Contact: Peggy Armstrong
Deadline: February 19, 2011
(Washington, D.C. - January 7, 2011) The International Dairy Foods Association invites food and beverage industry professionals and interested academics to submit recommendations for speakers and educational presentations at this year's International Dairy Show, which will be held September 19-21, 2011, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
"Our goal is to provide International Dairy Show attendees access to the latest research, technology and most engaging presentations available across the industry," said Robin Cornelison, IDFA trade show director. "We are committed to using the latest technology to support the Dairy Show and now offer online submissions through the show's website."
The Dairy Show will offer educational programs, general sessions and a range of on-floor speakers throughout its three-day schedule.
Abstracts (150 words or less) for a current presentation that would be of interest to the dairy industry should be submitted by February 19, 2011. The abstracts will be used to identify and select topics and speakers for the educational program at the International Dairy Show. Submission topics should align with the most important issues in the dairy, food and beverage industries today, including innovative product development or packaging, food safety, nutrition, consumer trends, business management and sustainability.
The International Dairy Show is expected to attract approximately 300 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 75,000 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 online at www.dairyshow.com. The deadline for consideration is February 19. IDFA will select topics and notify chosen presenters in March.
For more information, visit www.dairyshow.com.
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.