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IDFA Issues Call for Speakers and Presentations for 2013 International Dairy Show

Feb 04, 2013

Contact: Marti Pupillo
(202) 220-3535

Deadline: February 28, 2013

(Washington, D.C. –February 4, 2013) The International Dairy Foods Association invites dairy, 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 November 3-6, 2013, at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Abstracts (150 words or less) for a current presentation that would be of interest to the dairy industry should be submitted online by February 28, 2013. The abstracts will be used to identify and select topics and speakers for the educational program at the 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 and traceability, distribution and transportation, nutrition, consumer trends, marketing, retail, business management and sustainability. 

"It is IDFA’s goal 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. “The Dairy Show will offer robust educational programs and a range of on-floor speakers and cooking demonstrations throughout its four-day schedule.”

The International Dairy Show, co-located with FPSA’s PROCESS EXPO, is expected to attract over 800 total exhibitors who will display the newest technologies in equipment, packaging, ingredients and services for processors of dairy, food and beverages. 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. More than 15,000 total attendees will have the opportunity to view both trade show floors – more than 300,000 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:  The deadline for consideration is February 28. IDFA will select topics and notify chosen presenters in March.

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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 percent of the milk, cultured products, cheese and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States.

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