(Washington, D.C. – February 11, 2015) The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), producer of the International Dairy Show, announced the addition of a Co-Packer Pavilion on the 2015 show floor. The International Dairy Show is the premier trade show for processing and packaging professionals in the global dairy food and beverage industry. The trade show is taking place September 15-18, 2015, in Chicago's McCormick Place.
“From fluid milk and yogurt to ice cream, cheese and sour cream, companies are looking for private label and co-packaging partners to allow them to sell and market dairy products under their own brand name,” said Robin Cornelison, IDFA trade show director. “In the Co-Packer Pavilion companies can showcase their specialties from research and development, taste formulation, processing, specialty packaging and more.”
“Many of our processor members offer co-packing and co-manufacturing capabilities and we want to offer them an opportunity to showcase their services to the entire industry,” said Neil Moran, IDFA senior vice president. “With the co-location of Process Expo and InterBev Process, this truly will be a one-stop-shop for the dairy food and beverage industry.”
The Co-Packer Pavilion is just one of many enhancements the Dairy Show has made for the 2015 event. The show has expanded several exhibit floor activities, including:
- Increased on-floor education in iDairy Show Theater and programming with larger set, more seating;
- More on-floor food and beverage events,
- Expanded closing reception, awards presentations and pavilions;
- Continued partnership with Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest; and
- More networking lounges and meeting areas.
The Co-Packer Pavilion will offer both standard exhibit booth sales, as well as turnkey exhibit space which includes customizable booth packages and upgraded exhibitor listings. Exhibit space sales for the 2015 International Dairy Show are ongoing. To reserve exhibit space within the Co-Packer Pavilion, contact International Dairy Show Sales Executive Katherine Madison at email@example.com. For additional information regarding International Dairy Show or to register, visit www.dairyshow.com.
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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 $125-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 nearly 200 dairy processing members run nearly 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, ice cream and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States. In addition, 335 Gold Business Partner and Business Partner member companies provide processing equipment and supplies, packaging equipment and materials, ingredients and a wide variety of products and services to the dairy processing industry. Nearly 15 state and regional trade associations are also members of IDFA. IDFA can be found online at www.idfa.org.