Dairy Forum returns in 2023 to sunny Orlando, Florida, with the premier annual event for dairy foods leaders.
Presented by the International Dairy Foods Association, Dairy Forum convenes more than 1,000 dairy leaders each year for collaboration, innovation, and inspiration.
Spread across four days, Dairy Forum includes main sessions, deep dive sessions, panel discussions, special presentations by conference partners, and numerous opportunities to connect with leaders in the dairy industry.
The dairy industry has seen unprecedented disruption. Dairy Forum will INSPIRE today’s top and emerging dairy leaders to meet the challenges of tomorrow and position our industry for continued success.
Inspiring Content: Leadership, People, Policy, Sustainability, Innovation
Dairy Forum 2023 will bring together the entire dairy supply chain for four days of unity, collaboration, and inspiration as we chart the U.S. dairy industry’s path to becoming the world’s leading supplier of nutritious, affordable and sustainable dairy products.
With innovative content and sessions focused on attracting a diverse and inclusive workforce, advancing growth and sales through technology and innovation, delivering health and nutrition benefits to consumers, and leading the sustainability movement for food and beverage, Dairy Forum 2023 offers an unrivaled experience for leaders.
Come prepared to advance your knowledge and leave inspired.
Nonverbal Communications Expert
Aaron De Smet
Senior Partner | McKinsey & Company
President & CEO
Honorable Dan Glickman
Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center & Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and Former United States Representative
Partner | McKinsey & Company
Honorable Collin Peterson
Former United States Representative and Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture
Senior Vice President, Industry Advisor, Food and Foodservice | The NPD Group
Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (2015-2019)
Leadership Expert & Best-Selling Author
|January 22, 2023||Event||Speaker||Location|
Morning Golf Tournament
|The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club|
|9:00am||5K Fun Run|
|1:00pm||Afternoon Golf Tournament||The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club|
|2:00pm - 4:00pm||IDFA Executive Council Meeting (invitation only)|
|5:00pm - 5:45pm||Chairman's Reception (invitation only)|
|6:00pm - 7:00pm||
Chairman’s Lecture: Conversation with Paul Ryan – Policy Insights Gleaned from Two Decades in Congress
Speaker Ryan will get into the weeds on big policy ideas and how Congress works, sharing his experiences as a Congressional leader during one of the most turbulent times in our political history. As a leader more interested in substance than sniping, Speaker Ryan addresses the convergence of policy and politics today, and how it has a real impact in people’s lives. The conversation will also touch upon what’s happening on Capitol Hill and where our country is headed, as well as how our relationships with allies and adversaries may evolve. </br>Speaker: <b>Paul Ryan</b>, Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (2015-2019)</br>
|7:00pm - 8:30pm||
|January 23, 2023||Event||Speaker||Location|
|8:30am - 9:30am||
|9:30am - 9:45am||Networking Break|
|9:45am - 10:45am||
Deep Dive Session - Food, Agriculture and Nutrition Policy Outlook
The current Farm Bill is set to expire in September 2023. As the new Congress and the Biden Administration debate what policies and programs should be included in the next Farm Bill, our expert panelists will provide insider perspectives on how food, agriculture and nutrition policy issues are likely to be addressed in a challenging political environment, and what this means for the dairy industry. </br>Moderator: <b>J. David Carlin</b>, Senior Vice President, Legislative Affairs and Economic Policy, International Dairy Foods Association </br> Speakers: <b>Honorable Dan Glickman</b>, Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center & Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and Former United States Representative </br> <b>Honorable Collin Peterson</b>, Former United States Representative and Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture
|10:45am - 11:00am||
|11:00am - 12:00pm||Deep Dive Sessions|
|12:15pm - 2:00pm||
Lunch Session: Everyday Leadership to Prosper in a New World
