.