Our IFDAT “mission” is to bring the best D&A Testing Industry professionals in the World (both from a supplier and customer perspective) all together in one place to drive forward and discuss quality, best practice and innovation for the benefit of the IFDAT community.

IFDAT is the leading organisation bringing together a global community of stakeholders within the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industries. By providing a platform and annual conference, IFDAT delivers high quality information, education and knowledge from (and to) a community of industry leading professionals. By sharing best practice, guidelines, latest technologies, trends, innovation and also working closely with “regional” organisations from many different countries/continents – IFDAT helps shape the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry worldwide and provides the best networking opportunities to help the IFDAT community to grow their business with like-minded partners.

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IFDAT 2024

International Forum for Drug & Alcohol Testing

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What is IFDAT?

The International Forum for Drug and Alcohol Testing (IFDAT) is a non-profit organisation, registered as a 501c(3) non-profit organization in the United States of America (USA).

We are dedicated to the advancement of global employee drug and alcohol testing systems and processes. In keeping with the international platform, the appointed Board Members and representatives of IFDAT cover a global reach.

What is an IFDAT conference?

The “Annual” IFDAT Conference provides a platform for experts from a wide variety of disciplines associated with the drug and alcohol industries to meet and discuss a range of topics focused on current and future developments relevant to employee testing globally.

At these conferences employers, industry providers and other interested parties discuss best practices, new developments, updates in policies and technology, efficiency improvements and other topics relevant to enhancing employee drug and alcohol testing.

Why should YOU attend?

The international employee screening market is growing rapidly as more and more businesses expand their operations globally. As the need to screen employees on an international basis grows, so does the need to improve and identify opportunities for this complicated process.

In addition to World class speakers and topics covered, these conferences provide an excellent networking opportunity to share knowledge, form global relationships, evaluate new methods and shape the direction of best practice employee drug and alcohol testing globally. Conferences are actively supported and sponsored by leading Companies from a range of associated industry sectors.

Event Schedule

We have an amazing line-up planned for our 12th IFDAT Conference.  We look forward to welcoming you there! Please click below for the latest versions of our Brochure and Programme (note: this may be subject to changes – so please come back regularly to check the latest version!)

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During the day (12.00-16.00 TBC), why not come and join others at our (non-compulsory!) social and networking activities. Please note this is still TBC – we are still trying to arrange these and will announce once confirmed. This is open to all, including travel partners, families, etc. Please note there may be a charge to cover your chosen activity ($TBC).

From 18.00-20.00 we are holding a welcome drinks reception and get together at the beautiful Riverwalk Terrace area at the Tampa Convention Center.

Arrive nice and early. Get registered, pick up your IFDAT bag, help yourself to a drink and take a look around the Sponsor area. Our keynote speaker will kick off the conference followed by a number of sessions throughout the day (see program for details).  In the evening, there is an opportunity for you to join us for the IFDAT Social Celebration Dinner and Networking at the oldest restaurant in Florida. With a buffet style of traditional Colombian dishes followed by a short Flamenco show. The perfect environment to continue networking within an informal and enjoyable setting. Spaces are limited and always sell out – so please book EARLY to avoid disappointment! 

The final day of the conference starts nice and early and is packed full of more interesting and informative sessions, covering a range of topics and industries (see program for further details). The conference closes with an address by the IFDAT Chairperson followed by a “Farewell Drinks” send off at the Sail Plaza (at the Tampa Convention Center) with a wonderful view across the water. The Farewell event is one of the most appreciated and is a final opportunity to catch up with old/new friends, discuss the event and say farewell until next year!

Key Note Speakers

Ailysh Bella

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Jeff Rendi

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Sharoon Jay

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Jeff Rendi

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This Year's Sponsors

IFDAT is a non-profit organisation and we would like to thank our attendees, sponsors and exhibitors for the amazing contribution they make to enable successful conferences year after year. 