Leadership pathblazer Robin Sharma shares his powerful insights and actionable methods to help leaders rise above the ordinary while innovating at excellence in these times of deep change. You will discover: how the best performers in the world accelerate peak productivity in the face of digital distraction; daily habits and tactics to use change to increase creativity and mastery at work; methods that the most successful leaders in the world deploy to stay positive and focused amid growing uncertainty; and original insights and proven strategies to express the greatest promise and potential of your people. </br>Speaker: <b>Robin Sharma</b>, Leadership Expert & Best-Selling Author
|2:00pm - 3:00pm||
General Session: Consumer Consumption Trends and Why it Matters to Dairy
Understanding consumer trends and behaviors, both within and outside the category, is imperative in generating consumer demand for dairy. Eating Patterns in America: an annual report from the NPD Group has long been the definitive source for information on eating and drinking habits in the United States. Now in its 36th year, the work provides in-depth insights into actual consumption behavior – and importantly, how that behavior is changing over time. This session will feature David Portalatin, NPD’s national analyst on all aspects of food and beverage consumption. As the United States emerges from pandemic-related restrictions, David will share is valuable perspective on the long term arc of consumption patterns: trends prior to COVID-19’s onset, how eating habits have been disrupted, where it is all headed and what we can take-away as the dairy industry. </br>Speaker: <b>David Portalatin</b>, Senior Vice President, Industry Advisor, Food and Foodservice, The NPD Group
|3:00pm - 4:00pm||PAC Steering Committee Meeting (invitation only)|
|3:00pm - 4:00pm||International Trade Committee Meeting (invitation only)|
|4:00pm - 4:30pm||Press Briefing|
|4:00pm - 5:00pm||
Women in Dairy Reception (invitation only)
|4:15pm - 5:15pm||State Association Executive Meeting (invitation only)|
|5:30pm - 6:30pm||PAC Reception (invitation only)|
|January 24, 2023||Event||Speaker||Location|
|8:30am - 9:30am||
|9:30am - 9:45am||
|9:45am - 10:45am||Deep Dive Sessions|
|10:45am - 11:00am||
|11:00am - 12:00pm||
Deep Dive Session – Deliberate Calm: How to Learn and Lead in a Volatile World
As the speed of change in our increasingly complex world accelerates daily, leaders are tasked with performing outside of their familiar zones both in their personal and professional lives. This requires us to adapt. Yet, the same conditions that make adapting so important can also trigger fear, leading us to resist change and default to reactive behavior. With Deliberate Calm, anyone can lead and learn with awareness and choice to realize their full potential, even in times of uncertainty, complexity, and change. </br>Speakers: <b>Aaron De Smet</b>, Senior Partner, McKinsey and Company </br> <b>Elizabeth Mygatt</b>, Partner, McKinsey and Company
|12:15pm - 2:00pm||
Lunch Session: The Silent Language of Leaders
Approximately 80 percent of communication is expressed nonverbally. Learning to know how to unlock and tap the secrets of people's nonverbal cues will always have an advantage in any situation. Armed with this powerful information, solution providers at any stage of their career will be able to sit in a business meeting and know what others—colleagues, peers, senior leaders and bosses—are really thinking and feeling. In this session, attendees will gain an understanding of the art and science behind the silent language of leaders so they will know the perfect time to close a deal or negotiation. Attendees will also gain an understanding of how their body language is influencing others and how it may impact their successes, accomplishments, and results. Mastering the silent language of leaders will result in power, presence and persuasion for any solution provider. </br>Speaker: <b>Linda Clemons</b>, Nonverbal Communications Expert
|2:00pm - 3:00pm||
|3:15pm - 4:45pm||NextGen Leadership Roundtable (invitation only)|
|3:30pm - 4:30pm||Economic Policy Committee Meeting (invitation only)|
|5:30pm - 7:00pm||
Cocktails and Conversation
|January 25, 2023||Event||Speaker||Location|
|8:30am - 9:30am||Breakfast Session|
|9:30am - 10:30am||Closing Session: Dairy Dialogues|
All Times Eastern
JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes
4040 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, Florida, USA, 32837
Dairy Forum will be held at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida. A discounted room rate of $299 per night plus applicable taxes will be available to Dairy Forum attendees. The deadline to secure a room is Friday, December 30, 2022 or until rooms sell out. 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.
