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Winners Will Be Announced at International Dairy Show
(Washington, D.C. - July 6, 2011) The International Dairy Foods Association has launched the first annual Innovations Awards, created to recognize excellence in innovation and technology. The Innovations Awards are open to all companies in the dairy industry, and winners will be announced at the 2011 International Dairy Show, which will be held September 19-21 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
"This is a great way for exhibitors to bring their products and services to the attention of the dairy industry," said Robin Cornelison, IDFA trade show director. "Companies will gain recognition from peers and potential customers for their innovative products and services."
Award winners will be selected in each of the following categories:
- Food Safety
- Attendee Choice Award
Winning entries will exemplify one or more of the following qualities:
- Substantial achievement in price or performance;
- Significant advancement in a technology or its application; or
- Innovative design.
To qualify, the submissions must be for products or services that have been or will be introduced to the market between September 16, 2010, and September 21, 2011. The online submission deadline is Friday, August 5.
Posters featuring submissions will be on display near the Innovations Showcase Pavilion in the International Dairy Show exhibit hall. IDFA staff members and industry professionals will judge the submissions. IDFA will notify finalists on or before August 22.
Voting for the Attendee Choice Award will take place during the International Dairy Show and will end at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20. All award winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 21, at the iDairyShow Theater in Booth 330.
In addition, award winners will be promoted in the October edition of Dairy Foods Magazine.
The online submission form is available here.
The International Dairy Show, presented by the IDFA, will feature the newest innovations in technology, packaging, ingredients and services for the dairy foods industry. Educational sessions will offer solutions that span the entire manufacturing process, and attendees will have the opportunity to visit exhibits displaying everything dairy companies need to run more efficiently, create new products and improve profitability.
For more information, visit www.dairyshow.com or contact Cornelison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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% of the milk, cultured products, cheese and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States.