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Benefits of Membership for IDFA Gold Business Partners

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IDFA Gold Business Partner

IDFA Gold Business Partners are companies from the supplier community who seek to engage in IDFA activities at a level that offers premium visibility and networking opportunities. Gold Business Partners demonstrate commitment to their customers by offering products and solutions designed to advance dairy company growth and to meet consumer expectations.

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.

Electronic Dairy Contact Data

An exclusive resource available to Gold members only, receive an Excel spreadsheet of key dairy contacts that will save you time and money. Key contacts include senior executives, plant managers, general managers, and various levels of job functions, including R&D, QA, engineers, purchasing/procurement, finance, and more. This valuable resource consists of nearly 5,000 contacts with title, address and phone. Please note that e-mail addresses are not provided.

Board and Committee Participation

In addition to utilizing IDFA membership as a marketing tool, it affords opportunities to work alongside dairy companies at the operations level by participating on Boards and Committees, where policy issues are discussed and recommendations are proposed to government agencies on behalf of the dairy industry. Committees meet face-to-face at least once per year, but communicate regularly through conference call and e-mail.

Thought-leadership and Co-Branded Content

Gold members provide thought leadership for topics covered at in-person events and can participate as speakers. They also present co-branded content for IDFA webinars and programs.

Enhance Presence and Gain Visibility

New Member Introduction

New members are introduced to the membership through the Connect e-newsletter, distributed to 12,000 industry contacts.

Website Link

Gold Business Partners are recognized with a link from the IDFA website listed under the IDFA Gold Business Partner section.

Listing in new IDFA Online Buyers' Guide

With a full enhanced listing and your company logo in the IDFA Online Buyers' Guide, Gold Business Partners receive premier placement in search results. This user-friendly resource helps dairy companies find supplies and services for all their project needs. A special section for Gold members is promoted four times per year in the IDFA Connect e-newsletter sent to 12,000 dairy industry colleagues per edition.

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 to discuss options suitable for your needs. Gold Business Partners receive a 15% discount.

Recognition in Dairy Trade Press and IDFA Conferences

Your well-deserved recognition will be visible by more than 20,000 readers of Dairy Foods magazine. A display of Gold Business partner logos will appear in the May and November editions of Dairy Foods Magazine, thanking you for your outstanding support of IDFA. The ad is also enlarged and prominently displayed at the annual IDFA Dairy Forum and biennial ProFood Tech.

Use of IDFA Gold Business Partner Logo

Dairy customers will differentiate your company as a distinguished supporter of the dairy foods industry and its trade association when you display the IDFA Gold Business Partner logo on your website and marketing materials. Contact the Membership Department at (202) 737-4332 or 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. Gold members are considered first for new sponsorship opportunities and speaking engagements before Business Partners with similar interests. 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.

#goldIDFA Social Media Program

IDFA will share company news on Twitter and Facebook, such as new products, anniversaries and awards. Take advantage of this opportunity by sending news to

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.

Stay Informed

Access to IDFA Staff Expertise

Gold Business Partners have access to IDFA's subject matter experts, whose knowledge and expertise is unsurpassed on all aspects of the dairy processing industry

IDFA Connect E-Newsletter

Receive regular communications to stay informed of the challenges facing the dairy industry. Understanding the issues is critical to understanding your customers' needs. Members automatically receive the member version of the IDFA Connect e-newsletter each Thursday providing updates on IDFA’s actions, progress and successes on the issues affecting the dairy industry, as well as aggregated news including new technologies, retail and marketing trends, and mergers and acquisitions.

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.

Membership Briefings

Member briefings are scheduled three times per year during which IDFA subject matter experts report on key issues you need to know.

IDFA Events

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. Gold members receive a discount on event registrations, a significant discount on registration for the IDFA Dairy Forum annual meeting, the premier networking and educational event for the dairy industry. Mark the date of January 20-23, 2019, in Orlando, Florida.

Access Resources

"Dairy Delivers™: The Economic Impact of the Dairy Industry” Online Tool

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 Publications

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


Please contact the IDFA Membership Department with questions at (202) 737-4332 or

As IDFA continues to explore future opportunities for Gold Business Partners, benefits may change as appropriate. For more information on Gold Business Partner benefits, contact the IDFA Membership Department at (202) 737-4332 or

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