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 345 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.
IDFA Membership Directory
Business Partners receive a copy of the annual 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. Additional copies cost $45 for members ($495 for nonmembers). Upon request, contact information from the directory is available in an Excel spreadsheet at no additional cost. This incredible value consists of more than 4,500 contacts, saving your company time and money. E-mail addresses, however, are not provided. This data is available to members only and cannot be obtained by nonmembers.
Online Searches for Dairy Company Information
Find your dairy customers in the IDFA Searchable Membership Directory. Available to members only, this tool allows searching for specific information.
Listing in IDFA Online Buyers' Guide
IDFA Business Partners receive a basic listing in the IDFA Online Buyers' Guide, a user-friendly resource to help dairy companies find supplies and services for all their project needs. See page 6 of the media kit for details about basic and premier listings, and peruse the guide to view both formats.
Listing in the IDFA Membership Directory
The IDFA Membership Directory is distributed to approximately 2,500 key industry leaders and decision-makers. Business Partner listings include address information, key contacts, a narrative description of your company's products and services, and a separate listing under the appropriate product categories of your choosing.
Member companies are listed in the Membership List section of the IDFA website with a link to their websites.
Advertise in the IDFA Membership Directory, Online Buyers' Guide, and
Advertising in IDFA media provides visibility to this targeted audience, and pricing is extremely competitive to provide cost-effective promotions for small, medium and large companies. Various advertising options are available, and members receive reduced rates in the Directory and Online Buyers’ Guide.
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 the 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. IDFA events not only provide the opportunity to establish new business relationships, but also the educational information provides the latest developments for a better understanding of customers’ needs. As a member, Business Partners receive discounted rates on registration fees.
ProFood Tech Member Exhibitor Benefits
ProFood Tech, powered by PMMI, Anuga and IDFA, is a new biennial event built to showcase innovations and crossover technologies for food and beverage markets. The next show is scheduled for April 4-6, 2017, in Chicago, Ill., and will feature a dairy pavilion, replacing the International Dairy Show.
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.
New Member Introduction
New Members are introduced to the membership each month through the Association's e-newsletter NewsUpdate, a circulation of more than 6,000 persons.
Keep 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 NewsUpdate e-newsletter each Wednesday, providing policy and Association news. The IDFA SmartBrief e-newsletter, providing dairy business news, is sent each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through a free subscription. Sign up for IDFA SmartBrief.
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 may require attention by supplier companies.
Membership Conference Calls
Business Partners are encouraged to participate in member conference calls scheduled three times per year -- February, June, and October. IDFA staff provides a status report on the most important issues to date.
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.
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.
Please contact the IDFA Membership Department with questions at (202) 737-4332 or firstname.lastname@example.org.