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Attendees Call Ice Cream Tech Collaborative, Informative and Fun

Nov 16, 2016

For more than 25 years, the Ice Cream Technology Conference has been a favorite event for professionals in the ice cream industry wanting to engage with experts and peers on innovations in frozen dessert research, technology and new market trends. Ice cream manufacturer and supplier attendees have praised the conference for its culture of collaboration, networking and partnership, as well as its top-level expertise and overall excitement and fun. Here is what two recent participants shared about their experience.

“I would recommend this conference to my colleagues. The level of expertise and knowledge of the presenters is always excellent. The conference offers many networking opportunities,” said Robin Waite, research and quality team leader at Perry’s Ice Cream Company, Inc. “The IDFA staff takes great care to make the experience informative and just plain fun!”

“The IDFA Ice Cream Tech – in our opinion – is one of the most valuable partnership-building and networking events that we attend,” said John Pimpo, sales manager, East, at Gertrude Hawk Chocolates. “It is a unique event where you have the top minds in ice cream development collaborating with the most innovative supply groups to create synergistic flavor combinations and concepts that not only benefit our mutual customers, but end consumers as well. We look forward to this event every year, not only to learn and develop new insights into the ice cream platform, but to truly develop partnerships and friendships with our customers and other key vendors.”

Conference Moves West in 2017

The 2017 Ice Cream Technology Conference will be held March 7-8, at the Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa in Henderson, Nev., 30 minutes away from the city of Las Vegas.

All professionals in ice cream and frozen dessert technology are encouraged to attend, including plant managers, regulatory compliance personnel, research and development professionals and quality assurance staff. Nearly 150 professionals attended last year’s event.

Registration for the conference is available on the IDFA website. For more information, contact Maria Velasco, IDFA meetings coordinator and registrar, at

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