Benefits of Membership for IDFA Business Partners
IDFA Business Partner membership provides the resources that can lead to new business opportunities. Take advantage of the visibility and networking opportunities to connect with prospective and current customers. In addition to utilizing IDFA as a marketing tool, you will stay informed of the latest developments and challenges facing your customers for a broader understanding of their changing needs. More than 325 companies representing all aspects of supplier goods and services have made the smart business decision to become IDFA members.
Business Partners benefit from the following services. Details about additional benefits for IDFA Gold Business Partners can be found on IDFA Gold Business Partner Membership Benefits.
Stay Informed of Industry Changes
Business Partners receive regular communications to keep informed of the challenges facing the dairy industry. Understanding the issues is critical to understanding your customers' needs. Members automatically receive the member version of the IDFA Connect e-newsletter each Thursday providing updates on IDFA’s actions, progress and successes on the issues affecting the dairy industry, as well as aggregated news including new technologies, retail and marketing trends, and mergers and acquisitions.
Access to Members-Only Documents on the IDFA Website
Business Partners have access to members-only documents, which provide new policies, guidelines, and regulations that require attention or action by dairy companies and which require attention by supplier companies.
Business Partners are encouraged to participate in member briefings scheduled three times per year. IDFA staff provides a status report on key issues.
Access to IDFA Staff Expertise
Business Partners have access to IDFA's subject matter experts, whose knowledge and expertise is unsurpassed on all aspects of the dairy processing industry.
Gain insight into the challenges unique to the dairy foods industry by attending IDFA conferences, webinars and educational programs. You can apply your knowledge when discussing your customers' concerns and offer solutions that meet or exceed their expectations. Business Partners receive discounted rates on registration fees.
Valuable resources are available through IDFA publications at members-only reduced rates, including Dairy Facts. As a founding member of 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc., IDFA members receive a 50 percent discount on the purchase of sanitary standards and accepted practices at www.3-A.org.
Learn Who's Who in the Dairy Industry
IDFA Membership Directory
Business Partners have access to the 2017 IDFA Membership Directory, the who’s who resource of the dairy processing industry. Information includes headquarters & plant locations; key contacts; and types of products processed or manufactured at each plant. Information is sourced by IDFA directly from dairy companies, adding to the value and integrity of the data. Available to members only. Coming soon -- the IDFA Membership Directory will be available online.
Dairy Company Contacts in Electronic Format
Contact information is available in an Excel spreadsheet at no additional cost (note that e-mail addresses are not provided). This valuable resource consists of more than 4,500 contacts, saving your company time and money. Available to members only.
Online Searches for Dairy Company Information (coming soon)
Find your dairy customers in the IDFA Searchable Membership Directory. Available to members only, this tool allows members to search for specific information. Available to members only.
Enhance Presence and Gain Visibility
New Member Introduction
New members are introduced to the membership each month through the Connect e-newsletter, distributed to 12,000 industry contacts. New members are welcome to attend the First Timers Reception, which is held during IDFA's annual Dairy Forum and attended by veteran members.
Member companies are listed in the Membership List section of the IDFA website with a link to their websites.
Listing in new IDFA Online Buyers' Guide (coming soon)
Coming soon, IDFA Business Partners receive a basic listing in the new IDFA Online Buyers' Guide, a user-friendly resource to help dairy companies find supplies and services for all their project needs.
Use of IDFA Logo
The IDFA logo may be used on your company website and marketing materials to show your support of IDFA and the dairy foods industry.
Advertising Opportunities in the Online Buyers' Guide, Membership Directory, Connect eNewsletter, and IDFA Website
Enhance your visibility through advertising in IDFA media platforms. Various advertising options are available.
Networking and Sponsorship Opportunities
Attending and sponsoring IDFA events should not be overlooked by any member who is marketing their company’s products and services to dairy companies. These tremendous networking and visibility opportunities should be included as part of your company’s marketing plan. Various options and pricing are available for sponsoring a meal function, golf and tennis tournaments, general sessions, table-top displays, IDFA webinars, and more.
ProFood Tech Member Exhibitor Benefits
ProFood Tech, powered by PMMI, Anuga and IDFA, is a biennial event built to showcase innovations and crossover technologies for food, dairy and beverage markets. The next show is scheduled for March 26-28, 2019 in Chicago, Ill., and will feature a dairy pavilion. Member exhibitors receive recognition and special benefits.
Access to the “Economic Impact of the Dairy Industry” Online Tool
An incredible resource, this live interactive tool allows users to see the jobs, wages, taxes and overall economic impact generated directly by dairy plants and companies, as well as the multiplier effect of these investments across the dairy supply chain. Data can be streamlined and researched on national and state levels, as well as by congressional districts.
Please contact the IDFA Membership Department with questions at (202) 737-4332 or firstname.lastname@example.org.