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Sneak Peek: Program Preview for Sweetener Colloquium

Oct 02, 2018

The International Sweetener Colloquium will return to Florida in 2019. Co-hosted by IDFA and the Sweetener Users Association, the event will be held Feb. 24-27 at the Turnberry Isle Miami, where key players from all sectors of the global sweetener industry will gather to discuss the current environment, challenging issues and the future of the industry.

Attendees will be given the opportunity to participate in content-rich sessions with presentations from a wide range of speakers, addressing the latest challenges and opportunities facing the industry. Topics will cover everything from government regulations and international trade issues to current research findings and market trends.

Program Highlights

The flexible meeting format will encourage formal and informal discussions and collaboration, while a host of presentations on timely topics will highlight dominant trends and issues affecting the sweetener industry. Here’s a sneak peek at a few sessions:

  • International Sweetener Outlook;
  • U.S. Economic Outlook;
  • Consumer Trends in Sweeteners;
  • Domestic Sugar Market Outlook;
  • Midterm Election Recap and a Look Ahead to 2020;
  • Trade in the Trump Era;
  • Sugar Program Administration;
  • What Lies Ahead for Ingredients;
  • A Framework for Sustainability in Sugar; and
  • Federal Sugar Policy.

For more details about the sessions, speakers and the panelists, visit the International Sweetener Colloquium webpage.

In addition to the educational sessions, the event will offer a broad range of networking options. Registration is now open, and the early registration rate ends Nov. 16. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

For more details, contact Melissa Lembke, IDFA director of programs and partnerships, at

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