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Dairy Facts 2016

International Dairy Show Announces On-Floor Education Programs

Jul 02, 2015

IDFA has finalized the comprehensive education programs for the International Dairy Show, which will take place September 15-18 at McCormick Place in Chicago. This year, the education programs will happen directly on the show floor, covering nearly 6,000 square feet. This new location will allow attendees to learn from experts and hone their skills without ever having to leave the action of the show.

“We’re continually looking to bring attendees improved educational opportunities, and this year is no exception,” said Robin Cornelison, IDFA trade show director. “The wide range of programs includes something for everyone, so bring the team and take home valuable information to your office and operations.”

The sessions will cover a variety of topics, from consumer trends and nutrition to food safety and distribution.  Featured sessions will include:

  • Meeting Consumer Expectations through Branding
  • Sodium Control and Sugar Reduction
  • Healthy Beverage Trends
  • Eating Patterns in America
  • 3A Standards
  • Cracking the Code to Food Choices
  • Designing a Sanitation Program to Optimize Product Quality and Food Safety
  • Shelf-ready Packaging of Pouches
  • Optimizing Light Protection
  • Buy Bottles or Produce in House?
  • Blend Optimizations
  • Turning Waste into Clean Energy
  • Dairy Foods Plant of the Year
  • Daily Dose of Dairy Live!
  • Cheese and Cheers – Beer, Wine and Dairy Pairings
  • Designing a Sanitation Program to Optimize Product Quality and Food Safety

All education programs are included in the registration fee. Register your team today. Read the full listing of programs on the International Dairy Show website. Contact Cornelison at for more information.

The 2015 Dairy Show will be co-located with the Food Processing Suppliers Association’s (FPSA) Process Expo and NürnbergMesse’s InterBev Process. The co-located shows combined will have more than 300,000 square feet of exhibit space featuring nearly 1,000 industry suppliers and 20,000 food, dairy and beverage attendees.

2015 Innovations Awards

IDFA and Dairy Foods magazine are partnering once again to host the Innovations Awards at this year’s Dairy Show. The awards showcase the latest innovations and technological advancements that have taken place in the industry. Submissions must be products or services that have been or will be introduced to the market from November 4, 2013, through September 18, 2015. The deadline for online submissions is July 17. Submit your nominations here.

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