× 2018 Contest Winners
Press Release (April 19, 2018)

Most Innovative Ice Cream Flavors
1st Place: Albertsons Companies  |  Signature RESERVE Brazilian Guava Cheesecake
2nd Place: Baskin-Robbins  |  Blackberry Hibiscus
3rd Place: Wells Enterprises, Inc.  |  Cookie Butter

Most Innovative Prototype Flavors
1st Place: SensoryEffects Flavor Systems  |  Spicy Mango Raspberry Fiesta
2nd Place: MD Enterprises, Inc.  |  Billionaire Bar
3rd Place: Concord Foods LLC  |  Nuts Over Kettle Corn

Most Innovative Novelties
1st Place: Perry's Ice Cream Company, Inc.  |  Pomegranate and Sweet Potato Medley Bar
2nd Place: Wells Enterprises, Inc.  |  Salted Caramel Pecan Load’d Sundaes
3rd Place: Kemps LLC  |  Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwich


2017 Contest Winners
Press Release (March 20, 2017)

Most Innovative Ice Cream Flavors
1st Place: Kemps LLC  |  Sweet Me Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler
2nd Place: The Ice Cream Club  |  Dulce De Leche Cheesecake
3rd Place: Hudsonville Creamery and Ice Cream Co., LLC  |  Windmill Cookie Butter Ice Cream

Most Innovative Prototype Flavors
1st Place: Denali Ingredients LLC  |  Honey Roasted Peanut Butter
2nd Place: Star Kay White, Inc.  |  Raspberry Amaretti
3rd Place: SensoryEffects Flavor Systems  |  Natural Sweet & Sour Cherry Berry Lemon Blast

Most Innovative Novelties
1st Place: Perry's Ice Cream Company, Inc.  |  Cool Mint Sandwiches
2nd Place: Rich Ice Cream Company  |  Birthday Cake Cone

2016 Contest Winners
Press Release (April 20, 2016)

Most Innovative Ice Cream Flavors
1st Place: Perry’s Ice Cream Company, Inc.  |  Tiramisu
2nd Place: Graeter’s Manufacturing  |  Cheese Crown
3rd Place: The Ice Cream Club, Inc.  |  Butterscotch Bomb

Most Innovative Prototype Flavors
1st Place: Fruitcrown Products Corporation  |  Pineapple Banana Praline Fosters
2nd Place: Wells Enterprises, Inc.  |  Brown Butter Bourbon Truffle
3rd Place: Pecan Deluxe Candy Company  |  Blueberry Lemon Shortbread

Most Innovative Novelties
1st Place: Florida International University  |  Coconut and Milk Fruit Bar
2nd Place: Wells Enterprises, Inc.  |  Funwich Sandwich
3rd Place: Yasso Inc.  |  Cinnamon Bun


2015 Contest Winners
Press Release (April 08, 2015)

Most Innovative Ice Cream Flavors
1st Place: Perry’s Ice Cream Company, Inc.  |  German Chocolate Cake
2nd Place: The Ice Cream Club, Inc.  |  Frutos del Bosque (Fruits of the Forest)
3rd Place: Publix Super Markets, Inc.  |  Black Swamp Raspberry Cheesecake

Most Innovative Prototype Flavors
1st Place: Parker Products, Inc.  |  Hawaiian Wedding Cake Ice Cream
2nd Place (tie): Baskin-Robbins  |  Belgium Waffle
2nd Place (tie): Perry's Ice Cream, Inc.  |  Lemon Chillo
3rd Place: Star Kay White, Inc.  |  Hazelnut Biscotti

Most Innovative Novelties
1st Place: Friendly’s Ice Cream, LLC  |  Black Raspberry Krunch Sundae Cones
2nd Place: Wells Enterprises, Inc.  |  Cadbury English Toffee Bars
3rd Place: Kemps  |  Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Sandwich


× David Wasserman
David Wasserman
House Editor, Political Analyst, The Cook Political Report

David Wasserman is House Editor for The Cook Political Report, where he is responsible for analyzing U.S. House Races and is recognized as one of the nation's top election forecasters. Founded in 1984, The Cook Political Report provides analyses of Presidential, U.S. Senate, House and gubernatorial races. The New York Times has called the Report "a newsletter both parties regard as authoritative."

Nate Silver of ESPN's FiveThirtyEight.com has written: "Wasserman's knowledge of the nooks and crannies of political geography can make him seem like a local," and the Los Angeles Times has called David a "whip smart" and "scrupulously nonpartisan" analyst whose "numbers nerd-dom was foretold at a young age."

