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Worldwide Food Expo Issues Call for Presentations; Deadline Is April 30

Apr 03, 2009

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Jeannette Roeder
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Call for Presentations: Worldwide Food Expo 2009 Presentations

Deadline: April 30, 2009

(Washington, D.C. — April 3, 2009) The International Dairy Foods Association invites food and beverage industry professionals and interested academics to submit an abstract (100 words or less) of a current presentation that is of interest to the dairy industry. These abstracts will be used to identify topics and speakers for the educational program at Worldwide Food Expo. Presentation topics might include: sustainability, business fundamentals, food safety, consumer trends, product development and food, dairy or beverage technology. In addition, dairy suppliers are welcome to submit abstracts on presentations that are educational and objective. Worldwide Food Expo offers five educational tracks, three Super Sessions, and more than 20 breakout sessions.

"Our goal is to provide Worldwide Food Expo attendees access to the best thinking, latest research and most engaging presentations available across the food and beverage industry," said Robin Cornelison, Trade Show Manager for IDFA. "By issuing a call for presentations, we will be able to identify the research and issues that are most important to attendees."

The Worldwide Food Expo attracts approximately 900 exhibitors, who display the newest technologies in equipment, packaging, ingredients and services for processors of dairy, meat, frozen food, beverages, snack foods, poultry and seafood. Food and beverage professionals attend Worldwide Food Expo to find solutions spanning the entire manufacturing process – from receiving and blending to processing and packaging to material handling and distribution. Attendees have the opportunity to view more than 1.2 million square feet of exhibits offering everything that food and beverage companies need to run more efficiently, create new products and improve profitability.

Entries can be submitted to The deadline is April 30, 2009. IDFA will select topics and notify chosen presenters in May 2009. For more information, please visit or


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The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Washington, DC, represents the nation's dairy manufacturing and marketing industries and their suppliers, with a membership of 530 companies representing a $110-billion a year industry. IDFA is composed of three constituent organizations: the Milk Industry Foundation (MIF), the National Cheese Institute (NCI) and the International Ice Cream Association (IICA). IDFA's 220 dairy processing members run more than 600 plant operations, and range from large multi-national organizations to single-plant companies. Together they represent more than 85% of the milk, cultured products, cheese and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States. IDFA can be found online at


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