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International Dairy Show Expanded Floor 85 Percent Sold Out

Jun 15, 2015

Contact: Robin Cornelison
rcornelison@idfa.org
202-220-3542                                                                         

2013 Show Numbers Already Surpassed

(Washington, D.C. – June 15, 2015) The International Dairy Show will be the largest it has been since 2009, when it was part of the Worldwide Food Expo. Eighty-five percent of available space is taken and the expanded show floor has already exceeded the 2013 numbers. The event, slated for September 15-18, 2015, will take place at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Attendee registration for the show is currently tracking nearly 15 percent ahead of 2013 activity during the same period. Strong registration demand, coupled with an exhibitor approval rating of 90 percent, solidifies the Dairy Show’s reputation as the premier trade show for processing and packaging professionals in the global dairy industry.

“We’re extremely excited about the continuing growth of the show,” said Neil Moran, senior vice president of the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA). “We have listened to our stakeholders, made significant improvements to the show and offer our exhibitors and attendees the ROI they are looking for in this must-attend event.”

The Dairy Show will feature the newest innovations in technology, packaging, ingredients and services for the dairy foods industry. Education 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.

The show has added a new Co-Packer Pavilion, increased the Distribution and Supply Chain Pavilion and Partner Pavilions, and has nearly sold out the Ingredients, Flavorings and Seasonings Pavilion. The exhibit hall will feature two on-floor classrooms, and the iDairy Show Theater returns to showcase the latest trends and technology in the industry.

The International Dairy Show is co-located with the Food Processing Suppliers Association’s (FPSA) Process Expo and NürnbergMesse’s InterBev Process; combined the co-located shows will have more than 300,000 square feet of exhibit space featuring nearly 1,000 industry suppliers and 20,000 food, dairy and beverage attendees.

“Today we are projecting over 325,000 combined square feet of exhibit space; this co-located event is shaping up to be the most important dairy, food and beverage processing event of the year,” said Robin Cornelison, trade show director for IDFA. “In 2013 the Dairy Show was recognized as a Tradeshow Executive top 50 fastest-growing show, and I have no doubt 2015 will be another record-breaking year for IDFA.”

Exhibit sales are ongoing for the International Dairy Show. To reserve space, contact the sales team at exhibit@dairyshow.com. For information regarding the International Dairy Show, visit www.dairyshow.com or contact Cornelison at rcornelison@idfa.org. 

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ABOUT IDFA
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 representing 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.

In addition, 335 Gold Business Partner and Business Partner member companies provide processing equipment and supplies, packaging equipment and materials, ingredients and a wide variety of products and services to the dairy processing industry. Nearly 15 state and regional trade associations are also members of IDFA. 

 
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