In 2016, David drew praise for his accurate pre-election analysis, including his piece "How Trump Could Win the White House While Losing the Popular Vote," written two months before Election Day. Chuck Todd, host of NBC's Meet the Press, recently called David "pretty much the only person you need to follow on Election Night."

David's election commentary has been cited in numerous top publications including Politico, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and RealClearPolitics.com. He has served as an analyst for the NBC News Election Night Decision Desk in 2016, 2014, 2012, 2010, and 2008, and has appeared on NBC Nightly News, C-SPAN Washington Journal, CNN, and NPR. David is a frequent contributor to FiveThirtyEight.com and NBCNews.com. In 2018, his groundbreaking interactive collaboration with FiveThirtyEight, the "Atlas of Redistricting" took top prize for News Data App of the Year at the Global Editors Network's Data Journalism Awards. In 2014, Twitter awarded David "Best of Twitter" honors for his real-time election coverage.

An enthusiast for data and maps, David served as a contributing writer for both the 2016 and 2014 editions of the Almanac of American Politics. A frequent speaker and guest lecturer, David has shared his insights into the latest political trends with audiences at Harvard's Institute of Politics, the Dole Institute of Politics, and the University of Chicago Institute of Politics among others.

Prior to joining The Cook Political Report in June 2007, David served for three years as House Editor of Sabato's Crystal Ball, a widely respected political analysis newsletter and website founded by renowned Prof. Larry J. Sabato, Director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics. In that role, David led the publication to correctly predict Democrats would score a gain of 29 House seats in November 2006.

A native of New Jersey, David holds a B.A. in Government with distinction from the University of Virginia and was awarded the 2006 Emmerich-Wright Outstanding Thesis prize for his study of congressional redistricting standards.

    
× Barb Fecso
Barbara Fecso
Director, Dairy and Sweetener Analysis Group, Farm Service Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Title and Responsibilities: Director, Dairy and Sweeteners Analysis Staff, Farm Service Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture, whose main focus is on administering the domestic sugar, dairy and livestock programs. She provides guidance in the formulation and implementation of national sugar, dairy and livestock policies and procedures, as well as economic and budgetary impact analysis of those programs. She also implements sugar-related disaster programs.

Work Experience: Barbara has almost twenty five years of government service in USDA with an emphasis on program analysis, operations and budgetary analysis. She initially spent five years with NRCS as a program analyst for conservation technical assistance, watershed and animal waste management programs. She then spent two years as a wheat and pulse crop analyst at the Farm Service Agency before shifting to sugar.

Education: Barbara received a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University at West Lafayette, Indiana in 1994.

Background: She was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and lived for almost twenty years in central Illinois. She has three children and now lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband.

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  • The Ice Cream Technology Conference is the premier event for ice cream and frozen dessert professionals and is the only meeting that focuses specifically on innovations in frozen dessert research, technology and new market trends. It provides unique opportunities to learn from experts on food safety, labeling and regulations that affect the industry. Ice Cream Tech is the place to learn and share, and to engage in an open exchange among participants and experts on technical and practical processing issues in the ice cream and frozen dessert industry. The conference features networking opportunities, hands-on sessions and product tasting, including the annual Innovative Ice Cream Flavor Competition.

    Who Should Attend?
    All professionals in ice cream and frozen dessert technology — including plant managers, regulatory compliance personnel, research and development professionals, and quality assurance staff — will gain new insights, ideas and solutions by attending the conference. Suppliers to the ice cream industry are also encouraged to attend.

    Conference Reviews
    Here are a few of the comments made by your industry colleagues: 

    "I would recommend this conference to my colleagues. The level of expertise and knowledge of the presenters is always excellent. The conference offers many networking opportunities. The IDFA staff takes great care to make the experience informative and just plain fun!"

    "The IDFA Ice Cream Tech – in our opinion – is one of the most valuable partnership building / networking events that we attend. It is a unique event where you have the top minds in ice cream development collaborating with the most innovative supply groups to create synergistic flavor combinations and concepts that not only benefit our mutual customers, but end consumers as well. We look forward to this event every year. Not only to learn and develop new insights into the ice cream platform, but to truly develop partnerships and friendships with our customers and other key vendors."

    "I really enjoyed the structured discussions that took place at lunch. It was a great opportunity to network and learn about others needs/challenges."

