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Global CEOs, CFSAN Director Slated to Speak at Dairy Forum

Dec 04, 2009

How are the emerging middle classes of Russia and China influencing global demand for dairy products? Are the challenges and opportunities for dairy foods companies in these countries comparable to those in the United States? What role does developing innovative dairy products and ingredients play in the success of the dairy industry?

For answers to these questions and many more, join your colleagues at Dairy Forum, January 17-20 in Phoenix.

On January 20, a panel of influential dairy leaders from Russia, China and the United States will discuss what it takes to operate a successful dairy business in a global marketplace. The panelists include Tony Maher (pictured) of Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods, the market leader in dairy products in Russia; Dr. Yun Zhanyou of Yili Group, the leading dairy in China; and Mike McCloskey of Select Milk Producers and Fair Oaks Farm LLC in the United States. Attendees also will learn how domestic and international markets are influencing demand for dairy products, ingredients and product innovation.

Directly before this session, Dairy Forum participants are invited to coffee with Dr. Stephen Sundlof, director of the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN). Under Sundolf's direction, CFSAN is expanding its team of scientific experts and forging a strong partnership with the dairy industry to keep dairy products among the safest in the world. Sundlof and his team will be responsible for implementing any new food safety regulations that could stem from pending legislation. He will share the Center's plans and priorities.

Dairy Forum will be held January 17-20 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix. IDFA is holding a large block of rooms, but once all the rooms have been reserved, there is no guarantee that additional space will be available. The deadline for hotel reservations is December 15. Make your reservation directly on the hotel website or call the resort at (602) 955-6600. Be sure to refer to IDFA's Dairy Forum to receive the special room rate of $279 per night. If you have questions, contact Diana Carmenates, IDFA senior director of meetings and educational services, at dcarmenates@idfa.org or (202) 220-3504.

Visit Dairy Forum 2010 for a complete agenda, additional travel details and an easy-to-use online registration form. Be sure to join us as IDFA kicks off its 20th anniversary with the best Dairy Forum program yet.

 
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