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IDFA Issues Call for Presentations for 2010 International Dairy Show

Feb 12, 2010

Contact: Peggy Armstrong

Deadline: March 5, 2010

(Washington, D.C. - February 12) 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 the International Dairy Show, September 13-15, 2010, at the Dallas Convention Center.

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.

The International Dairy Show will offer four educational tracks, three general sessions and a range of break-out sessions."The International Dairy Show will provide access to the best thinking, latest research and most engaging presentations available across the dairy industry," said Connie Tipton, IDFA president and CEO.

The inaugural International Dairy Show is expected to attract approximately 350 exhibitors who will display the newest technologies in equipment, packaging, ingredients and services for processors of dairy foods. Industry professionals will attend the International Dairy Show to find solutions spanning the entire manufacturing process - from receiving and blending to processing and packaging to material handling and distribution. Attendees will have the opportunity to view more than 100,000 square feet of exhibits, offering everything that dairy companies need to run more efficiently, create new products and improve profitability.

Suggestions for topics and speakers may be submitted to Peggy Armstrong, IDFA director of communications, at The deadline for consideration is March 5. IDFA will select topics and notify chosen presenters in April.

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Submission forms are available here.


The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Washington, D.C., represents the nation's dairy manufacturing and marketing industries and their suppliers, with a membership of 550 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 percent of the milk, cultured products, cheese and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States.


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