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    Schedule is subject to change.

    Sunday, February 24
    9:00 AM 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Registration
    Location: East Foyer
    9:30 AM 9:30 - 11:00 AM
    Sweetener Users Association Board Meeting (invitation only)
    Noon Noon 
    Golf Tournament *
    Location: Turnberry Isle Miami Golf Course
    Sponsored by:
    6:00 PM 6:00 - 7:30 PM
    Welcome Reception
    Sponsored by:
    9:00 PM 9:00 - 11:30 PM
    After-Hours Party 
    Location: Orchard Lounge
    Sponsored by:
    Monday, February 25
    7:30 AM 7:30 AM - Noon
    Registration
    Location: East Foyer
    8:00 AM 8:00 - 9:00 AM
    Session I: Breakfast and Keynote Address
    Location: Garden Room 
    9:15 AM 9:15 - 10:30 AM
    Session II: International Sweetener Outlook
    Location: Grand Ballroom
    The world sugar market is undergoing a transition. The record-high surplus stocks of sugar last year have been trimmed considerably by a sharp decline in exportable production in Brazil and weather woes in Europe. India is poised to displace Brazil as the world’s largest sugar producer with back-to-back years of record cane-crop production. At the same time, world raw-sugar prices continue to climb back from a 10-year low set in August. What will happen next? Our panel will assess the current world situation and provide ideas and insight into the future direction of the market.
    10:30 AM 10:30 - 10:50 AM 
    Networking Break
    Location: East Foyer
    10:50 AM 10:50 AM - Noon 
    Session III: The U.S. Economic Outlook
    Location: Grand Ballroom
    Some 10 years after the financial crisis plunged world economies into the Great Recession, the U.S. macroeconomy has regained its strength and resilience. Unfortunately, not all sectors are benefiting from the current bull market. The agricultural economy has been woefully weak, affecting not only farmers but their suppliers, lenders and others as well. This panel of financial experts will provide an overview of U.S. economic prospects and offer a forecast for U.S. agricultural interests.
    Randy GreenModerator:
    Randy Green, Principal, Watson Green LLC

    4:00 PM

    4:00 - 5:30 PM 
    End User Sugar Sustainability Meeting 
    6:00 PM 6:00 - 7:00 PM 
    Networking Reception
    Tuesday, February 26
    8:00 AM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Registration
    Location: East Foyer
    8:30 AM 8:30 - 9:00 AM
    Continental Breakfast
    Location: East Foyer
    9:00 AM 9:00 - 10:15 AM
    Session IV: Consumer Trends in Sweeteners
    Location: Grand Ballroom
    Consumers are paying more attention to what’s in their food, especially sugar and other sweeteners, and they’ll have easy access to the details in 2020 when Nutrition Facts labels begin to highlight added sugars in foods and beverages. Will they change their eating habits and purchasing decisions to reduce sugar intake? Not necessarily, says our panel of consumer experts. Although today’s consumers are focused on health and wellness, taste still trumps all when they consider what to buy. This session will show how public policies and consumer trends could converge over the next few years to influence the demand for sugar and other sweeteners.
    10:15 AM 10:15 - 10:45 AM
    Networking Break
    Location: East Foyer
    10:45 AM 10:45 - 11:45 AM
    Session V: Domestic Sugar Market Outlook
    Location: Grand Ballroom
    U.S. beet growers continue to produce at a record pace, while the suspension agreements between the United States and Mexico appear to be filling the void in the raw cane market. With sugar supplies controlled by the U.S. sugar program, what factors will dictate domestic sugar prices going forward? Are product reformulations and the ongoing barrage of negative messages about sugar consumption affecting its use? Where do corn sweeteners and their declining demand fit into the picture? Our speakers will dissect the domestic sweetener market to provide direction for the road ahead.
    Ron SterkModerator:
    Ron Sterk, Senior Editor, Markets, at Sosland Publishing
    Noon Noon - 1:15 PM
    Session VI: Luncheon – Midterm Election Recap and a Look Ahead to 2020
    Location: Garden Room
    David Wasserman is one of the nation's top election forecasters. In 2016, he demonstrated his prescience with this piece, "How Trump Could Win the White House While Losing the Popular Vote," written two months before Election Day. More than two years later, Wasserman will takes us on a tour of the key races and issues that drove the midterm results and tell us what to expect in 2020 as we look to the next presidential election. Drawing on his extensive research into cultural, demographic and voting patterns, Wasserman will assess how we arrived at this critical moment in politics and where we are headed.
    David WassermanSpeaker:
    David Wasserman, House Editor, The Cook Political Report
    1:30 PM 1:30 - 2:30 PM
    Session VII: Trade in the Trump Era
    Location: Grand Ballroom
    Trade is at the forefront of the Trump administration’s agenda. From renegotiating trade agreements to implementing controversial enforcement measures, the United States is taking actions and enforcing policies that continue to have profound impacts on farmers and firms across the United States and around the world. This panel of trade experts will delve into the politics and long-term impact of these policy decisions.
    2:30 PM 2:30 - 3:45 PM
    Session VIII: Sugar Program Administration
    Location: Grand Ballroom
    The U.S. sugar program interacts with the U.S.-Mexico suspension agreements to influence supply and demand for sugar. How well is this unusual policy mix working? Is it stable and sustainable? The panel of sugar executives will grade the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Commerce Department on their performance and discuss ideas for increased stability and improvement.
    Barb FecsoModerator:
    Barb Fecso, Director, Dairy and Sweetener Analysis Group, Farm Service Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture



