Robin Cornelison Named IDFA Trade Show Manager
(Washington, D.C. — July 28, 2008) The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) has named Robin E. Cornelison to the position of trade show manager. In this role, Cornelison will oversee all aspects of managing the Food, Dairy and Beverage Exposition at Worldwide Food Expo, the largest food and beverage technology event in North America.
Cornelison comes to IDFA from the National Association of Broadcasters, where she was manager of exhibit services for the past three years. Her responsibilities included advertising and sponsorship operations as well as all exhibit services for the NAB Show, one of the country's largest annual trade shows, and the NAB Radio Show.
Before that, she worked as a marketing associate for ImageScan, Inc., a financial software company in Lanham, Md., where she coordinated multiple trade shows, annual conferences and several other events. She also served as an assistant media planner for ArnoldWorldwide/MPG, an advertising company in McLean, Va., working with clients such as McDonald's, Sallie Mae and PNC Bank.
"Worldwide Food Expo is a major buying and selling opportunity for all leaders in the dairy industry, and we're delighted to have Robin onboard as we gear up for the next show," said Connie Tipton, IDFA president and CEO. "With her dedicated trade show experience and obvious enthusiasm, Robin certainly will help IDFA to continue its mission of offering premier events for the dairy industry."
A graduate of the University of Maryland, Cornelison earned a B.A. degree in journalism. She is a member of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events, and currently is working toward becoming a Certified Meeting Professional. Cornelison lives in Crofton, Md.
Worldwide Food Expo features two co-located events: the American Meat Institute's International Meat, Poultry and Seafood Industry Convention and Exposition, and the IDFA Food, Dairy and Beverage Exposition. The biennial trade show will be held October 28-31, 2009, at McCormick Place in Chicago.
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The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Washington, D.C., represents the nation's dairy manufacturing and marketing industries and their suppliers, with a membership of 530 companies representing a $100-billion a year industry. IDFA is composed of three constituent organizations: the Milk Industry Foundation (MIF), the National Cheese Institute (NCI), and the International Ice Cream Association (IICA). IDFA's 220 dairy processing members run more than 600 plant operations, and range from large multi-national organizations to single-plant companies. Together they represent more than 85% of the milk, cultured products, cheese and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States. IDFA can be found online at www.idfa.org