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Can’t Attend Dairy Forum? Watch Featured Sessions Online

Jan 20, 2016

Dairy Forum 2016 will bring together a diverse group of industry leaders to discuss issues relevant to the dairy industry and to the success of their businesses. If you’re not able to attend in person next week, you can register at no cost to watch five featured sessions that will be broadcast live online from Phoenix. IDFA and Dairy Foods magazine have partnered to offer these broadcasts on January 25 and 26.

President’s Address: Conversation with Connie Tipton
8:00-9:00 a.m. Mountain time
From nutrition policy to milk pricing to trade agreements, the coming year will be one of change, challenge and opportunity for the U.S. dairy industry. In this live broadcast, Connie Tipton, IDFA president and CEO, will share her perspective on the policies, politics, regulations and trends that will be in play for dairy during 2016 and beyond.

The Shifting World Marketplace: A Co-operative Perspective
9:15-10:15 a.m. Mountain time
International dairy co-op leaders will discuss the challenges of moving dairy products from traditional or emerging dairy production regions to areas where demand for dairy is on the rise. Jay Waldvogel of Dairy Farmers of America will moderate a panel with Gary Helou of Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited; Roelof Joosten of Royal FrieslandCampina N.V.; Siobhán Talbot of Glanbia plc, Glanbia House; Peder Tuborgh of Arla Foods amba; and Kelvin Wickham  of Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited.

Growth in an Evolving Dairy Market: Strategies for U.S. Dairy Companies
10:45-11:45 a.m. Mountain time
Aggregate U.S. dairy consumption is projected to be relatively flat, and dairy will have increased competition, according to new research by McKinsey & Company, Inc., a global consulting firm. Internationally, McKinsey says growth in dairy consumption is concentrated in a handful of emerging markets but shows potential for expansion. Paul Carbonneau, partner at McKinsey & Company, and Ludovic Meilhac, associate partner, have worked closely with IDFA to examine these and other trends. They will present ways that dairy companies can prosper in this changing landscape in this live broadcast session.

Celebrating Excellence Awards
12:30-1:45 p.m. Mountain time
This luncheon and celebration will honor the leaders who make dairy a dynamic and exciting industry. Log on to see who will receive Soaring Eagle Award, the National Cheese Institute Laureate Award, the Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year Award and the Dairy Foods Processor of the Year Award.

Milk Builds Champions: A Groundbreaking Partnership and Game Changer for Milk Brands
9:00- 10:15 a.m. Mountain time
2016 will focus the eyes of America on its best U.S. athletes during the Olympic & Paralympic Games. Join Julia Kadison, MilkPEP CEO, and a special guest as they discuss how processors can leverage the spotlight on U.S. athletes and how fluid milk processors can use Team USA to connect millions of consumers with milk and highlight its nutritional value.

For more information, contact Heather Soubra, executive office and director of special projects at IDFA, at

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