    Randy GreenPanelist:
    Randy Green, Principal, Watson Green LLC
    3:45 PM
     
    3:45 - 5:15 PM
    Session IX: What Lies Ahead for Ingredients
    Location: Grand Ballroom
    Trade wars. NAFTA. Record or near-record crops. 2018 was quite a year for many ingredient markets, and the dairy industry especially was affected by trade actions. With trade headwinds still blowing, what lies ahead for cocoa powder and butter prices and demand for chocolate? Will basic commodities like corn, wheat and soybeans weather similar effects? Our speakers will discuss the present supply-and-demand picture for key ingredients used by many industrial sugar users and food manufacturers and outline possibilities for the future.
    Ron SterkModerator:
    Ron Sterk, Senior Editor, Markets, Sosland Publishing
    Wednesday, February 27
    7:30 AM 7:30 - 8:00 AM
    Continental Breakfast
    Location: East Foyer
    8:00 AM 8:00 - 9:15 AM
    Session X: A Framework for Sustainability in Sugar
    Location: Grand Ballroom
    A number of industry-wide discussions over the years led stakeholders to develop a pre-competitive framework for on-farm sustainability in sugar. What steps are necessary now to advance the framework and boost sustainability efforts in the Americas? Our panel of executives will examine approaches and platforms already in place, one in Australia for sugarcane and another in the European Union for sugar beets, to help answer this critical question. This session will cover supply-chain sustainability challenges faced by end users, refiners, mills and growers and demonstrate how best to address them.
    9:15 AM 9:15 - 10:30 AM
    Session XI: Federal Sugar Policy
    Location: Grand Ballroom
    U.S. sugar policy remains the largest factor shaping the domestic sugar market. Whether adhering to the federal sugar program or the U.S.-Mexico suspension agreements, sugar buyers are faced with market-bending quantity restrictions and government-established price floors that limit options and oftentimes dictate actions. The panel will review the market situation today and discuss the likelihood of any changes to U.S. sugar policy in the future.
    Bill OConnerPanelist:
    Bill O'Conner, Agriculture Policy Expert, Watkinson Miller PLLC

    * Separate fee and preregistration required.



    The fastest and easiest way to register is online. If a paper form is required to submit a check payment, please download the registration form.

      Early
    Ends Feb 15th
    Regular
    After Feb 15th
    Member $1,100 $1,200
    Member (Group Registration of 3+) $1,000 $1,100
    Non-Member $1,375 $1,475
    Non-Member (Group Registration pf 3+) $1,275 $1,375
    Government / Media / University  $395 $395

    FAQs

    Q: Registration substitutions
    Registration is non-transferable from one company to another; however, substitutions within companies are welcome at any time. Please email registrar@idfa.org if you would like to make a registration substitution.

    Q: Registration Cancellation Policy
    Registration cancellations received in writing will be accepted prior to March 19, 2019 for a full refund. Cancellations received after March 19, 2019, will be eligible for a 50 percent refund. Your Ice Cream Technology Conference registration fee is non-refundable after April 2, 2019. Substitutions may be made without penalty. All cancellations and substitutions must be received in writing at registrar@idfa.org.

    Q: Attire
    Business casual attire recommended. The average temperatures in St. Petersburg, Florida in April are 81°F high and 68°F low.

