Benefits of Membership for IDFA Business Partners
IDFA Business Partner membership provides the resources that can lead to new business opportunities. Take advantage of the visibility and networking opportunities to connect with prospective and current customers. In addition to utilizing IDFA as a marketing tool, you will stay informed of the latest developments and challenges facing your customers for a broader understanding of their changing needs. More than 325 companies representing all aspects of supplier goods and services have made the smart business decision to become IDFA members.
Business Partners benefit from the following services. Details about IDFA Gold Business Partner benefits can be found on IDFA Gold Business Partner Membership Benefits.
Learn Who's Who in the Dairy Industry
Online Searchable IDFA Membership Directory
The new online searchable IDFA Membership Directory is the who’s who resource of the dairy foods industry. This tool allows members to search for dairy customers by company name, state or product category. Search results includes headquarters & plant locations; key contacts; and types of products processed or manufactured at each plant. Information is sourced by IDFA directly from dairy companies, adding to the value and integrity of the data.
Enhance Presence and Gain Visibility
New Member Introduction
New members are introduced to the membership each month through the Connect e-newsletter, distributed to 12,000 industry contacts.
Business Partners are recognized with a link from the IDFA website listed under the IDFA Business Partner section.
Listing in new IDFA Online Buyers' Guide
IDFA Business Partners receive a basic listing in the IDFA Online Buyers' Guide, a user-friendly resource to help dairy companies find supplies and services for all their project needs.
Advertising Opportunities in the Online Buyers' Guide, Membership Directory, Connect eNewsletter, and IDFA Website
Enhance your visibility through advertising in IDFA media platforms. Contact our partner, MultiView, at (972) 910-7387, or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options suitable for your needs.
Use of "IDFA Member" Logo
Dairy companies will recognize your company as an IDFA member when you display the “IDFA Member” logo on your website and marketing materials. Contact the Membership Department at (202) 737-4332 or email@example.com for artwork.
Networking and Sponsorship Opportunities
Attending and sponsoring IDFA events should not be overlooked by any member who is marketing their company’s products and services to dairy companies. These tremendous networking and visibility opportunities should be included as part of your company’s marketing plan. Various options and pricing are available for sponsoring a meal function, golf and tennis tournaments, general sessions, table-top displays, and more.
ProFood Tech Member Exhibitor Benefits
ProFood Tech, powered by PMMI, Anuga and IDFA, is a biennial event built to showcase innovations and crossover technologies for food, dairy and beverage markets. The next show, which features a dairy pavilion, is scheduled for March 26-28, 2019, in Chicago, Ill. Member exhibitors receive recognition and special benefits.
Access to IDFA Staff Expertise
Business Partners have access to IDFA's subject matter experts, whose knowledge and expertise is unsurpassed on all aspects of the dairy processing industry.
Through its communications vehicles, IDFA keeps members up to date on issues, events and association activities.
Connect - a weekly e-mail with news on current industry developments, association activities, and dairy business news.
Washington Weekly - update curating policy news from the nation's capital.
Dairy Bar - a reported prepared exclusively for IDFA members by Blimling and Associates.
Access to Members-Only Documents on the IDFA Website
Log into the IDFA website to access members-only documents, which provide new policies, guidelines, and regulations that require attention or action by dairy companies and which require attention by supplier companies.
Member briefings are scheduled three times per year during which IDFA subject matter experts report on key issues you need to know.
Gain insight into the challenges unique to the dairy foods industry by attending IDFA conferences, webinars and educational programs. You can apply your knowledge while in discussions with your customers and offer solutions that meet or exceed their expectations. Business Partners receive a discount on event registrations, including the IDFA Dairy Forum annual meeting, the premier networking and educational event scheduled for January 20-23, 2019, in Orlando, Florida.
"Dairy DeliversSM: The Economic Impact of the Dairy Industry” Online Tool
A powerful interactive tool, this resource allows users to see the jobs, wages, taxes and overall economic impact generated directly by dairy plants and companies, as well as the multiplier effect of these investments across the dairy supply chain. Data can be streamlined and researched on national and state levels, as well as by congressional districts.
IDFA offers publications at members-only reduced rates. As a founding member of 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc., IDFA members receive a 50 percent discount on the purchase of sanitary standards and accepted practices at www.3-A.org
Please contact the IDFA Membership Department with questions at (202) 737-4332 or firstname.lastname@example.org.