Hotel Reservation Policy: You must register for the Dairy Forum to be eligible for the conference discounted room rate. All registrants will receive a registration confirmation email that will include instructions on how to confirm your hotel reservation. Only one reservation is permitted per registrant. If a hotel guest is not registered for Dairy Forum, IDFA reserves the right to remove the guest room reservation from the conference room block without notice.
|January 22, 2023||Event||Speaker||Location|
|7:45am - 1:00pm||Morning Golf Tournament – Shotgun Start (Scramble)||The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Grande Lakes|
|1:00pm - 4:00pm||Afternoon Golf Tournament - Shotgun Start (Scramble)||The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Grande Lakes|
Golf Tournament Registration Fee: $299
Registration includes greens fee, cart fee, practice facilities, forecaddie service, light breakfast (morning) or boxed lunch (afternoon), beverages and service fees.
How to play a golf scramble?
In a scramble, each golfer in the foursome takes a shot from the tee. From that point, the team decides who has the best drive, and all players advance forward to that spot to take their second shots. This process continues, with the best shot being taken each time, until a member of the team is able to hole out. The team’s score for that particular hole is recorded as the number of team “strokes” it took to get the ball in the cup.
5K Fun Run
Sunday, January 22 | 9:00am
All levels of runners and walkers are invited to participate in the the first ever Dairy Forum 5K Fun Run/Walk. This event is a great way to start your day with a little cardio alongside your colleagues. The 5K (3.1 miles) run will lead you through the Grande Lakes property.
Registration Fee: $30.
Registration fees for Dairy Forum are based on your company's IDFA membership status. For more information about membership, please email membership.idfa.org.
Q: Registration Substitutions
Registration is non-transferable from one company to another; however, substitutions within companies are welcome at any time. Please email email@example.com if you would like to make a registration substitution.
Q: Registration Cancellation Policy
Registration cancellations received in writing will be accepted prior to December 19, 2022 for a full refund, minus a $75 processing fee. Cancellations received after December 19, 2022, will be eligible for a 50 percent refund, less the processing fee. Your Dairy Forum registration fee is non-refundable after January 9, 2023. Substitutions may be made without penalty. All cancellations and substitutions must be received in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Golf Tournament Cancellation Policy
All golf tournament cancellations will receive a full refund before December 19, 2022. No tournament refunds will be issued after December 19, 2022. All cancellations must be received in writing at email@example.com.
Q: 5K Fun Run Cancellation Policy
All 5K fun run cancellations will receive a full refund before December 19, 2022. No fun run refunds will be issued after December 19, 2022. All cancellations must be received in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: News Media
Credentialed members of the news media are welcome to register at a special rate by contacting email@example.com. News media must present credentials to qualify.
Attire is business casual although we encourage attendees to dress comfortable for evening receptions which may be held outdoors. The average temperatures in Orlando, Florida in January are 72°F high and 51°F low.
Q: Affiliate Events
Affiliate events are defined as non-IDFA sponsored events that take place before, during or after Dairy Forum. These include, but are not limited to, business meetings, receptions, dinners, group activities, and other social functions. If you are interested in reserving space at the conference hotel for an affiliate meeting or event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited, and requests will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Questions: If you have questions or need assistance with the registration process, please contact IDFA at (202) 737-4332 or email@example.com.
Dairy Forum is the premier conference for leaders in the dairy industry. It is where more than 1,000 executives and decision makers connect each year, advance their knowledge, and discover new perspectives on issues that are important to our industry.
For those interested in sponsorship, Dairy Forum is the place to be seen and heard. Sponsorship is one of the best ways to brand your organization as a thought-leader and to highlight your commitment to advancing the dairy industry. IDFA offers various levels of sponsorship opportunities.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Highlight Your Dairy Products at Dairy Forum
Dairy Forum will feature a Dairy Bar showcasing some of the most popular and innovative products produced by our members. The Dairy Bar will feature a broad selection of dairy products including milk, yogurt, cheese, snack packs, ice cream, novelties, as well as other products and beverages. All products will be displayed for attendees to enjoy throughout the conference.
We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity and consider donating a selection of your single serve products. To participate, please contact email@example.com.