    Questions: If you have questions or need assistance with the registration process, please contact IDFA at 202-220-3557 or registrar@idfa.org.


    The Ice Cream Technology Conference will be held at The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg, Florida. You may make your hotel reservations online or directly with the hotel by calling (888) 888-8888. When calling, refer to the Ice Cream Technology Conference to receive the special room rate of $249 per night plus applicable taxes. The deadline to secure a room is March 25, 2019. We have reserved a large block of rooms, but once all the rooms have been booked, we cannot guarantee that additional space will be available.

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    Innovative Ice Cream Flavor Contest
    Don't miss your chance to compete and help judge the annual Innovative Ice Cream Flavor Competition. Taste the latest and most interesting flavors and novelties and vote for your favorites for 2019. As the number of entries of exciting new flavors grew for past competitions, we expanded the judging to two sessions. In the first session, attendees will judge samples for the Most Innovative Ice Cream Flavor and the Most Innovative Ice Cream Novelty Product currently in the market. The final category, Most Innovative Prototype Ice Cream Flavor, will be judged during the second competition session. Awards will be given for first, second and third place in each category. Winners will be featured in an upcoming edition of Dairy Foods magazine.

    All attendees are invited to send one entry to compete in each of the three categories for this delicious contest:

    • Most Innovative Ice Cream Flavor (currently in the market)
    • Most Innovative Ice Cream Novelty (currently in the market)
    • Most Innovative Prototype Ice Cream Flavor (not yet in the market)

    To submit an entry, please complete the contest entry form and return it to vencarnacion@idfa.org no later than April 1, 2019.

    VIEW LIST OF PAST WINNERS

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    Are you looking for a way to showcase your products and services to industry professionals? Sponsorship of the Ice Cream Technology Conference is a great way to reach professionals in ice cream and frozen dessert technology — including executives, plant managers, regulatory compliance personnel, product development specialists, research and development professionals, quality assurance staff, plant engineers and operations personnel.

    Each year attendance for this conference climbs, and this year will be no exception, so make sure your brand is front and center!

    Sponsorship opportunities range from the conference opening reception, to meal functions and coffee breaks, to the most innovative flavors contest. There is an opportunity to be an exhibitor, complete with an exhibit table in a highly trafficked area. Don’t miss your opportunity to get in front of these decision-makers of the ice cream industry. Plus, you’ll have ample opportunities for networking with your peers.

     Interested?  CONTACT: Melissa Lembke  |  202-220-3512  |  mlembke@idfa.org



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    Sponsorship Opportunities (DOWNLOAD THE SPONSORSHIP PROSPECTUS)