We already have a number of Sponsors and Exhibitors signed up for IFDAT 2024. If you are interested, please see below for details. Limited spaces available!

SPONSORS & Exhibitors

Due to the global nature and reach of IFDAT conferences, and the calibre of speakers and attendees – it is one of the World’s best Drug and Alcohol testing industry events to showcase your company and expand your network.

  • Sponsorship fees will not be due until Jan 16th, 2024. 
  • Sponsors will have a no penalty cancellation guarantee up until Jan 31st, 2024, where all sponsor fees will be reimbursed (less any card payment/bank fees incurred where applicable) if a sponsor chooses to cancel.
  • You can now book and pay for your Sponsorship via our website (see below)! If you would prefer an invoice to be raised, emailed and then paid via bank transfer – then no problem. Please indicate this when booking.


Following the great success of the IFDAT 2022 Conference, the IFDAT community are all looking forward to the opportunity to once again meet, share ideas and discussion about the international efforts toward workplace substance abuse prevention. Education, knowledge sharing, studies data, new technology / innovation, best practice, country guidelines etc etc. The IFDAT 2024 Tampa conference program and speaker list, as usual, will not disappoint!



Maximum TBC Silver Sponsors

Logo in conference booklet

Approx. 6m² exhibition space

Free attendance for one delegate (additional at US$ 325)

Logo, brief company description and website link from official IFDAT website (under Silver Sponsors)

Silver Sponsor Exhibition Space allocated on a “First Booked - First Served” basis



Maximum 2 Platinum Sponsors

Prominent Branding On All Advertising, Website And Conference Materials

Company “spotlight” in an IFDAT newsletter and in an IFDAT LinkedIn post 1 month prior to event

Speaking slot (15-20 mins) within the main programme (topic subject to IFDAT approval)

Approx. 12m² exhibition space in prime position

Free attendance for up to four delegates (additional at US$ 295)

Logo, brief company description and website link from official IFDAT website (under Platinum Sponsors)

E-mail addresses of attendees one week prior to the conference (subject to consent)

Up To 4 pieces of material in conference bag

Full page advert/presentation in the conference booklet

Premium Platinum Sponsor Exhibition Space allocated on a “First Booked - First Served” basis

“Sponsor Spotlight” Included In The Speaker Programme - 3 Minutes To Spotlight Your Company



Maximum 8 Gold Sponsors

Branding on all advertising, website and conference materials

Approx. 6m² exhibition space

Free attendance for up to two delegates (additional at US$ 325)

Logo, brief company description and website link from official IFDAT website (under Gold Sponsors)

E-mail addresses of attendees two weeks after the conference (On Request - subject to consent)

Up to 2 Pieces Of Material In Conference Bag

Half page advert/presentation in the conference booklet

Gold Sponsor Exhibition Space allocated on a “First Booked - First Served” basis

“Sponsor Spotlight” included in the speaker programme - 3 minutes to Spotlight your Company

Directions to the Venue

tampa convention center

333 S Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602, United States

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IFDAT have negotiated special discounted rates for hotel rooms. The nearest (“host”) hotel is at “The Westin Tampa Waterside” and is only 5 minutes walking distance from the IFDAT2024 venue. The second hotel is at the “Hyatt Place Tampa Downtown” and is 10 minutes walking distance from the IFDAT2024 venue.

We have negotiated these discounted rates for the dates of the conference AND for dates either side. Any additional days will be at the hotel’s standard rates. Room availability is limited and allocated on a “first come – first served” basis. If all rooms have been allocated, or your budget differs, then you will find many other good quality hotels in the area, with great transport links to the IFDAT2024 venue – the Tampa Convention Center.

PLEASE NOTE: The booking(s) is a contract between you and the hotel(s) directly and IFDAT cannot take any responsibility for any part of that contract. Please ensure you therefore read and understand the hotel’s Terms and Conditions of booking – including cancellation policy.

Unfortunately, we are unable to display the brochure or program from this year. Apologies for any inconvenience.