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IDFA Announces Enhanced On-Floor Activities, New Website for 2015 International Dairy Show

Sep 25, 2014

Contact: Marti Pupillo
(202) 220-3535
mpupillo@idfa.org

More Than 19,000 Food Industry Decision Makers Expected to Attend 

(Washington, D.C. – September 22, 2014)  The International Dairy Foods Association recently launched an expanded website and announced several enhanced on-floor activities for its 2015 International Dairy Show. Once again, the Dairy Show and PROCESS EXPO, hosted by the Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA), will team up at McCormick Place in Chicago, and this year they’ll be joined by an additional co-location partner, InterBev Process.

The combination of all three shows is expected to draw more than 19,000 attendees who will meet with more than 1,000 exhibitors. The shows will be held September 15-18, 2015.

“The International Dairy Show is the premier trade show for dairy, food and beverage industry professionals to get together to innovate, create and move the industry forward,” said Robin Cornelison, trade show director for IDFA. “If you’ve never been to the Dairy Show, I encourage you to check out the website, dairyshow.com, and view our brief videos. You’ll see the energy and excitement on the show floor, in the educational sessions and during the fun networking events.”

IDFA and FPSA reported record attendance for their co-located 2013 shows, which ranked second on EXPO Magazine’s list of Top 25 Fast-Growth Shows. In addition, the International Dairy Show earned a coveted spot on Trade Show Executive’s 2014 Fastest 50, a list of the fastest-growing U.S. trade shows, for growth in number of attendees.

Looking ahead to 2015, Cornelison expects the show to attract more than 19,000 dairy professionals, which would at least match and could possibly exceed the record set in 2013.

“We’re tracking sales and are happy to report that we have sold 25 percent more square footage than we had for the 2013 show, when compared to the same number of weeks out,” said Neil Moran, senior vice president, finance, administration and trade show at IDFA. “The heightened activity demonstrates the excitement exhibitors have for the show and its ability to reach the people they want to meet.”  

The co-located shows have enhanced several exhibit floor activities, including:

  • Increased on-floor education in iDairy Show theater and programming with larger set, more seats;
  • More on-floor food and beverage events,
  • Expanded closing reception, awards presentations and pavilions;
  • Continued partnership with Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest; and
  • More networking lounges.

The International Dairy Show will feature the newest innovations in technology, packaging, ingredients, transportation and distribution, and services for the dairy foods industry. Educational sessions will offer solutions that span the entire manufacturing process, and attendees will have the opportunity to visit exhibits displaying everything dairy companies need to run more efficiently, create new products and improve profitability.

For information regarding the International Dairy Show, visit www.dairyshow.com. To reserve exhibit space, contact International Dairy Show Sales Executive Katherine Madison at exhibit@dairyshow.com.

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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 550 companies within a $125-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 nearly 200 dairy processing members run nearly 600 plant operations, and range from large multi-national organizations to single-plant companies. Together they represent more than 85 percent of the milk, cultured products, cheese, ice cream and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States.

 
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