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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 insight, ideas and solutions by attending the conference. Suppliers to the ice cream industry are also encouraged to attend.


IDFA is gathering ideas on topics and speakers for possible presentations or panel discussions at the 2016 IDFA Ice Cream Technology Conference. This conference will showcase the most recent developments in ingredients, processing technology and packaging, as well as look at new products entering the market. Industry peers and experts will empower attendees with fresh new ideas to help their companies grow and prosper. The conference includes the annual Innovative Ice Cream Flavor Contest, hosted once again by Dairy Foods Magazine.

Areas of interest for papers are:

  1. Consumer trends, retail sales and product marketing data;
  2. Quality, nutrition and shelf-life enhancement for milk and cultured dairy products;
  3. Innovations in processing and packaging;
  4. Novel ingredients, cultures, flavoring and sweeteners for the dairy industry; and
  5. Efficiency, cost-saving ideas and sustainability improvements for processing, packaging and distribution.

If you have any questions, contact Maria Velasco, IDFA meetings coordinator, at (202) 220-3524 or

Apri1 12 – 13, 2016

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa
5001 Coconut Road
Bonita Springs, Florida, USA 34134
(239) 444-1234

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