    PREMIER SPONSOR – $7,500
    PREMIER SPONSOR BENEFITS INCLUDE:
    1. Three-minute welcome remarks at a general session
    2. Exhibit table throughout the conference
    3. One (1) complimentary registration
    4. Recognition on conference materials, event signage and conference website
    5. Live recognition throughout the conference
    6. Option to provide promotional materials to attendees
    7. Listing in IDFA’s email newsletter to over 15,000 industry contacts
    LUNCHEON – $5,500
    LUNCHEON SPONSOR BENEFITS INCLUDE:
    1. Exhibit table throughout the conference
    2. One (1) complimentary registration
    3. Recognition on conference materials, event signage and conference website
    4. Live recognition throughout the conference
    5. Option to provide promotional materials to attendees
    6. Listing in IDFA’s email newsletter to over 15,000 industry contacts
    NETWORKING RECEPTION – $4,000
    NETWORKING RECEPTION SPONSOR BENEFITS INCLUDE:
    1. One (1) complimentary registration
    2. Recognition on conference materials, event signage and conference website
    3. Live recognition throughout the conference
    4. Option to provide promotional materials to attendees
    5. Listing in IDFA’s email newsletter to over 15,000 industry contacts
    BREAKFAST – $3,500
    BREAKFAST SPONSOR BENEFITS INCLUDE:
    1. Recognition on conference materials, event signage and conference website
    2. Live recognition throughout the conference
    3. Option to provide promotional materials to attendees
    4. Listing in IDFA’s email newsletter to over 15,000 industry contacts
    WIFI – $2,500
    WIFI SPONSORS BENEFITS INCLUDE:
    1. Company logo featured on the WiFi connection page
    2. Recognition on conference materials, event signage and conference website
    3. Live recognition throughout the conference
    4. Option to provide promotional materials to attendees
    5. Listing in IDFA’s email newsletter to over 15,000 industry contacts
    HOTEL KEY CARDS – $2,500
    HOTEL KEY CARDS BENEFITS INCLUDE:
    1. Company logo featured on hotel key cards distributed to guests upon check-in
    2. Recognition on conference materials, event signage and conference website
    3. Live recognition throughout the conference
    4. Option to provide promotional materials to attendees
    5. Listing in IDFA’s email newsletter to over 15,000 industry contacts
    CONFERENCE LANYARDS – $2,500
    CONFERENCE LANYARD SPONSOR BENEFITS INCLUDE:
    1. Company logo featured on registration lanyards
    2. Recognition on conference materials, event signage and conference website
    3. Live recognition throughout the conference
    4. Option to provide promotional materials to attendees
    5. Listing in IDFA’s email newsletter to over 15,000 industry contacts
    ONSITE PRINTED PROGRAM – $2,000
    ONSITE PRINTED PROGRAM SPONSOR BENEFITS INCLUDE:
    1. Company logo featured on the front of the onsite program
    2. Recognition on conference materials, event signage and conference website
    3. Live recognition throughout the conference
    4. Option to provide promotional materials to attendees
    5. Listing in IDFA’s email newsletter to over 15,000 industry contacts
    NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK – $2,000
    NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK SPONSOR BENEFITS INCLUDE:
    1. Recognition on conference materials, event signage and conference website
    2. Live recognition throughout the conference
    3. Option to provide promotional materials to attendees
    4. Listing in IDFA’s email newsletter to over 15,000 industry contacts
    EXHIBIT TABLE – $1,195 (Member); $1,695 (Non-Member)
    EXHIBIT TABLE BENEFITS INCLUDE:
    1. Exhibit table throughout the conference – one (1) 6ft table and two (2) chairs
    2. Recognition on conference materials, event signage and conference website
    Speakers will be announced below as they are confirmed.


    Keynotes
    David Wasserman
    David Wasserman
    House Editor, Political Analyst, The Cook Political Report

    David Wasserman is House Editor for The Cook Political Report, where he is responsible for analyzing U.S. House Races and...    MORE
    Speakers
    Barb Fecso
    Barbara Fecso
    Director, Dairy and Sweetener Analysis Group, Farm Service Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture

    Director, Dairy and Sweetener Analysis Staff, Farm Service Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture...    MORE
    Randy Green
    Randy Green
    Principal, Watson Green LLC

    Randy Green, a principal at Watson Green LLC, has seen food and agriculture policy from all sides, having served in both the executive and legislative branches...    MORE
    Beth Hughes
    Beth Hughes
    Senior Director of International Affairs, International Dairy Foods Association

    Beth Hughes is responsible for supporting the association's efforts on international trade and import and export issues. She also oversees IDFA's trade...    MORE
    Bill OConner
    Bill O'Conner
    Government Relations, Watkinson Miller PLLC

    Bill O'Conner joined the firm of Watkinson Miller PLLC in 2010, bringing with him more than three decades of experience in the legislative and executive...    MORE
    Rick Pasco
    Rick Pasco
    President, Sweeteners Users Association

    Rick Pasco is a partner at Watkinson Miller PLLC where he is legal counsel and lobbyist for a number of agribusiness clients in...    MORE
    Ron Sterk
    Ron Sterk
    Senior Editor, Markets, Sosland Publishing

    Ron Sterk is senior editor, markets, for Food Business News and Milling & Baking News, and is editor of the Sosland Sweetener Report. Prior to joining Sosland Publishing Company...    MORE

    IDFA invites you to submit a proposal for a possible presentation or panel discussion at its Ice Cream Technology Conference. This premier event for frozen dessert professionals is the only meeting that focuses specifically on frozen dessert research, technology and new market trends. The Ice Cream Technology Conference encourages an open exchange among participants and experts on the technical and practical processing issues pertinent to the frozen dessert industry.

    Areas of interest for proposals are:

    • Consumer trends, retail sales and product marketing data;
    • Food safety, quality and auditing systems for frozen desserts;
    • Innovations in processing, freezing and packaging equipment for ice cream and novelties;
    • Novel ingredients, flavoring and sweeteners for the ice cream industry; and
    • Efficiency, cost saving ideas and sustainability improvements for processing, packaging, sanitation and distribution.

    Please complete the submission form below by December 20, 2018. IDFA will contact you if your recommendation is accepted.

    Call for Proposals




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